Blues' Redden to play in 1,000th game in second NHL chance
UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 30: Wade Redden #6 of the New York Rangers skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on March 30, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) By Bruce Bennett
(KMOV) – When the Blues’ Wade Redden takes the ice Thursday night against the Detroit Red Wings, it will be his 1,000th game as a player in the NHL. That’s something that just a year ago might have been tough to foresee.
Redden was released by the New York Rangers in 2010, and spent two seasons in the AHL.
When the Blues signed him earlier this season for a veteran presence, it gave Redden the chance to accomplish a milestone that only 10 other Blues players have done in history.
Redden’s top season came in 2003-2004, when he scored 17 goals and had 26 assists for the Ottawa Senators.
This year, besides offering veteran leadership, Redden has been decently productive, scoring two goals (including one seen here) in just five games.