Gretzky NHL Records

Wayne Gretzky holds or shares 61 NHL records: 40 for the regular season, 15 for the Stanley Cup playoffs and six for the NHL All-Star Game.

Career Records

  • MOST POINTS:
    2,856 (1,485 games, 894 goals, 1,962 assists)
    Second: Mark Messier - 1,855 (1,756 games, 694 goals, 1,193 assists)
  • MOST POINTS, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS:
    3,238 (2,856 regular season and 382 playoff)
    Second: Mark Messier - 2,180 (1,885 regular season and 295 playoff)
  • MOST GOALS:
    894
    Second: Gordie Howe, 801
  • MOST GOALS, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS:
    1,016 (894 regular season and 122 playoff)
    Second: Gordie Howe, 869 (801 regular season and 68 playoff)
  • MOST ASSISTS:
    1,962
    Second: Mark Messier, 1,171
  • MOST ASSISTS, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS:
    2,222 (1,962 regular season and 260 playoff)
    Second: Mark Messier, 1,357 (1,171 regular season and 186 playoff)
  • MOST GOALS BY A CENTER:
    894
    Second: Marcel Dionne, 731
  • MOST ASSISTS BY A CENTER:
    1,962
    Second: Mark Messier, 1,171
  • MOST POINTS BY A CENTER:
    2,856
    Second: Mark Messier, 1,855
  • MOST 40-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS:
    12
    Second: Marcel Dionne, 10
  • MOST CONSECUTIVE 40-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS:
    12 (1979-80 to 1990-91)
    Second: Mike Bossy, 9 (1977-78 to 1985-86)
  • MOST 50-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS:
    9 (tied with Mike Bossy)
    Second: Guy Lafleur, 6
  • MOST 60-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS:
    5 (tied with Mike Bossy)
    Second: Phil Esposito, 4
  • MOST CONSECUTIVE 60-OR-MORE GOAL SEASONS:
    4 (1981-82 to 1984-85)
    Second: Mike Bossy, 3 (1980-81 to 1982-83)
  • MOST 100-OR-MORE POINT SEASONS:
    15
    Second: Mario Lemieux, 10
  • MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-OR-MORE POINT SEASONS:
    13 (1979-80 to 1991-92)
    Second: Six players tied with 6
  • MOST THREE-OR-MORE GOAL GAMES:
    50 (37 three-goal games; nine four-goal games; four five-goal games)
    Second: Mike Bossy, 39 (30 three-goal games, nine four-goal games)
  • MOST OVERTIME ASSISTS:
    15
    Second: Doug Gilmour, 13
  • HIGHEST ASSISTS-PER-GAME AVERAGE:
    1.321 (1,962 assists in 1,485 games)
    Second: Mario Lemieux, 1.183 (881 assists in 745 games)

Single Season Records

  • MOST POINTS, ONE SEASON:
    215 (1985-86, 80-game schedule)
    Next (fifth): Mario Lemieux, 199 (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): Mario Lemieux, 218 (1988-89; 199 points in 76 regular season games and 19 points in 11 playoff games)
  • MOST GOALS, ONE SEASON:
    92 (1981-82, 80-game schedule)
    Second: Gretzky, 87 (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: Gretzky, Lemieux and Brett Hull tied at 97
  • MOST GOALS, 50 GAMES FROM START OF SEASON:
    61 (1981-82 and 1983-84)
    Third: 54 - Mario Lemieux (1988-89)
  • MOST ASSISTS, ONE SEASON:
    163 (1985-86, 80-game schedule)
    Next (eighth): 114 - Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky (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 POINTS BY A CENTER, ONE SEASON:
    215 (1985-86, 80-game schedule)
    Next (fifth): 199 - Mario Lemieux, 1988-89, 80-game schedule
  • 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:
    163 (1985-86, 80-game schedule)
    Next: Gretzky holds first through fifth positions
  • MOST THREE-OR-MORE GOAL GAMES:
    10 (1981-82, six three-goal games; three four-goal games; one five-goal game)
    (Tied in 1983-84, six three-goal games, four four-goal games)
    Next (third): 9 - Mike Bossy and Mario Lemieux
  • LONGEST CONSECUTIVE ASSIST-SCORING STREAK:
    23 games - 48 assists (1990-91)
    Second: Adam Oates - 18 games - 28 assists (1992-93)
  • LONGEST CONSECUTIVE POINT-SCORING STREAK:
    51 games - 61 goals, 92 assists for 153 points (Oct. 5, 1983 to Jan. 28, 1984)
    Second: Mario Lemieux - 46 games - 39 goals, 64 assists for 103 points (1989-90)
  • LONGEST CONSECUTIVE POINT-SCORING STREAK FROM START OF SEASON:
    51 games - 61 goals, 92 assists for 153 points
  • 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, 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)