List of NHL players with 1000 points

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As of the completion of the 2013–14 season — the 96th regular season of play of the National Hockey League (NHL) — a total of 79 different ice hockey players have scored at least 1000 regular season points in their NHL career.

A 1000 point career was first achieved in the 44th year of the NHL (1960–61), when Gordie Howe scored his 1000th point in his 938th lifetime game played. The first (of only eight) defenceman to reach 1000 points was Dennis Potvin, playing in his 987th game during the 70th year of the NHL (1986–87).

Season achievements[edit]

The 1997–98 NHL season saw the largest number of players (six) achieve their 1000th point. A total of five players scored their 1000th point in the 1990–91 season.

Starting with Gordie Howe's achievement in 1960–61, and ignoring the cancelled (lockout) season of 2004–05, there have been 16 seasons in which no player happened to score their 1000th career point. Of these 16, there were six seasons between Gordie Howe and the second player, Jean Beliveau, to make it to the 1000 point mark.

Player achievements[edit]

The fewest number of NHL games required to reach the mark was 424, set by Wayne Gretzky. Second quickest was Mario Lemieux, achieving the mark in his 513th game. In a sense, Gretzky was the fastest and the second fastest, as he scored his second 1000 points (the only player ever to reach 2000 points) only 433 games after scoring his first 1000 points. Of the eight defencemen to score 1000 points, the fewest number of NHL games required was 770, set by Paul Coffey.

Of the 79 players to score at least 1000 points in their career, 52 reached the mark in fewer than 1000 career games played.

Dave Andreychuk came closest to the coincidence of 1000 points in exactly 1000 games, scoring his 1000th point in game number 998.

Of those on the list, Brian Propp came closest to 'not' achieving 1000 points—reaching the mark with only eight games remaining in his final NHL season. Lanny McDonald scored his 1000th point with only ten games remaining in his final season.

Twelve players could have made the list on assists alone. Wayne Gretzky, Ron Francis, Mark Messier, Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey, Adam Oates, Steve Yzerman, Jaromir Jagr, Gordie Howe, Marcel Dionne, Mario Lemieux and Joe Sakic have had at least 1000 regular season assists in their NHL careers.

Team achievements[edit]

A total of 23 different NHL franchises have had a player score their 1000th point while playing for the franchise. Including three franchises that have changed cities, there have been 26 different teams that have celebrated a player's 1000th point.

The Detroit Red Wings have had seven players score their 1,000th point while playing for the team, and the Toronto Maple Leafs have had six different players score their 1000th point while playing for them.

Only three times have multiple players reached 1000 points on the same team in the same season. The Washington Capitals had three teammates score their career 1000th point during the 1997–98 season—Adam Oates, Phil Housley and Dale Hunter. The Toronto Maple Leafs had two teammates, Doug Gilmour and Larry Murphy, achieve the mark during the 1995–96 season. The Ottawa Senators had two teammates, Daniel Alfredsson and Alexei Kovalev, reach the mark during the 2010–11 season.

1000-point scorers[edit]

Legend
Team – Team for which the player scored 1000th point
HHOF – Year of membership into the Hockey Hall of Fame (Note: after retirement there is a three year minimum waiting period)
Game No. – Number of career games played when 1000th point was scored
Date – Date of 1000th point
GP – Career games played
G – Career goals
A – Career assists
Pts – Career points
(D) – Defenceman
  Active player, in NHL, is highlighted
Player Team HHOF Game no. Date GP G A Pts
1 Howe, GordieGordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 1972 938 Nov 27, 1960 1767 801 1049 1850
2 Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 1972 911 Mar 3, 1968 1125 507 712 1219
3 Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings 1977 1143 Feb 16, 1969 1549 456 825 1281
4 Hull, BobbyBobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 1983 909 Dec 1, 1970 1063 610 560 1170
5 Ullman, NormNorm Ullman Toronto Maple Leafs 1982 1113 Oct 16, 1971 1410 490 739 1229
6 Mikita, StanStan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks 1983 924 Oct 15, 1972 1394 541 926 1467
7 Bucyk, JohnnyJohnny Bucyk Boston Bruins 1981 1144 Nov 9, 1972 1540 556 813 1369
8 Mahovlich, FrankFrank Mahovlich Montreal Canadiens 1981 1090 Feb 17, 1973 1181 533 570 1103
9 Richard, HenriHenri Richard Montreal Canadiens 1979 1194 Dec 20, 1973 1256 358 688 1046
10 Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito Boston Bruins 1984 745 Feb 15, 1974 1282 717 873 1590
11 Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert New York Rangers 1982 1027 Feb 19, 1977 1065 406 615 1021
12 Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle Boston Bruins 1985 1007 Apr 3, 1977 1281 491 776 1267
13 Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings 1992 740 Jan 7, 1981 1348 731 1040 1771
14 Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens 1988 720 Mar 4, 1981 1126 560 793 1353
15 Clarke, BobbyBobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers 1987 922 Mar 19, 1981 1144 358 852 1210
16 Perreault, GilbertGilbert Perreault Buffalo Sabres 1990 871 Apr 3, 1982 1191 512 814 1326
17 Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler Philadelphia Flyers 1989 927 Jan 20, 1983 1096 484 637 1121
18 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers

