NHL & WHA Career Leaders and Records for Assists Per Game

Active players are listed in bold.
Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

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NHL Leaders

NHL Leaders Table
Rank Player Years A/G
1.Wayne Gretzky* 1979-991.320
2.Mario Lemieux* 1984-061.129
3.Bobby Orr* 1966-790.982
4.Peter Forsberg* 1994-110.898
5.Sidney Crosby 2005-160.849
6.Peter Stastny* 1980-950.808
7.Adam Oates* 1985-040.807
8.Paul Coffey* 1980-010.805
9.Marcel Dionne* 1971-890.771
10.Kent Nilsson 1979-950.763
11.Bernie Federko* 1976-900.761
12.Dale Hawerchuk* 1981-970.750
13.Bobby Clarke* 1969-840.745
14.Craig Janney 1987-990.741
15.Joe Sakic* 1988-090.737
16.Mike Bossy* 1977-870.735
17.Nicklas Backstrom 2007-160.732
18.Ray Bourque* 1979-010.725
19.Denis Savard* 1980-970.723
20.Evgeni Malkin 2006-160.722
21.Ron Francis* 1981-040.722
22.Joe Thornton 1997-160.705
23.Bryan Trottier* 1975-940.705
24.Guy Lafleur* 1971-910.704
25.Steve Yzerman* 1983-060.702
26.Denis Potvin* 1973-880.700
27.Jaromir Jagr 1990-160.687
28.Gilbert Perreault* 1970-870.683
29.Phil Esposito* 1963-810.681
30.Mark Messier* 1979-040.679
31.Stan Mikita* 1958-800.664
32.Ryan Getzlaf 2005-160.661
33.Al MacInnis* 1981-040.660
34.Paul Reinhart 1979-900.657
35.Mike Rogers 1979-860.655
36.Doug Gilmour* 1983-030.654
37.Bernie Nicholls 1981-990.651
38.Eric Lindros 1992-070.649
39.Brian Leetch* 1987-060.648
40.Bill Cowley* 1934-470.643
41.Henrik Sedin 2000-160.641
42.Ken Linseman 1978-920.641
43.Guy Chouinard 1974-840.640
44.Jari Kurri* 1980-980.637
45.Pavel Datsyuk 2001-160.634
46.Jean Beliveau* 1950-710.633
47.Bobby Smith 1978-930.630
48.Pat LaFontaine* 1983-980.630
49.Pierre Turgeon 1987-070.627
50.Patrick Kane 2007-160.626
51.Marc Savard 1997-110.618
52.Elmer Lach* 1940-540.615
53.Brad Park* 1968-850.614
54.Claude Giroux 2007-160.612
55.Doug Weight 1991-110.610
56.Jason Spezza 2002-160.606
57.Jean Ratelle* 1960-810.606
58.Jason Allison 1993-060.600
 Tom Lysiak 1973-860.600
60.Phil Housley* 1982-030.598
61.Gordie Howe* 1946-800.594
62.Paul Kariya 1994-100.594
63.Barry Pederson 1980-920.593
64.Anton Stastny 1980-890.591
65.Mats Naslund 1982-950.588
66.Dennis Maruk 1975-890.588
67.Mark Howe* 1979-950.587
68.John Cullen 1988-990.585
69.Theoren Fleury 1988-030.584
70.Andy Bathgate* 1952-710.584
71.Mats Sundin* 1990-090.583
72.Alex Zhamnov 1992-060.582
73.Thomas Steen 1981-950.582
74.Syl Apps 1970-800.582
75.Darryl Sittler* 1970-850.581
76.Sergei Zubov 1992-090.580
77.Mark Recchi 1988-110.579
78.Rod Gilbert* 1960-780.578
79.Anze Kopitar 2006-160.577
80.Neal Broten 1980-970.577
81.Doug Wilson 1977-930.576
82.Jeff Brown 1985-980.576
83.Larry Murphy* 1980-010.575
