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Top 20 NHL scoring finishes 1966-67 to 2012-13

Note this is NOT intended as a list of the best centers of all-time, just one of several points of reference that may be helpful.

Once again, remember that competition matters. In years of greater competition, a 20th place finish may actually be closer to 1st or 2nd place than a 10th place finish in years of weaker competition.

Credit to Hockey Outsider for compiling most of this list.

*Remember that for players like Stan Mikita and Phil Esposito, only post-expansion seasons are counted here.

Like above, we are using something of a junk stat for sorting - adding together the number of top 5, top 10, top 15, and top 20 finishes.

PLAYER TOP 5- TOP 10 TOP 15 TOP 20 TOTAL
Wayne Gretzky 16 16 17 18 67
Marcel Dionne 7 8 12 16 43
Joe Sakic 6 10 11 14 41
Mario Lemieux 9 10 11 11 41
Phil Esposito* 8 8 9 11 36
Mark Messier 4 6 10 10 30
Steve Yzerman 3 6 9 11 29
Jean Ratelle 2 7 10 10 29
Ron Francis 3 5 8 12 28
Adam Oates 3 7 8 10 28
Bryan Trottier 3 6 8 10 27
Gilbert Perreault 3 5 9 9 26
Dale Hawerchuk 2 4 8 10 24
Bobby Clarke 3 7 7 7 24
Peter Stastny 4 6 7 7 24
Joe Thornton 4 5 7 8 24
Peter Forsberg 4 5 7 7 23
Darryl Sittler 1 5 7 8 21
Denis Savard 2 5 6 7 20
Stan Mikita* 3 3 6 7 19
Sidney Crosby 4 5 5 5 19
Bernie Federko 0 5 6 8 19
Mats Sundin 1 2 6 8 17
Pierre Turgeon 1 2 5 8 16
Mike Modano 0 3 6 7 16
Steven Stamkos 4 4 4 4 16
Bernie Nicholls 1 2 5 6 14
Doug Gilmour 2 3 3 6 14
Eric Lindros 1 3 4 6 14
Jeremy Roenick 1 2 5 6 14
Pavel Datsyuk 2 3 4 5 14
Henrik Sedin 2 3 4 5 14
Evgeni Malkin 3 3 3 5 14
Jacques Lemaire 2 3 4 4 13
Rick MacLeish 2 2 3 4 11
Pat LaFontaine 1 2 3 5 11
Pavol Demitra 0 3 4 4 11
Sergei Fedorov 1 2 4 4 11
Jason Spezza 1 2 4 4 11
Brad Richards 0 3 4 4 11
Jason Allison 1 2 3 4 10
Kent Nilsson 1 2 3 4 10
Marc Savard 0 3 3 4 10
Eric Staal 0 2 4 4 10
Ryan Getzlaf 0 2 4 4 10
Syl Apps, Jr 0 2 3 4 9
Dennis Maruk 1 1 3 4 9
Mike Rogers 1 2 3 3 9
Norm Ullman* 0 2 3 4 9
Henrik Zetterberg 0 2 3 4 9
Nicklas Backstrom 1 2 3 3 9
Alexei Yashin 0 1 3 4 8
Alex Delvecchio* 0 2 3 3 8
Barry Pederson 1 2 2 3 8
Jean Beliveau* 0 2 3 3 8
Vincent Lecavalier 1 2 2 3 8
Claude Giroux 1 1 3 3 8
Fred Stanfield 0 1 3 3 7
Pete Mahovlich 1 2 2 2 7
Doug Weight 0 1 2 3 6
Jimmy Carson 0 2 2 2 6
Martin Straka 1 1 2 2 6
Phil Goyette 1 1 2 2 6
Red Berenson 0 2 2 2 6
Walt Tkaczuk 1 1 2 2 6
Mike Ribeiro 0 1 2 3 6
Bobby Smith 0 1 2 3 6
Rod Brind'Amour 0 0 2 3 5
John Cullen 1 1 1 2 5
Neal Broten 0 1 2 2 5
Pierre Larouche 1 1 1 2 5
Patrick Marleau 0 0 2 3 5
Anze Kopitar 0 0 2 3 5
Tim Young 1 1 1 1 4
Gary Unger 0 0 0 4 4
Craig Janney 0 0 1 3 4
Joe Nieuwendyk 0 0 1 3 4
Peter McNab 0 0 1 3 4
Butch Goring 0 0 2 2 4
Olli Jokinen 0 0 2 2 4
Robert Lang 0 1 1 2 4
Alex Zhamnov 1 1 1 1 4
Jonathan Toews 0 0 2 2 4
John Tavares 0 1 1 2 4


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