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
RankPlayerYearsA/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 2005-190.814
6.Peter Stastny* 1980-950.808
7.Adam Oates* 1985-040.807
8.Paul Coffey* 1980-010.806
9.Marcel Dionne* 1971-890.772
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 2007-190.728
18.Ray Bourque* 1979-010.725
19.Denis Savard* 1980-970.723
20.Ron Francis* 1981-040.722
21.Evgeni Malkin 2006-190.719
22.Bryan Trottier* 1975-940.705
23.Guy Lafleur* 1971-910.704
24.Steve Yzerman* 1983-060.702
25.Denis Potvin* 1973-880.700
26.Joe Thornton 1997-190.686
27.Gilbert Perreault* 1970-870.684
28.Ryan Getzlaf 2005-190.682
29.Phil Esposito* 1963-810.681
30.Mark Messier* 1979-040.679
31.Jaromir Jagr 1990-180.667
32.Stan Mikita* 1958-800.663
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* 1934-470.645
41.Ken Linseman 1978-920.641
42.Guy Chouinard 1974-840.640
43.Jari Kurri* 1980-980.637
44.Pavel Datsyuk 2001-160.634
45.Jean Beliveau* 1950-710.633
46.Claude Giroux 2007-190.631
47.Bobby Smith 1978-930.631
48.Pat LaFontaine* 1983-980.630
49.Pierre Turgeon 1987-070.628
50.Patrick Kane 2007-190.627
51.Henrik Sedin 2000-180.624
52.Erik Karlsson 2009-190.621
53.Marc Savard 1997-110.618
54.Elmer Lach* 1940-540.615
55.Brad Park* 1968-850.614
56.Doug Weight 1991-110.610
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.Neal Broten 1980-970.577
80.Doug Wilson 1977-930.576
81.Henrik Zetterberg 2002-180.576
82.Jeff Brown 1985-980.576
83.Larry Murphy* 1980-010.575
84.Anze Kopitar 2006-190.575
85.Dave Taylor 1977-940.574
86.Doug Bentley* 1939-540.574
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.Jason Spezza 2002-190.567
93.Martin St. Louis* 1998-150.566
94.Alexander Mogilny 1989-060.565
95.Pelle Eklund 1985-940.564
96.Kelly Kisio 1982-950.564
97.Brad Richards 2000-160.563
98.René Robert 1970-820.562
99.Nicklas Lidstrom* 1991-120.561
 Ziggy Palffy 1993-060.561
101.Vincent Damphousse 1986-040.561
102.Gary Suter 1985-020.560
103.Sergei Fedorov* 1990-090.558
104.Michel Goulet* 1979-940.556
105.Borje Salming* 1973-900.555
106.Craig Hartsburg 1979-890.553
107.Jacques Lemaire* 1967-790.550
108.Pete Mahovlich 1965-810.549
109.Pavol Demitra 1993-100.548
110.Henri Richard* 1955-750.547
111.Patrik Sundstrom 1982-920.543
112.Mike Modano* 1989-110.542
113.Tim Young 1975-850.542
114.Larry Robinson* 1972-920.542
115.Mike Ridley 1985-970.538
116.Rick Middleton 1974-880.537
117.Ken Hodge 1964-780.536
118.Alex Tanguay 1999-160.533
119.Scott Gomez 1999-160.533
120.Teemu Selanne* 1992-140.533
121.Alex Delvecchio* 1950-740.532
 Glenn Anderson* 1980-960.532
123.Joe Mullen* 1981-970.528
124.John Bucyk* 1955-780.528
125.Bobby Hull* 1957-800.527
126.Mike Ribeiro 1999-170.526
127.Pierre Larouche 1974-880.526
128.Norm Ullman* 1955-750.524
129.Brian Rafalski 1999-110.523
130.John Tavares 2009-190.523
131.Alexei Yashin 1993-070.522
132.Jakub Voracek 2008-190.521
133.Dan Quinn 1983-970.521
134.David Krejci 2006-190.520
135.Andrew Cassels 1989-060.520
136.Charlie Simmer 1974-880.518
137.Jeremy Roenick 1988-090.516
138.Igor Larionov* 1989-040.516
139.Paul Stastny 2006-190.515
140.Dennis Hextall 1968-800.514
141.Andre Boudrias 1963-760.514
142.Saku Koivu 1995-140.513
143.Bill Barber* 1972-840.513
144.Brett Hull* 1986-060.512
 Reed Larson 1976-900.512
146.Alex Ovechkin 2005-190.512
