List of NHL players with 1,000 points

The List of National Hockey League (NHL) players with 1,000 points is a list of the individual players who have scored at least 1,000 regular season points during their career in the NHL. A point in the NHL is awarded to a player for scoring a goal or to the player(s) that assists a player to score the goal; a maximum of two assists can be awarded per goal.

As of the 2019–20 season — the 102nd regular season of play of the NHL — 90 different ice hockey players have scored at least 1,000 regular season points in their NHL career.

A 1,000-point career was first achieved in the 44th year of the NHL (1960–61), when Gordie Howe scored his 1,000th point in his 938th game. The first (of only eight) defenceman to reach 1,000 points was Denis Potvin, playing in his 987th game during the 70th year of the NHL (1986–87).

The most recent player to reach 1,000 points was Patrick Kane, on January 19, 2020.

Season achievementsEdit

The 1997–98 NHL season saw the largest number of players (six) achieve their 1,000th point. A total of five players scored their 1,000th point in the 1990–91 season.

Beginning with Gordie Howe's achievement in 1960–61, and ignoring the cancelled (lockout) season of 2004–05, there have been 16 seasons in which no player happened to score their 1,000th career point. Of these 16, there were six seasons between Gordie Howe and the second player, Jean Beliveau, to make it to the 1,000-point mark.

Player achievementsEdit

The fewest NHL games required to reach the mark was 424, set by Wayne Gretzky. Second quickest was Mario Lemieux, achieving the mark in his 513th game. In a sense, Gretzky was the fastest and the second fastest, as he scored his second 1,000 points (the NHL's only player ever to score 2,000 points in regular-season play) only 433 games after scoring his first 1,000 points. Of the eight defenseman to score 1,000 points, the fewest NHL games required was 770, set by Paul Coffey.

Of the 90 players to score at least 1,000 points in their career, 55 reached the mark in fewer than 1,000 career games played.

Dave Andreychuk came closest to the statistical coincidence of scoring 1,000 points in exactly 1,000 games, scoring his 1,000th point in the 998th game he played.

Of those on the list, Brian Propp came closest to 'not' achieving 1,000 points — reaching the mark with only eight games remaining in his final NHL season. Lanny McDonald scored his 1,000th point with only ten games remaining in his final season.

Thirteen players could have made the list on assists alone. Wayne Gretzky, Ron Francis, Mark Messier, Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey, Adam Oates, Steve Yzerman, Jaromir Jagr, Gordie Howe, Marcel Dionne, Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic and Joe Thornton have had at least 1,000 regular season assists in their NHL careers.

Team achievementsEdit

A total of 23 different NHL franchises have had a player score their 1,000th point while playing for the franchise. Including three franchises that have changed cities, there have been 26 different teams that have celebrated a player's 1,000th point.

Seven players scored their 1,000th point while playing for the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins, and six have done so with the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Only three times have multiple players reached 1,000 points on the same team in the same season. The Washington Capitals had three teammates score their career 1,000th point during the 1997–98 season—Adam Oates, Phil Housley and Dale Hunter. The Toronto Maple Leafs had two teammates, Doug Gilmour and Larry Murphy, achieve the mark during the 1995–96 season. The Ottawa Senators had two teammates, Daniel Alfredsson and Alexei Kovalev, reach the mark during the 2010–11 season.

1,000-point scorersEdit

Legend
Team – Team for which the player scored 1,000th point
HHOF – Year of membership into the Hockey Hall of Fame (Note: after retirement there is a three year minimum waiting period)
Game No. – Number of career games played when 1,000th point was scored
Date – Date of 1,000th point
GP – Career games played
G – Career goals
A – Career assists
Pts – Career points
(D) – Defenceman
  Active player, in NHL, is highlighted

(Table updated as of March 1, 2021)

Order reaching milestone National Team Player Team HHOF Game no. Date GP G A Pts[1]
18   Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers

Los Angeles Kings

1999 424

857

Dec 19, 1984
(1st 1,000 points)

Oct 26, 1990
(2nd 1,000 points)

