NHL Records

Seasons

  • Most seasons: Gordie Howe, (1946–47 to 1970–1971; 1979–1980), not including seasons in the WHA, Chris Chelios, (1983–84 to 2009–10, except for the 2004–05 NHL lockout), 26
  • Most playoff seasons: Chris Chelios, 24 (1983–84 to 2008–09, except for 1997–98 and the 2004–05 NHL lockout year)

Stanley Cups

  • Most Stanley Cups, as a player: Henri Richard, Montreal Canadiens, 11. (1956-60, 1965-66 1968-69, 1971, 1973)
  • Most Stanley Cups, as a Non-player: Sam Pollock, Montreal Canadiens, 12. (1959-60, 1965-66, 1968-69, 1971, 1973, 1976-79)
  • Most Stanley Cups, as either a player or non-player: Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens, 17 Beliveau’s name appears on the Stanley Cup the most. 1956-60, 1965-66 1968-69, 1971 (as player), 1973, 1976-79, 1986, 1993 (as executive)

Goals

  • Most goals: Wayne Gretzky 894
  • Most goals, including playoffs: Wayne Gretzky, 1016
  • Most goals, one season: Wayne Gretzky 92 (1981-1982)
  • Most goals, in playoffs one season: Jari Kurri (1985) 19 and Reggie Leach (1976) 19
  • Most goals, one season, including playoffs: Wayne Gretzky, 100 (1983–84)
  • Most goals, 50 games from start of season: Wayne Gretzky, 61 (two occasions, 1981–82 and 1983–84)
  • Most goals, one game: Joe Malone, 7 (Jan. 31, 1920)
  • Most goals, one road game: Red Berenson, 6 (Nov. 7, 1968)
  • Most goals, one period: Max Bentley (Jan. 28, 1934), Busher Jackson (Nov. 20, 1934), Clint Smith (Mar. 4, 1945), Red Berenson (Nov. 7, 1968), Wayne Gretzky (Feb. 18, 1981), Grant Mulvey (Feb. 3, 1982), Bryan Trottier (Feb. 13, 1982), Tim Kerr (April 13, 1985), Al Secord (Jan. 7, 1987), Joe Nieuwendyk (Jan. 11, 1989), Peter Bondra (Feb. 5, 1994), Mario Lemieux (Jan. 26, 1997) all tied with 4.
  • Most game-winning goals in a season: Phil Esposito, Boston, in 1971 and 1972, and Michel Goulet, Quebec, 1984, 16

Assists

  • Most assists: Wayne Gretzky, 1963
  • Most assists, including playoffs: Wayne Gretzky, 2223
  • Most assists, one season: Wayne Gretzky, 163 (1985–86)
  • Most assists, one season, including playoffs: Wayne Gretzky, 174 (1985–86)
  • Most assists, one game: Billy Taylor (March 16, 1947), Wayne Gretzky (three occasions: February 15, 1980; December 11, 1985; February 14, 1986), all tied with 7.
  • Most assists, one road game: Billy Taylor (March 16, 1947), Wayne Gretzky (December 11, 1985) both tied with 7.
  • Most assists, one period: Dale Hawerchuk, 5 (March 6, 1984).

Points

  • Most points: Wayne Gretzky, 2857
  • Most points, including playoffs: Wayne Gretzky, 3239
  • Most points by a European born player: Jaromir Jagr, 1599
  • Most points by a goaltender: Tom Barrasso, 48
  • Most points, one season: Wayne Gretzky, 215 (1985–86)
  • Most points, one season, including playoffs: Wayne Gretzky, 255 (1984–85)
  • Most points, one game: Daryl Sittler, 10 (Feb. 7, 1976)
  • Most points, one playoff game: Patrik Sundstrom (Apr. 22, 1988) and Mario Lemieux (Apr. 25, 1989), 8
  • Most points, one road game: Peter and Anton Stastny, 8 each (Feb. 22, 1981)
  • Most points, one period: Bryan Trottier, 6 (Dec. 23, 1978, second period)

