Most Power Play and Short-Handed Goals in NHL History

Dave Andreychuk Has the Most Power Play Goals in NHL History

Dave Andreychuk Has the Most Power Play Goals in NHL History (tampabaylightningcare.com)

Wayne Gretzky owns the records for most goals and short-handed goals.  But it is Dave Andreychuk who is the greatest opportunist in NHL history.

Andreychuk has scored the most power play goals.  He and Brian Bellows are the only skaters on the list who count at least 40% of their goals as power play ones.

Note also that most of the greatest scorers have power play percentages upwards of 33%.  It’s a big part of their game.  Not Gretzky, though – he has the lowest percentage at 22%.

The second list below, most short-handed goals, shows some of the most clutch skaters in the history of the game.

Almost 20% of Dave Poulin‘s goals were short-handed.  Now that’s something.

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Top 20: Power Play Goals

PP GOALS TOT GOALS PERCENT
1. Dave Andreychuk 274 640 42.81%
2. Brett Hull 265 741 35.76%
3. Phil Esposito 249 717 34.73%
4. Luc Robitaille 247 668 36.98%
5. Teemu Selanne 241 648 37.19%
6. Brendan Shanahan 237 656 36.13%
7. Mario Lemieux 236 690 34.20%
8. Marcel Dionne 234 731 32.01%
9. Dino Ciccarelli 232 608 38.16%
10. Mike Gartner 217 708 30.65%
11. Joe Nieuwendyk 215 564 38.12%
12. Keith Tkachuk 212 538 39.41%
13. Joe Sakic 205 625 32.80%
14. Wayne Gretzky 204 894 22.82%
15. Steve Yzerman 202 692 29.19%
16. Mark Recchi 200 577 34.66%
17. Brian Bellows 198 485 40.82%
18. Pierre Turgeon 190 515 36.89%
19. Ron Francis 188 549 34.24%
20. Jaromir Jagr 186 657 28.31%

Top 20: Short-Handed Goals

S-H GOALS TOT GOALS PERCENT
1. Wayne Gretzky 73 894 8.17%
2. Mark Messier 63 694 9.08%
3. Steve Yzerman 50 692 7.23%
4. Mario Lemieux 49 690 7.10%
5. Butch Goring 40 375 10.67%
6. Jari Kurri 39 601 6.49%
6. Dave Poulin 39 205 19.02%
8. Sergei Fedorov 36 483 7.45%
9. Theoren Fleury 35 455 7.69%
9. Dirk Graham 35 219 15.98%
11. Derek Sanderson 34 202 16.83%
11. Pavel Bure 34 437 7.78%
13. Brian Rolston 33 338 9.76%
14. Bobby Clarke 32 358 8.94%
14. Peter Bondra 32 503 6.36%
14. Joe Sakic 32 625 5.12%
14. Guy Carbonneau 32 260 12.31%
18. Mats Sundin 31 564 5.50%
18. Bill Barber 31 420 7.38%
20. Esa Tikkanen 29 244 11.89%
20. Russ Courtnall 29 297 9.76%
20. Mike Modano 29 561 5.17%
20. Craig MacTavish 29 213 13.62%
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Posted on December 22, 2011, in NHL Hockey and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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