Monday, October 08, 2007

Sakic climbs all-time scoring list

Joe Sakic scored his 611th goal and registered his 1,591st career point on Sunday, moving into eight place on the NHL's all-time scoring list. As amazing as those numbers are, the fact that Sakic has amassed those totals with one organization is all the more impressive.
Here's where Sakic now fits in on the all-time lists:

rk player goals
1 Wayne Gretzky 894
2 Gordie Howe 801
3 Brett Hull 741
4 Marcel Dionne 731
5 Phil Esposito 717
6 Mike Gartner 708
7 Mark Messier 694
8 Steve Yzerman 692
9 Mario Lemieux 690
10 Luc Robitaille 668
11 Dave Andreychuk 640
12 Brendan Shanahan 627
13 Jaromir Jagr 621
14 Joe Sakic 611
15 Bobby Hull 610

rk player points
1 Wayne Gretzky 2857
2 Mark Messier 1887
3 Gordie Howe 1850
4 Ron Francis 1798
5 Marcel Dionne 1771
6 Steve Yzerman 1755
7 Mario Lemieux 1723
8 Joe Sakic 1591
9 Phil Esposito 1590
10 Ray Bourque 1579

Sakic turned 38 over the summer, and is coming off a 36-goal, 100-point season, so it's certainly possible with another three years that he'll climb as high as seventh on the all-time goals list ahead of Mark Messier, and as high as fourth on the all-time points list ahead of Ron Francis.

He's said in the past he wants to continue to play until the 2010 Olympics touch down in his home province, which could be his final season.

Sakic has averaged 38 goals, 61 assists and 99 points per 82 games played over his career, and has been incredibly durable, averaging 75 games played per season over a 19-year career.



At 2:34 p.m., October 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Yzerman, Ron Francis and Joe Sakic. Three of the classiest ever.

At 2:57 p.m., October 08, 2007, Blogger John Shannon said...

It's amazing how he does it over and over again every season with his age. He's a Hall of Famer for sure

At 3:20 p.m., October 08, 2007, Blogger Doogie2K said...

Sakic's been a mortal lock for the Hall for about ten years now. But it is seriously bewildering how he keeps on doing it. Has he fallen below 0.9 PPG his entire career?

At 4:55 p.m., October 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only in three seasons has Sakic finished below 1.0ppg:

88-89 (his rookie year): 62p in 79g (0.79ppg).

97-98: 63 in 64 (0.98)

01-02: 79 in 82 (0.96)

This year, mind you, he has 2 points in 3 games (0.67). Time to retire!!!

At 4:57 p.m., October 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops! In his rookie year, he actually had 62 in 70 (0.89).

Sorry about that. Too many pucks to the head.

At 6:57 p.m., October 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Joe!!!

At 1:09 p.m., October 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever you look at the numbers of guys who played in this era, you always have to keep in mind that they lost 32 games in 94-95, and all 82 games in 2004-05, to labour disputes. You could easily add 120 points to Sakic's totals had those not occured.

At 5:01 p.m., October 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For sure.

That '94-95 lockout kept Gretzky from reaching 900 goals. (He finished with 894.)


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