Celebrating Alex Pietrangelo: 5 Fun Facts About the Legendary Defenseman and his Feat

On Tuesday, Alex Pietrangelo played his 1,000th game in the NHL. Here are some fun facts celebrating the defenseman.
Minnesota Wild v Vegas Golden Knights
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When it comes to the best NHL defensemen ever, quite a few names pop up. Ya got your Nick Lidstrom's of the world, your Ray Bourque's, and your Bobby Orr's. Some people will also say Chris Chelios and Chris Pronger (especially after Pronger had a little fun with Justin Bieber. Poor Biebs).

Chris Pronger, Justin Bieber
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But for some Vegas Golden Knights fans (and some St. Louis Blues fans), Alex Pietrangelo would get a bit of consideration. After all, he played his 1,000th NHL game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. The man has made it to an exclusive club, joining 389 other players to hit the thousands mark.

With that, let's get to meet Mr. Alex Pietrangelo. This article's got a little bit of everything, from fun facts to facts about the native of King City, Ontario. Here's to you, Alex Pietrangelo, a real man of longevity... and genius.