Thanks to one of the wildest Stanley Cup postseasons we’ve seen in the last 25 years, there has been plenty of shuffling on a number of all-time franchise playoff scoring lists. These players reign supreme as the postseason scoring leaders for every NHL team (statistics courtesy Stathead).
Check out the latest comprehensive and most trusted Sportsbook Reviews by SBR.
Top Playoff Scorer: Ryan Getzlaf (37 G, 83 A, 120 PTS)
With Getzlaf winding down his NHL career this season, it’s easy to forget that, in his heyday, he was one of the top playmaking centers in the NHL. His 83 assists in post-season play would rank him second alone on the Ducks’ list, and his 37 goals eke out Corey Perry (36) and Teemu Selanne (35) for first all-time, as well.
Top Playoff Scorer: Dale Hawerchuk (16 G, 33 A, 49 PTS)
The original Winnipeg Jets franchise didn’t see much playoff success, which is why the franchise has just two players with more than 30 postseason points (Thomas Steen is second with 44 points). Hawerchuk only saw the second round twice in nine seasons with the Jets, scoring a franchise-high 13 points in 10 playoff games in 1987.
Top Playoff Scorer: Ray Bourque (36 G, 125 A, 161 PTS)
It’s rather astounding that an Original Six team’s leading playoff scorer is a blue-liner — and Bourque isn’t just out in front, he’s 34 points clear of runner-up Patrice Bergeron. The real race to watch here is the all-time postseason goals battle, with Brad Marchand sitting just six tallies shy of franchise leader Cam Neely (55).
Top Playoff Scorer: Gilbert Perreault (33 G, 70 A, 103 PTS)
It’s a somewhat damning statement about the 21st-Century versions of the Sabres that the team’s top five playoff scorers all joined the franchise in the early-to-mid 1970s. Perreault remains head and shoulders above the rest, a whopping 50 points ahead of second-place Rick Martin; no other skater has more than 50 playoff points.
Top Playoff Scorer: Al MacInnis (25 G, 77 A, 102 PTS)
MacInnis became well-known in the 1980s and early 1990s for having one of the hardest shots in the NHL – but he was so much more than just a blistering slapper. He has more playoff assists than any other Calgary skater has points, and he led all players with 31 points in 22 games while leading the Flames to a Stanley Cup title in 1989.
Top Playoff Scorer: Sebastian Aho (18 G, 28 A, 46 PTS)
Lead change! Aho became the franchise’s all-time leader in playoff points during the Hurricanes’ 14-game 2022 postseason run. Aho has been remarkably consistent in his playoff career, recording between 11 and 12 points in each of his four Stanley Cup runs with the Hurricanes. The next-closest active player is Teuvo Teravainen (32 points).
Top Playoff Scorer: Stan Mikita (59 G, 91 A, 150 PTS)
The real star of “Wayne’s World” had an exemplary NHL career that included a Stanley Cup title with Chicago in 1961 and a heartbreaking near-miss in 1962, a run that saw him lead all players with 21 points in 12 games. Denis Savard (145) retired a close second while Patrick Kane is officially in striking distance with 132 postseason points.
Top Playoff Scorer: Joe Sakic (84 G, 104 A, 188 PTS)
With respect to the 2022 title team, no one is catching Sakic or Peter Forsberg (159 points) anytime soon. Sakic put up an incredible 34 points in 22 games in guiding the Avalanche to their first-ever Stanley Cup title in 1996 and was the scoring leader again in 2001 (26 points) as Colorado captured the NHL title for a second time.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Top Playoff Scorer: Cam Atkinson (10 G, 16 A, 26 PTS)
The Blue Jackets are no longer a new franchise, so we’d expect to see this total climb — and soon. Atkinson’s 10 goals and 16 assists are both team highs in postseason play, with Seth Jones the only other player to reach the 20-point plateau. One good playoff run for the Jackets in 2022-23, and you could see an entirely different top three.
Top Playoff Scorer: Mike Modano (58 G, 87 A, 145 PTS)
Modano is the Dallas Stars: Not only does he hold the all-time franchise lead in playoff goals, assists, and points, he has played 59 more postseason games for the team than any other skater. And fans shouldn’t hold their breath for a change at the top: The current active leader in points by a Dallas player is Jamie Benn at just 51 points.
