By the numbers: Crosby reaches 1,000-point milestone

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Charles LeClaire / USA Today Sports

This Penguin just keeps marching on.

Sidney Crosby recorded his 1,000th career point by assisting on a Chris Kunitz goal against Winnipeg on Thursday.

Here's a look at some interesting numbers related to the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar center's feat:

1 - Players from 2005 NHL Draft to reach 1,000 points

2 - Players drafted in 2000s to reach 1,000 points (Crosby and Alex Ovechkin)

7 - Active players to reach 1,000 points prior to Crosby

0 - Active players to reach 1,000 points in fewer games than Crosby (757)

85 - Players in league history to record 1,000 points, prior to Crosby

11 - Players in league history who recorded 1,000 points in fewer games than Crosby

368 - Career goals - 254 at even strength, 111 on the power play, and three shorthanded; 13 into empty nets

632 - Career assists

548 - Points recorded in Pittsburgh

452 - Points recorded on the road

100 - Points recorded against the New York Islanders, highest among all teams

10/5/2005 - Crosby assisted on a Mark Recchi goal for his first NHL point

10/8/2005 - Crosby's first goal was scored against the Boston Bruins

1.32 - Crosby's point-per-game average since entering the NHL, highest among all active players

A full eight-page booklet detailing Crosby’s journey to 1,000 points can be seen here.