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On this day 30 years ago, Wayne Gretzky became the first and only NHL player to reach 2000 career points

On October 26, 1990, Wayne Gretzky became the first player in NHL history to score 2,000 points when he assisted on Tomas Sandstrom’s goal against the Winnipeg Jets.

In 1990-91, Gretzky led the NHL in scoring with 163 points in 78 games and won his ninth Art Ross Trophy in 12 seasons.

This was only Gretzky’s 857th career NHL game and he was just 29 years old when setting this astonishing record. Perhaps the more incredible thing was he scored exactly 857 more points after this game; Coincidence?

Wayne Gretzky holds or shares 61 records listed in the League’s Official Guide and Record Book: 40 for the regular season, 15 for the Stanley Cup playoff and 6 for the All-Star Game.

Gretzky finished a remarkable career recording a total of 2,856 points (894 goals, 1,962 assists) in 1,485 career NHL games. If not for health issues in the early 90s that included a herniated disk, then it would have been very likely the Great One would have tallied over 3,000 total points.

Still, what Gretzky did accomplish is hard to ever overlook and to this day amazes both hockey fans and players of all ages.

Do you think it’s possible another player reaches the 2,000 point mark?

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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