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The Pittsburgh Penguins give Erik Karlsson a gift pre-game.
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Pittsburgh Penguins recognize Erik Karlsson for playing game #1000

Published April 13, 2024 at 10:19 PM
BY RYAN SCOTT
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Prior to the Penguins matchup with the Boston Bruins, the team honored Erik Karlsson for his major milestone of reaching his 1000th NHL game.

As many of you already know, Erik Karlsson skated in his 1000th NHL game tonight, and the Penguins organization has a very nice celebration for him
before the game.

A tribute video, being presented with a silver stick and everyone wearing #65 for warmups are just a few of the festivities for Karlsson.




NHL debut: October 3, 2009
100th game: January 8, 2011
500th game: November 26, 2016
1,000th game: April 13, 2024

Proud to have you in Pittsburgh for no. 1000, #ER1K.

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Letang to Karlsson: "You're an inspiration for defensemen, for me too - watching you play. I wish you 1,000 more."


Aside from the heartwarming ceremony that was shared with Karlsson and his family pre-game, the players also came together to give EK65 a nice gift - what looks like a new Rolex.


Congrats to Erik on the milestone, and here's to many more games (and Penguins wins).

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