Lars Eller won’t get too much attention for this milestone, unlike the player we just mentioned and his upcoming 1,000th point. But at a certain point another 100 games deserves to be noticed. That’s what Eller will hit this season.
In just the second game of this upcoming season Eller will be playing in his 800th career game. Again, it’s not something you will hear about much, if at all. I’m sure during the game you’ll see a graphic on your televisions mentioning it. But it is a milestone and a lot of guys around the world probably wish they could get to that mark.
Like another Swede on this list Carl Hagelin has an opportunity to hit a couple of milestones. If Hagelin can stay healthy, half way through this season he will play in his 700th NHL game. He is currently at 660 and obviously needing 40 games to hit 700.
While it’s not 1,000 points Hagelin has the chance to hit another mark in points. If he scores 18 points this season he will hit 300 career points. Hagelin has never scored as few points as that so you would have to think it’s a matter of time before he hits that mark.
It will be an interesting season for Evgeny Kuznetsov. How will he perform with a lot of eyes on him after rumors of the Capitals considered moving him in the offseason.
While not the biggest milestone to watch for, Kuznetsov will hit one fairly early this season. With just eleven assists needed to hit 300 career assists you have to think he will get to that pretty early in the season.