Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Erik Karlsson Reaches 400 Points

Erik Karlsson became the first NHL defenseman to record his 400th point before his 500th game since Brian Leetch in 1993. He achieved the milestone on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal (see video above).

Karlsson is now one of 12 active defensemen in the 400-point club. He recorded his 297th assist and 400th point before giving Ottawa a 4-3 lead in the third period by scoring his 104th goal and 401st point. Karlsson is apparently already zeroing in on catching Mike Green and his 406 points.

(See video of Karlsson's very lucky goal, which was shot from the boards and glanced off a defender's skate before sliding past Carey Price, below).

Here's the list of the other active defenders in the 400-point club, from @TheSaucerPass: