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By the Numbers: Marian Hossa joins the 900 club

Wednesday, 03.21.2012 / 11:18 AM
By Emerald Gao - chicagoblackhawks.com / The Blackhawks Blog
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By the Numbers: Marian Hossa joins the 900 club

Marian Hossa had most of the net at his mercy when he scored his 900th NHL point on March 20 at Columbus. (Photo by Getty Images)

Marian Hossa's 900th career point came in the form of a power-play goal scored from the middle of the slot at 4:09 of the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Nothing fancy required, just good positioning, some help from a teammate—rookie Andrew Shaw, in this case, with an incisive pass from beside the net—and a sure-handed finish. A fairly ordinary play for Hossa, but the milestone is anything but.

8: Other active NHL players with 900 or more career points. The list of Hossa's fellow club members reads like a future Hall of Fame ballot: Jaromir Jagr (PHI), Teemu Selanne (ANA), Nicklas Lidstrom (DET), Daniel Alfredsson (OTT), Joe Thornton (SJS), Jarome Iginla (CGY), Ray Whitney (PHX) and Jason Arnott (STL).

9: Points in Hossa's current six-game point streak (2G, 7A) dating back to March 9.

20: Points scored by Hossa in his last 18 games (9G, 11A) dating back to Feb. 14. He has been held off the scoresheet only three times in that span.

33: Hossa's age when he logged his 900th point, the fifth-youngest to reach that mark among active players, after Jagr, Selanne, Thornton and Iginla.

73: Games played as well as points for Hossa this season. The Slovakian winger has maintained a point-per-game pace the entire season and is poised to record his highest point total since the 2006-07 season, when he racked up 100 as an Atlanta Thrasher.

95: Hossa's 900th point put him in a tie with former Blackhawk Tony Amonte for 95th on the NHL's all-time points list.

195: Games played as a Blackhawk since signing a 12-year deal prior to the 2009-10 season. With Chicago, Hossa has logged 79 goals and 103 assists for 182 points.

970: Career games needed for Hossa to reach the 900 milestone. He played his 900th NHL game on Oct. 13 in a 4-3 victory over Winnipeg at the United Center.

1000: The next milestone. With Hossa signed through 2021, anything is possible.