84.Dave Taylor 1977-940.574
85.Henrik Zetterberg 2002-160.574
86.Doug Bentley* 1939-540.572
87.Daniel Alfredsson 1995-140.572
88.Bengt-Ake Gustafsson 1979-890.571
89.Brian Propp 1979-940.570
90.Steve Larmer 1980-950.568
91.Thomas Gradin 1978-870.567
92.Martin St. Louis 1998-150.566
93.Alexander Mogilny 1989-060.565
94.Pelle Eklund 1985-940.564
95.Kelly Kisio 1982-950.564
96.Brad Richards 2000-160.563
97.René Robert 1970-820.562
98.Nicklas Lidstrom* 1991-120.561
 Ziggy Palffy 1993-060.561
100.Vincent Damphousse 1986-040.561
101.Gary Suter 1985-020.560
102.Sergei Fedorov* 1990-090.558
103.Borje Salming* 1973-900.555
104.Michel Goulet* 1979-940.555
105.Craig Hartsburg 1979-890.553
106.Jacques Lemaire* 1967-790.550
107.Pete Mahovlich 1965-810.549
108.Henri Richard* 1955-750.548
 Pavol Demitra 1993-100.548
110.Patrik Sundstrom 1982-920.543
111.Tim Young 1975-850.543
112.Paul Stastny 2006-160.543
113.David Krejci 2006-160.542
114.Mike Modano* 1989-110.542
115.Larry Robinson* 1972-920.542
116.Mike Ridley 1985-970.538
117.Rick Middleton 1974-880.537
118.Ken Hodge 1964-780.536
119.Alex Tanguay 1999-160.533
120.Scott Gomez 1999-160.533
121.Teemu Selanne 1992-140.533
122.Alex Delvecchio* 1950-740.533
123.Glenn Anderson* 1980-960.532
124.Mike Ribeiro 1999-160.529
125.Joe Mullen* 1981-970.528
126.John Bucyk* 1955-780.528
127.Bobby Hull* 1957-800.527
128.Pierre Larouche 1974-880.526
129.Alex Ovechkin 2005-160.526
130.Norm Ullman* 1955-750.524
131.Brian Rafalski 1999-110.523
132.Alexei Yashin 1993-070.522
133.Dan Quinn 1983-970.520
134.Andrew Cassels 1989-060.520
135.Charlie Simmer 1974-880.518
136.Mikko Koivu 2005-160.518
137.Jeremy Roenick 1988-090.516
138.Igor Larionov* 1989-040.516
139.Dennis Hextall 1968-800.514
140.Daniel Sedin 2000-160.514
 Andre Boudrias 1963-760.514
142.Saku Koivu 1995-140.513
143.Bill Barber* 1972-840.513
144.Reed Larson 1976-900.512
 Brett Hull* 1986-060.512
146.Michael Nylander 1992-090.511
147.Ray Whitney 1991-140.510
148.Guy Lapointe* 1968-840.510
149.Stefan Persson 1977-860.510
150.Luc Robitaille* 1986-060.507
151.Michal Pivonka 1986-990.507
152.Ian Turnbull 1973-830.505
153.Jozef Stumpel 1991-080.503
154.Wayne Cashman 1964-830.502
 Joe Juneau 1991-040.502
156.Tom Kurvers 1984-950.498
157.Patrik Elias 1995-160.498
158.John Tonelli 1978-920.497
159.Terry Ruskowski 1979-890.497
160.Bert Olmstead* 1948-620.496
161.Phil Goyette 1956-720.496
162.Dale Hunter 1980-990.495
163.Cliff Ronning 1986-040.495
164.Rod Brind'Amour 1989-100.493
165.Brian Bradley 1985-980.493
166.Eric Staal 2003-160.491
167.Ilya Kovalchuk 2001-130.489
168.Pavel Bure* 1991-030.487
169.Steve Vickers 1972-820.487
170.Dave Babych 1980-990.486
 Bobby Rousseau 1960-750.486
