Every season, a select number of National Hockey League players move up the record books and reach significant benchmarks in their careers.

Last year, we witnessed Detroit Red Wings defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom get to 800 assists and 1,000 points, Ottawa Senators forward Alex Kovalev score his 400th goal and, of course, Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils appear in his 1,000th game and become the first goalie to surpass 600 wins.

History could be made on several fronts on opening night of the 2010-11 season in October.

Four NHLers might reach 1,000 points, two will surpass 900 points, 14 will get to 700 points, four will reach 500 assists and eight could score their 100th power-play goal.

In fact, there are over 50 players that could obtain new historic milestones this coming season, including the likes of Sergei Gonchar, Alex Ovechkin, Ryan Smyth and Chris Osgood.

Of those 50, there are three players you should keep the closest eye on: Mark Recchi, Jarome Iginla and Joe Thornton.

Currently sitting at 1,485 points with 194 power-play goals, Recchi is poised to become just the 13th player in history to reach the 1,500-point plateau and the 15th to score 200 power-play goals in a career.

As for Iginla, he's one of the four players approaching 1,000 points, but it will take another solid season for him to get the 80 points he needs for the milestone. Iginla also needs just nine goals for 450, 21 assists for 500 and 13 goals with the man advantage to reach 150.

Thornton also is on the verge of reaching 1,000 points, sitting at 931 entering next season. When Big Joe records his 66th assist of the 2010-11 campaign, he'll also become the 49th player ever to hit the 700-assist mark.

And while he's at it, Thornton may as well score the 15 goals he needs for 300.

Here's a look at the full list of NHLers that have the chance to make history during the 2010-11 campaign:

Milestone chases

Forwards/Defencemen

(Player's current total in paranthesis)

 Name  Points  Goals  Assists  PP goals  Game-winners  PIMs  Games
 Mark Recchi  1,500 (1,485)      200 (194)    1,000 (998)  
 Alex Kovalev  1,000 (990)    600 (578)        
 Daniel Alfredsson  1,000 (992)  400 (375)          
 Joe Thornton  1,000 (931)  300 (285)  700 (634)        
 Jarome Iginla  1,000 (920)  450 (441)  500 (479)  150 (137)      
 Jason Arnott  900 (873)  400 (383)  500 (490)  150 (135)     1,100 (1,099) 
 Ray Whitney  900 (869)  350 (324)  550 (545)  100 (94)      1,100 (1,072)
 Marian Hossa  800 (770)  400 (363)          
 Ryan Smyth  750 (713)  350 (332)  400 (381)    50 (49)    1,000 (987)
 Marc Savard  700 (696)  500 (491)        
 Sergei Gonchar  700 (684)    500 (482)  100 (92)      
 Patrick Marleau  700 (693)      100 (97)      
 Saku Koivu  700 (693)            
 Cory Stillman  700 (688)      100 (96)      
 Martin St. Louis  700 (679)        50 (48)    
 Shane Doan  700 (678)        50 (48)    
 Todd Bertuzzi  700 (668)    400 (395)        
 Chris Pronger  700 (661)            
 Steve Sullivan  700 (660)        50 (49)    
 Andrew Brunette  700 (660)            
 Ilya Kovalchuk  700 (642)            
 Michael Nylander  700 (679)            
 Pavel Datsyuk  600 (592)  200 (198)  400 (394)        
 Roman Hamrlik  600 (590)            
 Alex Ovechkin  600 (529)  300 (269)  300 (260)  100 (91)      400 (396)
 Ed Jovanovski  500 (467)            
 Todd Marchant  500 (490)            
 Mike Knuble  500 (482)            
 Tomas Kaberle  500 (482)            
 Henrik Zetterberg  500 (475)            
 Jason Spezza  500 (475)            
 Tomas Holmstrom  500 (469)            
 Dany Heatley    300 (299)          
 Scott Gomez      500 (477)        
 Brian Rafalski      400 (392)        
 Bryan McCabe    150 (138)  400 (362)      1,700 (1,698)  1,100 (1,068)
 Ian Laperierre            2,000 (1,956)  1,100 (1,083)
 Brian Rolston        100 (91)      
 Vinny Lecavalier        100 (90)      
 Danny Briere        100 (89)      

Goaltenders

 Name  Wins  Losses  Shutouts  Saves  Shots against  Games
 Chris Osgood  400 (396)          
 Roberto Luongo  300 (270)      17,000 (16,849)    
 Tomas Vokoun  250 (240)  250 (239)  50 (38)      600 (575)
 Dwayne Roloson  200 (190)      13,000 (12,934)  15,000 (14,220)  
 Ryan Miller  200 (187)      9,000 (8,945)  10,000 (9,351)  
 Henrik Lundqvist  200 (177)      9,000 (8,580)  10,000 (9,351)  
 Marc-Andre Fleury  150 (148)      8,000 (7,837)  9,000 (8,645)  
 Cam Ward  150 (138)      7,000 (6,861)  8,000 (7,578)  
 John Grahame  100 (97)  100 (86)        
 Martin Brodeur        25,000 (24,790)    
 Nikolai Khabibulin          20,000 (19,376)  700 (696)

Coaches

 Name  Games  Wins
 Ron Wilson  1,300 (1,255)  600 (582)
 Jacques Martin  1,200 (1,180)  600 (556)
 Marc Crawford  1,100 (1,069)  
 Joel Quenneville  1,000 (999)  550 (535)
 Lindy Ruff  1,000 (984)  500 (483)
 Paul Maurice  1,000 (987)  450 (424)