Los Angeles Kings

1999 424

433
(857)

Dec 19, 1984
(1st 1000 points)

Oct 26, 1990
(2nd 1000 points)

1487 894 1963 2857
19 Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier New York Islanders 1997 726 Jan 29, 1985 1279 524 901 1425
20 Bossy, MikeMike Bossy New York Islanders 1991 656 Jan 24, 1986 752 573 553 1126
21 Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin (D) New York Islanders 1991 987 Apr 4, 1987 1060 310 742 1052
22 Federko, BernieBernie Federko St. Louis Blues 2002 855 Mar 19, 1988 1000 369 761 1130
23 McDonald, LannyLanny McDonald Calgary Flames 1992 1101 Mar 7, 1989 1111 500 506 1006
24 Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny Quebec Nordiques 1998 682 Oct 19, 1989 977 450 789 1239
25 Kurri, JariJari Kurri Edmonton Oilers 2001 716 Jan 2, 1990 1251 601 797 1398
26 Savard, DenisDenis Savard Chicago Blackhawks 2000 727 Mar 11, 1990 1196 473 865 1338
27 Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey (D) Pittsburgh Penguins 2004 770 Dec 22, 1990 1409 396 1135 1531
28 Messier, MarkMark Messier Edmonton Oilers 2007 822 Jan 13, 1991 1756 694 1193 1887
29 Taylor, DaveDave Taylor Los Angeles Kings 930 Feb 5, 1991 1111 431 638 1069
30 Goulet, MichelMichel Goulet Chicago Blackhawks 1998 878 Feb 23, 1991 1089 548 604 1152
31 Hawerchuk, DaleDale Hawerchuk Buffalo Sabres 2001 781 Mar 8, 1991 1188 518 891 1409
32 Smith, BobbyBobby Smith Minnesota North Stars 986 Nov 30, 1991 1077 357 679 1036
33 Gartner, MikeMike Gartner New York Rangers 2001 971 Jan 4, 1992 1432 708 627 1335
34 Bourque, RayRay Bourque (D) Boston Bruins 2004 933 Feb 29, 1992 1612 410 1169 1579
35 Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 1997 513 Mar 24, 1992 915 690 1033 1723
36 Anderson, GlennGlenn Anderson Toronto Maple Leafs 2008 954 Feb 22, 1993 1129 498 601 1099
37 Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings 2009 737 Feb 24, 1993 1514 692 1063 1755
38 Francis, RonRon Francis Pittsburgh Penguins 2007 893 Oct 28, 1993 1731 549 1249 1798
39 Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls New Jersey Devils 858 Feb 13, 1994 1127 475 734 1209
40 Ciccarelli, DinoDino Ciccarelli Detroit Red Wings 2010 957 Mar 9, 1994 1232 608 592 1200
41 Propp, BrianBrian Propp Hartford Whalers 1008 Mar 19, 1994 1016 425 579 1004
42 Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen Pittsburgh Penguins 2000 935 Feb 7, 1995 1062 502 561 1063
43 Larmer, SteveSteve Larmer New York Rangers 983 Mar 8, 1995 1006 441 571 1012
44 Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour Toronto Maple Leafs 2011 935 Dec 23, 1995 1474 450 964 1414
45 Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy (D) Toronto Maple Leafs 2004 1228 Mar 27, 1996 1615 287 929 1216
46 Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk New Jersey Devils 998 Apr 7, 1996 1639 640 698 1338
47 Oates, AdamAdam Oates Washington Capitals 2012 830 Oct 8, 1997 1337 341 1079 1420
48 Housley, PhilPhil Housley Washington Capitals 1081 Nov 8, 1997 1495 338 894 1232
49 Hunter, DaleDale Hunter Washington Capitals 1308 Jan 9, 1998 1407 323 697 1020
50 LaFontaine, PatPat LaFontaine New York Rangers 2003 847 Jan 22, 1998 865 468 545 1013
51 Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille Los Angeles Kings 2009 882 Jan 29, 1998 1431 668 726 1394
52 MacInnis, AlAl MacInnis (D) St. Louis Blues 2007 1056 Apr 7, 1998 1416 340 934 1274
53 Hull, BrettBrett Hull Dallas Stars 2009 815 Nov 14, 1998 1269 741 650 1391
54 Bellows, BrianBrian Bellows Washington Capitals 1147 Jan 2, 1999 1188 485 537 1022
55 Turgeon, PierrePierre Turgeon St. Louis Blues 881 Oct 9, 1999 1294 515 812 1327
56 Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic Colorado Avalanche 2012 810 Dec 27, 1999 1378 625 1016 1641
57 Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek Detroit Red Wings 1275 Feb 27, 2000 1424 522 541 1063
58 Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse San Jose Sharks 1090 Oct 14, 2000 1378 432 773 1205
59 Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins Still active 763 Dec 30, 2000 1473 705 1050 1755
60 Recchi, MarkMark Recchi Philadelphia Flyers 920 Mar 13, 2001 1652 577 956 1533
61 Fleury, TheorenTheoren Fleury New York Rangers 960 Oct 29, 2001 1084 455 633 1088
62 Shanahan, BrendanBrendan Shanahan Detroit Red Wings 2013 1073 Jan 12, 2002 1524 656 698 1354
63 Roenick, JeremyJeremy Roenick Philadelphia Flyers 961 Jan 30, 2002 1363 513 703 1216
64 Modano, MikeMike Modano Dallas Stars 2014 965 Nov 15, 2002 1499 561 813 1374
65 Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk New Jersey Devils 2011 1094 Feb 23, 2003 1257 564 562 1126
66 Sundin, MatsMats Sundin Toronto Maple Leafs 2012 994 Mar 10, 2003 1346 564 785 1349
67 Fedorov, SergeiSergei Fedorov Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Eligible 2015 965 Feb 14, 2004 1248 483 696 1179
68 Mogilny, AlexanderAlexander Mogilny Toronto Maple Leafs 946 Mar 15, 2004 990 473 559 1032
69 Leetch, BrianBrian Leetch (D) Boston Bruins 2009 1151 Oct 18, 2005 1205 247 781 1028
70 Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Eligible 2017 928 Jan 30, 2006 1451 684 773 1457
71 Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour Carolina Hurricanes 1202 Nov 4, 2006 1484 452 732 1184
72 Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk St. Louis Blues 1077 Nov 30, 2008 1201 538 527 1065
73 Weight, DougDoug Weight New York Islanders 1168 Jan 2, 2009 1238 278 755 1033
74 Lidstrom, NicklasNicklas Lidstrom (D) Detroit Red Wings Eligible 2015 1336 Oct 15, 2009 1564 264 878 1142
75 Alfredsson, DanielDaniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators Still active 1009 Oct 22, 2010 1246 444 713 1157
76 Kovalev, AlexeiAlexei Kovalev Ottawa Senators Eligible 2016 1249 Nov 22, 2010 1316 430 599 1029
77 Iginla, JaromeJarome Iginla Calgary Flames Still active 1103 Apr 1, 2011 1310 560 607 1167
78 Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton San Jose Sharks Still active 994 Apr 8, 2011 1207 342 852 1194
79 Whitney, RayRay Whitney Phoenix Coyotes Still active 1226 Mar 31, 2012 1330 385 679 1064
  • † This was Gretzky's 857th game overall, but only his 433rd game after achieving his first 1,000 points.

