NHL & WHA Single Season Leaders and Records for Assists

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Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

NHL Leaders

NHL Leaders Table
Rank Player A Season
1. Wayne Gretzky* 163 1985-86
2. Wayne Gretzky* 135 1984-85
3. Wayne Gretzky* 125 1982-83
4. Wayne Gretzky* 122 1990-91
5. Wayne Gretzky* 121 1986-87
6. Wayne Gretzky* 120 1981-82
7. Wayne Gretzky* 118 1983-84
8. Wayne Gretzky* 114 1988-89
  Mario Lemieux* 114 1988-89
10. Wayne Gretzky* 109 1980-81
  Wayne Gretzky* 109 1987-88
12. Bobby Orr* 102 1970-71
  Wayne Gretzky* 102 1989-90
14. Mario Lemieux* 98 1987-88
15. Adam Oates* 97 1992-93
16. Joe Thornton 96 2005-06
17. Doug Gilmour* 95 1992-93
  Pat LaFontaine* 95 1992-93
19. Peter Stastny* 93 1981-82
  Mario Lemieux* 93 1985-86
21. Wayne Gretzky* 92 1993-94
  Ron Francis* 92 1995-96
  Mario Lemieux* 92 1995-96
  Joe Thornton 92 2006-07
25. Mario Lemieux* 91 1992-93
26. Bobby Orr* 90 1973-74
  Paul Coffey* 90 1985-86
  Steve Yzerman* 90 1988-89
  Adam Oates* 90 1990-91
  Wayne Gretzky* 90 1991-92
31. Bobby Clarke* 89 1974-75
  Bobby Orr* 89 1974-75
  Bobby Clarke* 89 1975-76
34. Bobby Orr* 87 1969-70
  Bryan Trottier* 87 1978-79
  Denis Savard* 87 1981-82
  Denis Savard* 87 1987-88
  Mario Lemieux* 87 1991-92
  Jaromir Jagr 87 1995-96
  Nikita Kucherov 87 2018-19
41. Wayne Gretzky* 86 1979-80
  Denis Savard* 86 1982-83
  Paul Coffey* 86 1983-84
  Peter Forsberg* 86 1995-96
45. Marcel Dionne* 84 1979-80
  Paul Coffey* 84 1984-85
  Mark Messier* 84 1989-90
  Doug Gilmour* 84 1993-94
  Sidney Crosby 84 2006-07
50. Mike Bossy* 83 1981-82
  Paul Coffey* 83 1988-89
  Jaromir Jagr 83 1998-99
  Henrik Sedin 83 2009-10
54. Pete Mahovlich 82 1974-75
  Kent Nilsson 82 1980-81
  Craig Janney 82 1992-93
57. Peter Stastny* 81 1985-86
58. Bobby Orr* 80 1971-72
  Guy Lafleur* 80 1976-77
  Marcel Dionne* 80 1984-85
  Bernie Nicholls 80 1988-89
  Brian Leetch* 80 1991-92
  Dale Hawerchuk* 80 1992-93
  Adam Oates* 80 1993-94
65. Bryan Trottier* 79 1981-82
  Adam Oates* 79 1989-90
  Adam Oates* 79 1991-92
  Phil Housley* 79 1992-93
  Steve Yzerman* 79 1992-93
  Wayne Gretzky* 79 1995-96
  Doug Weight 79 1995-96
72. Mario Lemieux* 78 1989-90
  Evgeni Malkin 78 2008-09
74. Phil Esposito* 77 1968-69
  Phil Esposito* 77 1973-74
  Bryan Trottier* 77 1977-78
  Guy Lafleur* 77 1978-79
  Marcel Dionne* 77 1980-81
  Peter Stastny* 77 1982-83
  Barry Pederson 77 1983-84
  Dale Hawerchuk* 77 1984-85
  Dale Hawerchuk* 77 1987-88
  Sergei Zubov* 77 1993-94
  Peter Forsberg* 77 2002-03
85. Phil Esposito* 76 1970-71
  Dennis Maruk 76 1981-82
  Neal Broten 76 1985-86
  Ron Francis* 76 1992-93
89. Phil Esposito* 75 1972-73
  Guy Lafleur* 75 1979-80
  Al MacInnis* 75 1990-91
  Dale Hawerchuk* 75 1991-92
  Paul Coffey* 75 1992-93
  Henrik Sedin 75 2010-11
  Connor McDavid 75 2018-19
96. Marcel Dionne* 74 1974-75
  Mark Messier* 74 1987-88
  Paul Coffey* 74 1989-90
  Pierre Turgeon 74 1992-93
  Marc Savard 74 2006-07
101. Bernie Federko* 73 1980-81
  Peter Stastny* 73 1983-84
  Bernie Federko* 73 1984-85
  Bernie Nicholls 73 1989-90
  Ray Bourque* 73 1990-91
  Mark Recchi* 73 1990-91
107. Bobby Orr* 72 1972-73
  Guy Lafleur* 72 1977-78
  Darryl Sittler* 72 1977-78
  Bryan Trottier* 72 1980-81
  Ray Bourque* 72 1986-87
  Brian Leetch* 72 1990-91
  Mark Messier* 72 1991-92
  Wayne Gretzky* 72 1996-97
  Mario Lemieux* 72 1996-97
116. Pete Mahovlich 71 1975-76
  Marcel Dionne* 71 1978-79
  Bob MacMillan 71 1978-79
  Bobby Smith 71 1981-82
  Bryan Trottier* 71 1983-84
  John Cullen 71 1990-91
