FLASHBACK: Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman records 1,600th point!

It was a historic night at The Joe.

Michael W.

As one of the greatest and most beloved players in the illustrious history of the franchise, Steve Yzerman holds a special place in the hearts of Detroit Red Wings fans everywhere spanning several generations. 

Of course, it was Yzerman who helped as much as anyone resurrect the franchise from the "Dead Wings" era upon his drafting in 1983, eventually captaining the team to three separate Stanley Cup championships and giving the fans and team countless memories over the span of his career that lasted over two decades. 

Of course, he's back in Hockeytown, having taken over the helm in the role of general manager after things had gone stale for years under Ken Holland. While there's still plenty of more work to do, there have been several seeds planted to set the stage for future successes. 

We're throwing it back to late February of 2001, when Yzerman beat St. Louis Blues goaltender Brent Johnson at the side of the net for his 1,600th career point, becoming only the 6th player in National Hockey League history to achieve the mark behind Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Marcel Dionne, Mark Messier and Ron Francis.

"I'm more concerned with playing down the stretch, playing well," Yzerman told the Detroit News in typical fashion, downplaying his own personal successes and focusing on the big picture. 

(Skip to 11:05 to see the milestone goal)

Source: CBC