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NHL Records Held or Shared by Wayne Gretzky

Thursday, 10.02.2003 / 7:46 PM / History

By NHL.com Staff

Wayne Gretzky holds or shares 61 records listed in the League's Official Guide and Record Book: 40 for the regular season, 15 for the Stanley Cup playoff and six for the All-Star Game.

 

REGULAR SEASON RECORDS (40)

GOALS (6)

 

  • MOST GOALS: 894 (1,485 games)
    Second: 801 -- Gordie Howe, 26 seasons, 1,767 games

     

  • MOST GOALS, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS: 1,016 -- 894 regular season and 122 playoff
    Second: 869 – Gordie Howe, 801 regular season and 68 playoff

     

  • MOST GOALS, ONE SEASON: 92 – 1981-82, 80-game schedule
    Second: 87 – Wayne Gretzky, 1983-84, 80-game schedule

     

  • MOST GOALS, ONE SEASON, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS: 100 – 1983-84, 87 goals in 74 regular season games and 13 goals in 19 playoff games.
    Second (tied): three players

     

  • MOST GOALS, 50 GAMES FROM START OF SEASON: 61 – 1981-82 (Oct. 7, 1981 to Jan. 22, 1982, 80-game schedule); 1983-84 (Oct. 5, 1983 to Jan. 25,1984, 80-game schedule
    Next (third): 54 – Mario Lemieux, 1988-89 (Oct. 7, 1988 – Jan. 31, 1989, 80-game schedule)

     

  • MOST GOALS, ONE PERIOD: 4 – (Tied with 10 other players) Feb. 18, 1981, at Edmonton, third period (Edmonton 9, St. Louis 2)


    ASSISTS (6)

     

  • MOST ASSISTS: 1,962 (1,485 games)
    Second: 1,102 – Paul Coffey, 19 seasons, 1,320 games

     

  • MOST ASSISTS, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS: 2,222 – 1,962 regular season and 260 playoff
    Second: 1,226 – Paul Coffey, 1,090 regular season and 136 playoff

     

  • MOST ASSISTS, ONE SEASON: 163 – 1985-86, 80-game schedule
    Next (eighth): 114 – Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky tied, 1988-89, 80-game schedule

     

  • MOST ASSISTS, ONE SEASON, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS: 174 – 1985-86, 163 assists in 80 regular season games and 11 assists in 10 playoff games
    Next (tied for 11th): 121 – Mario Lemieux 1988-89; 114 assists in 76 regular season games and seven assists in 11 playoff games

     

  • MOST ASSISTS, ONE GAME: 7 – (tied with Billy Taylor) done three times – Feb. 15, 1980 at Edmonton (Edmonton 8, Washington 2); Dec. 11, 1985 at Chicago (Edmonton 12, Chicago 9); Feb. 14, 1986 at Edmonton (Edmonton 8, Quebec 2)
    Second: 6 – 23 players

     

  • MOST ASSISTS, ONE ROAD GAME: 7 (tied with Billy Taylor) – Dec. 11, 1985 at Chicago (Edmonton 12, Chicago 9)
    Second: 6 – four players


    POINTS (4)

     

  • MOST POINTS: 2,856 –1,485 games (894 goals, 1,962 assists)
    Second: 1,850 Gordie Howe, 1,767 games (801 goals, 1,049 assists)

     

  • MOST POINTS, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS: 3,238 – 2,856 regular season and 382 playoff
    Second: 2,010 – Gordie Howe, 1,850 regular season and 160 playoff

     

  • MOST POINTS, ONE SEASON: 215 – 1985-86, 80-game schedule
    Next (fifth): 199 – Mario Lemieux, 1988-89, 80-game schedule

     

  • MOST POINTS, ONE SEASON, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS: 255 – 1984-85; 208 points in 80 regular season games and 47 points in 18 playoff games
    Next (sixth): 218 – Mario Lemieux, 1988-89; 199 points in 76 regular season games and 19 points in 11 playoff games


    OVERTIME SCORING (1)

     

  • MOST OVERTIME ASSISTS, CAREER: 15
    Second: 13 – Doug Gilmour, 16 seasons


    SCORING BY A CENTER (6)

     

  • MOST GOALS BY A CENTER, CAREER: 894
    Second: 731 – Marcel Dionne, 18 seasons

     

  • MOST GOALS BY A CENTER, ONE SEASON: 92 – 1981-82, 80-game schedule
    Next (third): 85 – Mario Lemieux, 1988-89, 80-game schedule

     

  • MOST ASSISTS BY A CENTER, CAREER: 1,962
    Second: 1,040 – Marcel Dionne, 18 seasons