Detroit Red Wings
Top Playoff Scorer: Steve Yzerman (70 G, 115 A, 185 PTS)
It won’t stun anyone to see the venerable Stevie Y atop this star-studded list, but it might come as at least a mild surprise that Nicklas Lidstrom ended his Hall of Fame career just two points behind. And how about this: the Red Wings have four players with at least 150 post-season points (Yzerman, Lidstrom, Sergei Fedorov, Gordie Howe).
Top Playoff Scorer: Wayne Gretzky (81 G, 171 A, 252 PTS)
LOL. Seriously, this guy. That Gretzky piled up this many points is incredible on its own; that he needed just 120 games to do it is laughably absurd. Mark Messier (212), Jari Kurri (202), and Glenn Anderson (183) wrap up a postseason top-four scoring list that might never be challenged. Yes, we’re talking to you, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.
Top Playoff Scorer: Aleksander Barkov (6 G, 15 A, 21 PTS)
Top Playoff Scorer: Jonathan Huberdeau (5 G, 16 A, 21 PTS)
“But wait,” you’re probably wondering. “Didn’t the Panthers reach the Stanley Cup Final in 1996?” Yes, they did. But they only had four players reach double digits in points during that unlikely run, and none of them made a playoff impact with the Panthers again. Look for this tie to be broken at some point in April 2023.
Los Angeles Kings
Top Playoff Scorer: Wayne Gretzky (29 G, 65 A, 94 PTS)
It takes real talent to lead multiple franchises in all-time playoff scoring. But while Gretzky’s five-point lead over longtime teammate Luc Robitaille is safe, one skater has an outside chance of catching The Great One at some point. Anze Kopitar enters next season at 70 points, and two more meaningful playoff runs could get him there.
Top Playoff Scorer: Zach Parise (16 G, 21 A, 37 PTS)
Parise is the best of an underwhelming bunch, but that lead won’t last much longer — at least, not if Kirill Kaprizov has anything to say about it. He had 11 points in 13 games during the Wild’s 2022 postseason run, and given how prolific he is at such a young age, it might only take two more Minnesota playoff runs to crown him the new king of MSP.
Top Playoff Scorer: Jean Beliveau (79 G, 97 A, 176 PTS)
All hail “Le Gros Bil” for topping the all-time scoring list of the most successful NHL franchise in history. And no one else is really close; Jacques Lemaire ranks a distant second at 139 points, followed by Larry Robinson (134) and Guy Lafleur (133). No one who has played a game for the Habs this century ranks higher than 29th.
Top Playoff Scorer: Filip Forsberg (29 G, 24 A, 53 PTS)
Four of the top five players on Nashville’s all-time playoff scoring ledger dressed for the team during its 2022 Stanley Cup run, so there may be some shuffling in the seasons to come. That said, Forsberg isn’t about to be challenged in at least one category: His 29 goals are a whopping 12 clear of runner-up Ryan Johansen.
New Jersey Devils
Top Playoff Scorer: Patrik Elias (45 G, 80 A, 125 PTS)
Elias will go down as one of the most underrated players of his era — and if you weren’t a believer before, this stat might just convert you. He has more playoff assists than any other Devils skater has points, and his lead atop the franchise list is a staggering 50 points over runner-up John MacLean (not the guy from Die Hard).
New York Islanders
Top Playoff Scorer: Brian Trottier (64 G, 105 A, 169 PTS)
Those late-70s to early-80s Islanders were an absolute juggernaut. And three players from the Isles’ Stanley Cup dynasty stand head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to all-time franchise playoff scoring: Trottier, Denis Potvin (164), and Mike Bossy (160). No other player is within 65 points of that sensational trio.
New York Rangers
Top Playoff Scorer: Brian Leetch (28 G, 61 A, 89 PTS)
You might think the Rangers would have a more prolific list of playoff scorers — but this team hasn’t been nearly as successful as its Original Six rivals. Leetch and Mark Messier (80) are the only Broadway Blueshirts with more than 80 postseason points. Mika Zibanejad is the leading current Rangers player with 35 points.
