No. 4: Wayne Gretzky's career points record

In 21 seasons, the Brantford, Canada, native amassed a record 2,857 points, almost 1,000 more than second-ranked Mark Messier (1,887). Gretzky, who led the Edmonton Oilers to five Stanley Cup championships from 1984 to 1990, holds nine of the top 11 single-season points records, including four of 205 or more. In fact, he has more assists (1,963) than any other player has points.
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