Bryan Marchment in 1997-1998 (including post-season) took out three members of the Stars with knee injuries (Modono, Newie, forget the other) and was playing with a different team each time he injured one of the stars (Oilers, TB, SJ).
Yashin's 10 year contract is pretty unbelievable....
Actually found a pretty funny quote about it:
Said Gandler: "Sure, Alexei is the highest paid player in the league right now, but who knows for how long? With the exponential and out of control growth of salaries in today's N.H.L, by 2003 or 2004, there are several players who could pass us, I mean, him, like (Washington's Jaromir) Jagr (Colorado's Peter) Forsberg, or (St. Louis's Chris) Pronger."
This is more of a historical statistic, but even though Mario Lemieux was in the NHL on and off for over 20 years, and was active for 17 years in the league as a player, he didn't manage to play in 1000 games, but finished with only 915.
Chris Gratton has played in more NHL regular season games than Lemieux.