1,487 894 1,963 2,857
59   Jaromír Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins Still active (1stCHL)[2] 763 Dec 30, 2000 1,733 766 1,155 1,921
28   Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers 2007 822 Jan 13, 1991 1,756 694 1,193 1,887
1   Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 1972 938 Nov 27, 1960 1,767 801 1,049 1,850
38   Ron Francis Carolina Hurricanes 2007 893 Oct 28, 1993 1,731 549 1,249 1,798
13   Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings 1992 740 Jan 7, 1981 1,348 731 1,040 1,771
37   Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings 2009 737 Feb 24, 1993 1,514 692 1,063 1,755
35   Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 1997 513 Mar 24, 1992 915 690 1,033 1,723
56   Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche 2012 810 Dec 27, 1999 1,378 625 1,016 1,641
10   Phil Esposito Boston Bruins 1984 745 Feb 15, 1974 1,282 717 873 1,590
34   Ray Bourque (D) Boston Bruins 2004 933 Feb 29, 1992 1,612 410 1,169 1,579
60   Mark Recchi Philadelphia Flyers 2017 920 Mar 13, 2001 1,652 577 956 1,533
27   Paul Coffey (D) Pittsburgh Penguins 2004 770 Dec 22, 1990 1,409 396 1,135 1,531
78   Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks Still active 994[3] Apr 8, 2011 1,647 423 1,096 1,519
6   Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks 1983 924 Oct 15, 1972 1,396 541 926 1,467
70   Teemu Selanne Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2017 928 Jan 30, 2006 1,451 684 773 1,457
19   Bryan Trottier New York Islanders 1997 726 Jan 29, 1985 1,279 524 901 1,425
47   Adam Oates Washington Capitals 2012 830 Oct 8, 1997 1,337 341 1,079 1,420
44   Doug Gilmour Toronto Maple Leafs 2011 935 Dec 23, 1995 1,474 450 964 1,414
31   Dale Hawerchuk Buffalo Sabres 2001 781 Mar 8, 1991 1,188 518 891 1,409
25   Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers 2001 716 Jan 2, 1990 1,251 601 797 1,398
51   Luc Robitaille Los Angeles Kings 2009 882 Jan 29, 1998 1,431 668 726 1,394
53     Brett Hull Dallas Stars 2009 815 Nov 14, 1998 1,269 741 650 1,391
64   Mike Modano Dallas Stars 2014 965 Nov 15, 2002 1,499 561 813 1,374
7   Johnny Bucyk Boston Bruins 1981 1,144 Nov 9, 1972 1,540 556 813 1,369
62   Brendan Shanahan Detroit Red Wings 2013 1,073 Jan 12, 2002 1,524 656 698 1,354
14   Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens 1988 720 Mar 4, 1981 1,126 560 793 1,353
66   Mats Sundin Toronto Maple Leafs 2012 994 Mar 10, 2003 1,346 564 785 1,349
26   Denis Savard Chicago Blackhawks 2000 727 Mar 11, 1990 1,196 473 865 1,338
46   Dave Andreychuk New Jersey Devils 2017 998 Apr 7, 1996 1,639 640 698 1,338
33   Mike Gartner New York Rangers 2001 971 Jan 4, 1992 1,432 708 627 1,335
55   Pierre Turgeon St. Louis Blues 881 Oct 9, 1999 1,294 515 812 1,327
16   Gilbert Perreault Buffalo Sabres 1990 871 Apr 3, 1982 1,191 512 814 1,326
77   Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames 2020 1,103[4] Apr 1, 2011 1,554 625 675 1,300
84   Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals Still active 880[5] Jan 11, 2017 1,169 713 582 1,295
86   Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins Still active 757[6] Feb 16, 2017 1,004 469 812 1,281
3   Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings 1977 1,143 Feb 16, 1969 1,550 456 825 1,281
52   Al MacInnis (D) St. Louis Blues 2007 1,056 Apr 7, 1998 1,416 340 934 1,274
12   Jean Ratelle Boston Bruins 1985 1,007 Apr 3, 1977 1,280 491 776 1,267
24       Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques 1998 682 Oct 19, 1989 977 450 789 1,239
48   Phil Housley (D) Washington Capitals 2015 1,081 Nov 8, 1997 1,495 338 894 1,232
5   Norm Ullman Toronto Maple Leafs 1982 1,113 Oct 16, 1971 1,410 490 739 1,229
2   Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 1972 911 Mar 3, 1968 1,125 507 712 1,219
45   Larry Murphy (D) Toronto Maple Leafs 2004 1,228 Mar 27, 1996 1,615 288 929 1,217
