September 10, 2015

2015-16 Milestone Watch

It promises to be a season to remember for Jarome Iginla, as he headlines the 2015-16 milestone watch.

The Colorado Avalanche forward needs just 11 goals to join the 600 goal club, which would make him just the 19th player in NHL history to join that list. As you would expect, all of the retired players on that list are Hall of Famers, with Iginla and Florida's Jaromir Jagr sure to follow.

If Iggy can net 6 game winners this season, he will reach 100 career game winning goals. Only five players have more than 100, including with an all time best 129.

Iginla is also 71 penalty minutes shy of 1000 for his career. Given his status as one of the NHL toughest power forwards over a career of over 1200 career games, he has been a remarkably clean player.

Here's a look at some of the other milestones to watch for in the 2015-16 season. The number in brackets indicates how many the player needs to have this year to reach the milestone.

1000 Points - Patrick Marleau (12), Vincent Lecavalier (69), Henrik Sedin (85)
500 Goals - Marian Hossa (14), Alex Ovechkin (25), Patrick Marleau (44)
400 Goals - Rick Nash (22), Marian Gaborik (26)
300 Goals - Pavel Datsyuk (2), Thomas Vanek (2), Corey Perry (4), Henrik Zetterberg (4)
500 Assists - Henrik Zetterberg (10), Jason Spezza (19), Ryan Getzlaf (30)
1000 Games Played - Nick Schultz (40), Shawn Horcoff (51), Mike Ribeiro (53), Mike Fisher (54)
500 Coaching Wins - Dave Tippett (12), Claude Julien (30)
70 Shutouts - Roberto Luongo (2)
60 Shutouts - Henrik Lundqvist (5)

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