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Joe Sakic

NHL Legend Joe Sakic

Profession: NHL Legend


Biography: Played his entire 21-year NHL career with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise where he won two Stanley Cups.

Regarded as one of the most able team leaders in league history, and his wrist shot is considered one of the best in NHL history.

Born: July 7, 1969
Birthplace: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Age: 53 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1990-03-31 20-year old Quebec Nordiques' center Joe Sakic scores a goal in a 3-2 loss to Hartford to become the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season
  • 1999-12-27 Joe Sakic records his 1,000th career point, an assist against the St. Louis Blues
  • 2000-03-23 Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer
  • 2002-02-24 Joe Sakic and Jerome Iginla each score twice as Canada defeats the United States, 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic gold medal at Salt Lake City
  • 2002-03-09 Joe Sakic plays his 1,000th career game
  • 2002-12-11 Joe Sakic scores his 500th career goal at Vancouver
  • 2004-02-08 54th NHL All-Star Game, Xcel Energy Centre, Saint Paul, MN: East beats West, 6-4; MVP: Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche, C
  • 2005-12-21 Joe Sakic is named captain of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team
  • 2008-10-23 Joe Sakic scores his final career goal (#625) against the Edmonton Oilers
  • 2009-07-09 Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points
  • 2012-11-12 Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • 2013-05-10 Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations

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