63   Jeremy Roenick Philadelphia Flyers 961 Jan 30, 2002 1,363 513 703 1,216
15   Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers 1987 922 Mar 19, 1981 1,144 358 852 1,210
39   Bernie Nicholls New Jersey Devils 858 Feb 13, 1994 1,127 475 734 1,209
58   Vincent Damphousse San Jose Sharks 1,090 Oct 14, 2000 1,378 432 773 1,205
40   Dino Ciccarelli Detroit Red Wings 2010 957 Mar 9, 1994 1,232 608 592 1,200
83   Patrick Marleau San Jose Sharks Still active 1,349 Nov 21, 2015 1,742 563 629 1,192
71   Rod Brind'Amour Carolina Hurricanes 1,202 Nov 4, 2006 1,484 452 732 1,184
67   Sergei Fedorov Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2015[7] 965 Feb 14, 2004 1,248 483 696 1,179
4   Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 1983 909 Dec 1, 1970 1,063 610 560 1,170
75   Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators 1,009 Oct 22, 2010 1,246 444 713 1,157
30   Michel Goulet Chicago Blackhawks 1998 878 Feb 23, 1991 1,089 548 605 1,153
74   Nicklas Lidstrom (D) Detroit Red Wings 2015[7] 1,336 Oct 15, 2009 1,564 264 878 1,142
80   Marian Hossa Chicago Blackhawks 2020 1,100[8] Oct 30, 2014 1,309 525 609 1,134
22   Bernie Federko St. Louis Blues 2002 855 Mar 19, 1988 1,000 369 761 1,130
20   Mike Bossy New York Islanders 1991 656 Jan 24, 1986 752 573 553 1,126
65   Joe Nieuwendyk New Jersey Devils 2011 1,094 Feb 23, 2003 1,257 564 562 1,126
17   Darryl Sittler Philadelphia Flyers 1989 927 Jan 20, 1983 1,096 484 637 1,121
8   Frank Mahovlich Montreal Canadiens 1981 1,090 Feb 17, 1973 1,181 533 570 1,103
36   Glenn Anderson Toronto Maple Leafs 2008 954 Feb 22, 1993 1,129 498 601 1,099
88   Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins Still active 848[9] Mar 12, 2019 927 420 668 1,088
61   Theoren Fleury New York Rangers 960 Oct 29, 2001 1,084 455 633 1,088
85   Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks Eligible 2021 1,213[10] Jan 20, 2017 1,330 240 830 1,070
29   Dave Taylor Los Angeles Kings 930 Feb 5, 1991 1,111 431 638 1,069
72   Keith Tkachuk St. Louis Blues 1,077 Nov 30, 2008 1,201 538 527 1,065
79   Ray Whitney Phoenix Coyotes 1,226[11] Mar 31, 2012 1,330 385 679 1,064
42   Joe Mullen Pittsburgh Penguins 2000 935 Feb 7, 1995 1,062 502 561 1,063
57   Pat Verbeek Detroit Red Wings 1,275 Feb 27, 2000 1,424 522 540 1,062
90   Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks Still active 953[12] Jan 19, 2020 996 400 656 1,056
21   Denis Potvin (D) New York Islanders 1991 987 Apr 4, 1987 1,060 310 742 1,052
9   Henri Richard Montreal Canadiens 1979 1,194 Dec 20, 1973 1,258 358 688 1,046
87   Daniel Sedin Vancouver Canucks Eligible 2021 1,251[13] Nov 30, 2017 1,306 393 648 1,041
32   Bobby Smith Minnesota North Stars 986 Nov 30, 1991 1,077 357 679 1,036
73   Doug Weight New York Islanders 1,168 Jan 2, 2009 1,238 278 755 1,033
81   Martin St. Louis New York Rangers 2018 1,082[14] Nov 28, 2014 1,134 391 642 1,033
68    Alexander Mogilny Toronto Maple Leafs 946 Mar 15, 2004 990 473 559 1,032
89   Eric Staal Minnesota Wild Still active 1,208[15] Dec 15, 2019 1,259 439 590 1,029
76   Alexei Kovalev Ottawa Senators 1,249 Nov 22, 2010 1,316 430 599 1,029
69   Brian Leetch (D) Boston Bruins 2009 1,151 Oct 18, 2005 1,205 247 781 1,028
82   Patrik Elias New Jersey Devils 1,187[16] Jan 6, 2015 1,240 408 617 1,025
54   Brian Bellows Washington Capitals 1,147 Jan 2, 1999 1,188 485 537 1,022
11   Rod Gilbert New York Rangers 1982 1,027 Feb 19, 1977 1,065 406 615 1,021
49   Dale Hunter Washington Capitals 1,308 Jan 9, 1998 1,407 323 697 1,020
50   Pat LaFontaine New York Rangers 2003 847 Jan 22, 1998 865 468 545 1,013
43   Steve Larmer New York Rangers 983 Mar 8, 1995 1,006 441 571 1,012
23   Lanny McDonald Calgary Flames 1992 1,101 Mar 7, 1989 1,111 500 506 1,006
41   Brian Propp Hartford Whalers 1,008 Mar 19, 1994 1,016 425 579 1,004
  • † This was Gretzky's 857th game overall, but only his 433rd game after achieving his first 1,000 points.

