If Wayne Gretzky never scored a single goal, he would still be the career leading point scorer in NHL history!
Wayne Gretzky, nicknamed “The Great One”, is almost unanimously accepted as the greatest hockey player to every play the game, but have you ever wondered just how good Gretzky was? Gretzky first joined the NHL in 1979 and played for the Edmonton Oilers. Throughout his twenty-year career, Gretzky would play for four different teams and shatter nearly every record set before.
He remains the leading point-scorer in NHL history with 894 goals throughout his career. He finished with a total of 2,857 points, which is over 1000 more than Mark Messier who holds second place.
Amazingly, even if all of the nearly 900 goals he scored throughout his career were removed from his statistics, he would still hold first place for most points. He still holds the record of having more assists than any other player has points, and remains the only hockey player to total over 200 points in a single season!