37-year-old Jason Chimera just became the 309th player in NHL history to play in 1,000 games. The massively popular former Capital reached the milestone at Joe Louis Arena Friday, where the Islanders are taking on the Detroit Red Wings.
“That number is pretty cool,” Chimera said to NHL.com’s Cody Wright after the Islanders’ morning skate. “You don’t get to pat yourself on the back too many times in this game, but this is one of times you can look back and it’s been a pretty good ride. It’s not over, so hopefully many more miles to come, but that’s a pretty cool number.”
Tributes have been pouring in across the league.