Leaders in NHL All-Time Points and Goals PIM PPG: Rk Name Born PIM PPG: Rk Name Born PIM PPG: Rk 1. Wayne Gretzky, 577 204 in 1961; 2. Jaromir Jagr, 1167 217 in 1972; and 3. Mark Messier, 179 in 1961-1912. Mario Lemieux, 668 214 in 1976 are all three right behind Gretzky.
The great Gordie Howe at the end of his career led the league in almost every statistical category except goals scored by a player who was still playing at the time. The only thing he was outranked in was points, with 894 to 890. And even then, Pierre Turgeon had 910 in 1995 just one point behind Howe.
Howe's son Steve also played most of his career without scoring a goal until near the end when he was 42 years old. He ended up with 730 points in 777 games.
Gretzky's daughter Emma is also an aspiring hockey player and could become the first female star in the NHL. She's currently playing in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where she attends school at the prestigious Boston College Academy.
Another notable name in this list is Jean Béliveau, who died in 1969 at the age of 36 after spending most of his life in the NHL. He's still ranked third all-time in points with 910, just 10 points behind Howe.
NHL Defensemen-All-Time Goal Scoring Leaders, Rk Name Born Pos PIM Ray Bourque (1960 D 1141), Paul Coffey (1961 D 1802), and Al MacInnis (1963 D 1511).
Bourque, Coffey, and MacInnis each scored over 200 goals, and they're the only three defensemen to reach that mark. In addition, Coffey and MacInnis each won a Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins, and Bourque played in six Finals with four different teams (Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, Massachusetts Marauders, and New York Islanders).
They're also the only three defensemen to win the Norris Trophy as the league's best defensive player. The award was created in 1967, so it would have been impossible to predict who would have won before that year. However, since then, no one else has come close.
The next highest total of goals by a defenseman comes from Ed Westfall with 91 points. He spent most of his career with the Chicago Black Hawks but also played for the Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings. He was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1978.
Leaders in NHL Goalies' All-Time Playoff Wins GP SO 1 GP GP GP GP GP GP GP GP GP 247, 23. Patrick Roy, 1965. Martin Brodeur, 205, 24 (Martin Brodeur, 1972). Grant Fuhr, Grant Fuhr, Grant Fuhr, Grant Fuhr, Grant Fuhr, Grant Fuhr, Grant Fuhr Billy Smith, 132, 1950s - 1970s. Dominik Hasek, 229, 1990s - today.
Brodeur has more playoff victories than any other goalie in history. He is one win away from becoming the first goaltender to lead his team to victory in every game of a playoff series.
Patrick Roy is second on this list. He is also one victory away from becoming the first player to score 100 goals in a season. The Montreal Canadiens captain scored three times in three games in 1971 to reach this mark.
Dominik Hasek is third on this list. He won two Olympic gold medals with the Czech Republic and was named best goalie in both tournaments. In addition, he is third all time with 112 postseason victories.
Luongo is fourth on this list. He has been one step behind Schneider for most of their careers and it looks like they will be battling it out for many years to come. Luongo has made more appearances in the playoffs (22) than any other goalie.
Jose Theodore is fifth on this list.
Time on Ice Goals with the Most Power-Play Goals in a Single NHL Season ES ESG ES ESG ES ESG ES ESG ES ESG ES E 1. Tim Kerr (25:24), 2. Dave Andreychuk (29:22-3), 3. Lemieux, Mario (30 ).
The New York Islanders' Tim Kerr scored 25 power-play goals in 1974-75, breaking the previous record of 24 set by Wayne Gretsky of the California Golden Seals. The feat still stands as the most ever by a defenseman. Andreychuk and Lemieux each had three seasons with 30 or more power-play goals, while Mario Lemieux is third all time with 28.
Lemieux's captain, Larry Murphy, is first among defensemen with 152 power-play points (56 goals, 96 assists). He won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for best player as ranked by sportsmanship and intelligence during the season.
In fact, eight different players have been tied for first place among defensemen with 30 or more power-play goals. They are Lemieux (3 times), Yvan Cournoyer (3), Murphy (2), Chris Chelios (2), Phil Housley (2), Zdeno Chara (2), and Dan Boyle (1).
NHL History-Aids Leaders A 1 RK PLAYER Wayne Gretzky has 1,963 points. Ron Francis has 1,249 points, while Mark Messier has 1,193 points. The all-time leader in assists is Bobby Orr with 1493. Phil Esposito is second with 1246 assists.
Wayne Gretzky is the greatest player of all time and one of the most successful as well. He is a nine-time MVP and has won four scoring titles, three gold medals with Canada at the Winter Olympics, and still holds the record for most goals by a player in an NHL season (98). During his career, he also has the highest average of goals per game (5.617) and the most shots on goal (4,028).
Gretzky had some great competitors for the title of best hockey player of all time. Mark Messier is first among them with 952 points. Eric Lindros is second with 845 points. Lindros had more than 100 points more than his nearest competitor.
Gretzky and The Great One Barry Sanders are two of only five players to score over 1000 points in a career.