50 GOAL SCORER
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Who was the NHL's first 50 goal scorer?
The first NHL player to score 50
goals in a single season was Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens in
the 1944-45 season, a feat which would not be matched for 16 years until Bernard Geoffrion of the Montreal Canadiens scored 50 goals in the 1960-61 season.
Maurice Richard finished the season with 50 goals in 50
December 30, 1981, in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Wayne Gretzky
scored his fifth goal of the night into an empty. This was Gretzky's 50th goal
in a mere 39 games, a record that will stand for a long time to come.
During the 1970-71 season Phil Esposito of the Boston
Bruins became the first player to reach 60 goals and 70 goals in a season,
finishing with 76 goals for the season.
Edmonton Oilers' Wayne Gretzky was the first player to
reach 80 goals and 90 goals in the 1981-82 season finishing with a record 92
No player has yet
reached the 100 goal mark.
Maurice 'Rocket' Richard
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