172.Bernie Geoffrion* 1950-680.486
173.Paul MacLean 1980-910.485
174.Jonathan Toews 2007-160.485
175.Rick MacLeish 1970-840.485
176.Wilf Paiement 1974-880.484
177.Tomas Kaberle 1998-130.484
178.Dickie Moore* 1951-680.483
 Frank Mahovlich* 1956-740.483
180.Dany Heatley 2001-150.482
 Martin Straka 1992-080.482
182.Dino Ciccarelli* 1980-990.480
183.Ivan Boldirev 1970-850.480
 Ales Hemsky 2002-160.480
185.Marian Hossa 1997-160.477
186.Walt Tkaczuk 1967-810.477
187.Tom Fergus 1981-930.477
188.Mike Bullard 1980-920.475
189.Randy Carlyle 1976-930.473
190.Ted Kennedy* 1942-570.473
191.Valeri Kamensky 1991-020.472
192.Steve Duchesne 1986-020.472
 Peter McNab 1973-870.472
194.Tomas Sandstrom 1984-990.470
195.Pierre Pilote* 1955-690.470
196.Tim Kerr 1980-930.464
197.Chris Pronger* 1993-120.464
198.Bob MacMillan 1974-850.464
199.Patrice Bergeron 2003-160.463
 Butch Goring 1969-850.463
201.Rick Martin 1971-820.463
202.Chris Chelios* 1983-100.462
203.Vinny Prospal 1996-130.460
 Murray Craven 1982-000.460
205.Mel Bridgman 1975-890.460
206.Stan Smyl 1978-910.459
207.Brendan Shanahan* 1987-090.458
 Jude Drouin 1968-810.458
 John Ogrodnick 1979-930.458
210.Don Maloney 1978-910.458
211.Mark Johnson 1979-900.456
212.Andrei Markov 2000-160.456
213.Lanny McDonald* 1973-890.455
 Robert Reichel 1990-040.455
215.Alex Kovalev 1992-130.455
 Dave Keon* 1960-820.455
217.Sergei Gonchar 1994-150.454
218.Kevin Stevens 1987-020.454
219.Derek Roy 2003-150.454
220.Sandis Ozolinsh 1992-080.454
221.Brian Bellows 1982-990.452
 Steve Sullivan 1995-130.452
223.Terry O'Reilly 1971-850.451
224.Scott Niedermayer* 1991-100.450
225.Yvan Cournoyer* 1963-790.449
226.Jarome Iginla 1996-160.449
227.Duncan Keith 2005-160.449
228.Dave Poulin 1982-950.449
229.Andy McDonald 2000-130.448
230.Rick Tocchet 1984-020.448
231.Joe Nieuwendyk* 1986-070.447
232.Robert Lang 1992-100.447
233.Kirk Muller 1984-030.446
234.Milt Schmidt* 1936-550.446
235.Peter Zezel 1984-990.446
 Martin Havlat 2000-160.446
237.Jason Pominville 2003-160.444
238.Fred Stanfield 1964-780.443
239.Mark Streit 2005-160.443
240.Ted Lindsay* 1944-650.442
241.Pit Martin 1961-790.441
242.Greg Malone 1976-870.440
243.Esa Tikkanen 1985-990.440
244.Aaron Broten 1980-920.440
245.Ron Greschner 1974-900.439
246.Keith Tkachuk 1991-100.439
247.Ed Olczyk 1984-000.438
248.Cory Stillman 1994-110.438
249.Mike Gartner* 1979-980.438
250.Rick Kehoe 1971-850.437

WHA Leaders

WHA Leaders Table
Rank Player Years A/G
1.Ulf Nilsson 1974-781.147
2.Andre Lacroix 1972-790.993
3.Robbie Ftorek 1974-790.823
4.Bobby Hull* 1972-790.815
5.Serge Bernier 1973-790.806
6.Gordie Howe* 1973-790.797
7.Christian Bordeleau 1972-790.789
8.J.C. Tremblay 1972-790.788
9.Marc Tardif 1973-790.785