NHL & WHA Career Leaders and Records for Assists

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

NHL Leaders

NHL Leaders Table
RankPlayerYearsA
1.Wayne Gretzky* 1979-991963
2.Ron Francis* 1981-041249
3.Mark Messier* 1979-041193
4.Ray Bourque* 1979-011169
5.Jaromir Jagr 1990-181155
6.Paul Coffey* 1980-011135
7.Joe Thornton 1997-201089
8.Adam Oates* 1985-041079
9.Steve Yzerman* 1983-061063
10.Gordie Howe* 1946-801049
11.Marcel Dionne* 1971-891040
12.Mario Lemieux* 1984-061033
13.Joe Sakic* 1988-091016
14.Doug Gilmour* 1983-03964
15.Mark Recchi* 1988-11956
16.Al MacInnis* 1981-04934
17.Larry Murphy* 1980-01929
18.Stan Mikita* 1958-80926
19.Bryan Trottier* 1975-94901
20.Phil Housley* 1982-03894
21.Dale Hawerchuk* 1981-97891
22.Nicklas Lidstrom* 1991-12878
23.Phil Esposito* 1963-81873
24.Denis Savard* 1980-97865
25.Bobby Clarke* 1969-84852
26.Henrik Sedin 2000-18830
27.Alex Delvecchio* 1950-74825
28.Gilbert Perreault* 1970-87814
29.Mike Modano* 1989-11813
 John Bucyk* 1955-78813
31.Pierre Turgeon 1987-07812
32.Sidney Crosby 2005-20801
33.Jari Kurri* 1980-98797
34.Guy Lafleur* 1971-91793
35.Peter Stastny* 1980-95789
36.Mats Sundin* 1990-09785
37.Brian Leetch* 1987-06781
38.Jean Ratelle* 1960-81776
39.Teemu Selanne* 1992-14773
 Vincent Damphousse 1986-04773
41.Chris Chelios* 1983-10763
42.Bernie Federko* 1976-90761
43.Doug Weight 1991-11755
44.Larry Robinson* 1972-92750
45.Denis Potvin* 1973-88742
46.Norm Ullman* 1955-75739
47.Bernie Nicholls 1981-99734
48.Rod Brind'Amour 1989-10732
49.Luc Robitaille* 1986-06726
50.Daniel Alfredsson 1995-14713
51.Jean Beliveau* 1950-71712
 Scott Stevens* 1982-04712
53.Jeremy Roenick 1988-09703
54.Dave Andreychuk* 1982-06698
 Brendan Shanahan* 1987-09698
56.Dale Hunter 1980-99697
57.Sergei Fedorov* 1990-09696
58.Ryan Getzlaf 2005-20691
59.Henri Richard* 1955-75688
60.Nicklas Backstrom 2007-20684
61.Brad Park* 1968-85683
62.Bobby Smith 1978-93679
 Ray Whitney 1991-14679
64.Jarome Iginla 1996-17675
65.Evgeni Malkin 2006-20660
66.Brett Hull* 1986-06650
67.Daniel Sedin 2000-18648
68.Bobby Orr* 1966-79645
69.Martin St. Louis* 1998-15642
70.Gary Suter 1985-02641
71.Dave Taylor 1977-94638
72.Darryl Sittler* 1970-85637
 Borje Salming* 1973-90637
74.Peter Forsberg* 1994-11636
75.Brad Richards 2000-16634
 Neal Broten 1980-97634
77.Patrick Kane 2007-20633
 Theoren Fleury 1988-03633
79.Mike Gartner* 1979-98627
80.Patrick Marleau 1997-20626
81.Andy Bathgate* 1952-71624
82.Henrik Zetterberg 2002-18623
83.Sergei Zubov* 1992-09619
84.Patrik Elias 1995-16617
 Anze Kopitar 2006-20617
86.Rod Gilbert* 1960-78615
87.Marian Hossa 1997-17609
88.Michel Goulet* 1979-94605
89.Pavel Datsyuk 2001-16604
90.Kirk Muller 1984-03602
91.Glenn Anderson* 1980-96601
92.Alex Kovalev 1992-13599
 Jason Spezza 2002-20599
94.Dino Ciccarelli* 1980-99592
95.Sergei Gonchar 1994-15591
96.Doug Wilson 1977-93590
 Dave Keon* 1960-82590
98.Paul Kariya* 1994-10587
99.Eric Staal 2003-20585
100.Dave Babych 1980-99581
101.Alex Tanguay 1999-16580
102.Brian Propp 1979-94579
103.Saku Koivu 1995-14577
104.Scott Gomez 1999-16575
105.Alex Ovechkin 2005-20572
106.Steve Larmer 1980-95571
107.Shane Doan 1995-17570
 Frank Mahovlich* 1956-74570
109.Scott Niedermayer* 1991-10568
110.Mike Ribeiro 1999-17565
111.Cliff Ronning 1986-04563
 Craig Janney 1987-99563
113.Joe Nieuwendyk* 1986-07562
114.Joe Mullen* 1981-97561
115.Bobby Hull* 1957-80560
116.Alexander Mogilny 1989-06559
117.Claude Giroux 2007-20558
118.Mike Bossy* 1977-87553
 Thomas Steen 1981-95553
120.Ken Linseman 1978-92551
 Tom Lysiak 1973-86551
