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.

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1. He's Not the First 1,000-game Player to Play for the Golden Knights

Alex Pietrangelo
Minnesota Wild v Vegas Golden Knights / Ethan Miller/GettyImages

Believe it or not, Alex Pietrangelo isn't the first player to reach the 1,000-game plateau and play for the Vegas Golden Knights. David Perron has played 1,055 games in his career, making a pit stop in Sin City along the way.

There are other former Golden Knights that appear in the club, including Paul Stastny (1,145) and Marc-Andre Fleury (1,009). But perhaps the most famous former Knight of that club is Phil Kessel (1,286). The NHL's reigning "Iron Man" played 1,064 consecutive games alone, surpassing the record with his amazing feat.