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 2005-190.816
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 2007-190.726
18.Ray Bourque* 1979-010.725
19.Denis Savard* 1980-970.723
20.Ron Francis* 1981-040.722
21.Evgeni Malkin 2006-190.718
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.Gilbert Perreault* 1970-870.684
27.Phil Esposito* 1963-810.681
28.Joe Thornton 1997-190.680
29.Mark Messier* 1979-040.679
30.Ryan Getzlaf 2005-190.679
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.Erik Karlsson 2009-190.640
43.Guy Chouinard 1974-840.640
44.Jari Kurri* 1980-980.637
45.Claude Giroux 2007-190.637
46.Patrick Kane 2007-190.636
47.Pavel Datsyuk 2001-160.634
48.Jean Beliveau* 1950-710.633
49.Bobby Smith 1978-930.631
50.Pat LaFontaine* 1983-980.630
51.Pierre Turgeon 1987-070.628
52.Henrik Sedin 2000-180.624
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.Tom Lysiak 1973-860.600
 Jason Allison 1993-060.600
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 2006-190.574
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.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.Ziggy Palffy 1993-060.561
 Nicklas Lidstrom* 1991-120.561
100.Vincent Damphousse 1986-040.561
101.Jason Spezza 2002-190.560
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
 Taylor Hall 2010-190.550
109.Pete Mahovlich 1965-810.549
110.Pavol Demitra 1993-100.548
111.Henri Richard* 1955-750.547
112.Patrik Sundstrom 1982-920.543
113.Mike Modano* 1989-110.542
114.Tim Young 1975-850.542
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* 1950-740.532
 Glenn Anderson* 1980-960.532
124.Joe Mullen* 1981-970.528
125.John Bucyk* 1955-780.528
126.Bobby Hull* 1957-800.527
127.Blake Wheeler 2008-190.527
128.Mike Ribeiro 1999-170.526
129.Pierre Larouche 1974-880.526
130.Norm Ullman* 1955-750.524
131.Brian Rafalski 1999-110.523
132.Alexei Yashin 1993-070.522
133.Jakub Voracek 2008-190.521
134.Dan Quinn 1983-970.521
135.Andrew Cassels 1989-060.520
136.Charlie Simmer 1974-880.518
137.John Tavares 2009-190.518
138.David Krejci 2006-190.518
139.Jeremy Roenick 1988-090.516
140.Igor Larionov* 1989-040.516
141.Paul Stastny 2006-190.515
142.Dennis Hextall 1968-800.514
143.Andre Boudrias 1963-760.514
144.Saku Koivu 1995-140.513
145.Bill Barber* 1972-840.513
146.Brett Hull* 1986-060.512
 Reed Larson 1976-900.512
148.Michael Nylander 1992-090.511
149.Ray Whitney 1991-140.511
150.Guy Lapointe* 1968-840.510
151.Stefan Persson 1977-860.510
152.Alex Ovechkin 2005-190.509
153.Kris Letang 2006-190.508
154.Luc Robitaille* 1986-060.507
155.Michal Pivonka 1986-990.507
156.Ian Turnbull 1973-830.505
157.Mikko Koivu 2005-190.504
158.Jozef Stumpel 1991-080.503
159.Wayne Cashman 1964-830.502
 Joe Juneau 1991-040.502
161.Jamie Benn 2009-190.501
162.Tom Kurvers 1984-950.498
163.Terry Ruskowski 1979-890.498
 Patrik Elias 1995-160.498
165.John Tonelli 1978-920.497
166.Phil Goyette 1956-720.497
167.Bert Olmstead* 1948-620.497
168.Daniel Sedin 2000-180.496
169.Dale Hunter 1980-990.495
170.Cliff Ronning 1986-040.495
171.P.K. Subban 2009-190.494
172.Rod Brind'Amour 1989-100.493
173.Brian Bradley 1985-980.493
174.Steven Stamkos 2008-190.491
175.Pavel Bure* 1991-030.487
176.Steve Vickers 1972-820.487
177.Bobby Rousseau 1960-750.486
 Dave Babych 1980-990.486
179.Bernie Geoffrion* 1950-680.486
180.Paul MacLean 1980-910.485
181.Rick MacLeish 1970-840.485
182.Wilf Paiement 1974-880.484
183.Jonathan Toews 2007-190.484
184.Tomas Kaberle 1998-130.484
185.Ilya Kovalchuk 2001-190.483
186.Frank Mahovlich* 1956-740.483
187.Martin Straka 1992-080.482
 Dany Heatley 2001-150.482
189.Dickie Moore* 1951-680.481
190.Dino Ciccarelli* 1980-990.481
191.Ivan Boldirev 1970-850.480
192.Walt Tkaczuk 1967-810.477
 Eric Staal 2003-190.477
194.Tom Fergus 1981-930.477
195.Mike Bullard 1980-920.475
196.Tyler Seguin 2010-190.474
 Ted Kennedy* 1942-570.474
198.Patrice Bergeron 2003-190.473
199.Randy Carlyle 1976-930.473
200.Valeri Kamensky 1991-020.473
201.Keith Yandle 2006-190.472
202.Steve Duchesne 1986-020.472
203.Peter McNab 1973-870.471
204.Ales Hemsky 2002-180.471
205.Tomas Sandstrom 1984-990.470
206.Pierre Pilote* 1955-690.470
207.Marian Hossa 1997-170.465
208.Bob MacMillan 1974-850.464
 Tim Kerr 1980-930.464
210.Chris Pronger* 1993-120.464
211.Butch Goring 1969-850.463
212.Rick Martin 1971-820.463
213.Phil Kessel 2006-190.463
214.Chris Chelios* 1983-100.462
215.Murray Craven 1982-000.460
 Vinny Prospal 1996-130.460
217.Mel Bridgman 1975-890.460
218.Victor Hedman 2009-190.460
219.Stan Smyl 1978-910.459
220.Jude Drouin 1968-810.458
 John Ogrodnick 1979-930.458
 Brendan Shanahan* 1987-090.458
223.Andrei Markov 2000-170.458
224.Don Maloney 1978-910.458
225.Mark Johnson 1979-900.456
226.Robert Reichel 1990-040.455
 Lanny McDonald* 1973-890.455
228.Dave Keon* 1960-820.455
 Alex Kovalev 1992-130.455
230.Sergei Gonchar 1994-150.454
231.Kevin Stevens 1987-020.454
232.Derek Roy 2003-150.454
233.Sandis Ozolinsh 1992-080.454
234.Brian Bellows 1982-990.452
 Steve Sullivan 1995-130.452
236.Terry O'Reilly 1971-850.451
237.Duncan Keith 2005-190.451
238.Scott Niedermayer* 1991-100.450
239.Yvan Cournoyer* 1963-790.449
240.Dave Poulin 1982-950.449
241.Andy McDonald 2000-130.448
242.Rick Tocchet 1984-020.448
243.Joe Nieuwendyk* 1986-070.447
244.Robert Lang 1992-100.447
245.Kirk Muller 1984-030.446
246.Milt Schmidt* 1936-550.446
247.Martin Havlat 2000-160.446
248.Peter Zezel 1984-990.444
249.Fred Stanfield 1964-780.443
250.Ted Lindsay* 1944-650.442

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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