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Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky of the New York Rangers records his final assist

Wayne Gretzky of the New York Rangers records his final assist in the NHL, April 1999 (B Bennett / Getty Images)

Record: 163

Athlete: Wayne Gretzky

Teams: Edmonton Oilers

Years: 1984–85

The Great One wasn’t just a goal-scoring machine, he was a legendary distributor. When it comes to season assists there’s no one even close to Gretzky, who holds nine of the top 10 spots of all time. His ninth-best performance, 114 assists in 1988–89, was tied that year by Mario Lemieux. Besides Lemieux and Gretzky, Bobby Orr is the only other player with more than 100 assists in a season.

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