December 06, 2013
Sidney Crosby recently played his 500th NHL game and scored 3 assists to give him 253 goals, 453 assists and 706 points in his career. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is the 6th highest point total by any player in League history through the first 500 regular season games of his career.
MOST POINTS IN FIRST 500 GAMES, NHL HISTORY
1. Wayne Gretzky: 1,186
2. Mario Lemieux: 971
3. Peter Stastny: 759
4. Mike Bossy: 757
5. Jari Kurri: 730
6. Sidney Crosby: 706
Sid's totals are very impressive but one look at Mario and Gretz's totals and you can not not be wowed by that!
Here's a good article on Sidney Crosby's own reflections on his first 500 NHL games.