Highest Points Per Game Average – Career

It’s not much of surprise that Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux are the top players with the highest points per game average. We’ve listed all players that have averaged at least a point per game during their NHL careers. There are 10 active players on the list, 55 players total.

Rank Player PTS Per Game Average
1 Wayne Gretzky 1.921
2 Mario Lemieux 1.883
3 Mike Bossy 1.497
4 Bobby Orr 1.393
5 * Sidney Crosby 1.388
6 Marcel Dionne 1.314
7 * Alex Ovechkin 1.293
8 Peter Stastny 1.268
9 * Jaromir Jagr 1.256
10 Peter Forsberg 1.25
11 Kent Nilsson 1.24
12 Phil Esposito 1.24
13 Guy Lafleur 1.202
14 Joe Sakic 1.191
15 * Evgeni Malkin 1.188
16 Dale Hawerchuk 1.186
17 Pat LaFontaine 1.171
18 Steve Yzerman 1.159
19 Eric Lindros 1.138
20 Bernie Federko 1.13
21 Denis Savard 1.119
22 Jari Kurri 1.117
23 Bryan Trottier 1.114
24 Gilbert Perreault 1.113
25 Pavel Bure 1.11
26 Bobby Hull 1.101
27 Brett Hull 1.096
28 Paul Coffey 1.087
29 Jean Beliveau 1.084
30 Mark Messier 1.075
31 Bernie Nicholls 1.073
32 Mike Rogers 1.072
33 * Teemu Selanne 1.064
34 Adam Oates 1.062
35 Michel Goulet 1.058
36 Bobby Clarke 1.058
37 Stan Mikita 1.052
38 Gordie Howe 1.047
39 Alexander Mogilny 1.042
Ziggy Palffy 1.042
41 Ron Francis 1.039
42 * Dany Heatley 1.03
43 Tim Kerr 1.029
44 Pierre Turgeon 1.026
45 Rick Martin 1.023
46 Darryl Sittler 1.023
47 Pierre Larouche 1.012
48 * Jason Spezza 1.011
49 * Joe Thornton 1.006
Steve Larmer 1.006
51 Theoren Fleury 1.004
52 Mats Sundin 1.002
53 Joe Mullen 1.001
54 * Ilya Kovalchuk 1.000
Paul Kariya 1.000

Updated Aug. 18th
* Denotes active player

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  1. #1 by Ryan at August 19th, 2011

    Mark,

    I read your site often but just noticed the records section. I noticed that Evgeni Malkin was omitted from the Highest NHL Points Per Game List.
    Malkin should be listed at number 15 with a 1.1875 PPG average with 418 points in 356 games. Thanks. Love the site.

  2. #2 by Bryan at August 20th, 2011

    you should probably asterisk Dany Heatley,

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