My Top 5 | Active all-time points leaders

Which five current players continue to pile up the points in their outstanding careers?

Which five current players continue to pile up the points in their outstanding careers?

Here are a couple of clues as to who made the list: one player recently joined the prestigious 1,000-point club and a pair of players each has 106 game-winning goals.  


Top active point-getters


1. Joe Thornton 1,473

Jumbo Joe still knows how to provide a spark for the San Jose Sharks. One of the best passers in hockey, the 39-year-old has 1,060 assists over his Hall of Fame-worthy career, averaging .679 helpers per contest.

2. Sidney Crosby 1,210

A three-time Ted Lindsay Award recipient, Sid, less than 65 games away from 1,000 in his career, averages a whopping 1.290 points per game. The pride of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, is also averaging .817 assists per game.

3. Alexander Ovechkin 1,206

The great No. 8 just keeps on rolling, leading all active goal-scorers with 655 tallies. Ovechkin is tied with the ageless Patrick Marleau when it comes to active game-winning goal leaders, with each forward notching 106 lamp-lighters.

4. Patrick Marleau 1,166

After swimming with Sharks, Marleau turned over a new leaf as a member of the Maple Leafs. The smooth-skating veteran forward has 551 lifetime goals, 169 power-play goals, along with 17 short-handed tallies.

5. Evgeni Malkin 1,001

Pittsburgh’s top-shelf forward picked up his milestone 1,000th point March 12 in a game against the Washington Capitals. The 32-year-old, who was awarded the 2012 Ted Lindsay Award, is 50 games shy of 900 for an NHL career that includes three Stanley Cups.