List of NHL records (individual)

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This is a list of individual records recognized by the National Hockey League through the end of the 2015–16 NHL season.

Seasons[edit]

Games[edit]

  • Most games: Gordie Howe, 1,767
  • Most games, including playoffs: Mark Messier, 1,992
  • Most playoff games: Chris Chelios, 266
  • Most games played in a single NHL season, not including playoffs: Jimmy Carson (1992–93) and Bob Kudelski (1993–94), 86
  • Most consecutive games: Doug Jarvis (October 8, 1975 – October 10, 1987), 964
  • Most consecutive games by a defenceman: Jay Bouwmeester, 737[2]
  • Oldest player to play a game: Gordie Howe, 52 years, 11 days
  • Most games by a coach in the Stanley Cup Final: Dick Irvin (Chicago (5), Toronto (29), Montreal (43)), 77
  • Most games played in the Finals: Red Kelly (Detroit (37), Toronto (28)), Henri Richard (Montreal), 65
  • Most games won by a coach in the Stanley Cup Finals: Scotty Bowman (Montreal (20), Pittsburgh (4), Detroit (12)), 36

Stanley Cup[edit]

  • Most Stanley Cup wins, as a player: Henri Richard Montreal Canadiens, (1956, 57, 58, 59, 60, 65, 66, 68, 69, 71, 73) 11
  • Most Stanley Cup wins, as a non-player: Scotty Bowman (Montreal: 1973, 76, 77, 78, 79 (Coach); Pittsburgh: 1991, 92 (Head Coach/Director of Player Development-Recruitment); Detroit: 1997, 98, 2002, 08 (Head Coach/Director of Player Development-Recruitment/Consultant); Chicago: 2010, 13, 15 (Consultant)), 14
  • Most Stanley Cup wins, combined player or non-player: Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens (Player: 1956, 57, 58, 59, 60, 65, 66, 68, 69, 71; Executive: 1973, 76, 77, 78, 79, 86, 93), 17

Won the Stanley Cup with the highest number of different teams

  • Player - Jack Marshall (Winnipeg Victorias 1901, Montreal AAA 1902, 1903, Montreal Wanderers 1907, 1910, Toronto Blueshirts 1914) and Hap Holmes (Toronto Blueshirts 1914, Seattle Metropolitans 1917, Toronto Arenas 1918, Victoria Cougars 1925), 4
  • Player/Non-Player - Al Arbour (Player: Detroit 1954, Chicago 1961, Toronto 1962, 1964; Coach: New York Islanders 1980, 81, 82, 83), 4
  • Non-Player - Tommy Gorman (Ottawa Senators: 1920, 1921, 1923 (Manager); Chicago: 1935 (Manager); Montreal Maroons: 1936 (Manager/Coach); Montreal Canadiens: 1944, 1946 (Manager) and Scotty Bowman (Montreal: 1973, 76, 77, 78, 79 (Coach); Pittsburgh: 1991, 92 (Head Coach/Director of Player Development-Recruitment); Detroit: 1997, 98, 2002, 08 (Head Coach/Director of Player Development-Recruitment/Consultant); Chicago: 2010, 13, 15 (Consultant)), 4

NHL Awards[edit]

Goals[edit]

Assists[edit]

Points[edit]

Plus/minus[edit]

Power-play goals[edit]

Shorthanded goals[edit]

Overtime[edit]

Goals/assists/points by position[edit]



  • Most goals by a right wing, career: Gordie Howe, 801
  • Most goals by a right wing, one season: Brett Hull (1990–91), 86
  • Most assists by a right wing, career: Jaromir Jagr, 1,149
  • Most assists by a right wing, one season: Jaromir Jagr (1995–96), 87
  • Most points by a right wing, career: Jaromir Jagr, 1,914
  • Most points by a right wing, one season: Jaromir Jagr (1995–96), 149



