The following is a list of ice hockey players who have recorded 1,000 assists in the National Hockey League. All of the players listed below are honoured in the Hockey Hall of Fame, except Joe Thornton, who is active with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Jaromir Jagr, who is active in the 1st Czech Republic Hockey League. Jagr is also the only non-Canadian player with 1,000 career assists.
(at time of 1,000th assist)
|Wayne Gretzky||Edmonton Oilers||1487||894||1963||2857|
|Ron Francis||Pittsburgh Penguins||1731||549||1249||1798|
|Mark Messier||Vancouver Canucks||1756||694||1193||1887|
|Ray Bourque||Boston Bruins||1612||410||1169||1579|
|Jaromir Jagr||Dallas Stars||1733||766||1155||1921|
|Paul Coffey||Detroit Red Wings||1409||396||1135||1531|
|Joe Thornton||San Jose Sharks||1669||423||1098||1521|
|Adam Oates||Washington Capitals||1337||341||1079||1420|
|Steve Yzerman||Detroit Red Wings||1514||692||1063||1755|
|Gordie Howe||Detroit Red Wings||1767||801||1049||1850|
|Marcel Dionne||New York Rangers||1348||731||1040||1771|
|Mario Lemieux||Pittsburgh Penguins||915||690||1033||1723|
|Joe Sakic||Colorado Avalanche||1378||625||1016||1641|
Retired players within 100 assists
These are players who are now retired that came within 100 assists of reaching 1,000 for their career. They are listed with the NHL team for which they played the most games.
|Doug Gilmour||Toronto Maple Leafs||2002–03||1474||450||964||1414|
|Mark Recchi||Philadelphia Flyers||2010–11||1652||577||956||1533|
|Al MacInnis||Calgary Flames||2003–04||1416||340||934||1274|
|Larry Murphy||Washington Capitals||2000–01||1615||287||929||1216|
|Stan Mikita||Chicago Black Hawks||1979–80||1394||541||926||1467|
|Bryan Trottier||New York Islanders||1993–94||1279||524||901||1425|
- "NHL & WHA Career Leaders and Records for Assists". Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-09-20.