  Ray Bourque* 71 1993-94
  Jason Spezza 71 2005-06
  Henrik Sedin 71 2006-07
  Blake Wheeler 71 2018-19
126. Denis Potvin* 70 1978-79
  Peter Stastny* 70 1980-81
  Mark Messier* 70 1986-87
  Gary Suter 70 1987-88
  Joe Juneau 70 1992-93
  Mark Recchi* 70 1992-93
  Brian Leetch* 70 1995-96
  Sidney Crosby 70 2008-09
  Connor McDavid 70 2016-17
135. Guy Lafleur* 69 1975-76
  Gilbert Perreault* 69 1975-76
  Jean Ratelle* 69 1975-76
  Marcel Dionne* 69 1976-77
  Denis Savard* 69 1985-86
  Bernie Federko* 69 1987-88
  Ron Francis* 69 1989-90
  Paul Coffey* 69 1990-91
  Craig Janney 69 1991-92
  Kevin Stevens 69 1991-92
  Joe Sakic* 69 1995-96
  Jaromir Jagr 69 2000-01
  Adam Oates* 69 2000-01
  Jaromir Jagr 69 2005-06
  Marc Savard 69 2005-06
  Joe Thornton 69 2009-10
151. Bobby Clarke* 68 1977-78
  Ken Linseman 68 1981-82
  Peter Stastny* 68 1984-85
  Bernie Federko* 68 1985-86
  Craig Janney 68 1993-94
  Sergei Fedorov* 68 1995-96
  Eric Lindros* 68 1995-96
  Teemu Selanne* 68 1995-96
  Martin Straka 68 2000-01
  Brad Richards 68 2005-06
  Nicklas Backstrom 68 2009-10
  Martin St. Louis* 68 2010-11
  Sidney Crosby 68 2013-14
  Claude Giroux 68 2017-18
  Blake Wheeler 68 2017-18
  Mitch Marner 68 2018-19
167. Stan Mikita* 67 1968-69
  Phil Esposito* 67 1971-72
  Bobby Clarke* 67 1972-73
  Syl Apps 67 1975-76
  Denis Potvin* 67 1975-76
  Randy Carlyle 67 1980-81
  Blake Dunlop 67 1980-81
  Glenn Anderson* 67 1981-82
  Marcel Dionne* 67 1981-82
  Dave Taylor 67 1981-82
  Paul Coffey* 67 1982-83
  Mike Bossy* 67 1983-84
  Denis Savard* 67 1984-85
  Mats Naslund 67 1985-86
  Doug Gilmour* 67 1989-90
  Mats Sundin* 67 1992-93
  Jaromir Jagr 67 1993-94
  Mark Recchi* 67 1993-94
  Adam Oates* 67 1995-96
  Wayne Gretzky* 67 1997-98
  Jaromir Jagr 67 1997-98
  Peter Forsberg* 67 1998-99
  Joe Thornton 67 2007-08
  Brad Richards 67 2009-10
  Henrik Sedin 67 2011-12
  Connor McDavid 67 2017-18
  Brent Burns 67 2018-19
194. Phil Esposito* 66 1974-75
  Guy Lafleur* 66 1974-75
  Larry Robinson* 66 1976-77
  Borje Salming* 66 1976-77
  Tim Young 66 1976-77
  Gilbert Perreault* 66 1979-80
  Bernie Federko* 66 1983-84
  Michel Goulet* 66 1983-84
  Ray Bourque* 66 1984-85
  Bobby Smith 66 1987-88
  Rob Brown 66 1988-89
  Pierre Turgeon 66 1989-90
  Craig Janney 66 1990-91
  Theoren Fleury 66 1992-93
  Mark Messier* 66 1992-93
  Ron Francis* 66 1993-94
  Joe Juneau 66 1993-94
  Peter Forsberg* 66 1997-98
  Jaromir Jagr 66 2006-07
  Pavel Datsyuk 66 2007-08
  Nicklas Backstrom 66 2008-09
  Ryan Getzlaf 66 2008-09
  Erik Karlsson 66 2015-16
  Patrick Kane 66 2018-19
218. John Bucyk* 65 1970-71
  Mike Rogers 65 1980-81
  Dave Taylor 65 1980-81
  Mike Rogers 65 1981-82
  Ray Bourque* 65 1983-84
  Dale Hawerchuk* 65 1983-84
  Peter Stastny* 65 1987-88
  Ray Bourque* 65 1989-90
  Steve Yzerman* 65 1989-90
  Joe Sakic* 65 1991-92
  Michal Pivonka 65 1995-96
  Doug Weight 65 2000-01
  Joe Thornton 65 2002-03
  Pavel Datsyuk 65 2008-09
  Martin St. Louis* 65 2009-10
  Claude Giroux 65 2011-12
  Joe Thornton 65 2013-14
  Jakub Voracek 65 2017-18
  Sidney Crosby 65 2018-19
237. Denis Potvin* 64 1977-78
  Bernie Federko* 64 1978-79
  Bobby Smith 64 1980-81
  Randy Carlyle 64 1981-82
  Mark Messier* 64 1983-84
  Jari Kurri* 64 1984-85
  Bryan Trottier* 64 1986-87
  Ray Bourque* 64 1987-88
  Ron Francis* 64 1990-91
  Andrew Cassels 64 1992-93
  Sergei Fedorov* 64 1993-94
  Joe Sakic* 64 1993-94
  Joe Sakic* 64 2000-01
  Adam Oates* 64 2001-02
  Nicklas Lidstrom* 64 2005-06
  Joe Sakic* 64 2006-07
  Brad Marchand 64 2018-19

