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NHL: The Top 100 All-Time Goal Scorers, By Country

You Got That Right

You Got That Right

Oh Canada. You own America’s NHL – especially where it counts the most: scoring.

Oh sure, it’s perfectly reasonable if you guessed, “Well, Canada has to have the most of the 100 all-time scoring leaders.”

But this, my friends, is an utter annihilation.

OVERALL

  COUNTRY BORN # OF NHL TOP 100 GOAL SCORERS
1. Canada 72
2. USA 8
3. Russia (USSR) 6
4. Czechoslovakia 5
5. Finland 3
5. Sweden 3
7. UK 2
8. Ukraine (USSR) 1

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CANADA

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
1. Wayne Gretzky 894
2. Gordie Howe 801
3. Brett Hull 741
4. Marcel Dionne 731
5. Phil Esposito 717
7. Mike Gartner 708
8. Mark Messier 694
9. Steve Yzerman 692
10. Mario Lemieux 690
12. Luc Robitaille 668
13. Brendan Shanahan 656
14. Dave Andreychuk 640
15. Joe Sakic 625
16. Bobby Hull 610
17. Dino Ciccarelli 608
19. Jarome Iginla 578
20. Mark Recchi 577
21. Mike Bossy 573
22. T Joe Nieuwendyk 564
25. Guy Lafleur 560
26. John Bucyk 556
27. Ron Francis 549
28. Michel Goulet 548
29. Maurice Richard 544
32. Frank Mahovlich 533
33. Bryan Trottier 524
34. Pat Verbeek 522
35. Dale Hawerchuk 518
36. Pierre Turgeon 515
38. Gilbert Perreault 512
39. Jean Beliveau 507
42. Lanny McDonald 500
43. Glenn Anderson 498
44. Jean Ratelle 491
45. Norm Ullman 490
46. Brian Bellows 485
47. Darryl Sittler 484
50. Bernie Nicholls 475
51. T Denis Savard 473
55. Alex Delvecchio 456
56. Theoren Fleury 455
57. Rod Brind’Amour 452
58. T Doug Gilmour 450
60. Patrick Marleau 449
61. Rick Middleton 448
63. T Rick Vaive 441
63. T Steve Larmer 441
65. Rick Tocchet 440
66. Gary Roberts 438
68. Vincent Damphousse 432
69. Dave Taylor 431
72. Yvan Cournoyer 428
73. Brian Propp 425
74. Steve Shutt 424
76. T Stephane Richer 421
78. Bill Barber 420
79. T Jason Arnott 417
82. T Garry Unger 413
82. T John MacLean 413
84. T Vincent Lecavalier 410
84. T Raymond Bourque 410
86. Ray Ferraro 408
87. T Rod Gilbert 406
90. T Paul Kariya 402
90. T John Ogrodnick 402
92. T Paul Coffey 396
92. T Dave Keon 396
94. T Pierre Larouche 395
94. T Cam Neely 395
98. Bernie Geoffrion 393
99. T Jean Pronovost 391
99. T Dean Prentice 391

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USA

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
24. Mike Modano 561
31. Keith Tkachuk 538
37. Jeremy Roenick 513
41. Joe Mullen 502
53. Pat LaFontaine 468
71. Bill Guerin 429
81. Tony Amonte 416
87. T John LeClair 406

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RUSSIA (USSR)

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
48. Sergei Fedorov 483
51. T Alexander Mogilny 473
54. Alex Ovechkin 460
67. Pavel Bure 437
70. Alex Kovalev 430
79. T Ilya Kovalchuk 417

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CZECHOSLOVAKIA

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
6. Jaromir Jagr 716
30. Stan Mikita 541
49. Marian Hossa 481
58. T Peter Stastny 450
89. Patrik Elias 403

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FINLAND

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
11. Teemu Selanne 684
18. Jari Kurri 601
97. Tomas Sandstrom 394

