Arizona Coyotes’ Phil Kessel plays 1000th career game

Oct 12, 2019, 11:13 PM
Phil Kessel #81 of the Arizona Coyotes reacts during the third period of the NHL game against the V...
Phil Kessel #81 of the Arizona Coyotes reacts during the third period of the NHL game against the Vegas Golden Knights at Gila River Arena on October 10, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Golden Knights 4-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Coyotes lost a 3-2 overtime game to the Colorado Avalanche in Denver on Saturday night, but celebrated a historic moment in the process.

Forward Phil Kessel, in just his fourth game with the Coyotes, played his 1000th career game. He became the 13th player in team history to play his 1000th game in a Coyotes uniform. He’s the 338th player in NHL history to reach the milestone, and the 47th American to do so.

Kessel played 20:45 and had three shots on goal in the Coyotes’ game on Saturday.

The 32-year-old played 222 games with the Boston Bruins, 446 with the Toronto Maple Leafs and 328 for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The game also marked his 777th consecutive game, which is the seventh-longest streak in NHL history and the third longest active such streak, trailing Patrick Marleau (789) and former Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle (801).

The Coyotes will have a ceremony for Kessel’s 1000th game before the game against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 19.


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Coyotes

Conor Timmins #25 of the Arizona Coyotes controls the puck against Eric Robinson #50 of the Columbu...
Associated Press

Blue Jackets breeze past Coyotes in season opener

The Arizona Coyotes dropped the season opener and first game under coach Andre Tourigny 8-2 on the road against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
2 days ago
Andrew Ladd #16 of the Arizona Coyotes at a faceoff during a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in ...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes name alternate captains for season opener

The Arizona Coyotes have named their alternate captains for the season opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
2 days ago
FILE - In this July 1, 2021, file photo, Arizona Coyotes new head coach Andre Tourigny speaks durin...
Associated Press

Arizona Coyotes enter 2021-22 with overhauled roster

With a slew of new faces, the Arizona Coyotes are hoping to reshape a franchise that’s been to the playoffs just once in the past nine years.
2 days ago
Goaltender Anson Thornton #56 of the Arizona Coyotes looks down ice during the third period of the ...
Arizona Sports

Coyotes sign goaltender Anson Thornton to 3-year entry-level deal

After spending training camp with the team on a amateur tryout, the Arizona Coyotes have signed G Anson Thornton to an entry-level deal.
3 days ago
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 07:  A shot by William Karlsson #71 of the Vegas Golden Knights gets by...
Arizona Sports

Arizona Coyotes ranked 31st by ESPN in 1st power rankings

It's going to be a transition year for the Arizona Coyotes. There's practically no choice for it not to be after the offseason they had.
4 days ago
Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller shoots on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews (7) d...
Arizona Sports

Shane Doan: Coyotes in ‘considerably harder division’

The Arizona Coyotes have joined the Central Division, which will present challenges with stiff competition and longer travel.
3 days ago
Arizona Coyotes’ Phil Kessel plays 1000th career game