  • Most goals by a goaltender regular season career: Martin Brodeur (Feb. 15, 2000 & Mar. 21, 2013), 2
  • Most goals by a goaltender in the playoffs: Ron Hextall (Apr. 11, 1989) and Martin Brodeur (Apr. 17, 1997), 1
  • Most goals by a goaltender career, including playoffs: Martin Brodeur, 3
  • Most assists by a goaltender, one season: Grant Fuhr, 14
  • Most assists by a goaltender, regular season career: Tom Barrasso, 48
  • Most assists by a goaltender playoffs one season Martin Brodeur (2011–12), 4
  • Most assists by a goaltender, playoffs career: Grant Fuhr, 14
  • Most assists by a goaltender, career, including playoffs: Grant Fuhr (46 regular season, 14 playoffs), 60
  • Most assists by a goaltender, one game Jeff Reese (Feb. 10, 1993), 3
  • Most points by a goaltender, one season: Grant Fuhr (1983–84), 14
  • Most points by a goaltender regular season career: Tom Barrasso, 48 - all assists
  • Most points by a goaltender regular season one season: Grant Fuhr (1983–84), 14 - all assists
  • Most points by a goaltender career, including playoffs Grant Fuhr (46 regular season, 14 playoffs), 60
  • Most points by a goaltender regular season one game: Jeff Reese (Feb. 10, 1993), 3 - all assists
  • Most points by a goaltender playoffs one season Martin Brodeur (2011–12), 4 - all assists
  • Most points by a goaltender, one game: Jeff Reese (Feb. 10, 1993), 3 - all assists

Records by a rookie[edit]

  • Most goals by a rookie, one season: Teemu Selanne (1992–93), 76
  • Most goals by a player in his first NHL season, one game: Howie Meeker (Jan. 8, 1947) and Don Murdoch (Oct. 12, 1976), 5
  • Most goals by a player in his first NHL game: Auston Matthews (Oct. 12, 2016), 4
  • Most assists by a rookie, one season: Peter Stastny (1980–81) and Joe Juneau (1992–93), 70 (Wayne Gretzky had 86 assists (1979–80), but is not considered a rookie because he had previously played a season in the WHA)
  • Most assists by a player in his first NHL season, one game: Wayne Gretzky (Feb. 15, 1980), 7
  • Most assists by a player in his first NHL game: Dutch Reibel (Oct. 8, 1953), 4
  • Most points by a rookie, one season: Teemu Selanne (1992–93), 132 (Wayne Gretzky had 137 points (1979–80), but is not considered a rookie because he had previously played a season in the WHA)
  • Most goals by a rookie, one playoff season: Dino Ciccarelli (1981), 14
  • Most assists by a rookie, one playoff season: Ville Leino (2010), 14
  • Most points by a rookie, one playoff season: Dino Ciccarelli (1981), Ville Leino (2010), and Jake Guentzel (2017), 21
  • Most points by a player in his first NHL season, one game: Peter Stastny and Anton Stastny (Feb. 22, 1981), 8
  • Most points by a player in his first NHL game: Al Hill (Feb. 14, 1977), 5
  • Most goals by a rookie defenceman, one season: Brian Leetch (1988–89), 23
  • Most assists by a rookie defenceman, one season: Larry Murphy (1980–81), 60
  • Most points by a rookie defenceman, one season: Larry Murphy (1980–81), 76
  • Longest goal scoring streak in his first NHL Season: Joe Malone (1917–18), 14 games
  • Longest point streak by a rookie, one season: Paul Stastny (Feb. 3, 2007 – Mar. 17, 2007), 20 games
  • Longest point streak by an eighteen-year-old: Nathan MacKinnon (Jan. 10, 2014 – Mar. 6, 2014), 13 games
  • Longest point streak by a rookie defenceman: Shayne Gostisbehere (Jan. 19, 2016 – Feb. 20, 2016), 15 games

Points/goals/assists per game average[edit]

  • Highest goals-per-game average, career (among players with 200-or-more goals): Mike Bossy, .762
  • Highest goals-per-game average including playoffs, career (among players with 200-or-more goals): Mario Lemieux, .749
  • Highest goals-per-game average, one season (among players with 20-or-more goals): Joe Malone (1917–18), 2.20
  • Highest goals-per-game average, one season (among players with 50-or-more goals): Wayne Gretzky (1983–84), 1.18
  • Highest assists-per-game average, career (among players with 300-or-more assists): Wayne Gretzky, 1.320
  • Highest assists-per-game average, one season (among players with 35-or-more assists): Wayne Gretzky (1985–86), 2.04
  • Highest points-per-game average, career (among players with 500-or-more points): Wayne Gretzky, 1.921
  • Highest points-per-game average, one season (among players with 50-or-more-points): Wayne Gretzky (1983–84), 2.77

Milestone goal seasons[edit]

Hat trick or better games[edit]

  • Most three-or-more goal games, career: Wayne Gretzky, 50
  • Most three-or-more goal games, playoffs career: Wayne Gretzky, 10
  • Most three-or-more goal games, one season: Wayne Gretzky (1981–82 and 1983–84), 10
  • Most three-or-more goal games, one playoffs season: Jari Kurri (1985), 4
  • Most three-or-more goal games, one playoff series: Jari Kurri (1985), 3
  • Most four-or-more goal games, one season: Mario Lemieux (1992–93), 3

