Athlete: Wayne Gretzky
Teams: Edmonton Oilers
Wayne Gretzky’s 92 goals in the 1981–82 season is like Roger Maris’s former record of 61 home runs in a season: it will be a huge surprise if it’s ever broken. Alex Ovechkin’s 65 goals during the 2007–08 season is the closest any player has come in more than a decade. Gretzky also holds the second-place spot with his 87-goal performance during the 1983–84 season.