NHL & WHA Career Leaders and Records for Assists

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 1990-181150
6.Paul Coffey* 1980-011135
7.Adam Oates* 1985-041079
8.Steve Yzerman* 1983-061063
9.Gordie Howe* 1946-801049
10.Marcel Dionne* 1971-891040
11.Mario Lemieux* 1984-061033
12.Joe Sakic* 1988-091016
13.Joe Thornton 1997-181009
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.Alex Delvecchio* 1950-74825
27.Gilbert Perreault* 1970-87814
28.John Bucyk* 1955-78813
 Mike Modano* 1989-11813
30.Pierre Turgeon 1987-07812
31.Jari Kurri* 1980-98797
32.Guy Lafleur* 1971-91793
33.Peter Stastny* 1980-95789
34.Mats Sundin* 1990-09785
 Henrik Sedin 2000-18785
36.Brian Leetch* 1987-06781
37.Jean Ratelle* 1960-81776
38.Teemu Selanne* 1992-14773
 Vincent Damphousse 1986-04773
40.Chris Chelios* 1983-10763
41.Bernie Federko* 1976-90761
42.Doug Weight 1991-11755
43.Larry Robinson* 1972-92750
44.Denis Potvin* 1973-88742
45.Norm Ullman* 1955-75739
46.Bernie Nicholls 1981-99734
47.Rod Brind'Amour 1989-10732
48.Luc Robitaille* 1986-06726
49.Daniel Alfredsson 1995-14713
50.Scott Stevens* 1982-04712
 Jean Beliveau* 1950-71712
52.Jeremy Roenick 1988-09703
53.Dave Andreychuk* 1982-06698
 Brendan Shanahan* 1987-09698
55.Dale Hunter 1980-99697
56.Sergei Fedorov* 1990-09696
57.Henri Richard* 1955-75688
58.Brad Park* 1968-85683
59.Bobby Smith 1978-93679
 Ray Whitney 1991-14679
61.Jarome Iginla 1996-17675
62.Brett Hull* 1986-06650
 Sidney Crosby 2005-18650
64.Bobby Orr* 1966-79645
65.Martin St. Louis 1998-15642
66.Gary Suter 1985-02641
67.Dave Taylor 1977-94638
68.Borje Salming* 1973-90637
 Darryl Sittler* 1970-85637
70.Peter Forsberg* 1994-11636
71.Neal Broten 1980-97634
 Brad Richards 2000-16634
73.Theoren Fleury 1988-03633
74.Mike Gartner* 1979-98627
75.Andy Bathgate* 1952-71624
76.Sergei Zubov 1992-09619
77.Daniel Sedin 2000-18617
 Patrik Elias 1995-16617
79.Rod Gilbert* 1960-78615
80.Marian Hossa 1997-17609
81.Pavel Datsyuk 2001-16604
 Michel Goulet* 1979-94604
83.Kirk Muller 1984-03602
84.Glenn Anderson* 1980-96601
85.Alex Kovalev 1992-13599
86.Dino Ciccarelli* 1980-99592
87.Sergei Gonchar 1994-15591
88.Doug Wilson 1977-93590
 Dave Keon* 1960-82590
90.Paul Kariya* 1994-10587
91.Henrik Zetterberg 2002-18582
92.Dave Babych 1980-99581
93.Ryan Getzlaf 2005-18580
 Alex Tanguay 1999-16580
95.Brian Propp 1979-94579
96.Saku Koivu 1995-14577
97.Patrick Marleau 1997-18576
98.Scott Gomez 1999-16575
99.Steve Larmer 1980-95571
100.Frank Mahovlich* 1956-74570
 Shane Doan 1995-17570
102.Scott Niedermayer* 1991-10568
103.Mike Ribeiro 1999-17565
104.Craig Janney 1987-99563
 Cliff Ronning 1986-04563
106.Joe Nieuwendyk* 1986-07562
107.Joe Mullen* 1981-97561
108.Bobby Hull* 1957-80560
109.Alexander Mogilny 1989-06559
110.Thomas Steen 1981-95553
 Mike Bossy* 1977-87553
112.Tom Lysiak 1973-86551
 Ken Linseman 1978-92551
114.Jason Spezza 2002-18549
115.Nicklas Backstrom 2007-18548
116.Mark Howe* 1979-95545
 Pat LaFontaine* 1983-98545
118.Red Kelly* 1947-67542
119.Pat Verbeek 1982-02541
 Chris Pronger* 1993-12541
121.Rick Middleton 1974-88540
122.Brian Bellows 1982-99537
 Rob Blake* 1989-10537
124.Vincent Lecavalier 1998-16528
 Andrew Cassels 1989-06528
126.Keith Tkachuk 1991-10527
127.Steve Duchesne 1986-02525
128.Dennis Maruk 1975-89522
129.Jason Arnott 1993-12521
130.Teppo Numminen 1988-09520
 Mathieu Schneider 1987-10520
132.Wayne Cashman 1964-83516
133.Butch Goring 1969-85513
134.Steve Thomas 1984-04512
 Rick Tocchet 1984-02512
