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Ranking All 19 NHL Players Who Have Reached 100 Points In A Season Since 2000

It’s not easy to produce 50 points in a single season let alone doubling that amount to 100 points. Whoever can do this has to be a very skilled and talented player to reach these heights.

The very first NHL player to have reached 50 points in a season was Howie Morenz in 1927-28, when he produced 51 points in 43 games with the Montreal Canadiens. The first time a player reached 100 points in a season was in 1968-69 and in fact, three players hit that mark that year: Gordie Howe (103 points in 76 games), Bobby Hull (107 points in 74 games), and Phil Esposito (126 points in 74 games).

The most points a player has produced in a season was in 1985-86 when Wayne Gretzky racked up 215 points in 80 games. In fact, he’s the only NHL player to have reached over 200 points in a single season and he did it four times. Besides Gretzky, Mario Lemieux is the closest player to almost reach that milestone when he recorded 199 points in 76 games in 1988-89.

Since the 2000-01 season, there have been nineteen players who have produced at least 100 points in a single season and this list will detail them all.

19 Eric Staal

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Eric Staal has spent 13 seasons in the NHL thus far from 2003 to the present day playing for the Carolina Hurricanes, New York Rangers and currently the Minnesota Wild. The majority of his time was spent with Carolina from 2003 to 2016. So far in his career he has had one season where he produced 100 points and that was in 2005-06 with Carolina when he recorded exactly 100 points in 82 games, which ranked him seventh among all league players that year.

Throughout his entire career so far, he has recorded 846 points in 1,011 regular season games. He has also appeared in 53 playoff games and earned 44 points. He still has two more years remaining in his contract with the Wild, but since he hasn’t reached the 70-point mark in the last five years, we may not see another 100-point season in his future.

18 Markus Naslund

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Markus Naslund spent 15 seasons in the NHL from 1993 to 2009 playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers. During his career he had one season where he produced over 100 points and that was in 2002-03 with Vancouver when he recorded 104 points in 82 games which ranked him 2nd in the entire league. Also that year, he was awarded the Ted Lindsay Award.

Throughout his entire career, he produced a total of 869 points in 1,117 regular season games. He also appeared in 52 playoff games and earned 36 points. He spent the majority of his career with the Canucks (from 1996 to 2008) and they honored him on December 11, 2010 when they retired his number 19 jersey.

17 Dany Heatley

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Dany Heatley spent 13 seasons in the NHL from 2001 to 2015 playing for the Atlanta Thrashers, Ottawa Senators, San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild and Anaheim Ducks. During that time, he had two consecutive seasons where he produced over 100 points and they were both during his time with the Senators.

The first time was in 2005-06 when he recorded 103 points in 82 games which ranked him fourth among all NHL players. The second time was the following season in 2006-07 when he racked up 105 points in 82 games which also ranked him fourth in the league.

During his entire NHL career, he produced 791 points and a +38 plus/minus rating in 869 regular season games. He also appeared in 77 playoff games and tallied 63 points.

16 Vincent Lecavalier

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Vincent Lecavalier spent 17 seasons in the NHL from 1998 to 2016 mostly playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning (he spent 14 seasons with them). He also played for the Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings. During his career he had one season where he produced over 100 points and that was in 2006-07 with the Lightning when he racked up 108 points in 82 games which ranked him third overall in the league that year. Although his points total ranked him 3rd, he did lead all NHL players with 52 goals which resulted with him be awarded the Maurice Richard Trophy that year.

Throughout his entire career, he recorded 949 points in 1,212 regular season games. He also appeared in 75 playoff games and totalled 56 points.

15 Marian Hossa

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Marian Hossa spent 19 years in the NHL from 1997-98 to 2016-17 between the Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks. During that time he had one season where he produced 100 points and that was in 2006-07 with the Thrashers when he recorded exactly 100 points in 82 games which ranked him 7th among all players in the league that year.

Throughout his entire career, he recorded 1,134 points, along with a fantastic +245 plus/minus rating in 1,309 regular season games. He also appeared in 205 playoff games and tallied 149 points.

Although he still has four more years remaining in his contract with the Blackhawks, it was recently announced that he will be unable to play hockey this upcoming 2017-18 season due to a skin disorder.

14 Daniel Alfredsson

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Daniel Alfredsson had a great 18-year NHL career from 1995 to 2014. He spent all but one season with the Ottawa Senators (his last season was with Detroit). The only season when he racked up over 100 points was in 2005-06 when he produced 103 points in 77 games which ranked him 5th in the league.

