List of past NHL scoring leaders

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The following are lists showing the point- and goal-scoring leaders of the National Hockey League before the league issued trophies for such achievements. The point-scoring leader has been awarded the Art Ross Trophy since the 1947–48 NHL season, and the goal-scoring leader has been awarded the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy since the 1998–99 NHL season.

NHL point-scoring leaders (1918–1947)[edit]

These are the point-scoring leaders of the NHL from the league's first season (1917–18) until the 1946–47 season. Beginning with the 1947–48 NHL season, the point scoring leader was awarded the Art Ross Trophy.

Season Winner Team Points Win #
1917–18 Joe Malone Montreal Canadiens 48 1
1918–19 Newsy Lalonde Montreal Canadiens 32 1
1919–20 Joe Malone Quebec Bulldogs 49 2
1920–21 Newsy Lalonde Montreal Canadiens 43 2
1921–22 Punch Broadbent Ottawa Senators 46 1
1922–23 Babe Dye Toronto St. Pats 37 1
1923–24 Cy Denneny Ottawa Senators 24 1
1924–25 Babe Dye Toronto St. Pats 44 2
1925–26 Nels Stewart Montreal Maroons 42 1
1926–27 Bill Cook New York Rangers 37 1
1927–28 Howie Morenz Montreal Canadiens 51 1
1928–29 Ace Bailey Toronto Maple Leafs 32 1
1929–30 Cooney Weiland Boston Bruins 73 1
1930–31 Howie Morenz Montreal Canadiens 51 2
1931–32 Harvey Jackson Toronto Maple Leafs 53 1
1932–33 Bill Cook New York Rangers 50 2
1933–34 Charlie Conacher Toronto Maple Leafs 52 1
1934–35 Charlie Conacher Toronto Maple Leafs 57 2
1935–36 Sweeney Schriner New York Americans 45 1
1936–37 Sweeney Schriner New York Americans 46 2
1937–38 Gordie Drillon Toronto Maple Leafs 52 1
1938–39 Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens 47 1
1939–40 Milt Schmidt Boston Bruins 52 1
1940–41 Bill Cowley Boston Bruins 62 1
1941–42 Bryan Hextall New York Rangers 56 1
1942–43 Doug Bentley Chicago Blackhawks 73 1
1943–44 Herb Cain Boston Bruins 82 1
1944–45 Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens 80 1
1945–46 Max Bentley Chicago Blackhawks 72 1
1946–47 Max Bentley Chicago Blackhawks 61 2

NHL goal-scoring leaders (1918–1998)[edit]

These are the goal-scoring leaders of the NHL from the league's first season (1917–18) until the 1997–98 season. Beginning with the 1998–99 NHL season, the goal-scoring leader was awarded the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy.

= 5-time (or more) winners
Maurice Richard, the namesake for the current trophy, was the NHL's leading goal scorer five times
Wayne Gretzky, five-time leading scorer
Season Winner Team Goals Win #
1917–18 Joe Malone Montreal Canadiens 44 1
1918–19 Odie Cleghorn Montreal Canadiens 23 1
Newsy Lalonde Montreal Canadiens 23 1
1919–20 Joe Malone Quebec Bulldogs 39 2
1920–21 Babe Dye Hamilton Tigers/Toronto St. Patricks 35 1
1921–22 Punch Broadbent Ottawa Senators 32 1
1922–23 Babe Dye Toronto St. Patricks 26 2
1923–24 Cy Denneny Ottawa Senators 22 1
1924–25 Babe Dye Toronto St. Patricks 38 3
1925–26 Nels Stewart Montreal Maroons 34 1
1926–27 Bill Cook New York Rangers 33 1
1927–28 Howie Morenz Montreal Canadiens 33 1
1928–29 Ace Bailey Toronto Maple Leafs 22 1
1929–30 Cooney Weiland Boston Bruins 43 1
1930–31 Charlie Conacher Toronto Maple Leafs 31 1
1931–32 Charlie Conacher Toronto Maple Leafs 34 2
Bill Cook New York Rangers 34 2
1932–33 Bill Cook New York Rangers 28 3
1933–34 Charlie Conacher Toronto Maple Leafs 32 3
1934–35 Charlie Conacher Toronto Maple Leafs 36 4
1935–36 Charlie Conacher Toronto Maple Leafs 23 5
Bill Thoms Toronto Maple Leafs 23 1
1936–37 Larry Aurie Detroit Red Wings 23 1
Nels Stewart Boston Bruins/New York Americans 23 2
1937–38 Gordie Drillon Toronto Maple Leafs 26 1
1938–39 Roy Conacher Boston Bruins 26 1
1939–40 Bryan Hextall New York Rangers 24 1
1940–41 Bryan Hextall New York Rangers 26 2
1941–42 Lynn Patrick New York Rangers 32 1
1942–43 Doug Bentley Chicago Black Hawks 33 1
1943–44 Doug Bentley Chicago Black Hawks 38 2
1944–45 Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens 50 1
1945–46 Gaye Stewart Toronto Maple Leafs 37 1
1946–47 Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens 45 2
1947–48 Ted Lindsay Detroit Red Wings 33 1
1948–49 Sid Abel Detroit Red Wings 28 1
1949–50 Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens 43 3
1950–51 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 43 1
1951–52 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 47 2
1952–53 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 49 3
1953–54 Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens 37 4
1954–55 Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens 38 5
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens 38 1
1955–56 Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 47 1
1956–57 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 44 4
1957–58 Dickie Moore Montreal Canadiens 36 1
1958–59 Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 45 2
1959–60 Bronco Horvath Boston Bruins 39 1
Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 39 1
1960–61 Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens 50 2
1961–62 Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 50 2
1962–63 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 38 5
1963–64 Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 43 3
1964–65 Norm Ullman Detroit Red Wings 42 1
1965–66 Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 54 4
1966–67 Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 52 5
1967–68 Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 44 6
1968–69 Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 58 7
1969–70 Phil Esposito Boston Bruins 43 1
1970–71 Phil Esposito Boston Bruins 76 2
1971–72 Phil Esposito Boston Bruins 66 3
1972–73 Phil Esposito Boston Bruins 55 4
1973–74 Phil Esposito Boston Bruins 68 5
1974–75 Phil Esposito Boston Bruins 61 6
1975–76 Reggie Leach Philadelphia Flyers 61 1
1976–77 Steve Shutt Montreal Canadiens 60 1
1977–78 Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens 60 1
1978–79 Mike Bossy New York Islanders 69 1
1979–80 Danny Gare Buffalo Sabres 56 1
Charlie Simmer Los Angeles Kings 56 1
Blaine Stoughton Hartford Whalers 56 1
1980–81 Mike Bossy New York Islanders 68 2
1981–82 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 92 1
1982–83 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 71 2
1983–84 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 87 3
1984–85 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 73 4
1985–86 Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers 68 1
1986–87 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 62 5
1987–88 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 70 1
1988–89 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 85 2
1989–90 Brett Hull St. Louis Blues 72 1
1990–91 Brett Hull St. Louis Blues 86 2
1991–92 Brett Hull St. Louis Blues 70 3
1992–93 Alexander Mogilny Buffalo Sabres 76 1
Teemu Selanne Winnipeg Jets 76 1
1993–94 Pavel Bure Vancouver Canucks 60 1
1994–95 Peter Bondra Washington Capitals 34 1
1995–96 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 69 3
1996–97 Keith Tkachuk Phoenix Coyotes 52 1
1997–98 Peter Bondra Washington Capitals 52 2
Teemu Selanne Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 52 2

1998–present[edit]

Notes[edit]