Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Today in Hockey History October 26th
Today in 1995 Mario Lemieux joined the 500 goal club by getting goal number 500 against the New York Islanders.
Lemieux got his 500th in his 605th NHL game which is the 2nd fastest, behind only Wayne Gretzky who reached 500 in 575 games in 1986.
The 1995-1996 season would see Mario win his 3rd Hart trophy as league MVP and 4th of 5 Art Ross Trophies as the league top scorer with 69 goals and 92 assist.