Joe Sakic Biography

Joseph Steven Sakic is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current hockey executive. He played his entire 21-year National Hockey League career with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise. Named captain of the team in 1992, Sakic is regarded as one of the most able team leaders in league history and was able to motivate his team to play at a winning level. Sakic led the Avalanche to Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001, being named the most valuable player of the 1996 playoffs, and honored as the MVP of the NHL in 2001 by the hockey writers and his fellow players. He was named to play in 13 NHL All-Star Games and selected to the NHL First All-Star Team at centre three times.

Over the course of his career, Sakic was one of the most productive forwards in the game, having twice scored 50 goals and earning at least 100 points in six different seasons. His wrist shot, considered one of the best in the NHL, was the source of much of his production as goalies around the league feared this shot. At the conclusion of the 2008–09 NHL season, he was the eighth all-time points leader in the NHL, as well as 14th in all-time goals and 11th in all-time assists. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Joe Sakic
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Ice hockey player
Ethnicity:
Croatian Canadian
Date of Birth:
July 7, 1969 (48)
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Joe Sakic Timeline
  • 1999-12-27
    Joe Sakic records his 1,000th career point, an assist against the St. Louis Blues
  • 2000-03-23
    Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer
  • 2002-03-09
    Joe Sakic plays his 1,000th career game
  • 2003-12-11
    Joe Sakic scores his 500th career goal at Vancouver
  • 2005-12-21
    Joe Sakic is named captain of the 2006 Team Canada Olympic team
  • 2008-10-23
    Joe Sakic scores his final career goal (#625) against the Edmonton Oilers
  • 2009-07-09
    Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points
  • 2012-11-12
    Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • 2013-05-10
    Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations
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