It was a day of milestones for Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu, as he took the ice Drew Stafford Jersey at home for his 1,000th NHL game Sunday, becoming the first player in his franchise's history to do so.Koivuwas drafted sixth overall by Minnesota in 2001 in the club's second-ever NHL Draft. In the 18 years since then, the Finnish native has become an icon of the franchise for his rock-steady two-way play and hardworking reputation.I think the fact that Im able to play game No. 1000 here in front of these fans and what they gave me over the years, for me and my family," before Sunday's game against the Dallas Stars. "That means a lot to me and that makes it special.MORE: Mark Stuart Jersey Koivu told Fox Sports North before the game that his family including older brother and Montreal Canadiens legend Saku Koivu would be on hand for Sunday's game.They showed me the way early on and obviously raised me the way I am," he Tobias Enstrom Jersey added. "I obviously want to thank them a lot and it means a lot to me that theyre here tonight.. captain Mikko Koivu gets a standing ovation at the to celebrate his 1,000th career game. FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) Not only did he become the team's all-time leader in games played, but he hit another milestone as well, recording his 700th career point with a primary a sist on Kevin Fiala's Kyle Connor Jersey second-period goal.700th career point in his 1,000th career game.What a Sunday for Mikko Koivu. NHL (@NHL) The 36-year-old forward is just the . Koivu is the 342nd player in NHL history to reach the milestone overall. He was named the club's captain in 2009 only Zdeno Chara (Bruins captain since 2006), Sidney Crosby (Penguins captain since 2007) and Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks captain since 2008) have served as their respective team's captain longer.Koivu also owns the following : games played (1,000), a sists (496), points (700), plus/minus (plus-71), shots on goal (2 Jansen Harkins Jersey ,242), power-play points (239), power-play a sists (189), shorthanded points (25), shorthanded a sists (15), multi-point games (150), faceoffs won (10,159) and faceoffs taken (18,929).