Three NHL players at once scored 50 goals in a season, this has not happened in 12 years

Three NHL players at once scored 50 goals in a season, this has not happened in 12 years

Rangers forward Chris Kreider scored a goal in a 2-5 win against Carolina and became the third player to score 50 goals in the 2021-22 season. Toronto’s Auston Matthews and Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl made it to the Rangers forward.

In the 21st century, the NHL recorded more than two sniper fifty kopecks only five times. In the 2000/01, 2007/08, 2009/10 and 2021/22 seasons, three players each scored 50 goals, and in the record-breaking 2005/06 season, as many as five.

Players who have scored 50 or more goals in a season in the 21st century

Season Snipers 50+ Snipers
2000/01 3 Bure-59, Sakik-54, Yagr-52
2001/02 one Iginla-52
2002/03 one Heiduk-50
2005/06 5 Chichu-56, Yagr-54, Kovalchuk-52, Ovechkin-52, Heatley-50
2006/07 2 Lecavalier-52, Heatley-50
2007/08 3 Ovechkin-65, Kovalchuk-52, Iginla-50
2008/09 one Ovechkin-56
2009/10 3 Crosby-51, Stamkos-51, Ovechkin-50
2010/11 one Perry-50
2011/12 2 Stamkos-60, Malkin-50
2013/14 one Ovechkin-51
2014/15 one Ovechkin-53
2015/16 one Ovechkin-50
2018/19 2 Ovechkin-51, Draisaitl-50
2021/22 3 Matthews-58, Draisaitl-51, Kreider – 50

Kreider is the second American hockey player of the season and the 12th in history to score 50 goals in a season. More than two times the anniversary mark was overcome by two representatives of the United States: Brett Hull (five times) and John Leclerc (three times). By the way, the American top 5 in history are Hull’s four results and Auston Matthews’ 58 goals this season.

American hockey players who scored 50 goals in the regular season

Player Teams Seasons 50+
Brett Hull St. Louis 5 (1989/90-72, 1990/91-86, 1991/92-70, 1992/93-54, 1993/94-57)
John Leclerc Philadelphia 3 (1995/96-51, 1996/97-50, 1997/98-51)
Pat LaFontaine Islanders, Buffalo 2 (1989/90-54, 1992/93-53)
Jeremy Renick Chicago 2 (1991/92-53, 1992/93-50)
Kevin Stevens Pittsburgh 2 (1991/92-54, 1992/93-55)
Keith Tkachak Winnipeg/Phoenix 2 (1995/96-50, 1996/97-52)
Bobby Carpenter Washington 1 (1984/85-53)
Jimmy Carson Los Angeles 1 (1987/88-55)
Joe Mullen Calgary 1 (1988/89-51)
Mike Modano Dallas 1 (1993/94-50)
Auston Matthews Toronto 1 (2021/22-58)
Chris Crider Rangers 1 (2021/22-50)

The 30-year-old American was only the fourth player in Rangers history to score 50 goals in a season. Only Adam Graves scored more than Kreider in the 1993/94 season (52 goals) and Jaromir Jagr in the 2005/06 season (54 goals).

Rangers players who have scored over 45 goals in a season

Player The country Season Matches goals
Jaromir Jagr Czech Republic 2005/06 82 54
Adam Graves Canada 1993/94 84 52
Chris Crider USA 2021/22 74 fifty
Vic Hadfield Canada 1971/72 78 fifty
Mike Gartner Canada 1990/91 79 49
Pierre Laroche Canada 1983/84 77 48
Mark Messier Canada 1995/96 74 47
Jean Ratel Canada 1971/72 63 46
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