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SWEDEN

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
22. T Mats Sundin 564
62. Daniel Alfredsson 444
94. T Markus Naslund 395

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UK

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
75. Owen Nolan 422
76. T Steve Thomas 421

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UKRAINE (USSR)

  SKATER CAREER GOALS
40. Peter Bondra 503

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ALL TOGETHER

  SKATER CAREER GOALS COUNTRY BORN
1. Wayne Gretzky 894 Canada
2. Gordie Howe 801 Canada
3. Brett Hull 741 Canada
4. Marcel Dionne 731 Canada
5. Phil Esposito 717 Canada
6. Jaromir Jagr 716 Czechoslovakia
7. Mike Gartner 708 Canada
8. Mark Messier 694 Canada
9. Steve Yzerman 692 Canada
10. Mario Lemieux 690 Canada
11. Teemu Selanne 684 Finland
12. Luc Robitaille 668 Canada
13. Brendan Shanahan 656 Canada
14. Dave Andreychuk 640 Canada
15. Joe Sakic 625 Canada
16. Bobby Hull 610 Canada
17. Dino Ciccarelli 608 Canada
18. Jari Kurri 601 Finland
19. Jarome Iginla 578 Canada
20. Mark Recchi 577 Canada
21. Mike Bossy 573 Canada
22. T Joe Nieuwendyk 564 Canada
22. T Mats Sundin 564 Sweden
24. Mike Modano 561 USA
25. Guy Lafleur 560 Canada
26. John Bucyk 556 Canada
27. Ron Francis 549 Canada
28. Michel Goulet 548 Canada
29. Maurice Richard 544 Canada
30. Stan Mikita 541 Czechoslovakia
31. Keith Tkachuk 538 USA
32. Frank Mahovlich 533 Canada
33. Bryan Trottier 524 Canada
34. Pat Verbeek 522 Canada
35. Dale Hawerchuk 518 Canada
36. Pierre Turgeon 515 Canada
37. Jeremy Roenick 513 USA
38. Gilbert Perreault 512 Canada
39. Jean Beliveau 507 Canada
40. Peter Bondra 503 Ukraine (USSR)
41. Joe Mullen 502 USA
42. Lanny McDonald 500 Canada
43. Glenn Anderson 498 Canada
44. Jean Ratelle 491 Canada
45. Norm Ullman 490 Canada
46. Brian Bellows 485 Canada
47. Darryl Sittler 484 Canada
48. Sergei Fedorov 483 Russia (USSR)
49. Marian Hossa 481 Czechoslovakia
50. Bernie Nicholls 475 Canada
51. T Denis Savard 473 Canada
51. T Alexander Mogilny 473 Russia (USSR)
53. Pat LaFontaine 468 USA
54. Alex Ovechkin 460 Russia (USSR)
55. Alex Delvecchio 456 Canada
56. Theoren Fleury 455 Canada
57. Rod Brind’Amour 452 Canada
58. T Doug Gilmour 450 Canada
58. T Peter Stastny 450 Czechoslovakia
60. Patrick Marleau 449 Canada
61. Rick Middleton 448 Canada
62. Daniel Alfredsson 444 Sweden
63. T Rick Vaive 441 Canada
63. T Steve Larmer 441 Canada
65. Rick Tocchet 440 Canada
66. Gary Roberts 438 Canada
67. Pavel Bure 437 Russia (USSR)
68. Vincent Damphousse 432 Canada
69. Dave Taylor 431 Canada
70. Alex Kovalev 430 Russia (USSR)
71. Bill Guerin 429 USA
72. Yvan Cournoyer 428 Canada
73. Brian Propp 425 Canada
74. Steve Shutt 424 Canada
75. Owen Nolan 422 UK
76. T Stephane Richer 421 Canada
76. T Steve Thomas 421 UK
78. Bill Barber 420 Canada
79. T Ilya Kovalchuk 417 Russia (USSR)
79. T Jason Arnott 417 Canada
81. Tony Amonte 416 USA
82. T Garry Unger 413 Canada
82. T John MacLean 413 Canada
84. T Vincent Lecavalier 410 Canada
84. T Raymond Bourque 410 Canada
86. Ray Ferraro 408 Canada
87. T John LeClair 406 USA
87. T Rod Gilbert 406 Canada
89. Patrik Elias 403 Czechoslovakia
90. T Paul Kariya 402 Canada
90. T John Ogrodnick 402 Canada
92. T Paul Coffey 396 Canada
92. T Dave Keon 396 Canada
94. T Markus Naslund 395 Sweden
94. T Pierre Larouche 395 Canada
94. T Cam Neely 395 Canada
97. Tomas Sandstrom 394 Finland
98. Bernie Geoffrion 393 Canada
99. T Jean Pronovost 391 Canada
99. T Dean Prentice 391 Canada

