Haydar hits 600 in season finale

Lake Erie Monsters forward Darren Haydar became just the 43rd player in American Hockey League history to reach 600 career points with an assist in Saturday night’s season-ending 4-3 shootout loss to Abbotsford.

Haydar finished his eighth AHL season with 23 goals and 41 assists for 64 points in 66 games with Lake Erie. In 562 career AHL games, Haydar has recorded 224 goals and 376 assists.

One of the most decorated players in recent AHL history, Haydar was the AHL’s rookie of the year in 2002-03 and won a scoring championship and league MVP honors in 2006-07. A Calder Cup champion with Milwaukee in 2004 and with Chicago in 2008, Haydar is also the AHL’s all-time leading playoff scorer with 135 career postseason points.