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Who has scored the most goals in an NHL career?


Wayne Gretzky with the New York Rangers

Wayne Gretzky played three seasons for the New York Rangers before retiring in 1999.

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Question: Who has scored the most goals in an NHL career?


Wayne Gretzky holds the record for most goals in an NHL career with 894.

Gordie Howe is second on the career list with 801 goals.

Gretzky also has the most assists (1,962) and most points (2,856) in NHL history.

He achieved those totals in 1,485 regular season NHL games with the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues, and New York Rangers.

Gretzky holds 61 NHL records in total.

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