Photo: hockeycanada.ca

The Best Passing Big Men (Centers) in NBA History: Most Career Assists Per Game

Another Title For Wilt Chamberlain: He's The Best Passing Center Of All Time

Another Title For Wilt Chamberlain: He’s The Best Passing Center Of All Time

Active big men Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah and Al Horford rank amongst the very top centers in NBA history in recording assists, ranging from 2.7 – 3.0 APG.

Far away at the top sit three centers who managed the Herculean effort of more than four assists a game…Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Alvan Adams.

Yeah, centers don’t really pass that much. Those numbers all look small, but they’re a big feat. Only 54 big men ever had APG’s of 2.0 or more.

No, really. Check out my source, basketball-reference, to see who they are.

CENTER ASSISTS PER GAME CAREER SPAN TEAM(S)
1. Wilt Chamberlain 4.4 1959-60 thru 1972-73 Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers
2. Bill Russell 4.3 1956-57 thru 1968-69 Boston Celtics
3. Alvan Adams 4.1 1975-76 thru 1987-88 Phoenix Suns
4. Wes Unseld 3.9 1968-69 thru 1980-81 Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets
5. Dave Cowens 3.8 1970-71 thru 1982-83 Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks
6. Brad Daugherty 3.7 1986-87 thru 1993-94 Cleveland Cavaliers
6. Sam Lacey 3.7 1970-71 thru 1982-83 Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City/Kansas City-Omaha Kings, New Jersey Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers
8. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 3.6 1969-70 thru 1988-89 Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers
9. Bill Walton 3.4 1974-75 thru 1986-87 Portland Trail Blazers, San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics
10. Tom Boerwinkle 3.2 1968-69 thru 1977-78 Chicago Bulls
10. Ed Macauley 3.2 1949-50 thru 1958-59 St. Louis Bombers, Boston Celtics, St. Louis Hawks
10. Jack Sikma 3.2 1977-78 thru 1990-91 Seattle SuperSonics, Milwaukee Bucks
13. Vlade Divac 3.1 1989-90 thru 2004-05 Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings
13. Bob Lanier 3.1 1970-71 thru 1983-84 Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks
15. Marc Gasol 3.0 2008-09 thru Present Memphis Grizzlies
15. Jeff Ruland 3.0 1981-82 thru 1992-93 Washington Bullets, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons
17. George Mikan 2.8 1948-49 thru 1955-56 Minneapolis Lakers
17. Brad Miller 2.8 1998-99 thru 2011-12 Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves
17. Joakim Noah 2.8 2007-08 thru Present Chicago Bulls
20. Al Horford 2.7 2007-08 thru Present Atlanta Hawks
20. Nate Thurmond 2.7 1963-63 thru 1976-77 San Francisco/Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers

Photo: therichest.com

NASCAR: Drivers with the Most Daytona 500 Pole Postions

Cale Yarborough, Buddy Baker And Bill Elliott Sat Took The Daytona 500 Pole Four Times

Cale Yarborough, Buddy Baker And Bill Elliott Took The Daytona 500 Pole Four Times

The Daytona 500 gives and takes when it comes to legendary drivers. In Dale Earnhardt‘s case, things went tragic after late successes.

