List of NHL players with 1,000 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 (NHL).[1]

Players with 1,000 NHL assists[edit]

As of completion of the 2021–22 season, 13 players have recorded 1,000 assists while playing in the NHL.

Jagr is also the only non-Canadian player with 1,000 career assists.

Player Team
(at time of 1,000th assist)
Final NHL season HHOF GP G A Pts
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 1998–99 1999 1,487 894 1,963 2,857
Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins 2003–04 2007 1,731 549 1,249 1,798
Mark Messier Vancouver Canucks 2003–04 2007 1,756 694 1,193 1,887
Ray Bourque Boston Bruins 2000–01 2004 1,612 410 1,169 1,579
Jaromir Jagr Dallas Stars 2017–18 still active (ELH) 1,733 766 1,155 1,921
Paul Coffey Detroit Red Wings 2000–01 2004 1,409 396 1,135 1,531
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks free agent[a] eligible in 2025 1,714 430 1,109 1,539
Adam Oates Washington Capitals 2003–04 2012 1,337 341 1,079 1,420
Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings 2005–06 2009 1,514 692 1,063 1,755
Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 1979–80 1972[b] 1,767 801 1,049 1,850
Marcel Dionne New York Rangers 1988–89 1992 1,348 731 1,040 1,771
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 2005–06 1997[c] 915 690 1,033 1,723
Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche 2008–09 2012 1,378 625 1,016 1,641
  1. ^ As of the 2022–23 season, Joe Thornton is an unsigned free agent still looking to play with an NHL team. He last played in the NHL in 2021–22.
  2. ^ Gordie Howe initially retired from hockey at the end of the 1970–71 season and was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972. He returned to playing professional hockey, in the World Hockey Association, in 1973–74, where he played until returning to the NHL for the 1979–80 season.
  3. ^ Mario Lemieux initially retired from hockey at the end of the 1996–97 season and was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997. He returned as an NHL owner in 1999, then returned to playing in the NHL in the 2000–01 season.

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 NHL season HHOF GP G A Pts
Doug Gilmour Toronto Maple Leafs 2002–03 2011 1,474 450 964 1,414
Mark Recchi Philadelphia Flyers 2010–11 2017 1,652 577 956 1,533
Al MacInnis Calgary Flames 2003–04 2007 1,416 340 934 1,274
Larry Murphy Washington Capitals 2000–01 2004 1,615 287 929 1,216
Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks 1979–80 1983 1,394 541 926 1,467
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders 1993–94 1997 1,279 524 901 1,425

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL & WHA Career Leaders and Records for Assists". Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.