THE Record That Will NEVER Be Broken

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THE Record That Will NEVER Be Broken
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 The number of noteworthy to historic achievements by sports competitors is too long to be listed. The records set by same are also amazingly long. However, one almost never gets the recognition it rightfully deserves.

 Wayne gretzky's number of records held at his retirement in1999. The Great One held or shared 61 all-time records in the NHL. These records also EXCLUDE the production of Gretzky is the WHA previous to the merger of the WHA and the NHL.

 

Gretzky's NHL records

Archived from 1998-99 season.
  These are the NHL records held or shared by Wayne Gretzky.
Record No. Year set
Goals, career 894 1979-1999
Assists, career 1,961 1979-1999
Points, career 2,855 1979-1999
Assists per game, career 1.32 1979-1999
Goals by a center, career 894 1979-1999
Assists by a center, career 1,961 1979-1999
Points by a center, career 2,855 1979-1999
Overtime assists, career 15 1983-1999
Goals, incl. playoffs, career 1,016 1980-1997
Assists, incl. playoffs, career 2,221 1980-1997
Points, incl. playoffs, career 3,237 1980-1997
Hat tricks, career 50 1979-1999
Most 40-goal seasons 12 1979-1991
Consecutive 40-goal seasons 12 1979-1991
Most 50-goal seasons
(tied with Mike Bossy)
9 1979-1987, 1988-89
Most 60-goal seasons
(tied with Mike Bossy)
5 1981-1985, 1986-87
Consecutive 60-goal seasons 4 1981-1985
Most 100-point seasons 15 1979-1996
Consecutive 100-point seasons 13 1979-1992
Goals, single season 92 1981-82
Assists, single season 163 1985-86
Points, single season 215 1985-86
Hat tricks, single season 10 1981-82 and 1983-84
Goals per game, single season 1.18 1983-84
Assists per game, single season 2.04 1985-86
Points per game, single season 2.77 1983-84
Goals, incl. playoffs, single season 100 1983-84
Assists, incl. playoffs, single season 174 1985-86
Points, incl. playoffs, single season 255 1984-85
Goals by a center, single season 92 1981-82
Assists by a center, single season 163 1985-86
Points by a center, single season 215 1985-86
Goals in season’s first 50 games 61 1981-82 and 1983-84
Fastest 50 goals from start of season 39 games 1981-82
Consecutive point-scoring streak 51 games 1983-84
Consecutive assist-scoring streak 23 games 1990-91
Assists, single game
(tied with Billy Taylor)
7 Feb. 15, 1980
Dec. 11, 1985
Feb. 14, 1986
Assists, road game
(tied with Billy Taylor)
7 Dec. 11, 1985
Assists by rookie, single game 7 Feb. 15, 1980
Goals, one period
(tied with nine others)
4 Feb. 18, 1981
Goals, playoffs, career 122 1980-1997
Assists, playoffs, career 260 1980-1997
Points, playoffs, career 382 1980-1997
Game-winners, playoffs, career 22 1980-1997
Hat tricks, playoffs, career 8 1980-1997
Assists, playoffs, one year 31 1988
Points, playoffs, one year 47 1985
Short-handed goals, playoffs, one year
(tied with four others)
3 1983
Assists, playoffs, one series
(tied with Rick Middleton)
14 1985
Assists, Stanley Cup Finals 10 1988
Points, Stanley Cup Finals 13 1988
Assists, playoffs, one game
(tied with Mikko Leinonen)
6 April 9, 1987
Short-handed goals, playoffs, one game
(tied with six others)
2 April 6, 1983
Points, Playoffs, one period
(tied with 10 others)
4 April 12, 1987
Goals, All-Star Game, career 13 1980-1999
Assists, All-Star Game, career
(tied with four others)
12 1980-1999
Points, All-Star Game, career 25 1980-1999
Goals, All-Star Game, one game
(tied with three others)
4 1983
Goals, All-Star Game, one period 4 1983
Points, All-Star Game, one period 4 1983

  There are many reasons for this slight, Wayne's career peak occured prior to the massive media era that followed shortly afterward. Also, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada isn't the media meccas of NY, Chi, et al. While  his trade to the Los Angels Kings recieved world wide coverage, it remains that The Great One was already past his prime and the majority of the records were already acheived at the time of trading.

   These records are likely or even probably going to be broken, sooner or later. However, the fact remains that the odds of anyone holding or sharing 61 records at the point of retirement in the future? Forget it.

   This is the record that will never be broken. 

 

 

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