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Joe Sakic


1969 Born July 7 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
1985 Begins playing hockey with Lethbridge Broncos
1986 Plays with Canadian National Team
1986 Leaves home to play hockey with Swift Current Broncos in Saskatchewan and attend Swift Current Comprehensive High School; bus accident on the way to a game on December 30 leaves four team members dead
1988 Joins Quebec Nordiques after being the fifteenth pick in National Hockey League (NHL) draft
1989 Adopts jersey number 19
1992 Is named team captain of the Nordiques; gets four-year, $8.8 million contract
1993 Nordiques make playoffs for first time in six seasons; marries Debbie Metivier—they will have a son, Mitchell, and twins Chase and Kamryn
1995 Nordiques finish second overall in NHL's strike-shortened season; in June, team moves to Denver, Colorado, and changes name to Colorado Avalanche
1996 Colorado Avalanche wins Stanley Cup championship
1997 Is injured in January and misses seventeen games; Colorado Avalanche finishes first overall in NHL regular season but is defeated in playoffs by the Detroit Red Wings
1997 In August, the New York Rangers offer Sakic, now a free agent, a $15 million signing bonus plus $2 million a year for three years; Colorado Avalanche matches the offer
1998 With eight other Avalanche players, is chosen to participate in Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan; is named captain of the Canadian team but is injured and misses last two games
1999 Scores 1,000th point on December 27
2000 Nets 400th goal on March 23
2001 Leads Avalanche to a second Stanley Cup Championship; signs five-year, $50.5 million contract with Colorado Avalanche in late June, just before scheduled to become a free agent on July 1
2002 Plays on Team Canada in 2002 Olympics

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