More Fun Facts About The NHL's 500 Goals Club

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More Fun Facts About The NHL's 500 Goals Club

 

 

  • The largest number of players who reached the 500 goals mark was during the 2006-07 season . During that time 5 players achieve it.
  • From the 41 players who scored 500 goals, 32 are Canadian, four are American, two are Finnish, one is Czech and one is Slovakian.
  • Wayne Gretzky needed 575 games to score 500 goals..Mario Lemieux needed 605.
  • 17 of the 41 players reached the 500 goals mark by playing less than 1000 games.
  • Lanny McDonald reached the 500 goals with four games remaining in his last NHL season.
  • Four players scored the 500th goal in an empty net. Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Jari Kurri, Keith Tkachuk.
  • Mats Sundin’s 500th goal was in overtime giving the Toronto Maple Leafs. By scoring that goal he also did a hat trick, scored one of his league leading 15 overtime goals and all of this while the Leafs were short handed.
  • The Detroit Red Wings have had five different player who scored their 500th goal while playing for the team. Both the Montreal Canadiens and the Chicago Blackhawks have four players.

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