Marian Hossa is now 40th all time in goals scored
Old man Hossa just can’t stop scoring.
Thanks to a four-game goal streak, Marian Hossa now has nine goals this season. After waiting so long for him to get his 500th, he’s broken out - and he’s leading the Chicago Blackhawks in goals.
But that’s not all: according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Hossa is the oldest Hawk to do score in this many consecutive games.
At age 37, he's the oldest player ever to score a goal for the Blackhawks in each of four consecutive team games in one season. Hossa broke his own Chicago team record, which he set when he scored goals in four straight games in February 2015, roughly a month after he turned 36 years old.
But THAT’S not all - because now that Hossa has scored 508 goals, he’s passed Jean Beliveau, and is now 40th all time.
Hossa currently has a shooting percentage of 23.1%, well ahead of his career average of 12.4%, so this will probably drop off.
Doing a basic projection in assuming he maintains the number of shots he puts on net, and shoots at his career average, Hossa could end up with 26 goals on the season.
That seems entirely within reach. If that ends up being the case, he would finish this season with 525 goals, which would be just enough to pass Bryan Trottier for 34th in NHL history.
That’s not to say that happens. (This season, at least. After, who knows? He still has some years left in him.) But one thing is for certain: this season, Hossa is moving up the all time list.