136.John Tonelli 1978-92511
137.Evgeni Malkin 2006-18510
 Vinny Prospal 1996-13510
139.Lanny McDonald* 1973-89506
140.Ivan Boldirev 1970-85505
141.Marc Savard 1997-11499
 Randy Carlyle 1976-93499
143.Vyacheslav Kozlov 1991-10497
144.Eric Staal 2003-18494
145.Eric Lindros* 1992-07493
 Murray Craven 1982-00493
147.Trevor Linden 1988-08492
148.James Patrick 1983-04490
 Ray Ferraro 1984-02490
150.Anze Kopitar 2006-18485
 Pit Martin 1961-79485
 Pete Mahovlich 1965-81485
153.Tony Amonte 1991-07484
154.Roman Hamrlik 1992-13483
155.Jozef Stumpel 1991-08481
156.Alex Ovechkin 2005-18478
157.Scott Mellanby 1985-07476
 Tomas Kaberle 1998-13476
159.Igor Larionov* 1989-04475
 Garry Galley 1984-01475
161.Patrick Kane 2007-18474
 Markus Naslund 1993-09474
163.Ted Lindsay* 1944-65472
 Ken Hodge 1964-78472
 Gary Roberts 1986-09472
166.Alex Zhamnov 1992-06470
 Michael Nylander 1992-09470
168.Jacques Lemaire* 1967-79469
 Dean Prentice 1952-74469
170.Phil Goyette 1956-72467
171.Mike Ridley 1985-97466
 Brent Sutter 1980-98466
173.Andrew Brunette 1995-12465
174.Pavol Demitra 1993-10464
175.Reed Larson 1976-90463
 Bill Barber* 1972-84463
 Owen Nolan 1990-10463
178.Tomas Sandstrom 1984-99462
 Doug Mohns 1953-75462
180.Martin Straka 1992-08460
181.Bobby Rousseau 1960-75458
 Wilf Paiement 1974-88458
183.Steve Sullivan 1995-13457
184.Ryan Smyth 1994-14456
 Todd Bertuzzi 1995-14456
186.Murray Oliver 1957-75454
 Kimmo Timonen 1998-15454
188.Andrei Markov 2000-17453
189.Ed Olczyk 1984-00452
 Doug Harvey* 1947-69452
191.Walt Tkaczuk 1967-81451
 Guy Lapointe* 1968-84451
193.Kevin Hatcher 1984-01450
 Peter McNab 1973-87450
195.Cory Stillman 1994-11449
 Mel Bridgman 1975-89449
197.Russ Courtnall 1983-99447
198.Alexei Yashin 1993-07444
199.Dan Boyle 1998-16442
 Matt Cullen 1997-18442
 Robert Lang 1992-10442
202.Eric Desjardins 1988-06439
203.Bill Gadsby* 1946-66438
204.Mikko Koivu 2005-18436
 Brian Rafalski 1999-11436
206.Yvan Cournoyer* 1963-79435
207.Fredrik Olausson 1986-03434
208.Dave Christian 1979-94433
209.Geoff Courtnall 1983-00432
210.Ron Greschner 1974-90431
211.Jeff Brown 1985-98430
 Milan Hejduk 1998-13430
213.Bernie Geoffrion* 1950-68429
 Olli Jokinen 1997-15429
 John MacLean 1983-02429
 Kelly Kisio 1982-95429
217.Pierre Larouche 1974-88427
 Bill Guerin 1991-10427
219.Paul Reinhart 1979-90426
220.Rob Ramage 1979-94425
 John Ogrodnick 1979-93425
 Duncan Keith 2005-18425
223.Syl Apps 1970-80423
224.Kent Nilsson 1979-95422
 Doug Bodger 1984-00422
226.Maurice Richard* 1942-60421
 Bobby Holik 1990-09421
 Bert Olmstead* 1948-62421
229.Shayne Corson 1985-04420
 Jamie Langenbrunner 1994-13420
 Craig Ramsay 1971-85420
232.Bob Nevin 1957-76419
 Brian Rolston 1994-12419
 Dan Quinn 1983-97419
 Dany Heatley 2001-15419
236.Zdeno Chara 1997-18418
 René Robert 1970-82418
 Pierre Pilote* 1955-69418
 Michal Pivonka 1986-99418
 Carol Vadnais 1966-83418
241.George Armstrong* 1949-71417
 Brian Campbell 1999-17417
243.Joe Juneau 1991-04416
 Barry Pederson 1980-92416
 Calle Johansson 1987-04416
246.Dave Ellett 1984-00415
 Scott Young 1987-06415
248.Justin Williams 2000-18413
 John LeClair 1990-07413
250.Patrice Bergeron 2003-17412

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.Norm Ferguson 1972-78184
 Bob Sicinski 1972-77184
41.Wayne Carleton 1972-77180
 Frank Hughes 1972-78180
43.Ron Chipperfield 1974-79177
 Darryl Maggs 1973-79177
 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
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