     

  • MOST ASSISTS BY A CENTER, ONE SEASON: 163 – 1985-86, 80-game schedule
    Next: Gretzky holds first through fifth positions

     

  • MOST POINTS BY A CENTER, CAREER: 2,856
    Second: 1,771 – Marcel Dionne, 18 seasons

     

  • MOST POINTS BY A CENTER, ONE SEASON: 215 – 1985-86, 80-game schedule
    Next (fifth): 199 – Mario Lemieux, 1988-89, 80-game schedule


    SCORING BY A ROOKIE (1)

     

  • MOST ASSISTS BY A PLAYER IN HIS FIRST NHL SEASON: 7 – Feb. 15, 1980, at Edmonton (Edmonton 8, Washington 2)
    Second: 6 – Gary Suter, April 4, 1986 at Calgary (Calgary 9, Edmonton 3)


    PER-GAME SCORING AVERAGES (4)

     

  • HIGHEST GOALS-PER-GAME AVERAGE, ONE SEASON: 1.18 – 1983-84, 87 goals in 74 games
    Second (tied): 1.15 – Mario Lemieux (1992-93, 69 goals in 60 games) and Wayne Gretzky (1981-82, 92 goals in 80 games)

     

  • HIGHEST ASSISTS-PER-GAME AVERAGE, CAREER (300 MIN.): 1.321 – 1,962 assists in 1,485 games
    Second: 1.183 – Mario Lemieux, 881 assists in 745 games

     

  • HIGHEST ASSISTS-PER-GAME AVERAGE, ONE SEASON: 2.04 – 1985-86, 163 assists in 80 games
    Next (eighth): 1.52 – Mario Lemieux, 1992-93, 91 assists in 60 games

     

  • HIGHEST POINTS-PER-GAME AVERAGE, ONE SEASON (AMONG PLAYERS WITH 50-OR-MORE POINTS): 2.77 – 1983-84, 205 points in 74 games
    Next (third): 2.67 – Mario Lemieux, 1992-93, 160 points in 60 games


    SCORING PLATEAUS (12)

     

  • MOST 40-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS: 12 in 20 seasons
    Second: 10 – Marcel Dionne in 18 seasons

     

  • MOST CONSECUTIVE 40-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS: 12 – 1979-80 to 1990-91
    Second: 9 – Mike Bossy, 1977-78 to 1985-86

     

  • MOST 50-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS: 9 (tied with Mike Bossy) – Gretzky in 20 seasons and Bossy in 10 seasons
    Second: 6 – Guy Lafleur in 17 seasons

     

  • MOST 60-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS: 5 (tied with Mike Bossy) – Gretzky in 20 seasons and Mike Bossy in 10 seasons
    Second: 4 – Phil Esposito in 18 seasons

     

  • MOST CONSECUTIVE 60-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS: 4 – 1981-82 to 1984-85
    Second: 3 – Mike Bossy, 1980-81 to 1982-83

     

  • MOST 100-OR-MORE POINT SEASONS: 15
    Second: 10 – Mario Lemieux in 12 seasons

     

  • MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-OR-MORE POINT SEASONS: 13 – 1979-80 to 1991-92
    Second: 6 – six players

     

  • MOST THREE-OR-MORE GOAL GAMES, CAREER: 50 – 37 three-goal games; nine four-goal games; four five-goal games
    Second: 39 – Mike Bossy in 10 seasons (30 three-goal games, nine four-goal games)

     

  • MOST THREE-GOALGAMES, ONE SEASON: 10 (done twice) – 1981-82 (six three-goal games; three four-goal games; one five-goal game) and 1983-84 (six three-goal games, four four-goal games)
    Next (third): 9 – Mike Bossy (1980-81, six three-goal games, three four-goal games) and Mario Lemieux (seven three-goal games, one four-goal game, one five-goal game)

     

  • LONGEST CONSECUTIVE ASSIST-SCORING STREAK: 23 games – 1990-91, 48 assists
    Second: 18 – Adam Oates, 1992-93, 28 assists

     

  • LONGEST CONSECUTIVE POINT-SCORING STREAK: 51 Games – 1983-84 (Oct. 5, 1983 to Jan. 28, 1984, 61goals, 92 assists for 153 points)
    Second: 46 – Mario Lemieux, 1989-90 (39 goals, 64 assists)

     

  • LONGEST CONSECUTIVE POINT-SCORING STREAK FROM START OF SEASON: 51 – 1983-84; 61 goals, 92 assists for 153 points (Oct. 5, 1983 to Jan. 28, 1984)


    PLAYOFF RECORDS (15)


    INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFF RECORDS (7)

