NHL Assists Leaders

Regarding the 2023-24 campaign, Nikita Kucherov is the best in the NHL in assists with 100. In second place is Connor McDavid, with an assists total of 100. With a mark of 89, Nathan MacKinnon is sitting in the third spot. With the fourth and fifth spot are Quinn Hughes (75) in addition to Artemi Panarin (71).

2023-24 NHL Assists Leaders

AST Rank Player AST
1st Nikita Kucherov 100
2nd Connor McDavid 100
3rd Nathan MacKinnon 89
4th Quinn Hughes 75
5th Artemi Panarin 71
6th Cale Makar 69
7th J.T. Miller 66
8th Leon Draisaitl 65
9th Evan Bouchard 64
10th David Pastrnak 63
11th Victor Hedman 63
12th Roman Josi 62
13th Mikko Rantanen 62
14th Matthew Tkachuk 62
15th Robert Thomas 60
16th Noah Dobson 60
17th Josh Morrissey 59
18th Mitch Marner 59
19th William Nylander 58
20th Mathew Barzal 57
21st Aleksander Barkov 57
22nd Jesper Bratt 56
23rd Adam Fox 56
24th Elias Pettersson 55
25th Sebastian Aho 53
26th Sidney Crosby 52
27th Vincent Trocheck 52
28th Gustav Nyquist 52
29th Tim Stutzle 52
30th Mike Matheson 51
31st Jason Robertson 51
32nd Morgan Rielly 51

2022 NHL Assists Leaders

AST Rank Player AST
1st Jonathan Huberdeau – Florida Panthers 85
2nd Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers 79
3rd Johnny Gaudreau – Calgary Flames 75
4th Artemi Panarin – New York Rangers 74
5th Roman Josi – Nashville Predators 73
6th J.T. Miller – Vancouver Canucks 67
7th Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks 66
8th Victor Hedman – Tampa Bay Lightning 65
9th Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning 64
10th Adam Fox – New York Rangers 63
11th Matthew Tkachuk – Calgary Flames 62
12th Mitch Marner – Toronto Maple Leafs 62
13th Kirill Kaprizov – Minnesota Wild 61
14th Quinn Hughes – Vancouver Canucks 60
15th Nazem Kadri – Colorado Avalanche 59
16th Cale Makar – Colorado Avalanche 58
17th Kris Letang – Pittsburgh Penguins 58
18th Morgan Rielly – Toronto Maple Leafs 58
19th Robert Thomas – St. Louis Blues 57
20th Mikko Rantanen – Colorado Avalanche 56
21st Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche 56
22nd Jakub Voracek – Columbus Blue Jackets 56
23rd Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton Oilers 55
24th Mats Zuccarello – Minnesota Wild 55
25th Joe Pavelski – Dallas Stars 54
26th Evgeny Kuznetsov – Washington Capitals 54
27th John Carlson – Washington Capitals 54
28th Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 53
29th Mikael Granlund – Nashville Predators 53
30th Kevin Fiala – Minnesota Wild 52
31st Mika Zibanejad – New York Rangers 52
32nd Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers 49

2021 NHL Assists Leaders

AST Rank Player AST
1st Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers 72
2nd Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton Oilers 53
3rd Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks 51
4th Mitch Marner – Toronto Maple Leafs 47
5th Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche 45
6th Mark Scheifele – Winnipeg Jets 42
7th Adam Fox – New York Rangers 42
8th Jonathan Huberdeau – Florida Panthers 41
9th Artemi Panarin – New York Rangers 41
10th Tyson Barrie – Edmonton Oilers 40
11th Mark Stone – Vegas Golden Knights 40
12th Brad Marchand – Boston Bruins 40
13th David Perron – St. Louis Blues 39
14th Quinn Hughes – Vancouver Canucks 38
15th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 38
16th Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 38
17th Kris Letang – Pittsburgh Penguins 38
18th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 37
19th Victor Hedman – Tampa Bay Lightning 36
20th Mikko Rantanen – Colorado Avalanche 36
21st David Krejci – Boston Bruins 36
22nd Cale Makar – Colorado Avalanche 36
23rd Ryan Strome – New York Rangers 35
24th Jake Guentzel – Pittsburgh Penguins 34
25th Shea Theodore – Vegas Golden Knights 34
26th Jakub Voracek – Philadelphia Flyers 34
27th John Carlson – Washington Capitals 34
28th Sebastian Aho – Carolina Hurricanes 33
29th Dougie Hamilton – Carolina Hurricanes 32
30th Gabriel Landeskog – Colorado Avalanche 32
31st Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers 32
32nd John Tavares – Toronto Maple Leafs 31