In 1,246 regular season games, he produced 1,157 points, along with a +155 plus/minus rating. He also appeared in 124 playoff games and tallied 100 points. Among all Senators players in franchise history, he is ranked first in pretty much every category which includes goals, assists, points, power play goals and points, shorthanded goals and points, and game-winning goals. It was not surprising when the Senators retired Alfredsson’s number 11 jersey on December 29, 2016.

13 Martin St. Louis

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Martin St. Louis had a very successful 16-year NHL career from 1998 to 2015 playing for the Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers. During that time he had one season where he recorded over 100 points and that was in 2006-07 with Tampa Bay when he produced 102 points in 82 games which ranked him fifth in the league.

Throughout his entire career, he racked up 1,033 points in 1,134 regular season games. He also appeared in 107 playoff games and earned 90 points. Since he spent the majority of his career with the Lightning (13 seasons) and he is the franchise leader in points, it was only fitting that on January 13, 2017, he became the first player in franchise history to have his number (#26) retired by the team.

12 Daniel Sedin

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Daniel Sedin has spent his entire 16-year NHL career so far with the Vancouver Canucks from 2000 to the present day. During that time, he had one season where he racked up over 100 points and that was in 2010-11 when he produced 104 points in 82 games which ranked him 1st overall in the league. Also that year, he was awarded the Art Ross Trophy as well as the Ted Lindsay Award.

Throughout his entire career so far, he has recorded 986 points in 1,225 regular season games, along with a great plus/minus rating of +168. In fact, he holds the franchise record for the most goals scored among all Canucks players with 370 of them. As for the playoffs, he appeared in 102 games and earned 71 points.

11 Henrik Sedin

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Like his twin brother Daniel, Henrik Sedin has spent his entire 16-year NHL career thus far with the Vancouver Canucks from 2000 to the current day. During that time, he had one season where he produced over 100 points and that was in 2009-10 when he racked up 112 points in 82 games which ranked him 1st among all NHL players in assists and points. Also that year, he was awarded the Art Ross Trophy and the Hart Memorial Trophy.

Throughout his entire career thus far, he has produced 1,020 points in 1,248 regular season games, along with a great +187 plus/minus rating. He is ranked first among all Canucks players in franchise history in games played, assists and points. As for the playoffs, he played in 105 games and tallied 78 points.

10 Nicklas Backstrom

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Nicklas Backstrom has spent his entire 10-year NHL career so far with the Washington Capitals from 2007 to the present day. In his career he has had one season where he racked up at least 100 points and that was in 2009-10 when he produced 101 points in 82 games played which ranked him fourth among all players in the league that year.

Throughout his career thus far, he is averaging nearly a point a game with 728 points in 734 regular season games, along with a +113 plus/minus rating. He has also appeared in 96 playoff games and recorded 75 points.

He was one of the top point-producers in the NHL last year with 86 points, so we may very well see Backstrom hit the 100-point mark again in his career.

9 Connor McDavid

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Connor McDavid has only been in the NHL for two seasons and he has already hit the 100-point plateau. He was drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 2015 and has spent the last two seasons playing for them.

Last season, in 2016-17, he produced exactly 100 points in 82 games which ranked him first overall among all NHL players in assists and points. He was also the recipient of the Art Ross Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Ted Lindsay Award.

So far in his career, he is averaging over a point a game with 148 points in 127 regular season games, along with a +26 plus/minus rating. He also has 9 points in 13 playoff games. There’s no doubt that this talented young player will reach 100 points again in his career.

8 Peter Forsberg

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Since the year 2000, Peter Forsberg had one season where he racked up over 100 points and that was in 2002-03 when he produced 106 points in 75 games for the Colorado Avalanche which ranked him 1st among all NHL players in both assists and points. Also that year, he was awarded the Art Ross Trophy as well as the Hart Memorial Trophy.

He had an incredible 13-year NHL career between 1994 and 2011 playing mostly for the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche (11 seasons with them), along with Philadelphia and Nashville. He averaged over a point a game with 885 points in 708 regular season games, along with a fantastic +238 plus/minus rating. He also appeared in 151 playoff games and racked up 171 points.

It was no surprise when the Avalanche retired Forsberg’s number 21 jersey on October 8, 2011. Then in 2014, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

7 Patrick Kane

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Patrick Kane has spent his entire 10-year NHL career so far with the Chicago Blackhawks from 2007 to the present day. During that time, he had one season where he racked up over 100 points and that was in 2015-16 when he produced a league-leading 106 points in 82 games. Also that year, he was awarded the Art Ross Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Ted Lindsay Award.

Throughout his entire career thus far, he is averaging over a point a game with 752 points in 740 regular season games, along with a +79 plus/minus rating. He has also appeared in 127 playoff games and earned 123 points.

Kane still has a long career ahead of him, so it’s very possible that we’ll see him hit 100 points again.