     

  • MOST PLAYOFF GOALS, CAREER: 122
    Second: 109 – Mark Messier

     

  • MOST ASSISTS IN PLAYOFFS, CAREER: 260
    Second: 186 – Mark Messier

     

  • MOST ASSISTS, ONE PLAYOFF YEAR: 31 – 1988 (19 games)
    Next (fourth): 28 – Mario Lemieux, 1991 (23 games)

     

  • MOST ASSISTS IN ONE SERIES (OTHER THAN FINAL): 14 – (tied with Rick Middleton) 1985 Conference Finals (six games vs. Chicago)
    Second: 13 – Doug Gilmour, 1994 Conference Semifinals (seven games vs. San Jose) and Wayne Gretzky, 1987 Division Semifinal (five games vs. Los Angeles)

     

  • MOST ASSISTS IN FINAL SERIES: 10 – 1988 (four games, plus suspended game vs. Boston)
    Second: 9 – three players

     

  • MOST ASSISTS, ONE PLAYOFF GAME: 6 – (tied with Mikko Leinonen) April 9, 1987 at Edmonton (Edmonton 13, Los Angeles 3)
    Next: 5 – 11 players

     

  • MOST ASSISTS, ONE PLAYOFF PERIOD: 3 -- Three assists by one player in one period of a playoff game has been recorded on 70 occasions. Gretzky has had three assists in one period five times. (Ray Bourque, three times; Toe Blake, Jean Beliveau, Doug Harvey and Bobby Orr, twice.)


    PLAYOFF POINTS (4)

     

  • MOST POINTS, CAREER: 382 – 122 goals and 260 assists
    Second: 295 – Mark Messier, 109 goals and 186 assists

     

  • MOST POINTS, ONE PLAYOFF YEAR: 47 – 1985 (17 goals and 30 assists in 18 games)
    Next: 44 – Mario Lemieux, 1991 (16 goals, 28 assists in 23 games)

     

  • MOST POINTS IN FINAL SERIES: 13 – 1988 three goals and 10 assists (four games plus suspended game vs. Boston, three goals)
    Second: 12 – four players

     

  • MOST POINTS, ONE PLAYOFF PERIOD: 4 – (tied with nine other players) April 12, 1987 at Los Angeles, third period, one goal, three assists (Edmonton 6, Los Angeles 3)


    PLAYOFF SHORTHAND GOALS (2)

     

  • MOST SHORTHANDED GOALS, ONE PLAYOFF YEAR: 3 – (tied with five other players) 1983 (two vs. Winnipeg in Division Semi-Finals, won by Edmonton, 3-0; one vs. Calgary in Division Finals, won by Edmonton 4-1)

     

  • MOST SHORT-HANDED GOALS, ONE PLAYOFF GAME: 2 – (tied with eight other players) April 6, 1983 at Edmonton (Edmonton 6, Winnipeg 3)


    PLAYOFF GAME-WINNING GOALS (1)

     

  • MOST GAME-WINNING GOALS IN PLAYOFFS, CAREER: 24
    Second: 19 – Claude Lemieux


    PLAYOFF THREE-OR-MORE GOAL GAMES (1)

     

  • MOST THREE-OR-MORE GOAL GAMES: 10 (eight three-goal games, two four-goal games)
    Second (tied): 7 – Maurice Richard (four three-goal games, two four-goal games, one five-goal game) and Jari Kurri (six three-goal games, one four-goal game)


    NHL ALL-STAR GAME RECORDS (6)

     

  • NHL ALL-STAR GAME GOALS (3)

     

  • MOST ALL-STAR GAME GOALS: 13 (in 18 games played)
    Second: 11 – Mario Lemieux (in eight games played)

     

  • MOST ALL-STAR GAME GOALS, ONE GAME: 4 – (tied with three players) 1983 Campbell Conference

     

  • MOST ALL-STAR GAME GOALS, ONE PERIOD: 4 – 1983 Campbell Conference, third period


    NHL ALL-STAR GAME ASSISTS (1)

     

  • MOST ALL-STAR GAME ASSISTS, CAREER: 12 – (tied with four players)
    Second: 10 – Paul Coffey (in 14 games played)


    NHL ALL-STAR GAME POINTS (2)

     

  • MOST ALL-STAR GAME POINTS, CAREER: 25 – (13 goals, 12 assists in 18 games)
    Second: 22 – Mario Lemieux (11 goals, nine assists in eight games played)

     

  • MOST ALL-STAR GAME POINTS, ONE PERIOD: 4 – (tied with Mike Gartner and Adam Oates) 1983 Campbell Conference, third period (four goals)

     

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