Active players within 100 points at the end of the 2013–14 season[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts
Marian Hossa Chicago Blackhawks 1090 464 531 995
Patrik Elias New Jersey Devils 1155 393 590 983
Martin St. Louis New York Rangers 1060 370 611 981
Patrick Marleau San Jose Sharks 1247 437 494 931
Vincent Lecavalier Philadelphia Flyers 1106 403 508 911

Retired players within 100 points[edit]

These are players who are now retired that came within 100 points of reaching 1000 for their career. They are listed with the NHL team for which they played the most games.

Player Team Final season HHOF GP G A Pts
Paul Kariya Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2009–10 989 402 587 989
Rick Middleton Boston Bruins 1987–88 1005 448 540 988
Dave Keon Toronto Maple Leafs 1981–82 1986 1296 396 590 986
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers 1970–71 1978 1069 349 624 973
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens 1959–60 1961 978 544 421 965
Kirk Muller New Jersey Devils 2002–03 1349 357 602 959
Larry Robinson (D) Montreal Canadiens 1991–92 1995 1384 208 750 958
Rick Tocchet Philadelphia Flyers 2001–02 1144 440 512 952
Chris Chelios (D) Chicago Blackhawks 2009–10 2013 1651 185 763 948
Jason Arnott New Jersey Devils 2011–12 Eligible 2015 1244 417 521 938
Steve Thomas Toronto Maple Leafs 2003–04 1235 421 512 933
Neal Broten Minnesota North Stars 1996–97 1099 289 634 923
Bobby Orr (D) Boston Bruins 1978–79 1979 657 270 645 915
Gary Roberts Calgary Flames 2008–09 1224 438 472 910
Scott Stevens (D) New Jersey Devils 2003–04 2007 1635 196 712 908
Tony Amonte Chicago Blackhawks 2006–07 1174 416 484 900

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