When it comes to hockey records, one name comes to mind immediately: Wayne Gretzky. “The Great One” was a goal-scoring fiend; and after 18 years of retirement, he still holds an amazing 61 NHL records. After all these years, he finally shares the limelight with others on some of his records. Most may never be broken, but there are a few that Ovechkin or some other new great might beat.
All but one of the records held by Gretzky are goal and point records. The sole record that’s not is for the most consecutive MVP awards, with no. 99 winning eight in his career. Of the other 60 records, here are some of the most notable that many believe will never be broken:
Gretzky will always be the Great One, but even the greats have to make way for the next ones. Just three years ago, rookie Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche broke Gretzky’s point streak record by earning points in 13 consecutive games. Here are some other records that haven’t been broken but have been tied.
Other than MacKinnon and the point streak record, there are a few records that might be broken this season or in the near future. Here are the ones to watch out for:
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