Active players within 100 pointsEdit

The following players are within 100 points of reaching 1,000 career points, as of March 1, 2021.

Player Team GP G A Pts[1]
Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks 1,073 276 697 973
Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings 1,093 337 636 973
Jason Spezza Toronto Maple Leafs 1,145 346 606 952
Nicklas Backstrom Washington Capitals 977 253 699 952

Retired players within 100 pointsEdit

These are players who are now retired that came within 100 points of reaching 1,000 for their career. They are listed with the NHL team for which they played the most games.

Player Team Final season HHOF GP G A Pts[1]
Paul Kariya Anaheim Ducks 2009–10 2017 989 402 587 989
Rick Middleton Boston Bruins 1987–88 1,005 448 540 988
Dave Keon Toronto Maple Leafs 1981–82 1986 1,296 396 590 986
Andy Bathgate New York Rangers 1970–71 1978 1,069 349 624 973
Shane Doan Arizona Coyotes 2016–17 1,540 402 570 972
Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens 1959–60 1961 978 544 422 966
Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings 2017–18 Eligible 2021 1,082 337 623 960
Kirk Muller New Jersey Devils 2002–03 1,349 357 602 959
Larry Robinson (D) Montreal Canadiens 1991–92 1995 1,384 208 750 958
Rick Tocchet Philadelphia Flyers 2001–02 1,144 440 512 952
Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning 2015–16 1,212 421 528 949
Chris Chelios (D) Chicago Blackhawks 2009–10 2013 1,651 185 763 948
Jason Arnott New Jersey Devils 2011–12 1,244 417 521 938
Steve Thomas Toronto Maple Leafs 2003–04 1,235 421 512 933
Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning 2015–16 1,126 298 634 932
Neal Broten Minnesota North Stars 1996–97 1,099 289 634 923
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings 2015–16 Still active (KHL) 953 314 604 918
Bobby Orr (D) Boston Bruins 1978–79 1979 657 270 645 915
Gary Roberts Calgary Flames 2008–09 1,224 438 472 910
Scott Stevens (D) New Jersey Devils 2003–04 2007 1,635 196 712 908
Tony Amonte Chicago Blackhawks 2006–07 1,174 416 484 900

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