NHL teams like to have fun with rookies the night of their NHL debut by sending them out to do a solo lap to get warm-ups underway, but the Dallas Stars switched things up in Toronto on Thursday night.
With it being Andrew Cogliano’s 1,000th career NHL game and it just so happens to be in his hometown, the Stars decided to trick the 13-year NHL veteran into doing a solo lap of his own to get the night started.
Ben Bishop took to the ice first and was followed by a few of his teammates, but the Stars’ netminder quickly turned back around towards the door and was followed by the rest of his teammates. Cogliano tried to join, but we’re guessing that’s when his teammates broke the news to him that he was heading back out on his own.
Cogliano was selected 25th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 2005 and has 164 goals and 396 points heading into his 1,000th career game.