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Sakic Joins 600 Club

Thursday, 02.15.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Sakic Joins 600 Club
Joe Sakic scored his 600th career goal on Thursday night in Calgary, becoming just the 17th player in NHL history to reach that milestone.

He joined Brendan Shanahan and Jaromir Jagr as the only active players on that list. Jagr and Shanahan both reached the 600 mark earlier this year with the New York Rangers.

Sakic also joined Jari Kurri (Dec. 23, 1997 vs. Los Angeles) as the only players to score their 600th in an Avalanche sweater.

"An empty-netter isn't the prettiest one to get (600), but it feels pretty good," Sakic told reporters after the game. "What it all means, I don't know, we'll figure that out some day. But it was just nice to have that put the game away. We needed to win here and we did."

"It's just a special night for Joe, I'm sure this is a night he'll remember when his career's all over," said Avalanche head coach Joel Quenneville."He was really special tonight, and it was probably our most exciting win of the year."

ALL-TIME GOAL LEADERS
(* - active player)

Rk
Player
G
1.
Wayne Gretzky
894
2.
Gordie Howe
801
3.
Brett Hull
741
4.
Marcel Dionne
731
5.
Phil Esposito
717
6.
Mike Gartner
708
7.
Mark Messier
694
8.
Steve Yzerman
692
9.
Mario Lemieux
690
10.
Luc Robitaille
668
11.
Dave Andreychuk
640
12.
Brendan Shanahan*
626
13.
Jaromir Jagr*
612
14.
Bobby Hull
610
15.
Dino Ciccarelli
608
16.
Jari Kurri
601
17.
Joe Sakic*
600


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