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Top NHL goal-scorers since the lockout

This is really a setup post for when I decide to get off my lazy ass and write a Selanne-contemplating-retirement post, but this answers one specific question: since the NHL lockout two seasons ago, who has scored the most NHL goals (regular season + playoffs)? Here's the top 30 on that list, anyway:

Rk

Player Team(s) Age Games ESG PPG SHG Goals Goals per Game

1

D. Heatley

OTT

26

194

60

45

5

110

0.57

2

J. Cheechoo

SJS

27

180

57

41

2

100

0.56

3

T. Selanne

ANA

37

199

55

44

0

99

0.50

4

A. Ovechkin

WAS

21

163

58

37

3

98

0.60

5

I. Kovalchuk

ATL

24

164

50

45

0

95

0.58

6

V. Lecavalier

TBL

27

173

55

31

7

93

0.54

7

S. Gagne

PHI

27

154

61

26

4

91

0.59

8

J. Jagr

NYR

35

177

56

33

0

89

0.50

9

D. Alfredsson

OTT

34

184

50

30

8

88

0.48

t-10

B. Gionta

NJD

28

164

43

39

2

84

0.51

t-10

H. Zetterberg

DET

26

164

47

35

2

84

0.51

12

E. Staal

CAR

22

189

41

38

5

84

0.44

13

C. Drury

BUF

30

192

37

41

6

84

0.44

14

M. Hossa

ATL

28

166

41

31

10

82

0.49

15

J. Iginla

CGY

30

165

47

31

3

81

0.49

16

M. St. Louis

TBL

32

173

48

25

8

81

0.47

17

R. Smyth

EDM-NYI

31

175

39

38

3

80

0.46

18

S. Crosby

PIT

19

165

48

30

0

78

0.47

19

P. Marleau

SJS

27

181

38

39

1

78

0.43

20

O. Jokinen

FLA

28

164

52

23

2

77

0.47

21

T. Vanek

BUF

23

189

47

29

0

76

0.40

22

B. Shanahan

DET-NYR

38

165

41

31

3

75

0.45

23

A. McDonald

ANA

29

201

45

28

0

73

0.36

24

J. Sakic

COL

38

173

45

27

0

72

0.42

25

M. Gaborik

MIN

25

118

44

23

4

71

0.60

26

J. Williams

CAR

25

189

44

20

7

71

0.38

27

J. Blake

NYI

33

163

41

26

2

69

0.42

28

R. Brind’Amour

CAR

36

181

31

34

4

69

0.38

29

D. Briere

BUF

29

163

43

25

0

68

0.42

30

B. Rolston

MIN

34

165

32

28

6

66

0.40


I guess the key take-aways from this table is how rare it is that someone as old as Selanne and playing in the western conference scores so many goals for this stretch of time. I know his spot on this list is somewhat dependent on games played (Anaheim's postseason success), but even so--Selanne continues to produce despite his age and the games-played.

Look for me to say more about this in a follow-up post in the near future when I've got a little less liquor in me, but for now, know this: I could probably make this list down to the top 70 post-lockout goal-scorers before you'd find another guy who's even contemplating retirement right now.