As vital as other players with other fortes are to a winning cause in hockey, it is appropriate that pure goal scorers get the better part of the glory. As inherently multifaceted and peerlessly team-oriented as the game is, it is still based on the destination of the puck.
In turn, maybe other than the netminders who keep it out of their cage, those whose blades routinely serve as the biscuit’s final shuttle to the basket are worth all of the celebration they receive.
The players who have done so the best, the most frequently and to the most decorated degrees in the history of the NHL are ranked as follows.
Unless otherwise noted, player stats were courtesy of HockeyDB.com.