When did the NHL’s top 20 all-time scorers play?

NHL Top 20 Scorers
Of the NHL’s top 20 all-time point leaders:
  • The earliest career was Howe’s starting in 1947
  • Only Jagr and Selanne are still active
  • During the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons, 16 of the 20 players were active (the most at any time)
  • The average number of seasons played is 20.7
  • The average retirement age is 39.6
  • Only Yzerman, Lemieux, and Mikita played for just one franchise
  • Only Recchi, Coffey, Trottier, and Kurri never wore a “C”
  • 16 Canadians, 2 Czechoslovakians, 2 Fins
  • The top 3 franchises (adding seasons by all players in the list):
    • Detroit – 58 Seasons
    • Pittsburgh – 54 Seasons
    • Edmonton – 37 Seasons (barely edging Boston with 35)
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