Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and the Most Points Per Game in NHL History

Wayne Gretzky (r.) and Mario Lemieux Averaged 1.92 and 1.88 Points Per Game, the Top Two Marks in NHL History

Wayne Gretzky (r.) and Mario Lemieux Averaged 1.92 and 1.88 Points Per Game, the Top Two Marks in NHL History

Like the title says, it’s Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and then everybody else.

No one in NHL history has averaged two points a game. That would be a phenomenal feat over a standard or lengthy career.

Gretzky came as close as anyone ever has or probably ever will. Even the best the game has to offer today, arguably Sidney Crosby, is a full half point behind The Great One.

Gretzky finished up with 1.92 points per game, a bit more than a smidgen ahead of Lemieux at 1.88. Then the dropoff to New York Islanders’ great Mike Bossy at 1.50 (1.497 to be exact).

Crosby sits in fourth at 1.41.

These are the top 20 skaters in NHL history with the highest points per game averages. You’re watching a few today – the three other actives are Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins teammate, Evgeni Malkin, 20-year veteran (and New Jersey Devil), Jaromir Jagr and three-time and current MVP, the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin.

  SKATER POINTS PER GAME
1. Wayne Gretzky 1.921
2. Mario Lemieux 1.883
3. Mike Bossy 1.497
4. Sidney Crosby  1.408
5. Bobby Orr 1.393
6. Marcel Dionne 1.314
7. Peter Stastny 1.268
8. Peter Forsberg  1.250
9. Kent Nilsson  1.240
9. Phil Esposito 1.240
11. Alex Ovechkin  1.224
12. Evgeni Malkin  1.209
13. Jaromir Jagr  1.208
14. Guy Lafleur 1.202
15. Joe Sakic 1.191
16. Dale Hawerchuk 1.186
17. Pat LaFontaine 1.171
18. Steve Yzerman 1.159
19. Eric Lindros  1.138
20. Bernie Federko 1.130

Thanks to my source, hockey-reference.com!

Photo: fansshare.com

Posted on November 18, 2013, in NHL Hockey and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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