The Wayne Gretzky Record Book

The Statistics of Gretzky's Storied Career.

Center Wayne Gretzky of the New York Rangers in action during a game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York. The teams tied at game 3-3.
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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. Here's a summary of what is almost certainly the most amazing career record in the history of sports.

Wayne Gretzy's 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 Goal 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)

Wayne Gretzky's Single Season Records

  • Most Points in a Single Season:
    215 (1985-86, 80-game schedule)
    Next (fifth): Mario Lemieux, 199 (1988-89, 80-game schedule)

     

  • Most Points in a Single 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 in a Single Season, :
    92 (1981-82, 80-game schedule)
    Second: Gretzky, 87 (1983-84, 80-game schedule)

     

  • Most Goals in a Single 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 Season Start:
    61 (1981-82 and 1983-84)
    Third: 54 - Mario Lemieux (1988-89)

     

  • Most Assists in a Single Season
    163 (1985-86, 80-game schedule)
    Next (eighth): 114 - Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky (1988-89, 80-game schedule)

     

  • Most Assists in a Single 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 in a Single Season:
    215 (1985-86, 80-game schedule)
    Next (fifth): 199 - Mario Lemieux, 1988-89, 80-game schedule

     

  • Most Goals by a Center in a Single Season:
    92 (1981-82, 80-game schedule)
    Next (third): 85 - Mario Lemieux (1988-89, 80-game schedule).

     

  • Most Assists by a Center in a Single Season:
    163 (1985-86, 80-game schedule)
    Next: Gretzky holds first through fifth positions

     

  • Most Three-or-More Goal Games in a Single Season:
    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 in a Single Season:
    23 games - 48 assists (1990-91)
    Second: Adam Oates - 18 games - 28 assists (1992-93)

     

  • Longest Consecutive Point-Scoring Streak in a Single Season:
    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 Goal-per-Game Average in a Single 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 in a Single 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 in a Single 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)

Wayne Gretzky's Single Game Records

  • Most Goals in a Single Period
  • 4 (Tied with 10 other players)
    Feb. 18, 1981, third period (Edmonton 9, St. Louis 2)

     

  • Most Assists in a Single Game:
    7 (tied with Billy Taylor)
    Feb. 15, 1980 (Edmonton 8, Washington 2)
    Dec. 11, 1985 (Edmonton 12, Chicago 9)
    Feb. 14, 1986 (Edmonton 8, Quebec 2)
    Second: 6 - 23 players

     

  • Most Assists in a Single Road Game:
    7 (tied with Billy Taylor)
    Dec. 11, 1985 (Edmonton 12, Chicago 9)
    Second: 6 - four players

     

  • Most Assists in a Single Game by a Player in his First NHL Season:
    7 - Feb. 15, 1980 (Edmonton 8, Washington 2)
    Second: 6 - Gary Suter, April 4, 1986 (Calgary 9, Edmonton 3)

Wayne Gretzky's Playoffs Records

  • Most Playoff Goals:                                                                                                                       122                                                                                                                                      Second: 109 - Mark Messier

  • Most Playoffs Assists:
    260
    Second: 186 - Mark Messier

     

  • Most Playoffs Points:
    382 (122 goals and 260 assists)
    Second: 295 - Mark Messier (109 goals and 186 assists).

     

  • Most Game-Winning Goals in Playoffs:
    24
    Second: 19 - Claude Lemieux

     

  • Most Three -or-More Goal Games in Playoffs:
    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)

     

    Single Season Records -- Playoffs

    • Most Points in a Single 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 Assists in a Single Playoff Year:
      31 (1988, 19 games)
      Next (fourth): 28 - Mario Lemieux (1991, 23 games)

       

    • Most Points in Final Series:
      13 - three goals and 10 assists (1988, four games plus suspended game vs. Boston)
      Second: 12 - four players

       

    • Most Assists in Final Series:
      10 (1988, four games, plus suspended game vs. Boston)
      Second: 9 - three players tied

       

    • Most Assists in One Series Other Than Final:
      14 - 1985 Conference Finals (six games vs. Chicago)
      (tied with Rick Middleton)
      Second: 13 - Doug Gilmour, 1994 Conference Semifinals (seven games vs. San Jose) and Wayne Gretzky, 1987 Division Semifinal (five games vs. Los Angeles)

       

    • Most Shorthanded Goals in a Single Playoff Year:
      3 (1983, two vs. Winnipeg in Division Semi-Finals; one vs. Calgary in Division Finals)
      (tied with five other players)

    Single Game Records -- Playoffs

    • Most Assists in a Single Playoff Game:
      6 - April 9, 1987 at Edmonton (Edmonton 13, Los Angeles 3)
      (tied with Mikko Leinonen)
      Next: 5 - 11 players tied

       

    • Most Points in One Playoff Period:
      4 (1 goal, 3 assists) - April 12, 1987 at Los Angeles, third period (Edmonton 6, Los Angeles 3)
      (tied with nine other players)

       

    • Most Assists in 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.)

       

    • Most Shorthanded Goals in a Single Playoff Game:
      2 - April 6, 1983 at Edmonton (Edmonton 6, Winnipeg 3)
      (tied with eight other players)

    Wayne Gretzky's NHL All-Star Game Records

    • Most All-Star Game Goals:                                                                                                           13 (in 18 games played)                                                                                                          Second: 11 - Mario Lemieux (in eight games played)
    • Most All-Star Game Goals in One Game:                                                                                    4 (1983 Campbell Conference)
      (tied with three players)
    • Most All-Star Game Goals in One Period: 4 (1983 Campbell Conference, third period)br>
    • Most All-Star Game Points in One Period:
      4 (1983 Campbell Conference, third period)                                                                                 (tied with Mike Gartner and Adam Oates)

       

    • Most All-Star Game Points , Career:
      25 (13 goals, 12 assists in 18 games)
      Second: 22 - Mario Lemieux (11 goals, nine assists in 8 games)

       

    • Most All-Star Game Assists, Career:
      12 (tied with four players)
      Second: 10 - Paul Coffey

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    SINGLE GAME RECORDS

     

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

      CAREER RECORDS - PLAYOFFS

       

       

    • MOST PLAYOFF GOALS:
      122
      Second: 109 - Mark Messier

       

    • MOST PLAYOFF ASSISTS:
      260
      Second: 186 - Mark Messier

       

    • MOST PLAYOFF POINTS:
      382 (122 goals and 260 assists)
      Second: 295 - Mark Messier (109 goals and 186 assists).

       

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

       

    • MOST THREE-OR-MORE GOAL GAMES IN PLAYOFFS:
      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)

      SINGLE SEASON RECORDS - PLAYOFFS

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

      SINGLE GAME RECORDS -PLAYOFFS

       

       

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

       

    • MOST POINTS, ONE PLAYOFF PERIOD:
      4 (1 goal, 3 assists) - April 12, 1987 at Los Angeles, third period (Edmonton 6, Los Angeles 3)
      (tied with nine other 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.)

       

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

      NHL ALL-STAR GAME RECORDS

       

       

       

    • 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 (1983 Campbell Conference)/b>
      (tied with three players)

       

    • MOST ALL-STAR GAME GOALS, ONE PERIOD: 4 (1983 Campbell Conference, third period)br>

       

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

       

    • MOST ALL-STAR GAME POINTS, CAREER:
      25 (13 goals, 12 assists in 18 games)
      Second: 22 - Mario Lemieux (11 goals, nine assists in 8 games)

       

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