All-time National Hockey League Goal Scorers

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

Steven C. Beer has served as a partner at Franklin Weinrib Rudell and Vassallo in New York City since 2012. Beyond his work as an attorney, Steven C. Beer enjoys staying active through ice hockey.

No player in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL) has scored more goals than Canadian forward Wayne Gretzky. Active from 1978 through 1999, Gretzky scored 583 goals with the Edmonton Oilers before ending his career with 894 total goals. Gretzky led the league in scoring five times in his career and recorded nine seasons of scoring at least 51 goals.

Gretzky is followed on the NHL scoring list by Gordie Howe. Howe spent 25 of his 32-season career with the Detroit Red Wings, scoring a total of 801 goals. Howe had a slower start to his goal-scoring career compared to Gretzky but soon amassed five league scoring titles of his own. He managed his decline better than Gretzky, scoring at least 15 goals in each of his last three seasons.

Additional scorers on the NHL all-time goals leader list include Jaromir Jagr, Brett Hull, and Marcel Dionne. With 611 goals, number 16 Jarome Iginla is the highest-ranked active player on the list.


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