How good was Wayne Gretzky? NHL records held or shared by the Great One

You don’t just get nicknamed “the Great One” for no reason. Wayne Gretzky truly is the greatest hockey player that ever was.

The four-time Stanley Cup champion’s name is written all over the NHL record and history book. Gretzky truly was a generational talent, the likes of which one may never see again in the NHL. 

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Over a 20-year career with four different teams, Gretzky collected quite a bit of hardware. In addition to the four Cup rings, he earned nine Hart Trophies, 10 Art Ross Trophies, two Conn Smythe Trophies, five Lester B. Pearson Awards (now known as the Ted Lindsay Award) and a Lady Byng Trophy. 

When Gretzky retired in 1999, he held 61 different NHL records ⁠— 40 for the regular season, 15 for the playoffs and six in All-Star Games. While Alex Ovechkin may catch him for career goals, it’s likely that most of his records will never be touched. 

While Gretzky isn’t blessing us with his talent on the ice anymore, he’s now giving insight on TNT broadcasts. NHL fans will see the Great One talking hockey a lot during the 2022 NHL playoffs. 

In the meantime, let’s take a trip back to the past and look at all the NHL records Gretzky holds or shares. 

Wayne Gretzky regular-season records

RECORD TOTAL
Most goals 894
Most goals, including playoffs, in a career 1,016
Most goals in one season 92
Most goals in one season, including playoffs 100
Most goals 50 games from start of season 61
Most goals in one period 4 (tied)
Most assists in a career 1,962
Most assists, including playoffs, in a career 2,222
Most assists in one season 163
Most assists in one season, including playoffs 174
Most assists in one game 7 (tied)
Most assists in one road game 7 (tied)
Most points in a career 2,856
Most points, including playoffs, in a career 3,238
Most points in one season 215
Most points in one season including playoffs 255
Most overtime assists in a career 15
Most goals by a center in a career 894
Most goals by a center in one season 92
Most assists by a center in a career 1,962
Most assists by a center in one season 163
Most points by a center in a career 2,856
Most points by a center in one season 215
Most assists in game during a rookie season 7
Highest goals-per-game average in one season 1.18
Highest assists-per-game average in a career 1.321
Highest assists-per-game average in one season 2.04
Highest points-per-game average in one season 2.77
Most 40-or-more goal seasons 12
Most consecutive 40-or-more goal seasons 12
Most 50-or-more goal seasons 9 (tied)
Most 60-or-more goal seasons 5 (tied)
Most consecutive 60-or-more goal seasons 4
Most 100-or-more point seasons 15
Most consecutive 100-or-more point seasons 13
Most three-or-more goal games in a career 50
Most three-or-more goal games in one season 10
Longest consecutive assists game streak 23
Longest consecutive points game streak 51
Longest consecutive point-scoring streak from start of season 51

Wayne Gretzky playoff records

RECORD STAT
Most playoff goals in a career 122
Most playoff assists in a career 260
Most playoff assists in one postseason 31
Most playoff assists in one series (excluding finals) 14 (tied)
Most playoff assists in finals 10
Most playoff assists in one game 6
Most playoff assists in one period 3 (tied)
Most playoff points in a career 382
Most playoff points in one postseason 47
Most playoff points in finals 13
Most playoff points in one period 4 (tied)
Most short-handed playoff goals in one postseason 3 (tied)
Most short-handed playoff goals in one game 2 (tied)
Most game-winning playoff goals in a career 24
Most three-or-more goal playoff games in a career 10

Wayne Gretzky All-Star records

RECORD STAT
Most All-Star Game goals in one game 4 (tied)
Most All-Star Game goals in a career 13
Most All-Star Game goals in one period  4
Most All-Star Game assists in a career 12 (tied)
Most All-Star Game points in a career  25
Most All-Star Game points in one period 4 (tied)

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