Goal/assist/point streaks[edit]

  • Longest consecutive goal-scoring streak from start of NHL career: Joe Malone (1917–18), 14 games
  • Longest consecutive goal-scoring streak: Punch Broadbent, 16 games (1921–22)
  • Longest consecutive goal-scoring streak, one playoff season: Reggie Leach 10 games (1976)
  • Longest consecutive goal-scoring streak by a defenceman: Mike Green (2008–09), 8 games
  • Longest consecutive assist-scoring streak: Wayne Gretzky (1990–91), 23 games
  • Longest consecutive point-scoring streak: Wayne Gretzky (1983–84), 51 games
  • Longest consecutive point-scoring streak, one playoff season: Bryan Trottier (1981), 18 games
  • Longest consecutive point-scoring streak from start of season: Wayne Gretzky (1983–84), 51 games
  • Longest consecutive point-scoring streak by a defenceman from start of season: John-Michael Liles (2010–11), 9 games
  • Longest consecutive point-scoring streak by a defenceman: Paul Coffey (1985–86), 28 games
  • Longest consecutive point-scoring streak by a rookie forward: Paul Stastny (2006–07), 20 games
  • Longest consecutive point-scoring streak by a rookie defenceman: Shayne Gostisbehere (2015–16), 15 games

Fastest goals[edit]

Shots[edit]

Hits[edit]

Blocked Shots[edit]

Penalty Shots[edit]

Penalty minutes[edit]

Goaltending[edit]

