List of NHL players with 1000 assists

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The following is a list of ice hockey players who have recorded 1,000 assists in the National Hockey League, as of the midway point of the 2016–17 NHL season. All of the players listed below are honoured in the Hockey Hall of Fame, except Joe Thornton, who is active with the San Jose Sharks, and Jaromir Jagr, who is still active with the Florida Panthers. Jagr is also the only non-Canadian player with 1000 career assists.

Player Team
(at time of 1,000th assist)
GP G A Pts
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 1487 894 1963 2857
Francis, RonRon Francis Pittsburgh Penguins 1731 549 1249 1798
Messier, MarkMark Messier Edmonton Oilers 1756 694 1193 1887
Bourque, RayRay Bourque Boston Bruins 1612 410 1169 1579
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr Florida Panthers 1697 763 1142 1905
Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey Detroit Red Wings 1409 396 1135 1531
Oates, AdamAdam Oates Washington Capitals 1337 341 1079 1420
Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings 1514 692 1063 1755
Howe, GordieGordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 1767 801 1049 1850
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings 1348 731 1040 1771
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 915 690 1033 1723
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic Colorado Avalanche 1378 625 1016 1641
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton San Jose Sharks 1436 383 1005 1388

Retired players within 100 assists[edit]

These are players who are now retired that came within 100 assists of reaching 1,000 for their career. They are listed with the NHL team for which they played the most games.

Player Team Final season GP G A Pts
Doug Gilmour Toronto Maple Leafs 2002–03 1474 450 964 1414
Mark Recchi Philadelphia Flyers 2010–11 1652 577 956 1533
Al MacInnis Calgary Flames 2003–04 1416 340 934 1274
Larry Murphy Washington Capitals 2000–01 1615 287 929 1216
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks 1979–80 1394 541 926 1467
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders 1993–94 1279 524 901 1425