NHL & WHA Career Leaders and Records for Games Played

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

NHL Leaders

NHL Leaders Table
RankPlayerYearsGP
1.Gordie Howe* 1946-801767
2.Mark Messier* 1979-041756
3.Jaromir Jagr 1990-181733
4.Ron Francis* 1981-041731
5.Mark Recchi* 1988-111652
6.Chris Chelios* 1983-101651
7.Patrick Marleau 1997-191650
8.Dave Andreychuk* 1982-061639
9.Scott Stevens* 1982-041635
10.Larry Murphy* 1980-011615
11.Ray Bourque* 1979-011612
12.Nicklas Lidstrom* 1991-121564
13.Joe Thornton 1997-191559
14.Jarome Iginla 1996-171554
15.Alex Delvecchio* 1950-741550
16.Shane Doan 1995-171540
 John Bucyk* 1955-781540
18.Brendan Shanahan* 1987-091524
19.Steve Yzerman* 1983-061514
20.Matt Cullen 1997-191510
21.Mike Modano* 1989-111499
22.Phil Housley* 1982-031495
23.Wayne Gretzky* 1979-991487
24.Rod Brind'Amour 1989-101484
25.Zdeno Chara 1997-191479
26.Doug Gilmour* 1983-031474
27.Glen Wesley 1987-081457
28.Teemu Selanne* 1992-141451
29.Tim Horton* 1949-741445
30.Mike Gartner* 1979-981432
31.Scott Mellanby 1985-071431
 Luc Robitaille* 1986-061431
33.Pat Verbeek 1982-021424
34.Luke Richardson 1987-091417
35.Al MacInnis* 1981-041416
36.Harry Howell* 1952-731411
37.Norm Ullman* 1955-751410
38.Paul Coffey* 1980-011409
39.Dale Hunter 1980-991407
40.Stan Mikita* 1958-801396
41.Roman Hamrlik 1992-131395
42.Doug Mohns 1953-751391
43.Larry Robinson* 1972-921384
44.Trevor Linden 1988-081382
45.Dean Prentice 1952-741378
 Joe Sakic* 1988-091378
 Vincent Damphousse 1986-041378
48.Teppo Numminen 1988-091372
49.Jeremy Roenick 1988-091363
50.Ron Stewart 1952-731353
51.Kirk Muller 1984-031349
52.Marcel Dionne* 1971-891348
53.Mats Sundin* 1990-091346
54.Adam Oates* 1985-041337
55.Henrik Sedin 2000-181330
 Ray Whitney 1991-141330
57.Guy Carbonneau 1980-001318
58.Alex Kovalev 1992-131316
 Red Kelly* 1947-671316
60.Bobby Holik 1990-091314
61.Marian Hossa 1997-171309
62.Daniel Sedin 2000-181306
63.Sergei Gonchar 1994-151301
64.Dave Keon* 1960-821296
65.Pierre Turgeon 1987-071294
66.Dainius Zubrus 1996-161293
67.Darryl Sydor 1991-101291
68.Mathieu Schneider 1987-101289
69.Ken Daneyko 1983-031283
70.Phil Esposito* 1963-811282
71.Jean Ratelle* 1960-811280
 James Patrick 1983-041280
73.Bryan Trottier* 1975-941279
74.Martin Gelinas 1988-081273
75.Rob Blake* 1989-101270
 Ryan Smyth 1994-141270
77.Brett Hull* 1986-061269
78.Martin Brodeur* 1991-151266
79.Bill Guerin 1991-101263
 Scott Niedermayer* 1991-101263
81.Radek Dvorak 1995-141260
82.Henri Richard* 1955-751258
 Ray Ferraro 1984-021258
84.Joe Nieuwendyk* 1986-071257
85.Craig Ludwig 1982-991256
 Brian Rolston 1994-121256
87.Kevin Lowe 1979-981254
88.Jari Kurri* 1980-981251
89.Scott Hartnell 2000-181249
90.Bill Gadsby* 1946-661248
 Sergei Fedorov* 1990-091248
92.Daniel Alfredsson 1995-141246
93.Jason Arnott 1993-121244
 Allan Stanley* 1948-691244
95.Patrik Elias 1995-161240
96.Doug Weight 1991-111238
97.Justin Williams 2000-191236
98.Steve Thomas 1984-041235
99.Dino Ciccarelli* 1980-991232
100.Olli Jokinen 1997-151231
101.Ed Westfall 1961-791226
102.Gary Roberts 1986-091224
 Sean O'Donnell 1994-121224
104.Brad McCrimmon 1979-971222
105.Eric Nesterenko 1951-721219
106.Claude Lemieux 1983-091215
107.Vincent Lecavalier 1998-161212
108.Marcel Pronovost* 1950-701206
109.Brian Leetch* 1987-061205
110.Keith Tkachuk 1991-101201
111.Owen Nolan 1990-101200
112.Denis Savard* 1980-971196
113.Dave Babych 1980-991195
 Todd Marchant 1993-111195
115.John MacLean 1983-021194
116.Gilbert Perreault* 1970-871191
 Marc Bergevin 1984-041191
118.Brian Bellows 1982-991188
 George Armstrong* 1949-711188
 Kevin Dineen 1984-031188
 Dale Hawerchuk* 1981-971188
