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Historical 60

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
•    19 players have scored 60 goals in an NHL season; they have combined to do it 38 times

•    Five franchises, including Washington, have had two players score 60 goals in their history (none have had more than two)
•    No one before Ovechkin had scored 60 goals since 1995-96; from 1970-71, when Phil Esposito did it first, until 1995-96, there were only three seasons without a 60-goal scorer, and never two in a row (1972-73, 1979-80 and the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season)
•    Luc Robitaille holds the record for goals by a left wing with 63; Steve Shutt and Ovechkin are second with 60

Year    Player    Team    Goals
1970-71    Phil Esposito    Boston    76
1971-72    Phil Esposito    Boston    66
1973-74    Phil Esposito    Boston    68
1974-75    Phil Esposito    Boston    61
1975-76    Reggie Leach    Philadelphia    61
1976-77    Steve Shutt    Montreal    60
1977-78    Guy Lafleur    Montreal    60
1978-79    Mike Bossy    NY Islanders    69
1980-81    Mike Bossy    NY Islanders    68
1981-82    Wayne Gretzky    Edmonton    92
1981-82    Dennis Maruk    Washington    60
1981-82    Mike Bossy    NY Islanders    64
1982-83    Lanny McDonald    Calgary    66
1982-83    Wayne Gretzky    Edmonton    71
1982-83    Mike Bossy    NY Islanders    60
1983-84    Wayne Gretzky    Edmonton    87
1984-85    Wayne Gretzky    Edmonton    73
1984-85    Jari Kurri    Edmonton    71
1985-86    Jari Kurri    Edmonton    68
1985-86    Mike Bossy    NY Islanders    61
1986-87    Wayne Gretzky    Edmonton    62
1987-88    Mario Lemieux    Pittsburgh    70
1988-89    Mario Lemieux    Pittsburgh    85
1988-89    Bernie Nicholls    Los Angeles    70
1988-89    Steve Yzerman    Detroit    65
1989-90    Brett Hull    St. Louis    72
1989-90    Steve Yzerman    Detroit    62
1990-91    Brett Hull    St. Louis    86
1991-92    Brett Hull    St. Louis    70
1992-93    Alexander Mogilny    Buffalo    76
1992-93    Teemu Selanne    Winnipeg    76
1992-93    Pavel Bure    Vancouver    60
1992-93    Luc Robitaille    Los Angeles    63
1992-93    Mario Lemieux    Pittsburgh    69
1993-94    Pavel Bure    Vancouver    60
1995-96    Mario Lemieux    Pittsburgh    69
1995-96    Jaromir Jagr    Pittsburgh    62
2007-08    Alex Ovechkin    Washington    60

Most Goals in a Season
1. Wayne Gretzky    92
2. Wayne Gretzky    87
3. Brett Hull        86
4. Mario Lemieux    85
5. Alexander Mogilny    76
   Teemu Selanne    76
   Phil Esposito    76
8. Wayne Gretzky    73
9. Brett Hull        72
10. Wayne Gretzky    71
   Jari Kurri        71
12. Brett Hull        70
   Bernie Nicholls    70
   Mario Lemieux    70
15. Mario Lemieux    69
   Mario Lemieux    69
   Mike Bossy        69
18. Jari Kurri        68
   Mike Bossy        68
   Phil Esposito    68
21. Lanny McDonald    66
   Phil Esposito    66
23. Steve Yzerman    65
24. Mike Bossy    64
25. Luc Robitaille    63

Most 60-Goal Seasons
5    Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky
4    Phil Esposito, Mario Lemieux
3    Brett Hull
2    Pavel Bure, Jari Kurri, Steve Yzerman
1    Jaromir Jagr, Guy Lafleur, Reggie Leach, Dennis Maruk, Lanny McDonald, Alexander Mogilny,
Bernie Nicholls, Alex Ovechkin, Luc Robitaille, Teemu Selanne, Steve Shutt


 
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