7. Milan Hejduk

Milan Hejduk was drafted in the 4th Round of the 1994 NHL Draft, but he elected to stay in the Czech League for five years before he would make his NHL debut.  In his second and his third year, he would exceed the 70 Point threshold and helped the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup in 2001.  Hejduk was notably the playoffs leader in Assists that year.

2002-03 was by far and away his best year, where he would win the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Award as the NHL's top goal scorer with 50.  He would also lead the league in Plus/Minus, and Shot Percentage and was a Second Team All-Star.  Hejduk would have seven more 20 Goal seasons, with two of them again seeing him net at least 70 Points.

He would retire after the 2012-13 season, and his 1,020 Games are the most in franchise history specific to Colorado.  He would retire with 805 Points.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Right Wing
  • Acquired: Selected in the 4th Round, 87th Overall in the NHL Draft 6/28/94.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2012-13 Season.
  • Games Played: 1020
  • Notable Statistics: 375 Goals
    430 Assists
    805 Points
    316 PIM
    .79 PPG
    +101 Plus/Minus
    95.0 Point Shares
    76 Points in 112 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Champion (2001)
    Second Team All-Star (2003)
    All-Star (2000, 2001 & 2009)
    Maurice Richard Trophy (2003)
    Most Goals (2002-03)
    Highest Plus/Minus (2002-03)
    Most Goals per Game (2002-03)
    Most Point Shares (2002-03)

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