122.Pat LaFontaine* 1983-98545
 Mark Howe* 1979-95545
124.Red Kelly* 1947-67542
125.Chris Pronger* 1993-12541
126.Rick Middleton 1974-88540
 Pat Verbeek 1982-02540
128.Brian Bellows 1982-99537
 Rob Blake* 1989-10537
130.Vincent Lecavalier 1998-16528
 Andrew Cassels 1989-06528
132.Keith Tkachuk 1991-10527
133.Steve Duchesne 1986-02525
134.Dennis Maruk 1975-89522
135.Jason Arnott 1993-12521
136.Mathieu Schneider 1987-10520
 Teppo Numminen 1988-09520
138.Patrice Bergeron 2003-20517
139.Wayne Cashman 1964-83516
140.Butch Goring 1969-85513
141.Rick Tocchet 1984-02512
 Steve Thomas 1984-04512
143.John Tonelli 1978-92511
144.Vinny Prospal 1996-13510
145.Duncan Keith 2005-20509
146.Lanny McDonald* 1973-89506
147.Ivan Boldirev 1970-85505
148.Mikko Koivu 2005-20504
149.Randy Carlyle 1976-93499
 Marc Savard 1997-11499
151.Ryan Suter 2005-20498
152.Blake Wheeler 2008-20497
 Vyacheslav Kozlov 1991-10497
154.Murray Craven 1982-00493
 Eric Lindros* 1992-07493
156.Trevor Linden 1988-08492
157.Phil Kessel 2006-20490
 James Patrick 1983-04490
 Ray Ferraro 1984-02490
160.Jakub Voracek 2008-20488
161.Pete Mahovlich 1965-81485
 Pit Martin 1961-79485
163.Tony Amonte 1991-07484
 Brent Burns 2003-20484
165.Roman Hamrlik 1992-13483
166.Jozef Stumpel 1991-08481
167.David Krejci 2006-20479
168.Justin Williams 2000-20477
169.Paul Stastny 2006-20476
 Scott Mellanby 1985-07476
 Tomas Kaberle 1998-13476
172.Garry Galley 1984-01475
 Igor Larionov* 1989-04475
174.Markus Naslund 1993-09474
 Keith Yandle 2006-20474
176.Ted Lindsay* 1944-65472
 Ken Hodge 1964-78472
 Gary Roberts 1986-09472
179.Michael Nylander 1992-09470
 Alex Zhamnov 1992-06470
 Jonathan Toews 2007-20470
182.Dean Prentice 1952-74469
 Jacques Lemaire* 1967-79469
184.Erik Karlsson 2009-20468
185.Phil Goyette 1956-72467
186.Mike Ridley 1985-97466
 Brent Sutter 1980-98466
188.Matt Cullen 1997-19465
 Andrew Brunette 1995-12465
190.Pavol Demitra 1993-10464
191.Reed Larson 1976-90463
 Bill Barber* 1972-84463
 Owen Nolan 1990-10463
194.Doug Mohns 1953-75462
 Tomas Sandstrom 1984-99462
196.Martin Straka 1992-08460
197.Wilf Paiement 1974-88458
 Bobby Rousseau 1960-75458
199.Steve Sullivan 1995-13457
200.Todd Bertuzzi 1995-14456
 Ryan Smyth 1994-14456
202.Kimmo Timonen 1998-15454
 Murray Oliver 1957-75454
204.Andrei Markov 2000-17453
205.Doug Harvey* 1947-69452
 Ed Olczyk 1984-00452
207.Zdeno Chara 1997-20451
 Walt Tkaczuk 1967-81451
 Guy Lapointe* 1968-84451
210.Kevin Hatcher 1984-01450
 Peter McNab 1973-87450
212.Mel Bridgman 1975-89449
 Cory Stillman 1994-11449
214.Russ Courtnall 1983-99447
215.Alexei Yashin 1993-07444
216.Dan Boyle 1998-16442
 Robert Lang 1992-10442
218.Eric Desjardins 1988-06439
219.Bill Gadsby* 1946-66438
220.Brian Rafalski 1999-11436
221.Yvan Cournoyer* 1963-79435
222.Jason Pominville 2003-19434
 Fredrik Olausson 1986-03434
224.Dave Christian 1979-94433
 Ilya Kovalchuk 2001-20433
226.Geoff Courtnall 1983-00432
227.Ron Greschner 1974-90431
228.Milan Hejduk 1998-13430
 Jeff Brown 1985-98430
230.John MacLean 1983-02429
 Kelly Kisio 1982-95429
 Bernie Geoffrion* 1950-68429
 Olli Jokinen 1997-15429
234.Bill Guerin 1991-10427
 Pierre Larouche 1974-88427
236.Paul Reinhart 1979-90426
237.Rob Ramage 1979-94425
 John Ogrodnick 1979-93425
239.John Tavares 2009-20424
240.Syl Apps 1970-80423
 Joe Pavelski 2006-20423
242.Maurice Richard* 1942-60422
 Kent Nilsson 1979-95422
 Doug Bodger 1984-00422
245.Bobby Holik 1990-09421
 Bert Olmstead* 1948-62421
247.Craig Ramsay 1971-85420
 Jamie Langenbrunner 1994-13420
 Corey Perry 2005-20420
 Shayne Corson 1985-04420