122.Vyacheslav Kozlov 1991-101182
 Kelly Buchberger 1987-041182
124.Scott Young 1987-061181
 Frank Mahovlich* 1956-741181
126.Chris Phillips 1997-151179
127.Bob Carpenter 1981-991178
128.Jay Bouwmeester 2002-191177
129.Don Marshall 1951-721176
130.Tony Amonte 1991-071174
131.Sylvain Cote 1984-031171
132.Eric Staal 2003-191168
133.Chris Pronger* 1993-121167
134.Mike Keane 1988-041161
135.Bob Gainey* 1973-891160
136.Todd Bertuzzi 1995-141159
137.Kevin Hatcher 1984-011157
 Eric Weinrich 1988-061157
 Kris Draper 1990-111157
140.Shayne Corson 1985-041156
141.Adam Foote 1991-111154
142.Rob Niedermayer 1993-111153
143.Adam Graves 1987-031152
144.Leo Boivin* 1951-701150
145.Garry Galley 1984-011149
146.Borje Salming* 1973-901148
147.Gary Suter 1985-021145
148.Bobby Clarke* 1969-841144
 Rick Tocchet 1984-021144
150.Eric Desjardins 1988-061143
151.Cliff Ronning 1986-041137
152.David Legwand 1998-161136
 Stu Barnes 1991-081136
154.Bryan McCabe 1995-111135
155.Martin St. Louis* 1998-151134
156.Dave Ellett 1984-001129
 Glenn Anderson* 1980-961129
158.Ed Jovanovski 1995-141128
 Jamie Macoun 1982-991128
 Bob Nevin 1957-761128
161.Bernie Nicholls 1981-991127
 Murray Oliver 1957-751127
163.Guy Lafleur* 1971-911126
 Brad Richards 2000-161126
165.Jean Beliveau* 1950-711125
166.Saku Koivu 1995-141124
167.Markus Naslund 1993-091117
168.Don Sweeney 1988-041115
169.Doug Harvey* 1947-691113
 Brad Park* 1968-851113
 Steve Duchesne 1986-021113
172.Brent Sutter 1980-981111
 Dave Taylor 1977-941111
 Lanny McDonald* 1973-891111
175.Andrew Brunette 1995-121110
176.Calle Johansson 1987-041109
 Jamie Langenbrunner 1994-131109
 Dustin Brown 2003-191109
179.Vinny Prospal 1996-131108
 Hal Gill 1997-141108
 Kimmo Timonen 1998-151108
 Adrian Aucoin 1994-131108
183.Butch Goring 1969-851107
 Derek Morris 1997-141107
 Jason Chimera 2000-181107
186.Garry Unger 1967-831105
187.Mike Fisher 1999-181104
 Geoff Sanderson 1990-081104
189.Dave Manson 1986-021103
190.Pit Martin 1961-791101
191.Neal Broten 1980-971099
 Mike Ricci 1990-071099
193.Jay Wells 1979-971098
194.Tom Fitzgerald 1988-061097
 Gordie Roberts 1979-941097
196.Darryl Sittler* 1970-851096
197.Ron Sutter 1982-011093
 Dan Boyle 1998-161093
 Craig MacTavish 1979-971093
200.Chris Gratton 1993-091092
201.Daymond Langkow 1995-121090
202.Michel Goulet* 1979-941089
 Robyn Regehr 1999-151089
204.Alex Tanguay 1999-161088
205.Carol Vadnais 1966-831087
206.Brad Marsh 1978-931086
207.Alexei Zhitnik 1992-081085
208.Dave Lowry 1985-041084
 Theoren Fleury 1988-031084
 Dan Hamhuis 2003-191084
211.Ian Laperriere 1993-101083
212.Brian Campbell 1999-171082
 Henrik Zetterberg 2002-181082
214.Peter Bondra 1990-071081
215.Ulf Samuelsson 1984-001080
216.Scott Gomez 1999-161079
 Bob Pulford* 1956-721079
218.Bobby Smith 1978-931077
 Alex Ovechkin 2005-191077
220.Mike Ribeiro 1999-171074
 Brent Seabrook 2005-191074
222.Kirk Maltby 1993-101072
223.Murray Craven 1982-001071
 Doug Bodger 1984-001071
225.Craig Ramsay 1971-851070
 Mike Ramsey 1979-971070
227.Duncan Keith 2005-191069
 Andy Bathgate* 1952-711069
 Nick Schultz 2001-171069
230.Ted Lindsay* 1944-651068
 Sergei Zubov 1992-091068
 Mike Knuble 1996-131068
233.Ryan Suter 2005-191067
234.Terry Harper 1962-811066
 Jean-Guy Talbot 1954-711066
236.Rod Gilbert* 1960-781065
237.Bobby Hull* 1957-801063
238.Joe Mullen* 1981-971062
 Ron Hainsey 2002-191062
240.Bob Rouse 1983-001061
241.Mike Grier 1996-111060
 Denis Potvin* 1973-881060
 Jason Spezza 2002-191060
 Rick Nash 2002-181060
245.Radim Vrbata 2001-181057
 Kelly Miller 1984-991057
247.Lyle Odelein 1989-061056
 Brad Stuart 1999-161056
 Greg Adams 1984-011056
 Bryan Smolinski 1992-081056

