Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Century Club

I'll give a shout-out to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Penguins blog Empty Netters here, because this is where I saw the following statistic.

Evgeni Malkin's five-point night Tuesday gave him 102 points for the season, his second over 100 points. More significantly, it is the 29th time a player wearing a Penguins' uniform has achieved 100 points in a season, most in NHL history. Pittsburgh had previously been tied with Edmonton.

The list, brought to you by Seth:

Mario Lemieux (10 times)
Jaromir Jagr (4)
Paul Coffey (2)
Sidney Crosby (2)
Ron Francis (2)
Evgeni Malkin (2)
Kevin Stevens (2)
Rob Brown (1)
Pierre Larouche (1)
Jean Pronovost (1)
Mark Recchi (1)
Rick Tocchet (1)

Sidney Crosby sits at 92 points with 10 games remaining.

Some other fun facts from his list: Toronto has had only four 100-point scorers, Winnipeg/Phoenix eight, the Rangers six, Montreal 10 (none since 1985-86.)

Granted, there are more teams (i.e. not as good competition) and more games than back in the day, and in the grand scheme of things, this stat (like so many) doesn't mean much. But 12 different players have scored 100 points for the Penguins, at least three more than any other team. Still impressive.

The complete list:

(Note: I had to modify Seth's list slightly when I posted it here. He had Kevin Stevens with just one 100-point season when he actually had two.)


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