WHA Leaders

WHA Leaders Table
Rank Player A Season
1. Andre Lacroix 106 1974-75
2. Ulf Nilsson 94 1974-75
3. Ulf Nilsson 89 1977-78
  Marc Tardif 89 1977-78
5. Ulf Nilsson 85 1976-77
6. Andre Lacroix 82 1976-77
7. Andre Lacroix 80 1973-74
8. Andre Lacroix 77 1977-78
  Marc Tardif 77 1975-76
  J.C. Tremblay 77 1975-76
  Robbie Ftorek 77 1978-79
12. Ulf Nilsson 76 1975-76
13. J.C. Tremblay 75 1972-73
  Real Cloutier 75 1976-77
  Larry Lund 75 1974-75
  Christian Bordeleau 75 1976-77
17. Andre Lacroix 74 1972-73
18. Real Cloutier 73 1977-78
19. Christian Bordeleau 72 1975-76
  Robbie Ftorek 72 1975-76
  Andre Lacroix 72 1975-76
22. Robbie Ftorek 71 1976-77
  Bobby Hull* 71 1977-78
24. Bobby Hull* 70 1975-76
  Gordie Howe* 70 1975-76
26. Gordie Howe* 69 1973-74
27. Serge Bernier 68 1975-76
  Serge Bernier 68 1974-75
  Kent Nilsson 68 1978-79
30. Ray Adduono 67 1975-76
  Ron Ward 67 1972-73
32. Terry Ruskowski 66 1978-79
  Wayne Dillon 66 1974-75
34. Bobby Hull* 65 1974-75
  Mark Howe* 65 1978-79
  Kent Nilsson 65 1977-78
  Norm Beaudin 65 1972-73
  Gordie Howe* 65 1974-75
39. Wayne Gretzky* 64 1978-79
40. Bob Sicinski 63 1972-73
  Dave Keon* 63 1976-77
42. Gordie Howe* 62 1977-78
  Bryan Campbell 62 1973-74
44. Terry Caffery 61 1972-73
  Anders Hedberg 61 1976-77
  Mark Howe* 61 1977-78
  Kevin Morrison 61 1974-75
48. Marc Tardif 60 1976-77
  Terry Ruskowski 60 1976-77
  Gord Labossiere 60 1972-73
  Mike Walton 60 1973-74
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