6 Joe Thornton

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Joe Thornton has reached 100 points three times in his career. In 2002-03 with Boston, he racked up 101 points in 77 regular season games which ranked him 3rd in the league.

Then in 2005-06, he recorded a career-high 125 points in 81 games between the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks. He led the entire NHL in points that season and was awarded the Art Ross Trophy as well as the Hart Memorial Trophy.

The third time was the following season in 2006-07 (also with the Sharks) when he ranked second in the league with 114 points in 82 games.

He has had a phenomenal 19-year NHL career so far from 1997 to the present day playing for Boston and San Jose. He’s almost averaging a point a game with a very impressive 1,391 points in 1,446 games, along with a great +206 plus/minus rating. He also has 123 points in 160 playoff games.

5 Joe Sakic

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Joe Sakic had a phenomenal 20-year NHL career all with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche from 1988 to 2009. Since the year 2000, he had two seasons where he recorded at least 100 points.

The first time was in 2000-01 when he produced 118 points in 82 games which ranked him 2nd in the league. Also that year, he was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, and the Ted Lindsay Award.

He then earned 100 points in 82 games in 2006-07 which ranked him sixth overall. He received the NHL Foundation Player Award that year.

During his career, he racked up a very impressive 1,641 points in 1,378 games, along with a +30 plus/minus rating. He also tallied 188 points in 172 playoff games. It’s no surprise that Sakic’s number 19 jersey was retired by the Avalanche in 2009 and was then inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012.

4 Jaromir Jagr

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Since the 2000-01 season, Jaromir Jagr has racked up over 100 points on two occasions. He produced a league-leading 121 points in 81 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2000-01 season. Also that year, he was awarded the Art Ross Trophy.

He then recorded 123 points in 82 games with the New York Rangers in 2005-06 which ranked him 2nd among all NHL players. Also that year, he was given the Ted Lindsay Award.

In his 23-year NHL career thus far (between Pittsburgh, Washington, New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, New Jersey and Florida), he is averaging well over a point a game with 1,914 points in 1,711 regular season games, along with a phenomenal +316 plus/minus rating. He also has 201 points in 208 playoff games. Although he’s 45 years of age, it doesn’t look as though he’ll be retiring just yet.

3 Evgeni Malkin

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Evgeni Malkin has spent his entire 11-year NHL career thus far with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2006 to the present day. In that time, he has recorded over 100 points on three different occasions.

The first time was in 2007-08 when he recorded 106 points in 82 games which ranked him second among all NHL players. The very next season, in 2008-09, he racked up a league-leading 113 points in 82 games. Also that year, he was awarded the Art Ross Trophy and the Conn Smythe Trophy. He again led the league in 2011-12 when he produced 109 points in 75 games. He was also the recipient of the Art Ross Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, and Ted Lindsay Award.

So far in his career, he is averaging over a point a game with 832 points in 706 regular season games, along with a +75 plus/minus rating. He also has 157 points in 149 playoff games.

2 Alexander Ovechkin

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Alexander Ovechkin has spent his entire 12-year NHL career thus far with the Washington Capitals from 2005 to the current day. He racked up over 100 points four times in the first five years of his career. In his rookie season (2005-06), he produced 106 points in 81 games which ranked him third in the league and earned him the Calder Memorial Trophy.

He then did it three consecutive seasons from 2007-08 to 2009-10 when he recorded a league-leading 112 points in 82 games, 110 points in 79 games (ranked second overall), and 109 points in 72 games (ranked third) respectively. Also in those three seasons combined, he was awarded three Ted Lindsay Awards, two Maurice Richard Trophies, two Hart Memorial Trophies, and one Art Ross Trophy.

In his entire career so far, he is averaging over a point a game with 1,035 points in 921 regular season games, along with a +84 plus/minus rating. He also has 90 points in 97 playoff games.

1 Sidney Crosby

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In 12 NHL seasons so far (all with the Pittsburgh Penguins), Sidney Crosby has had five seasons where he produced over 100 points. In his rookie season (2005-06), he recorded 102 points in 81 games which ranked him 6th in the league.

He then led the league in 2006-07 with 120 points in 79 games. Also that year, he was awarded the Art Ross Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, and the Ted Lindsay Award.

Then he produced 103 points in 77 games in 2008-09 which ranked him third in the NHL. The following season (2009-10), he recorded 109 points in 81 games which ranked him second overall. He did lead the league with 51 goals which resulted with him being awarded the Maurice Richard Trophy. He also received the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award.

The fifth time was in 2013-14 when he again led the league with 104 points in 80 games. He also received the Art Ross Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, and Ted Lindsay Award.

So far in his career, he has produced a fantastic 1,027 points and a +165 plus/minus rating in 782 regular season games. He also has 164 points in 148 playoff games.

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