  • Most wins by a goaltender regular season career: Martin Brodeur, 691
  • Most wins by a goaltender playoffs career: Patrick Roy, 151
  • Most wins by a goaltender career, including playoffs: Martin Brodeur 804
  • Best Winning Percentage (minimum 250 played): Ken Dryden .758 in 397 games played
  • Best Winning Percentage (minimum 500 games played): Chris Osgood .636 in 744 games played
  • Most wins by a goaltender, one season: Martin Brodeur (2006–07) and Braden Holtby (2015–16), 48
  • Most wins by a goaltender, career, in the Finals: Jacques Plante, 25
  • Most wins by a goaltender, expansion team season: Ron Tugnutt (2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets), 22
  • Most ties, career: Terry Sawchuk, 172
  • Most shutouts regular season career: Martin Brodeur 125
  • Most shutouts playoffs career: Martin Brodeur 24
  • Most shutouts, including playoffs career: Martin Brodeur 149
  • Most shutouts, one regular season: George Hainsworth (1928–29), 22
  • Most shutouts, one playoff season: Martin Brodeur (2002–03), 7
  • Most games appeared in by a goaltender, career regular season: Martin Brodeur, 1,265
  • Most games appeared in by a goaltender, career playoffs: Patrick Roy, 247
  • Most games appeared in by a goaltender career, including playoffs Martin Brodeur, 1,470
  • Most games appeared in by a goaltender career, in the Finals: Jacques Plante (Montreal(38), St. Louis(3)), 41
  • Most consecutive complete games by a goaltender: Glenn Hall, 502 (1955–1962)
  • Most games appeared in by a goaltender, one regular season: Grant Fuhr, 79 (1995–96)
  • Most games appeared in by a goaltender, one playoff season Ron Hextall (1986–87) and Jonathan Quick (2013–14), 26
  • Most minutes played by a goaltender, career: Martin Brodeur, 74,380
  • Most minutes played by a goaltender, one season: Martin Brodeur (2006–07), 4,697
  • Longest continuous shutout by a goaltender: Alec Connell (7 games, 2 periods) (1927–28), 461 minutes, 29 seconds
  • Longest continuous shutout by a goaltender at start of NHL career: Matt Hackett (December 6 & 8, 2011), 102 minutes, 48 seconds
  • Longest winning streak by a goaltender, one season: Gilles Gilbert (1975–76), 17 games
  • Longest winning streak to start a season: Carey Price (2016–17), 10 games
  • Longest undefeated streak by a goaltender, one season: Gerry Cheevers (24 wins, 8 ties 1971–72), 32 games
  • Longest undefeated streak by a goaltender in his first NHL season: Grant Fuhr (15 wins, 8 ties 1981–82), 23 games
  • Longest undefeated streak by a goaltender from start of career: Patrick Lalime (14 wins, 2 ties 1996–97), 16 games
  • Most 20-or-more win seasons by a goaltender Martin Brodeur, 16
  • Most consecutive 20-or-more win seasons by a goaltender: Martin Brodeur (1995–2008) and Henrik Lundqvist (2005–2017), 12
  • Most 30-or-more win seasons by a goaltender: Martin Brodeur 14
  • Most consecutive 30-or-more win seasons by a goaltender: Martin Brodeur (1995–2008), 12
  • Most consecutive 30-or-more win seasons to start a career: Henrik Lundqvist (2005–2012), 7
  • Most 40-or-more win seasons by a goaltender: Martin Brodeur 8
  • Most consecutive 40-or-more win seasons by a goaltender: Martin Brodeur (2005–2008) and Evgeni Nabokov (2007–10), 3
  • Most consecutive wins by a goaltender in his rookie season: Bill Durnan (1943–44), 10
  • Most consecutive wins by a goaltender in his first NHL season: George Hainsworth (1926–27), 11
  • Most losses by a goaltender regular season career: Martin Brodeur, 397
  • Most losses by a goaltender, one season: Gary Smith (1970–71), 48
  • Most home games played by a goaltender, one season: Roberto Luongo (2006–07), 41
  • Most shots faced by a goaltender, in a regular season game: Sam LoPresti (Mar. 4, 1941), 83
  • Most shots faced by a goaltender, in a season: Roberto Luongo (2005–06), 2,488
  • Most shots faced by a goaltender, in a playoff game: Normie Smith (Mar. 24, 1936), 92
  • Most saves by a goaltender career: Martin Brodeur,28,928
  • Most saves by a goaltender playoffs career: Patrick Roy, 6,561
  • Most saves by a goaltender, including playoffs career: Martin Brodeur, 33,758
  • Most saves by a goaltender, in a regular season game: Sam LoPresti (Mar. 4, 1941), 80
  • Most saves by a goaltender, in a playoff game: Normie Smith (Mar. 24, 1936), 92
  • Most saves by a goaltender, in a playoffs overtime game shutout: Normie Smith (Mar. 24, 1936), 92
  • Most saves by a goaltender, in a regular season shutout: Ben Scrivens (Jan. 29, 2014), 59
  • Most saves by a goaltender, in a season: Roberto Luongo (2003–04), 2,303
  • Most saves by a goaltender, in a playoff run: Tim Thomas (2011), 798
  • Most saves by a goaltender, in a Stanley Cup finals series: Tim Thomas (2011), 238
  • Highest save percentage, in a regular season: Craig Anderson (2013), .941
  • Highest save percentage, playoffs (minimum 10 games): Jonathan Quick (2012), .946
  • Lowest goals-against average in a season (minimum 20 games): George Hainsworth, 0.92
  • Lowest goals-against average playoffs (minimum 10 games): Frank Brimsek, 1.25
  • Highest goals-against average in a season (minimum 20 games): Frank Brophy, 7.11
  • Highest goals-against average playoffs (minimum 10 games): Murray Bannerman, 4.77
  • Most overtime wins: Roberto Luongo, 49
  • Most penalty minutes by a goaltender regular season career: Ron Hextall, 584
  • Most penalty minutes by a goaltender playoffs career: Ron Hextall, 115
  • Most penalty minutes by a goaltender career, including playoffs: Ron Hextall (584 regular season, 115 playoffs), 699
  • Most penalty minutes by a goaltender one season Ron Hextall (1988–89), 113
  • Most penalty minutes by a goaltender one playoff season Ron Hextall (1986–87), 43
  • Youngest goaltender to win 300 regular-season games: Martin Brodeur 29 yrs., 7 mos.
  • Youngest goaltender to win 400 regular-season games: Martin Brodeur 31 yrs., 10 mos.
  • Youngest goaltender to win 500 regular-season games: Martin Brodeur 35 yrs., 6 mos.
  • Youngest goaltender to win 600 regular-season games: Martin Brodeur 37 yrs., 11 mos.
  • Quickest goaltender to win 400 regular-season games: Henrik Lundqvist 727
  • Most Stanley Cup finals series played by a goaltender: Jacques Plante (Montreal: 8 (1953, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60); St. Louis: 2 (1969, 70)), 10
  • Most Stanley Cup consecutive finals series played by a goaltender: Jacques Plante (Montreal (1953, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60), 8

Shootout[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Individual All Time Career Records (1918 - 2011)". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jay Bouwmeester". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hart Memorial Trophy". nhl.com. July 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ted Lindsay Award". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Conn Smythe Trophy". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ "James Norris Trophy". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Maurice Richard Trophy". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Art Ross Trophy". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Frank J. Selke Trophy". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Lady Byng Trophy". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  11. ^ "William M. Jennings Trophy". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Vezina Trophy". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Jack Adams Award". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  14. ^ "NHL Player Defensive Statistics". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 

Sources[edit]

  • NHL Official Guide and Record Book, 2016