First there was the great goal by Seth Griffith, Monday night. I don't even know what you would call this? "Between the legs, backwards, watch what I can do?" It was Griffith's 4th goal of the season in twelve games with the Bruins.
And for your knowledge Ladies, Seth is 21, wears number 53, is a centreman, was drafted in 2012, is playing his rookie season in the NHL and is regarded as one of the top rookie prospects.
These men are the top scoring NHL players of all time. The only one currently playing in the NHL is Jarmoir Jagr who scored his 708th goal Monday night to tie Mike Gartner.
Getting on this list doesn't come easy. A player must play for many years, sustain a high level of skill level throughout, and be a constant student of the game, always learning and adapting to the changes in the NHL. To put this into perspective, Jagr was drafted in 1990 by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Seth Griffith was born in 1993. Jagr has played 1,489 games in the NHL and Griffith has played 12. During his career Jagr has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils but also stints with Avangard Omsk of the KHL and HC Kladno in CZE. Jagr has won two Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992, has won the Art Ross Trophy (most points scored in a season) 5 times, Hart Memorial Trophy (awarded to the most valuable player on team) and the Ted Lindsay Award 3 times (most outstanding player of the season voted by fellow players). Jagr has assisted another 1,059 goals and scored an additional 78 goals in 202 playoff games over his career. Jagr has played so many games and has sported the mullet back when it was trendy and not something we did at Halloween to reference the 1990s. One last little fun fact about Jagr…. he is the 1st non Canadian player to crack the top 6 in goal scoring ever.
Until next time hockey fans, enjoy!