October 15, 1989 – Wayne Gretzky Passes Gordie Howe as NHL’s All-Time Top Scorer


1989: Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe to become the all-time NHL scoring leader, and he does it in front of the fans who cheered for him for nearly a decade.

Gretzky ties Howe’s record of 1,850 points when he gets an assist on a first-period goal by Bernie Nicholls, giving the Los Angeles Kings a 1-0 lead against Gretzky’s former team, the Edmonton Oilers, at Northlands Coliseum. Gretzky’s first 1,669 points come during his nine seasons with the Oilers.

Read more – Source 


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here