WHA Leaders

WHA Leaders Table
RankPlayerYearsA
1.Andre Lacroix 1972-79547
2.J.C. Tremblay 1972-79358
3.Marc Tardif 1973-79350
4.Ulf Nilsson 1974-78344
5.Serge Bernier 1973-79336
6.Bobby Hull* 1972-79335
7.Gordie Howe* 1973-79334
8.Christian Bordeleau 1972-79325
9.Robbie Ftorek 1974-79307
10.Mark Howe* 1973-79296
11.Real Cloutier 1974-79283
12.Larry Lund 1972-78277
13.Poul Popiel 1972-78265
14.Ron Plumb 1972-79264
15.Al Hamilton 1972-79258
16.Terry Ruskowski 1974-79254
17.Bryan Campbell 1972-78253
18.Michel Parizeau 1972-79252
19.John McKenzie 1972-79250
20.Paul Shmyr 1972-79248
21.Gavin Kirk 1972-79243
22.Jim Dorey 1972-79232
23.Kevin Morrison 1973-79224
24.Anders Hedberg 1974-78222
 Mike Rogers 1974-79222
26.Rosaire Paiement 1972-78221
27.Larry Pleau 1972-79215
28.Pat Stapleton 1973-78212
29.Rick Ley 1972-79210
 Ron Ward 1972-77210
31.Tom Webster 1972-78205
32.Danny Lawson 1972-77204
33.Rich LeDuc 1974-79195
34.John French 1972-78192
35.Dave Keon* 1975-79189
36.Mike Antonovich 1972-79188
37.Ken Block 1972-79187
38.Dennis Sobchuk 1974-79186
39.Bob Sicinski 1972-77184
 Norm Ferguson 1972-78184
41.Frank Hughes 1972-78180
 Wayne Carleton 1972-77180
43.Darryl Maggs 1973-79177
 Ron Chipperfield 1974-79177
 Rene Leclerc 1972-79177
46.Wayne Rivers 1972-77176
47.Hugh Harris 1973-78174
48.Tim Sheehy 1972-78173
49.Barry Long 1974-79171
50.Peter Sullivan 1975-79170