WHA Leaders

WHA Leaders Table
RankPlayerYearsGP
1.Andre Lacroix 1972-79551
2.Ron Plumb 1972-79549
3.Paul Shmyr 1972-79511
4.Michel Parizeau 1972-79509
5.Mike Antonovich 1972-79486
6.Rick Ley 1972-79478
7.John McKenzie 1972-79477
8.Blair MacDonald 1973-79476
9.Larry Pleau 1972-79468
10.Poul Popiel 1972-78467
11.Bobby Guindon 1972-79463
12.Larry Lund 1972-78459
13.Al Hamilton 1972-79455
 Ken Block 1972-79455
 Rosaire Paiement 1972-78455
16.J.C. Tremblay 1972-79454
17.Ted Green 1972-79452
 Rene Leclerc 1972-79452
19.Marty Howe 1973-79449
20.Don Burgess 1972-79446
 Marc Tardif 1973-79446
22.Francois Lacombe 1972-79440
23.Norm Ferguson 1972-78436
24.Bryan Campbell 1972-78433
 Tim Sheehy 1972-78433
26.Rusty Patenaude 1972-78431
 Jim Dorey 1972-79431
 Brad Selwood 1972-79431
29.Reg Thomas 1973-79428
30.Mark Howe* 1973-79426
31.Gavin Kirk 1972-79422
32.Ted Taylor 1972-78421
33.John French 1972-78420
34.Gordie Howe* 1973-79419
35.Kevin Morrison 1973-79418
36.Serge Bernier 1973-79417
37.Bob Fitchner 1973-79414
38.Rick Morris 1972-78413
 Larry Hale 1972-78413
40.Christian Bordeleau 1972-79412
41.Bobby Hull* 1972-79411
42.Darryl Maggs 1973-79402
43.Mike Rogers 1974-79396
44.Rich LeDuc 1974-79394
45.Jim Turkiewicz 1974-79392
 Danny Lawson 1972-77392
 Frank Hughes 1972-78392
48.Rich Preston 1974-79388
49.Barry Long 1974-79387
50.John Schella 1972-78385
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