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Canucks' Henrik Sedin Plays in His 1,000th Career NHL Game

WINNIPEG, MB - MARCH 12: Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets keeps an eye on Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks as he plays the puck behind the net during third period action at the MTS Centre on March 12, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Lance Thomson/NHLI via Getty Images)
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Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMarch 13, 2014

Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin played in his 1,000th NHL regular-season game on Wednesday, a 3-2 shootout win over the Winnipeg Jets in which Sedin did not record a point in 24:02 worth of ice time.

In the process, he became the 287th skater (forward or defenseman) in league history to reach the milestone. Meanwhile, only two NHL goalies—Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy—have topped the mark.

Sedin also became just the second player in Canucks franchise history to reach the 1,000-game plateau. Trevor Linden is currently atop the team's all-time leaderboard, with 1,140 games played in a Vancouver jersey to his credit.

Drafted third overall by the Canucks in the 1999 NHL entry draft, the 33-year-old Sedin has spent his entire career with the team and is the franchise leader in both career assists (641) and points (833).

Sedin's twin bother, Daniel—who was drafted second overall in 1999—has also played his whole career with Vancouver, and he is just 31 contests shy of the 1,000-game plateau, putting him on track to reach that milestone during the 2014-15 season.

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