January 26, 2021

Wayne Gretzky is 60.

 Happy Birthday Wayne Gretzky. Number 99 is 60.


We are all getting old. If The Great One is 60, that means were all getting there. By we I of course mean the generation that grew up with him. 

Quick fact - Wayne Gretzky played 10 times on his birthday. In those 10 games he scored 10 goals, 14 assists and 24 points.

Here is a list Gretzky's NHL records, still standing more than 20 years after his last game, and many likely to stand for a very, very, very long time:

Most goals: 894 in 1,487 games

Most goals, including playoffs: 1,016 in 1,487 regular season and 208 playoff games

Most goals, one season: 92 in 1981–82, 80-game schedule

Most goals, one season, including playoffs: 100 in 1983–84, 87 goals in 74 regular season games and 13 goals in 19 playoff games

Most goals, 50 games from start of season: 61 in 1981–82 (7 October 1981 to 22 January 1982, 80-game schedule) and 1983–84 (5 October 1983 to 25 January 1984), 80-game schedule

Most goals, one period: 4 (Tied with 10 other players) 18 February 1981

Most assists: 1,963

Most assists, including playoffs: 2,223

Most assists, one season: 163 in 1985–86, 80-game schedule

Most assists, one season, including playoffs: 174 in 1985–86, 163 assists in 80 regular season games and 11 assists in 10 playoff games

Most assists, one game: 7 (tied with Billy "The Kid" Taylor) on three occasions—15 February 1980; 11 December 1985; 14 February 1986

Most assists, one road game: 7 (tied with Billy "The Kid" Taylor) 11 December 1985

Most points: 2,857 in 1,487 games (894 goals, 1,963 assists)

Most points, including playoffs: 3,239 in 1,487 regular season and 208 playoff games. (1016 goals, 2223 assists)

Most points, one season: 215 in 1985–86, 80-game schedule (52 goals, 163 assists)

Most points, one season, including playoffs: 255 in 1984–85; 208 points in 80 regular season games and 47 points in 18 playoff games

Most overtime assists, career: 15

Most goals by a centre, career: 894

Most goals by a centre, one season: 92 in 1981–82, 80-game schedule

Most assists by a centre, career: 1,963

Most assists by a centre, one season: 163 in 1985–86, 80-game schedule

Most points by a centre, career: 2,857

Most points by a centre, one season: 215 in 1985–86, 80-game schedule

Most assists in one game by a player in his first season: 7 on 15 February 1980

Highest goals-per-game average, one season: 1.18 in 1983–84, 87 goals in 74 games

Highest assists-per-game average, career (300 min.): 1.321 -- 1,963 assists in 1,487 games

Highest assists-per-game average, one season: 2.04 in 1985–86, 163 assists in 80 games

Highest points-per-game average, one season (among players with 50-or-more points): 2.77 in 1983–84, 205 points in 74 games

Most 40-or-more goal seasons: 12 in 20 seasons

Most consecutive 40-or-more goal seasons: 12 from 1979–80 to 1990–91

Most 50-or-more goal seasons: 9 (tied with Mike Bossy)

Most 60-or-more goal seasons: 5 (tied with Mike Bossy)

Most consecutive 60-or-more goals seasons: 4 from 1981–82 to 1984–85

Most 100-or-more point seasons: 15

Most consecutive 100-or-more point seasons: 13 from 1979–80 to 1991–92

Most three-or-more goal games, career: 50 -- 37 three-goal (hat trick) games; nine four-goal games; four five-goal games

Most three goal games, one season: 10 (done twice) in 1981–82 and 1983–84

Longest consecutive assist scoring streak: 23 games in 1990–91, 48 assists

Longest consecutive point-scoring streak: 51 Games in 1983–84 (October 5, 1983 to January 28, 1984, 61 goals, 92 assists for 153 points)

Longest consecutive point-scoring streak from start of season: 51 in 1983–84; 61 goals, 92 assists for 153 points (October 5, 1983 to January 28, 1984) Most playoff goals, career: 122

Most playoff assists, career: 260

Most assists, one playoff year: 31 in 1988 (19 games)

Most assists in one series: 14 (tied with Rick Middleton) in 1985 Conference Finals (six games vs. Chicago)

Most assists in final series: 10 in 1988 (four games, plus suspended game vs. Boston)

Most assists, one playoff game: 6 (tied with Mikko Leinonen) on 9 April 1987

Most assists, one playoff period: 3 -- Three assists by one player in one period of a playoff game has been recorded on 70 occasions, five of them by Gretzky

Most points, career: 382 -- 122 goals and 260 assists

Most points, one playoff year: 47 in 1985 (17 goals and 30 assists in 18 games)

Most points in final series: 13 in 1988 three goals and 10 assists (four games plus suspended game vs. Boston, three goals)

Most points, one playoff period: 4 (tied with nine other players)

Most short-handed goals, one playoff year: 3 (tied with five other players) 1983

Most short-handed goals, one playoff game: 2 (tied with eight other players) 6 April 1983

Most game-winning goals in playoffs, career: 24 (tied with Brett Hull)

Most three-or-more goals games (hat trick): 10 (eight three-goal games, two four-goal games)

Most consecutive seasons making the playoffs: 14

Most All-Star game goals, career: 13 (in 18 games played)

Most All-Star game goals, one game: 4 (tied with three players) 1983 Campbell Conference

Most All-Star game goals, one period: 4 1983 Campbell Conference, third period

Most All-Star game assists, career: 12 (tied with four others)

Most All-Star game points, career: 25 (13 goals, 12 assists in 18 games)

Most All-Star game points, one period: 4 (tied with Mike Gartner and Adam Oates) 1983 Campbell Conference, third period (four goals)

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