1. Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky is the only player in the National Hockey League (NHL) history to score 200 points in a season, Gretzky achieved this achievement four times in his career. He also holds the fastest scoring record with 50 goals in 39 matches. Gretzky teamed up with passion for hockey in California thanks to his time working with Los Angeles Kings, eventually turning Golden State into one of the fastest growing hockey venues in the United States.
2. Bobby Orr
Playing only 10 seasons at the NHL, Orr dominated his era by perfecting the skills and art of playing an attacking defender. Although Doug Harvey is a pioneer in creating a way to help the defenders shine, the new Orr is the one who lifted that philosophy to a whole new level.
Thanks to the fast and strong strides, Orr can slip around the team, he often moves the pitcher bag during the game. He is the gold standard for defender position with scoring records and effective attack support. Orr’s influence is also beyond the ice when he leads the players against the real lack of player manager Alan Eagleson.
3. Mario Lemieux
Mario Lemieux scored 282 points in 70 matches in his last season for Laval Voisins. He was close to the 200-point mark in the 1988-1989 season with 85 goals and 114 assists. His career was interrupted for three seasons for health reasons. Lemieux will always be remembered as one of the greatest players on ice. In addition, the Mario Lemieux Foundation supports cancer research studies and makes his name known and remembered with respect.
4. Gordie Howe
Howe is a player who scored over 800 goals in NHL history. “Mr. Hockey “also made impressive records in the wake of the attacking play of the 1980s and in the time when defenders were allowed to defend harshly against attacking players.
With six MVP titles in a decade, Howe truly dominated his era. His career lasted from the end of World War II to the middle of the Cold War with 32 professional league seasons at the NHL and World Hockey Association.
5. Jaromir Jagr
Jaromir Jagr owns five scoring titles, three Lester Pearson titles (now Ted Lindsay) and a Hart title, he achieved all the individual awards of a hockey player. With great strength, physique and baking skills, Jaromir Jagr will easily achieve a record of more than 800 goals in his career if he does not have a three-year break. At 43, he is still an effective player and is the most sought after team at NHL.