Player With the Most Career Assists to a Single Teammate?

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  1. Randomtask68

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    Has there been a thread/list of players with the most career assists to an individual teammate? I would think that Gretzky to Kurri would be up near the top for example, but is there a top-5 or top-10 list anywhere?
     
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    Trottier to Bossy would have to be up there.
     
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    Gretzky has 364 career assists on goals by Jari Kurri.

    He also has 115 career assists on goals by Luc Robitaille, and 106 on goals by Anderson.

    Gretzky has 65 career assists on playoff goals by Jari Kurri.


    Going the other way, Jari Kurri has 196 career assists on goals by Gretzky.
     
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    daniel sedin has 310 career goals, as of yesterday. i don't know how to look up the numbers that you just cited of gretzky, but if i had to guess i'd ballpark it at 200-250 henrik-to-daniel assists. which means that when all is said and done, they could take a run at gretzky-to-kurri.

    i'd be curious to see orr-to-esposito and coffey-to-gretzky. doubtful either of them are even close to gretzky-to-kurri (just like i'm sure trottier-to-bossy far exceeds potvin-to-bossy), but who knows?
     
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    This isn't a career total but Gus Bodnar assisted on all three goals that Bill Mosienko scored in 21 seconds, both setting an NHL record that I don't think will ever be broken.

    In Bodnar's first game in the NHL, as a rookie with Toronto, on the opening shift, he scored his first goal in 15 seconds, which set a record.
     
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    If Daniel has 310 career goals, I doubt more than 200 are assisted by Henrik. If so, there's no way they'll catch Gretzky-to-Kurri. The Sedins are now 34, and Daniel, for his career, averages about 27 goals per 82 games. Even if Henrik assists on 20 of 27, Daniel would need to play at career-average level until he's 40. I don't think that will happen.

    But yes, if anyone does know their actually numbers, it'd be interesting to know!
    Players Assisting on Gretzky goals:
    Jari Kurri -- 196
    Paul Coffey -- 116
    Mark Messier -- 68
    Glenn Anderson -- 63
    Charlie Huddy -- 62

    Playoffs:
    Jari Kurri -- 30
    Paul Coffey -- 20
    Glenn Anderson -- 16
     
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    Why would you say that? Any info to back that up? Where do you find these stats?
     
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    These are the top 50 from the 52/53 season and onwards. Data might be slightly off before the 87/88 season. Active duos are bolded.

     
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    That is some incredibly impressive company the Sedins are in.
     
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    but panther is right; no shot at gretzky-to-kurri.

    thanks matnor.
     
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    Just think what Lafleur stats would have been if he played with a great centermen or winger
     
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    Makes you realise how rare it is to have 2 guys play together long enough and be good enough to put up those kinds of number.

    The lack of Mario's name on that list (either as scorer or assister) kinda jumped out at me but when you think about it he never had a long spell with anybody. It was what 4 years with Coffey? a little more time with Jagr but not always as regular line mates.

    Only 5 of the top 12 NHL all time assist leaders appear on that list.

    Not appearing are

    2 Ron Francis
    4 Ray Bourque
    6 Adam Oates
    7 Steve Yzerman
    8 Jaromir Jagr
    11 Mario Lemieux
    12 Joe Sakic
     
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    A couple things stand out for me from that list:

    - No significant contributor to Lafleur and the amount of goals he scored.
    - Same with Brett Hull, which is even more amazing.
    - Didn't matter who Lemieux played with, he was gonna score.
    - Bossy's chemistry or reliance (or both) on two of the greatest playmakers of his era: Trottier and Potvin.
     
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    I was going to bypass the obvious Gretzky-Kurri combo and suggest that Delvecchio and Howe would be pretty high up there only to see that in the list they are already.

    As a Leaf fan, I thought Sittler-McDonald would be there somewhere. I realize Lanny left in 1979 but since Paul Henderson's goals assisted by Norm Ullman are on there I thought it would be too. The lowest on that list was 111. I would have thought for sure Sittler-McDonald was on there with at least that many.
     
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    Ullman and Henderson are there because they got traded together, and would have had chances to play together for the Wings and Leafs for more than a decade.
     
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    No, I knew that, no arguments there. And this isn't me wondering about Ullman, but more or less Henderson. He only had 236 career NHL goals. Just surprised Ullman assisted on so many of his.
     
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    What's amazing is that Henrik has assisted on 71% of Daniel's goals. That's almost weird.
     
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    i've probably seen 71% of their games and honestly i was surprised it was lower than 3/4 (hence my initial estimate of 200-250-- i honestly thought it would have been closer to 250 than 200).

    what's weird though, is that daniel has only assisted on 58.5% of henrik's goals. it's almost as if when henrik scores a goal, it's an accident and the shot was meant to be a pass to daniel.
     
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    Speaking facetiously, but are these 2 EVER going to break the twin-umbilical cord?

    I mean, are they going to marry twin sisters and live in a duplex?
     
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    They've been in the league for 14 years, their careers are easily on the back nine now, so I would say "no".
     
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    Ha! So it was Ken Hodge who made Phil Esposito rather than Orr! :sarcasm:

    Seriously speaking, I'm a little bit surprised to see Hodge so high whereas Wayne Cashman is nowhere to be seen. But it does match with Hodge's and Cashman's numbers during the Bruins' golden years.
     
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    awesome chart man, this is cool stuff!

    the one that was out of left field for me was Cliff Koroll.
     
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    Terrific chart. Thanks, Matnor.

    I'm guessing Bossy-from-Trottier has the highest goals-per-game of any pairing?

    Wayne and Jari played five more seasons together than did the Islander combo, didn't they.
     
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    Kind of hard to calculate. I guess we can only do actual games they suited up together. Trottier/Bossy are certainly 1977-78 through most of 1986-87 -- Bossy's whole career, so 752 games, minus whatever games Trottier missed. I'm guessing they suited up for about 735 games together? That would work out to one Trottier-to-Bossy goal every 2.4 games.

    Gretzky/Kurri suited up for Edmonton 1980-81 through 1987-88, and L.A. 1991-92 through most of 1995-96. I'm guessing they dressed together for about 570 games with Edmonton. But adding in the L.A. years reduces the productivity. Together in Edmonton and L.A., they played in 858 games together, which then works out to one Gretzky-to-Kurri goal every 2.35 games.

    So, Jari/Wayne win per-game as well, but slightly. However, if we knew the exact number of Wayne-to-Jari goals in Edmonton alone, no doubt it would crush Trots-to-Boss with the NYI.

    (Note my games number for Trots-Boss in New York is just a guess based on the stats. I'm sure someone out there has the correct number. But I'm 99% sure the 858 games that Gretzky/Kurri suited up together for is correct.)
     
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    Kind of surprised that Forsberg didn't make the top 50. Didn't he play with Hejduk for years?
     

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