Most youngsters growing up as die-hard hockey fanatics dream of making it to the NHL. They dream of lacing up their skates and stepping onto the ice for their first shift. These same kids dream of playing one game, let alone 1,000 games.
There are currently 25 league veterans who have skated at least 1,000 games. These players are Stanley Cup champions, Art Ross winners, Hart Trophy winners, and Conn Smythe recipients. This list contains some of the best players in the game today.
Regardless of how you feel about certain teams and players, these men should be commended for their longevity.
Here are the top veterans in the league today.