2020 NHL Assists Leaders

AST Rank Player AST
1st Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton Oilers 67
2nd Artemi Panarin – New York Rangers 63
3rd Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers 63
4th John Carlson – Washington Capitals 60
5th Brad Marchand – Boston Bruins 59
6th Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche 58
7th Jonathan Huberdeau – Florida Panthers 55
8th Nikita Kucherov – Tampa Bay Lightning 52
9th Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks 51
10th Mitch Marner – Toronto Maple Leafs 51
11th Ryan O’Reilly – St. Louis Blues 49
12th Roman Josi – Nashville Predators 49
13th Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins 49
14th Teuvo Teravainen – Carolina Hurricanes 48
15th David Pastrnak – Boston Bruins 47
16th J.T. Miller – Vancouver Canucks 45
17th Quinn Hughes – Vancouver Canucks 45
18th Mark Scheifele – Winnipeg Jets 44
19th Jakub Voracek – Philadelphia Flyers 44
20th Victor Hedman – Tampa Bay Lightning 44
21st Blake Wheeler – Winnipeg Jets 43
22nd Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks 42
23rd Jack Eichel – Buffalo Sabres 42
24th Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers 42
25th Mark Stone – Vegas Golden Knights 42
26th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 42
27th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 41
28th Ryan Strome – New York Rangers 41
29th Mathew Barzal – New York Islanders 41
30th Johnny Gaudreau – Calgary Flames 40
31st Ryan Suter – Minnesota Wild 40
32nd Keith Yandle – Florida Panthers 40

2019 NHL Assists Leaders

AST Rank Player AST
1st Nikita Kucherov – Tampa Bay Lightning 87
2nd Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers 75
3rd Blake Wheeler – Winnipeg Jets 71
4th Mitch Marner – Toronto Maple Leafs 68
5th Brent Burns – San Jose Sharks 67
6th Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks 66
7th Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 65
8th Brad Marchand – Boston Bruins 64
9th Johnny Gaudreau – Calgary Flames 63
10th Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers 63
11th Jonathan Huberdeau – Florida Panthers 62
12th Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers 61
13th Artemi Panarin – Columbus Blue Jackets 59
14th Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche 58
15th John Carlson – Washington Capitals 57
16th Mark Giordano – Calgary Flames 57
17th Mikko Rantanen – Colorado Avalanche 56
18th Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton Oilers 55
19th Phil Kessel – Pittsburgh Penguins 55
20th Teuvo Teravainen – Carolina Hurricanes 55
21st Jack Eichel – Buffalo Sabres 54
22nd Sebastian Aho – Carolina Hurricanes 53
23rd Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning 53
24th Keith Yandle – Florida Panthers 53
25th David Krejci – Boston Bruins 53
26th Morgan Rielly – Toronto Maple Leafs 52
27th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 52
28th Elias Lindholm – Calgary Flames 51
29th Brayden Point – Tampa Bay Lightning 51
30th Evgeny Kuznetsov – Washington Capitals 51
31st Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins 51
32nd Ryan Johansen – Nashville Predators 50

2018 NHL Assists Leaders

AST Rank Player AST
1st Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers 68
2nd Blake Wheeler – Winnipeg Jets 68
3rd Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers 67
4th Jakub Voracek – Philadelphia Flyers 65
5th Mathew Barzal – New York Islanders 63
6th Nikita Kucherov – Tampa Bay Lightning 61
7th Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 60
8th Johnny Gaudreau – Calgary Flames 60
9th John Klingberg – Dallas Stars 59
10th Steven Stamkos – Tampa Bay Lightning 59
11th Phil Kessel – Pittsburgh Penguins 58
12th Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche 58
13th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 57
14th Evgeny Kuznetsov – Washington Capitals 56
15th Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins 56
16th Brent Burns – San Jose Sharks 55
17th Artemi Panarin – Columbus Blue Jackets 55
18th Mikko Rantanen – Colorado Avalanche 55
19th Taylor Hall – New Jersey Devils 54
20th John Carlson – Washington Capitals 53
21st Josh Bailey – New York Islanders 53
22nd Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators 53
23rd Shayne Gostisbehere – Philadelphia Flyers 52
24th Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers 51
25th Brad Marchand – Boston Bruins 51
26th Drew Doughty – Los Angeles Kings 50
27th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 50
28th David Perron – Vegas Golden Knights 50
29th Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks 50
30th Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks 49
31st Keith Yandle – Florida Panthers 48
32nd Jonathan Marchessault – Vegas Golden Knights 48

2017 NHL Assists Leaders

AST Rank Player AST
1st Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers 70
2nd Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 63
3rd Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks 58
4th Victor Hedman – Tampa Bay Lightning 56
5th Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks 55
6th Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators 54
7th Henrik Zetterberg – Detroit Red Wings 51
8th Mark Scheifele – Winnipeg Jets 50
9th Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton Oilers 48
10th Blake Wheeler – Winnipeg Jets 48
11th Brent Burns – San Jose Sharks 47
12th Ryan Johansen – Nashville Predators 47
13th Phil Kessel – Pittsburgh Penguins 47
14th Duncan Keith – Chicago Blackhawks 47
15th Tyler Seguin – Dallas Stars 46
16th Brad Marchand – Boston Bruins 46
17th Alexander Wennberg – Columbus Blue Jackets 46
18th Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 45
19th Nikita Kucherov – Tampa Bay Lightning 45
20th Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers 44
21st Mats Zuccarello – New York Rangers 44
22nd Josh Bailey – New York Islanders 43
23rd Artemi Panarin – Chicago Blackhawks 43
24th Mikael Granlund – Minnesota Wild 43
25th Torey Krug – Boston Bruins 43
26th Kevin Shattenkirk – 2 Teams 43
27th Joe Thornton – San Jose Sharks 43
28th Jamie Benn – Dallas Stars 43
29th Johnny Gaudreau – Calgary Flames 43
30th Mitch Marner – Toronto Maple Leafs 42
31st Jakub Voracek – Philadelphia Flyers 41
32nd Evgeny Kuznetsov – Washington Capitals 40

