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Doug Weight recorded his 1,000th NHL point on January 2, 2009 in a 5-4 loss against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Weight had spent his 17 seasons up to that point shuffled between the Oilers, Blues, Carolina, the Blues again, Anaheim, and then the Islanders. For New York, he was relied on more in a leadership role, as his offensive production had been in decline. However, the 2008-09 season saw him put up 38 points, including the milestone 1,000th point that came after a pair of assists.
At the time, Doug was only the 8th American-born player to reach the 1,000 point mark. He would go on to finish his career with 1,033 points in in 1,238 games, good enough for 77th on the all-time list between Alexander Mogilny and HHOFer Martin St. Louis.
Monday, December 28, 2020
Most people view Jumbo Joe Thornton as a grizzled vet in the waning years of his career. The first overall pick by the Bruins in 1997 has certainly seen a lot in his lengthy career in the NHL.
Flashing back to BB time (before beard)...On December 28, 2001, Joe set a career high by tallying five assists against the Florida Panthers. Just seven days after that, Thornton faced the Washington Capitals and notched a hat trick, plus a helper!