Plus/minus

  • Best ± rating, career: Larry Robinson, +730
  • Best ± rating, season: Bobby Orr, +124 (1970–71)
  • Best ± rating, game: Tom Bladon, +10 (December 11, 1977 against the Cleveland Barons)
  • Worst ± rating, season: Bill Mikkelson, -82 (1974–75)

Power-play goals

  • Most power-play goals, career: Dave Andreychuk, 270
  • Most power-play goals, one season: Tim Kerr, 34 (1985–86)
  • Most power-play goals, one season for a defenceman: Sheldon Souray, 19 (2006–2007)

Shorthanded goals

  • Most shorthanded goals, career: Wayne Gretzky, 73
  • Most shorthanded goals, career playoffs: Mark Messier, 12
  • Most shorthanded goals, one season: Mario Lemieux, 13, 1988–89
  • Most shorthanded goals, one game: Theoren Fleury, 3 (Mar. 9, 1991)
  • Most shorthanded goals, rookie: Jordan Staal, 7, 2006–07
  • Most two-man shorthanded goals, career: Mike Richards, 3

Overtime

  • Most overtime goals, career: Mats Sundin, Sergei Fedorov, Patrik Elias, and Jaromir Jagr, tied with 15.
  • Most playoff overtime goals, career: Joe Sakic with 8
  • Most overtime assists, career: Mark Messier, 18
  • Most overtime points, career: Sergei Fedorov, 27
  • Most overtime goals, season: Patrik Elias (2003–04) and Daniel Sedin (2006–07), tied with 4.
  • Most consecutive overtime winning goals: Andrew Cogliano 3 games. Against St. Louis, Columbus, and Chicago

Records by a rookie

  • Most goals by a rookie, one season: Teemu Selanne, 76 (1992–93)
  • Most goals by a player in his first NHL season, one game: Howie Meeker (Jan. 8, 1947), Don Murdoch (Oct. 12, 1976) both with 5.
  • Most goals by a player in his first NHL game: Auston Matthews (October 12, 2016) with 4.
  • Most assists by a rookie, one season: Peter Stastny (1980–81) and Joe Juneau (1992–93) both with 70. (Wayne Gretzky had 86 assists (1979–80), but is not considered a rookie because of his single season when he was 17 in the WHA)
  • Most assists by a player in his first NHL season, one game: Wayne Gretzky, 7 (Feb. 15, 1980)
  • Most assists by a player in his first NHL game: Dutch Reibel (Oct. 8, 1953), Roland Eriksson (Oct. 6, 1977) both with 4.
  • Most points by a rookie, one season: Teemu Selanne, 132 (1992–93). (Wayne Gretzky had 137 points (1979–80), but is not considered a rookie because of his single season when he was 17 in the WHA)
  • Most points by a rookie, one playoffs: Dino Ciccarelli (1981) and Ville Leino (2010), both with 21.
  • Most goals by a rookie, one playoffs: Dino Ciccarelli (1981), 14
  • Most assists by a rookie, one playoffs: Ville Leino (2010), 14
  • Most points by a player in his first NHL season, one game: Peter and Anton Stastny, 8 each (Feb. 22, 1981)
  • Most points by a player in his first NHL game: Al Hill, 5 (Feb. 14, 1977)
  • Most goals by a rookie defenceman, one season: Brian Leetch, 23 (1988–89)
  • Most assists by a rookie defenceman, one season: Larry Murphy, 60 (1980–81)
  • Most points by a rookie defenceman, one season: Larry Murphy, 76 (1980–81)
  • Longest goal scoring streak to start a career (pre modern): Joe Malone, (1917–1918) 14 games.
  • Longest goal scoring streak to start a career (modern): Evgeni Malkin, 2006–07, 6 games.
  • Longest point streak by a rookie, one season: Paul Stastny (Feb 3 2007-Mar 17 2007) 20 games.

