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AKA – Lets see how good NHL scouts really are…
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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)