Earnhardt struggled with the opening track, winning just one pole, in the 18th of 23 straight tries, and finally the race itself in the twilight of his all-time career (1998).

Then, the worst in 2001.

In 2015 (this coming Sunday, actually), Jeff Gordon, one of the greatest drivers of all time and in an act of, say, circular historical reference, will be at the pole in his final hurrah – but its for only the second time in his career. He’s won three 500’s, the last 10 years ago.

Even Jimmie Johnson, six-time NASCAR champion (five in a row between 2006 and 2010), has won Daytona just twice (and also earned the pole just twice).

Popular driver (in fact THE most popular driver the past 12 years in a row), Dale Earnhardt, Jr., has managed one pole, but does have two wins to his credit during that reign, including his second just last year.

Richard Petty, arguably the greatest NASCAR driver of all time, won a record seven 500’s on one pole in 32 tries.

But the best legendary 500 pole sitter was Cale Yarborough, who, along with Buddy Baker and Bill Elliott, captured it four times.

How do pole winners do anyway? I crunched all the numbers here. It is, in fact, better not to start at the pole, historically, if you want to win the Daytona 500.

DRIVER DAYTONA 500 POLE POSITIONS YEARS CARS
1. Cale Yarborough 4 1968, 1970, 1978, 1984 Mercury; Oldsmobile (1978); Chevrolet (1984)
1. Buddy Baker 4 1969, 1973, 1979-1980 Dodge; Oldsmobile (1979, 1980)
1. Bill Elliott 4 1985-1987, 2001 Ford; Dodge (2001)
4. Fireball Roberts 3 1961-1963 Pontiac
4. Ken Schrader 3 1988-1990 Chevrolet
4. Dale Jarrett 3 1995, 2000, 2005 Ford
7. Donnie Allison 2 1975, 1977 Chevrolet
7. Jeff Gordon 2 1999, 2015 Chevrolet
7. Jimmie Johnson 2 2002, 2008 Chevrolet
10. A. J. Foyt 1 1971 Mercury
10. Austin Dillon 1 2014 Chevrolet
10. Benny Parsons 1 1982 Pontiac
10. Bob Welborn 1 1959 Chevrolet
10. Bobby Allison 1 1981 Pontiac
10. Bobby Isaac 1 1972 Dodge
10. Bobby Labonte 1 1998 Pontiac
10. Carl Edwards 1 2012 Ford
10. Cotton Owens 1 1960 Pontiac
10. Curtis Turner 1 1967 Chevrolet
10. Dale Earnhardt 1 1996 Chevrolet
10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1 2011 Chevrolet
10. Danica Patrick 1 2013 Chevrolet
10. Darel Dieringer 1 1965 Mercury
10. Davey Allison 1 1991 Ford
10. David Gilliland 1 2007 Ford
10. David Pearson 1 1974 Chevrolet
10. Greg Biffle 1 2004 Ford
10. Jeff Burton 1 2006 Chevrolet
10. Jeff Green 1 2003 Chevrolet
10. Kyle Petty 1 1993 Pontiac
10. Loy Allen, Jr. 1 1994 Ford
10. Mark Martin 1 2010 Chevrolet
10. Martin Truex, Jr. 1 2009 Chevrolet
10. Mike Skinner 1 1997 Chevrolet
10. Paul Goldsmith 1 1964 Plymouth
10. Ramo Stott 1 1976 Chevrolet
10. Richard Petty 1 1966 Plymouth
10. Ricky Rudd 1 1983 Chevrolet
10. Sterling Marlin 1 1992 Ford

Photos: chevyhardcore.com / notinhalloffame.com / raceweekillustrated.com

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