Penalty minutes

  • Most penalty minutes, career: Tiger Williams, 3966
  • Most penalty minutes, career, including playoffs: Tiger Williams, 4421
  • Most penalty minutes, one season: Dave Schultz, 472 (1974–75)
  • Most penalties, one game: Chris Nilan, 10 (Mar. 31, 1991)
  • Most penalty minutes, one game: Randy Holt, 67 (Mar. 11, 1979)
  • Most penalties, one period: Randy Holt, 9 (Mar. 11, 1979)

Goaltending

  • Most wins by a goaltender, career: Martin Brodeur, 602
  • Most playoff wins by a goaltender, career: Patrick Roy, 151
  • Most wins by a goaltender, one season: Martin Brodeur, 48 (2006–07)
  • Most wins by a goaltender, on an expansion team: Ron Tugnutt, 22 (2000–01)
  • Most ties, career: Terry Sawchuk, 172
  • Most shutouts, career: Martin Brodeur, 110
  • Most games appeared in by a goaltender, career: Martin Brodeur, 1076
  • Most consecutive complete games by a goaltender: Glenn Hall, 502 (1955–1962)
  • Most games appeared in by a goaltender, one season: Grant Fuhr, 79 (1995–96)
  • Most minutes played by a goaltender, career: Martin Brodeur, 63521
  • Most minutes played by a goaltender, one season: Martin Brodeur, 4697 (2006–07)
  • Most shutouts, one season: George Hainsworth, 22 (1928–29)
  • Longest shutout sequence by a goaltender: Alec Connell, 461 minutes, 29 seconds (1927–28)
  • Longest winning streak by a goaltender, one season: Gilles Gilbert, 17 (1975–76)
  • Longest undefeated streak by a goaltender, one season: Gerry Cheevers, 32 games (1971–72)
  • Longest undefeated streak by a goaltender in his first NHL season: Grant Fuhr, 23 games (1981–82)
  • Longest undefeated streak by a goaltender from start of career: Patrick Lalime, 16 games (1996–97)
  • Most 30-or-more win seasons by a goaltender: Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur, 13
  • Most consecutive 30-or-more win seasons by a goaltender: Martin Brodeur, 12 (1995–2008)
  • Most consecutive 30-or-more win seasons to start a career: Henrik Lundqvist, 5 (2005-2010)
  • Most consecutive 35-or-more win seasons by a goaltender: Martin Brodeur, 11 (1996–2008)
  • Most 40-or-more win seasons by a goaltender: Martin Brodeur, 8
  • Most consecutive 40-or-more win seasons by a goaltender: Martin Brodeur (2005–2008) and Evgeni Nabokov (2007–10), both with 3
  • Most consecutive wins by a goaltender in his rookie season: Brian Elliott, 6 (2008-09)
  • Most consecutive wins by a goaltender in his rookie season, including playoffs: Antti Niemi, 7 (2009-10)
  • Most losses by a goaltender, career: Gump Worsley and Curtis Joseph, 352
  • Most losses by a goaltender, one season: Gary Smith, 48 (1970–71)
  • Most home games played by a goaltender, one season: Roberto Luongo, 41 (2006–07)
  • Most shots faced by a goaltender, in a regular season game: Sam LoPresti, 83 (4 March 1941)
  • Most saves by a goaltender, in a regular season game: Sam LoPresti, 80 (4 March 1941)
  • Most shots faced by a goaltender, in a playoff game: Roberto Luongo, 76 (11 April 2007)
  • Most saves by a goaltender, in a playoff game: Kelly Hrudey, 73 (1987)
  • Most overtime wins: Roberto Luongo, 49
  • Most shutouts in playoffs, career: Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur 23
  • Youngest goaltender to win 300 regular-season games: Martin Brodeur (age 29 yrs., 7 mos.)
  • Youngest goaltender to win 400 regular-season games: Martin Brodeur (age 31 yrs., 10 mos.)
  • Youngest goaltender to win 500 regular-season games: Martin Brodeur (age 35 yrs., 6 mos.)
  • Most points by a goaltender, career: Tom Barrasso, 48
  • Most points by a goaltender, one season: Grant Fuhr, 14 (1983–84)