Top Playoff Scorer: Daniel Alfredsson (51 G, 49 A, 100 PTS)
It has been a while, but the Ottawa Senators used to be good. Really good. And their all-time leading playoff scorer was the best of them all; his 51 goals are more than the next three leading goal-scorers combined, and no other Senators player has more than 52 playoff points. When it comes to Ottawa playoff performers, Alfie has no equal.
Top Playoff Scorer: Bobby Clarke (42 G, 77 A, 119 PTS)
Flyers fans are probably torn; yeah, it’s great to see Clarke still sitting atop the all-time playoff scoring list, but it would be nice to at least have one challenger in the wings. As it stands, none of the four Philadelphia skaters with more than 100 postseason points played a playoff game in the orange, black and white after 1988.
Top Playoff Scorer: Sidney Crosby (71 G, 130 A, 201 PTS)
One glance at the Penguins’ top four postseason scorers — Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Mario Lemieux, and Jaromir Jagr — and it’s clear that Penguins fans have been spoiled for nearly 40 years now. And with Pittsburgh still perennial playoff fixtures, Crosby should be able to extend his lead, especially if Malkin goes elsewhere.
San Jose Sharks
Top Playoff Scorer: Patrick Marleau (68 G, 52 A, 120 PTS)
Given how many playoff battles they were in together, it’s only fitting that Marleau and Joe Thornton (115 points) are nearly inseparable from a postseason scoring slant. But like a few teams on this list, someone is lurking close behind: Logan Couture is third on San Jose’s all-time ledger at 101 points and could overtake both players in two to three years.
Top Playoff Scorer: Absolutely Nobody
Yeah, we sold this as a list featuring all 32 teams, but Seattle hasn’t played a playoff game yet, so we’re really just filling space here.
St. Louis Blues
Top Playoff Scorer: Brett Hull (67 G, 50 A, 117 PTS)
How much longer will “The Golden Brett” sit atop the Blues playoff scoring list? Probably for a while longer; he’s a whopping 57 points ahead of Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis’s active playoff scoring leader. And with no other current player having recorded more than 50 postseason points, Hull is likely going to remain the top banana for years.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Top Playoff Scorer: Nikita Kucherov (52 G, 102 A, 154 PTS)
The Lightning are one of the few teams whose playoff scoring leader is very much active. And as gifted as TB’s offensive core has been for several years now, Kucherov (47 points ahead of runner-up Victor Hedman) is really in a class by himself. The goal race, however, is much tighter, with Kucherov leading Ondrej Palat by just four.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Top Playoff Scorer: Doug Gilmour (17 G, 60 A, 77 PTS)
You thought the playoff point totals were low for the Rangers. Toronto hasn’t given its players much opportunity to rack up postseason points given its incredible string of early playoff exits — but with both Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner both in their prime and at 33 postseason points apiece, there’s plenty of time for them to challenge Gilmour.
Top Playoff Scorer: Trevor Linden (34 G, 61 A, 95 PTS)
Linden wasn’t necessarily known for his scoring chops, but an impressive history of playoff runs with the Canucks gave him the benefit of postseason volume. For those of you wondering about the Sedins, Henrik and Daniel had 78 and 71 points, respectively, and might have challenged with one more lengthy Stanley Cup run.
Vegas Golden Knights
Top Playoff Scorer: Reilly Smith (14 G, 38 A, 52 PTS)
How does the Golden Knights’ leading playoff scorer fall just one point shy of the Predators’ franchise leader? Well, the Golden Knights have seen a lot of Stanley Cup playoff action in their brief NHL tenure, and have done so thanks to a surprisingly potent offense. Three players are within six points of the top spot, so change could be coming.
Top Playoff Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (72 G, 69 A, 141 PTS)
Ovechkin ushered in an era of unprecedented success for the Capitals, culminating in a 2018 Stanley Cup championship in which “The Great 8” led all scorers with 15 goals. His output has sputtered in recent years thanks to a spate of disappointing runs by Washington, but he’s still comfortably out in front of the pack.
Top Playoff Scorer: Blake Wheeler (7 G, 26 A, 33 PTS)
A lot of people might forget just how bad this franchise was during its time in Atlanta. A dismal stretch that featured four playoff games and no wins which explains why the Jets’ all-time playoff scoring list is modest. Wheeler has a two-point lead over Mark Scheifele — and with the future of Winnipeg’s forward lines in flux, we might very well see a new leader as early as next season.