In Monday’s Columbus Day afternoon match between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins, Steven Stamkos tallied his 500th career point off a one-timer for a power player marker.
The 25-year-old pending UFA ranks 46th among all active players with his 500th point. There isn’t anyone as young as Stamkos in the top 50 active players, with Patrick Kane at 26 being the closest to his age. Kane currently has 563 career points. (He’s played 85 more games than Stamkos if you’re looking to start a debate.)
Watch Stamkos’ milestone marker below.
That goal stood as the game-winner in a 6-3 win over the Bruins. That win puts a big divide between the two Atlantic Division teams, with the Lightning moving to 3-0-0 on the season and the Bruins going 0-3-0 despite the return of Zdeno Chara to the lineup.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.