At just 5’6", 180 pounds, nobody could have foreseen Theo Fleury having the success he has had as an NHL player. Now, amidst more doubts, Fleury is proving the nay-sayer’s wrong again by having a strong preseason with the Calgary Flames, slowly turning his comeback attempt into reality. Over his 16-year career as an NHL player, Fleury, who was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the eighth round (166th overall) in the 1987 NHL entry draft, played 1,084 games, scored 455 goals added 633 assists, good enough for 1,088 points. That ranks Fleury 56th overall, slightly ahead of the likes of Pat Verbeek and Joe Mullen (each with 1,063 points) and just a stone's throw away from Glen Anderson (1,099 points), Frank Mahovlich (1,103 points), and Darryl Sittler (1,121 points).
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