List of NHL players with 1000 points
The List of National Hockey League (NHL) players with 1,000 points is a list of the individual players who have scored at least 1,000 regular season points during their career in the NHL. A point in the NHL is awarded to a player for scoring a goal or to the player(s) that assists a player to score the goal; a maximum of two “assists” can be awarded per goal.
As of the completion of the 2014–15 season — the 97th regular season of play of the NHL — a total of 82 different ice hockey players have scored at least 1,000 regular season points in their NHL career.
A 1,000 point career was first achieved in the 44th year of the NHL (1960–61), when Gordie Howe scored his 1,000th point in his 938th lifetime game played. The first (of only eight) defenceman to reach 1,000 points was Denis Potvin, playing in his 987th game during the 70th year of the NHL (1986–87).
The most recent player to reach 1,000 points was Patrik Eliáš of the New Jersey Devils. He did so on January 6, 2015 against the Buffalo Sabres.
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 1,000th career point. Of these 16, there were six seasons between Gordie Howe and the second player, Jean Beliveau, to make it to the 1,000 point mark.
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 1,000 points (the only player ever to reach 2,000 points) only 433 games after scoring his first 1,000 points. Of the eight defencemen to score 1,000 points, the fewest number of NHL games required was 770, set by Paul Coffey.
Of the 82 players to score at least 1,000 points in their career, 52 reached the mark in fewer than 1,000 career games played.
Dave Andreychuk came closest to the coincidence of 1,000 points in exactly 1,000 games, scoring his 1,000th point in game number 998.
Of those on the list, Brian Propp came closest to 'not' achieving 1,000 points — reaching the mark with only eight games remaining in his final NHL season. Lanny McDonald scored his 1,000th 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 1,000 regular season assists in their NHL careers.
A total of 23 different NHL franchises have had a player score their 1,000th 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 1,000th 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 1,000th point while playing for them.
Only three times have multiple players reached 1,000 points on the same team in the same season. The Washington Capitals had three teammates score their career 1,000th 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.
- Team – Team for which the player scored 1,000th 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 1,000th point was scored
- Date – Date of 1,000th point
- GP – Career games played
- G – Career goals
- A – Career assists
- Pts – Career points
- (D) – Defenceman
(Table updated as of the completion of the 2014–15 NHL season.)
|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||1999||424
|Dec 19, 1984
(1st 1,000 points)
Oct 26, 1990
|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 (D)||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||1550||722||1080||1802|
|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||Eligible 2017||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||1392||589||637||1226|
|78||Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton||San Jose Sharks||Still active||994||Apr 8, 2011||1285||358||901||1259|
|79||Whitney, RayRay Whitney||Phoenix Coyotes||Eligible 2017||1226||Mar 31, 2012||1330||385||679||1064|
|80||Hossa, MarianMarian Hossa||Chicago Blackhawks||Still active||1100||Oct 30, 2014||1172||486||570||1056|
|81||St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis||New York Rangers||Still active||1082||Nov 28, 2014||1134||391||642||1033|
|82||Eliáš, PatrikPatrik Eliáš||New Jersey Devils||Still active||1187||Jan 6, 2015||1224||406||611||1017|
- † This was Gretzky's 857th game overall, but only his 433rd game after achieving his first 1,000 points.
Other active players within 100 points at the end of the 2014–15 season
|Patrick Marleau||San Jose Sharks||1329||456||532||988|
|Vincent Lecavalier||Philadelphia Flyers||1163||411||520||931|
|Henrik Sedin||Vancouver Canucks||1092||211||704||915|
|Brad Richards||Chicago Blackhawks||1058||288||616||904|
Retired players within 100 points
These are players who are now retired that came within 100 points of reaching 1,000 for their career. They are listed with the NHL team for which they played the most games.
- "NHL Statistics, Career Points". NHL.com. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "Flames' Iginla reaches 1,000-point mark". NHL.com. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "Joe Thornton scores 1,000th NHL point". NHL.com. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "Coyotes' Whitney joins 1,000-point club". NHL.com. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "Hossa gets 1,000th point; Blackhawks top Senators". NHL.com. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "Rangers forward St. Louis scores 1,000th point". NHL.com. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "Devils' Elias gets 1,000th point in win vs. Sabres". NHL.com. Retrieved April 15, 2015.