Karl Alzner Reaches 500 Consecutive Games

Posted January 13, 2017

Tonight, Karl Alzner has played in his 500th consecutive regular season NHL game. Almost a year ago, Karl’s epic streak reached 423 games, as he broke Bobby Carpenter’s nearly 30-year-old Capitals record. Now he’s added almost a full season of games onto that total and reached rarefied air, joining a list of just 23 other players who have achieved that feat in NHL history. Amazingly, there are several other active players on that list, ranked ahead of Alzner. Andrew Cogliano, Keith Yandle, Patrick Marleau, and Phil Kessel all have active streaks that are longer than Karl’s. There are also a few former Capitals on that list; Doug Jarvis, Brandan Morrison, and Andrew Brunette. Congrats to Karl Alzner. He’s on pace to reach 1000 in the year 2023.