Wayne Gretzky would go on to tally 894 goals and 2,857 points in his career. He broke 61 offensive NHL records along the way including most goals in a season with 92 in 1981-82, and most points in a season with 215 in 1985-86. That tally beat his own previous record of 212 points set four seasons earlier. No. 99 surpassed the 200-point mark four times in his career with the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and the New York Rangers.
By the time he retired after the 1999 season as a Ranger, Gretzky had scored 1,000 more points than Gordie Howe, who had previously held the NHL record.
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