147.Michael Nylander 1992-090.511
148.Ray Whitney 1991-140.511
149.Guy Lapointe* 1968-840.510
150.Stefan Persson 1977-860.510
151.Jamie Benn 2009-190.509
152.Blake Wheeler 2008-190.508
153.Luc Robitaille* 1986-060.507
154.Mikko Koivu 2005-190.507
155.Michal Pivonka 1986-990.507
156.Ian Turnbull 1973-830.505
157.Jozef Stumpel 1991-080.503
158.Wayne Cashman 1964-830.502
 Joe Juneau 1991-040.502
160.Kris Letang 2006-190.501
161.Tom Kurvers 1984-950.498
162.Terry Ruskowski 1979-890.498
 Patrik Elias 1995-160.498
164.John Tonelli 1978-920.497
165.Phil Goyette 1956-720.497
166.Bert Olmstead* 1948-620.497
167.Daniel Sedin 2000-180.496
168.Dale Hunter 1980-990.495
169.Cliff Ronning 1986-040.495
170.Rod Brind'Amour 1989-100.493
171.Brian Bradley 1985-980.493
172.Ilya Kovalchuk 2001-190.489
173.Pavel Bure* 1991-030.487
174.Steve Vickers 1972-820.487
175.Dave Babych 1980-990.486
 Bobby Rousseau 1960-750.486
177.Bernie Geoffrion* 1950-680.486
178.Paul MacLean 1980-910.485
179.Rick MacLeish 1970-840.485
180.Wilf Paiement 1974-880.484
181.Tomas Kaberle 1998-130.484
182.Steven Stamkos 2008-190.483
183.Frank Mahovlich* 1956-740.483
184.Martin Straka 1992-080.482
 Dany Heatley 2001-150.482
186.Eric Staal 2003-190.482
187.Dickie Moore* 1951-680.481
188.Dino Ciccarelli* 1980-990.481
189.Ivan Boldirev 1970-850.480
190.Jonathan Toews 2007-190.480
191.Walt Tkaczuk 1967-810.477
192.Tom Fergus 1981-930.477
193.Mike Bullard 1980-920.475
194.Ted Kennedy* 1942-570.474
195.Randy Carlyle 1976-930.473
196.Valeri Kamensky 1991-020.473
197.Steve Duchesne 1986-020.472
198.Peter McNab 1973-870.471
199.Ales Hemsky 2002-180.471
200.Patrice Bergeron 2003-190.471
201.Tomas Sandstrom 1984-990.470
202.Pierre Pilote* 1955-690.470
203.Keith Yandle 2006-190.467
204.Marian Hossa 1997-170.465
205.Bob MacMillan 1974-850.464
 Tim Kerr 1980-930.464
207.Chris Pronger* 1993-120.464
208.Butch Goring 1969-850.463
209.Rick Martin 1971-820.463
210.Chris Chelios* 1983-100.462
211.Vinny Prospal 1996-130.460
 Murray Craven 1982-000.460
213.Mel Bridgman 1975-890.460
214.Stan Smyl 1978-910.459
215.Jude Drouin 1968-810.458
 John Ogrodnick 1979-930.458
 Brendan Shanahan* 1987-090.458
218.Andrei Markov 2000-170.458
219.Don Maloney 1978-910.458
220.Mark Johnson 1979-900.456
221.Lanny McDonald* 1973-890.455
 Robert Reichel 1990-040.455
223.Alex Kovalev 1992-130.455
 Dave Keon* 1960-820.455
225.Phil Kessel 2006-190.454
226.Sergei Gonchar 1994-150.454
227.Kevin Stevens 1987-020.454
228.Derek Roy 2003-150.454
229.Sandis Ozolinsh 1992-080.454
230.Brian Bellows 1982-990.452
 Steve Sullivan 1995-130.452
232.Terry O'Reilly 1971-850.451
 Duncan Keith 2005-190.451
234.Scott Niedermayer* 1991-100.450
235.Yvan Cournoyer* 1963-790.449
236.Dave Poulin 1982-950.449
237.Andy McDonald 2000-130.448
238.Rick Tocchet 1984-020.448
239.Joe Nieuwendyk* 1986-070.447
240.Robert Lang 1992-100.447
241.Kirk Muller 1984-030.446
242.Milt Schmidt* 1936-550.446
243.Martin Havlat 2000-160.446
244.Peter Zezel 1984-990.444
245.Fred Stanfield 1964-780.443
246.Ted Lindsay* 1944-650.442
247.Pit Martin 1961-790.441
248.Greg Malone 1976-870.440
249.Esa Tikkanen 1985-990.440
250.Aaron Broten 1980-920.440

WHA Leaders

WHA Leaders Table
RankPlayerYearsA/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 1972-790.789
9.Marc Tardif 1973-790.785
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