Steven Stamkos has joined an exclusive NHL list.
The long-time Lightning captain entered Wednesday’s match vs. the Canucks sitting on 499 career goals, just one shy of becoming the 47th player to score 500. He finally achieved that milestone early in the first period to give Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead over Vancouver:
A beautiful set-up for goal number 5⃣0⃣0⃣ for Steven Stamkos. ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/tQoEeqbRwG
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 19, 2023
After injuries slowed down his career production, Stamkos has turned back the clock over the last two seasons. He broke out for a career-best 106 points last season and is on his way to finishing over a point per game this year.
The two-time Rocket Richard winner remains one of the game’s most lethal goal scorers with his cannon of a slap shot. It was only a matter of when, not if, Stamkos would join the 500-goal club.
Here is a look at who Stamkos joins in the NHL’s 500-goal club.
When did Steven Stamkos score his 500th goal?
Stamkos scored his 500th goal against the Canucks on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Here are the odds for what game Stamkos would score his 500th goal in, provided by Sports Interaction.
|at Blues (Jan. 14)||+452|
|at Kraken (Jan. 16)||+455|
|at Canucks (Jan. 18)||+405|
|at Oilers (Jan. 19)||+354|
|at Flames (Jan. 21)||+405|
|vs. Wild (Jan. 24)||+505|
|vs. Bruins (Jan. 26)||+800|
|vs. Kings (Jan. 28)||+1200|
|at Panthers (Feb. 6)||+1600|
|vs. Sharks (Feb. 7)||+2000|
|vs. Avalanche (Feb. 9)||+2500|
List of 500-goal scorers in NHL history
Before Stamkos, there were only 46 players in the history of the league to reach 500 points. He is the 47th.
The last player to reach 500 goals was Sidney Crosby, just last season. The Penguin captain is one of just two active players to have 500 goals to their name. The other is Alex Ovechkin, who ranks second all-time on the scoring list.
Stats as of Jan. 18, 2023