List of Active NHL Players Close to 1,000 Career Games

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After Evgeni Malkin, Who is Next to Reach 1,000 Career Games? Which Active NHL Players are on the Verge to Reach the 1,000 Games Milestone?

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Sports Teller! Today, we will be going over the List of Active NHL Players Close to 1,000 Career Games. In fact, we will be showcasing the majority of the members from the prestigious 1,000th NHL Career Games Club. Without further adieu, let’s begin!

List of Active NHL Players Close to 1,000 Career Games

Which NHL Scorers are Members of the 1,000 Career Games Played Club

With Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks) and Nick Foligno (Bruins) joining the 1,000th Game Played Club recently, which players are next in line to collect their 1,000th career game in the NHL? Before we can get into the active players who could be next to join the 1,000 Career Games Club, let’s name some of the players who are already in that club! In early 2020, Zach Parise (Wild) collected his 1,000th career game during a game vs. Dallas. In January 2020, Joe Pavelski (Stars) reached the 1,000-Career Games milestone during a contest vs. Red Wings.

In fact, there are Hockey Hall of Famers as well as current and former players who have played over 1,000 career games. Here are those players: Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Keith Yandle, Zach Parise, Joe Pavelski, Steve Yzerman, Jarome Iginla, Gordie Howe, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Messier, Niklas Lidstrom, Ron Francis, Shane Doan, Joramir Jagr, and many more!

Who Will be the Next Active NHL Player to Collect His 1,000th Career Game Played?

Now that you know which hockey legends played in 1,000 or more NHL games in their lifetime, we can discuss which active players are in line to become the next member of the 1,000th Game Played Club. For the list of active players who are on the verge of 1,000 career games played, please refer to the information below!

Stats as of Friday, December 9, 2022

  • David Perron (Red Wings)-999 Career Games Played
  • Alexander Edler (Kings)-991 Career Games Played
  • Sam Gagner (Jets)-989 Career Games Played
  • David Kreji (Bruins)-984 Career Games Played
  • John Tavares (Maple Leafs)-977 Career Games Played
  • Jamie Benn (Stars)-975 Career Games Played
  • Derrick Brassard (Senators)-969 Career Games Played
  • Ryan O’Reilly (Blues)-965 Career Games Played
  • Kris Letang (Penguins)-962 Career Games Played
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