NHL: Top 20 Skaters with the Most Shots on Goal in History
It’s a defenseman.
The great Boston Bruin (mostly), 19-time All Star and five-time James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner for top defenseman, Ray Bourque, took the most shots on goal in NHL history (or at least since the 1967-68 expansion that doubled the number of teams in the league).
To be fair to Howe and the early guys, “shots on goal” was not officially recorded until that 1967-68 season. So, for example, Howe finished with over 1,100 shots on goal in just five of his 26 years of service – and that was at the very end of his career. It is quite likely, in my opinion, that Howe and a few other old-timers would have had over 6,000 shots.
As it is, only Bourque does.
The 5,000 shot club has five members.
Tell you what. I think the Calgary Flames‘ Jarome Iginla is going to get there. Forty-year old Jaromir Jagr needs at least another season. And 42-year old Teemu Selanne? Not going to happen. Those are the three actives on today’s list.Follow @VinGetz
|SKATER||SHOTS||POSITION||FIRST YR||LAST YR|
|4.||Mike Gartner||5,090||Right Wing||1978-79||1997-98|
|6.||Brendan Shanahan||5,086||Left Wing||1987-88||2008-09|
|7.||Brett Hull||4,876||Right Wing||1986-87||2005-06|
|8.||Jaromir Jagr||4,797||Right Wing||1990-91||Present|
|12.||Dave Andreychuk||4,556||Left Wing||1982-83||2005-06|
|14.||Teemu Selanne||4,358||Right Wing||1992-93||Present|
|16.||Mark Messier||4,219||Left Wing / Center||1979-80||2003-04|
|19.||Luc Robitaille||3,961||Left Wing||1986-87||2005-06|
|20.||Jarome Iginla||3,931||Right Wing||1996-97||Present|
Posted on February 11, 2013, in NHL and tagged bourque, career, gretzky, history, hockey, hull, jagr, List, most, NHL, shots, shots on goal, sog, sports list of the day, top. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.