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A closer look at Nicklas Backstrom's big milestone

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

500 - Number of points scored by Nicklas Backstrom in his career so far, with #500 picked up in Game #501 last night against the OilersPer Elias, only five active players have needed fewer games to reach 500 points: Sidney Crosby (369), Alex Ovechkin (373), Evgeni Malkin (413), Jaromir Jagr (419) and Dany Heatley (456), with Jason Spezza achieving his milestone in exactly the same number of games as Backstrom.

Backstrom also becomes the first player from the 2006 NHL Draft to hit 500 points... a draft class that included Jonathan Toews, Phil Kessel and Claude Giroux.