On This Date 2/7/1995
Joe Mullen of the Pittsburgh Penguins becomes the first American-born player to score 1,000 points in the NHL. Mullen reaches the milestone early as he records two assists as the Penguins crush the Florida Panthers 7-3 at Pittsburgh Civic Center. Mullen also added two goals in the victory at the Igloo. Joe Mullen would retire following the 1996/97 season with 1,063 points, including 502 goals in a 16-year career.