Which NHL Players Played in the Most Assists During a Playoff Career?

Which NHL Players Played in the Most Assists During a Playoff Career? Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

A Look at the Top Ten NHL Players for Most Assists in a Playoff Career.

Top Ten Players for Most Assists in a NHL Playoff career.

There have been a lot of great players that have come and went through the National Hockey League.  Some players stood out for a full career, others stood out for one season.  Let’s take a look at which players had the most assists during a playoff career.

1. Wayne Gretzky is atop the list for most assists for a playoff career.  Gretzky collected 260 assists throughout his playoff career.  The hall of fame member played his career from 1979-99.  He registered 1,963 assists during the course of his whole career. 

2. Mark Messier is 2nd on the list, after recording 186 assists throughout his postseason career.  Messier saw his NHL career stretch from 1979-04.  The 6x Cup Winner recorded 1,193 assists during his entire career. 

3. Ray Bourque is 3rd on the list, due to his great postseason career.  Bourque totaled 139 assists during those games.  His career in the NHL started during the 1979 season and went to 2001.  The hall of fame member tallied 1,169 assists over the course of his whole career. 

4. Paul Coffey is 4th, after totaling 137 assists during his playoff career.  Coffey was in the NHL from 1979-01.  The 8x all-star collected 1,135 assists throughout his time in the NHL. 

5. Nicklas Lidstrom rounds out the top 5, as he recorded 129 assists during the playoffs.  Lidstrom saw his career start in 1991 and finish in 2012.  The hall of fame member registered 878 assists during his time in the NHL. 

6. Doug Gilmour is 6th on the list, thanks to his 128 assists in postseason play.  Gilmour played in the NHL from 1983-03.  The member of the hall of fame recorded 964 assists.  

7. Jari Kurri is 7th for most assists during a playoff career. Kurri totaled 127 assists during his NHL postseason career.  His career stretched from 1980-98.  The 5x all-star had 797 assists during his entire NHL career.

8. Sergei Fedorov is 8th, as he saw his NHL career during the seasons between 1990-09.  Fedorov registered 124 assists during his playoff games.  He notched 696 assists during his NHL career. 

9. Jaromir Jagr makes the list at number 9, after a lengthy career in the NHL from 1990-18.  Jagr tallied 123 assists during his playoff career.  The 8x all-star surpassed 1,150 assists for his entire NHL career. 

T-10. Glenn Anderson is 10th on the list, as he is tied with Al MacInnis.  Anderson played from 1980-96.  He collected 121 assists during his postseason contests in his playing time.  The hall of fame member recorded 601 assists during his time in the NHL.

T-10. Al MacInnis collected 121 assists during the playoffs in the NHL.  MacInnis played in the NHL from 1981-04.  The longtime Calgary Flame and St. Louis Blues player totaled 934 assists during his time in the NHL.  

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.