Jakub Voracek Will Play In His 1000th NHL Regular-Season Game Tonight Against The New Jersey Devils

By Dan Dukart on January 6, 2022 at 1:45 pm
Jakub Voracek will play in his 1000th game tonight
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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jakub Voracek will become the 361st player in NHL history to play in his 1,000th regular-season NHL game tonight when he skates against the New Jersey Devils.

The 32-year old will join Sergei Fedorov (2005), Vinny Prospal (2011), and Scott Hartnell (2015) to skate in the milestone game with the Blue Jackets, and he becomes just the second player ever drafted by the Columbus organization to reach the feat (Rick Nash, 2017).

Per QuantHockey, the 7th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft will become just the 12th player of Czech descent to skate in 1,000 NHL regular-season games, joining (from most to least) Jaromir Jagr, Roman Hamrlik, Bobby Holik, Radek Dvorak, Patrik Elias, Prospal, Radim Vrbata, Petr Svoboda, Milan Hejduk, Petr Sykora, and Tomas Plekanec.

Through 999 games with the Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers, Voracek has posted 217-544-761. In 31 games this season, he has 1-22-23, and his 22 assists tie him for 20th in the NHL. In 49 career playoff games, the winger has tallied 9-19-28. 

The 1,000 game milestone is revered by professional hockey players, as longevity is (rightly) seen as a badge of honor. Congrats to #93 on the accomplishment. 

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