Avalanche Defenseman Cale Makar Makes NHL History

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar has been turning heads since day one in the NHL. His teammates feel he's the best all-around player in the entire league and on Monday night, Makar made history. 

Makar ripped home a one-timer on Monday against the Dallas Stars, recording his 200th career point. He's the fastest defenseman in NHL history to reach the milestone, capping off what's been quite the ride since day one in the league.

Makar reached 200 points in 12 fewer games than the previous record holder, Sergei Zubov. There's other names on the list you may have heard of including Brian Leetch, Phil Housley, Denis Potvin, Mark Howe, Bobby Orr, Gary Suter and Paul Coffey. Makar tops them all as the Avalanche blueliner is going to have a special career.

At 24, Makar has already won a Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP and a Norris trophy as the league's best defenseman. Don't be surprised to see a Hart Trophy mixed in at some point as Makar is one of the best players in the league and will eventually put his name into the conversation as league MVP. For now, he enjoys #200.

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