STEVEN STAMKOS JOINS EXCLUSIVE NHL CLUB, SCORING HIS 500TH GOAL January 19, 2023 - Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos became the 47th player in NHL history to reach 500 goals. He is one of three active players to have reached the milestone. He also is the 23rd player to score 500 goals with one franchise.
“That’s a game that you’re going to remember for forever,” said Stamkos after the game, sitting at his stall while clutching the 500th goal puck in his left hand. “So to do that and to have that story to tell for years to come, it’s pretty special.”
From the teenager who was immediately Tampa Bay’s franchise fixture when drafted No. 1 overall in 2008, to the unquestioned leader of the game’s most dominant team the past three seasons, Stamkos now is in rare company.
Source: Tampa Bay Times