Starr Cards Infographic: Chasing Wayne Gretzky’s NHL record for most goals scored

Starr Cards Infographic: Chasing Wayne Gretzky’s NHL record for most goals scored

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For hockey fans the leader in goals scored each season is no less noteworthy as the home run king in baseball, or the quarterback with the most touchdown passes in football. And the all-time leaders in those categories are even more hallowed…


Wayne Gretzky not only passed his idol Gordie Howe to become the NHL’s all-time goals leader, but finished his career in 1999 having found the net 93 more times than his fellow Hall-of-Fame inductee.

Starr Cards Infographic: NHL Career Goals Leaders

Gretzky’s point total (goals plus assists) is perhaps even more impressive at 2857 — more than 900 in excess of second-place holder Jaromir Jagr.

UPDATED January 6, 2019


Wayne Gretzky, 894 Goals — 100%
Gordie Howe, 801 Goals — 89.6%
Jaromir Jagr, 766 Goals — 85.7%
Brett Hull, 741 Goals — 82.9%
Marcel Dionne, 731 Goals — 81.8%
Phil Esposito, 717 Goals — 80.2%
Mark Gartner, 708 Goals — 79.2%
Mark Messier, 694 Goals — 77.6%
Steve Yzerman, 692 Goals — 77.4%
Mario Lemieux, 690 Goals — 77.2%
Teemu Selanne, 684 Goals — 76.5%
Luc Robitaille, 668 Goals — 74.7%
Brendan Shanahan, 656 Goals — 73.4%
Dave Andreychuk, 640 Goals — 71.6%
Alex Ovechkin, 637 Goals 71.3%
Jarome Iginla, 625 Goals — 69.9%
Joe Sakic, 625 Goals — 69.9%
Bobby Hull, 610 Goals — 68.2%
Dino Ciccarelli, 608 Goals — 68.0%
Jari Kurri, 601 Goals — 67.2%

If anyone can pass Gretzky’s goal total, it may be Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin. but it will be no cakewalk.


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In addition to winning his first Stanley Cup last season, Ovechkin notched his 600th goal at 32 years of age. He would need to average close to 37 goals per season over the next eight years to supplant The Great One at the top of the charts.

2019-04-27T23:25:26-07:00May 3rd, 2019|

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