Athlete: Wayne Gretzky
Teams: Edmonton Oilers
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.