2016 NHL Assists Leaders

AST Rank Player AST
1st Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators 66
2nd Joe Thornton – San Jose Sharks 63
3rd Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks 60
4th Evgeny Kuznetsov – Washington Capitals 57
5th Blake Wheeler – Winnipeg Jets 52
6th Kris Letang – Pittsburgh Penguins 51
7th Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks 50
8th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 50
9th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 49
10th Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 49
11th Jamie Benn – Dallas Stars 48
12th Brent Burns – San Jose Sharks 48
13th Johnny Gaudreau – Calgary Flames 48
14th John Klingberg – Dallas Stars 48
15th Roman Josi – Nashville Predators 47
16th Artemi Panarin – Chicago Blackhawks 47
17th Ryan Johansen – 2 Teams 46
18th David Krejci – Boston Bruins 46
19th Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers 45
20th P.K. Subban – Montreal Canadiens 45
21st Henrik Sedin – Vancouver Canucks 44
22nd Jakub Voracek – Philadelphia Flyers 44
23rd Ryan Suter – Minnesota Wild 43
24th Mike Ribeiro – Nashville Predators 43
25th Keith Yandle – New York Rangers 42
26th Jussi Jokinen – Florida Panthers 42
27th Kyle Okposo – New York Islanders 42
28th Joe Pavelski – San Jose Sharks 40
29th Tomas Plekanec – Montreal Canadiens 40
30th Torey Krug – Boston Bruins 40
31st Tyler Seguin – Dallas Stars 40
32nd Taylor Hall – Edmonton Oilers 39

2015 NHL Assists Leaders

AST Rank Player AST
1st Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 60
2nd Jakub Voracek – Philadelphia Flyers 59
3rd Daniel Sedin – Vancouver Canucks 56
4th Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 56
5th Henrik Sedin – Vancouver Canucks 55
6th Jamie Benn – Dallas Stars 52
7th Joe Thornton – San Jose Sharks 49
8th Henrik Zetterberg – Detroit Red Wings 49
9th John Tavares – New York Islanders 48
10th Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers 48
11th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 48
12th Mike Ribeiro – Nashville Predators 47
13th Ondrej Palat – Tampa Bay Lightning 47
14th Keith Yandle – 2 Teams 46
15th Ryan Johansen – Columbus Blue Jackets 45
16th Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators 45
17th Jason Spezza – Dallas Stars 45
18th P.K. Subban – Montreal Canadiens 45
19th Jiri Hudler – Calgary Flames 45
20th Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks 45
21st Brent Burns – San Jose Sharks 43
22nd John Carlson – Washington Capitals 43
23rd Mark Streit – Philadelphia Flyers 43
24th Tyler Johnson – Tampa Bay Lightning 43
25th Kris Letang – Pittsburgh Penguins 43
26th Nick Foligno – Columbus Blue Jackets 42
27th Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins 42
28th Tyson Barrie – Colorado Avalanche 41
29th Derick Brassard – New York Rangers 41
30th Dennis Wideman – Calgary Flames 41
31st Logan Couture – San Jose Sharks 40
32nd Kyle Turris – Ottawa Senators 40

2014 NHL Assists Leaders

AST Rank Player AST
1st Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 68
2nd Joe Thornton – San Jose Sharks 65
3rd Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 61
4th Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers 58
5th Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks 56
6th Duncan Keith – Chicago Blackhawks 55
7th Erik Karlsson – Ottawa Senators 54
8th Taylor Hall – Edmonton Oilers 53
9th David Krejci – Boston Bruins 50
10th Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins 49
11th Tyler Seguin – Dallas Stars 47
12th Matt Duchene – Colorado Avalanche 47
13th Keith Yandle – Arizona Coyotes 45
14th Jamie Benn – Dallas Stars 45
15th Patrick Sharp – Chicago Blackhawks 44
16th James Wisniewski – Columbus Blue Jackets 44
17th Jaromír Jágr – New Jersey Devils 43
18th Phil Kessel – Toronto Maple Leafs 43
19th P.K. Subban – Montreal Canadiens 43
20th Alex Pietrangelo – St. Louis Blues 43
21st Jason Spezza – Ottawa Senators 43
22nd Mikko Koivu – Minnesota Wild 43
23rd Victor Hedman – Tampa Bay Lightning 42
24th Kyle Okposo – New York Islanders 42
25th John Tavares – New York Islanders 42
26th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 41
27th Bryan Little – Winnipeg Jets 41
28th Blake Wheeler – Winnipeg Jets 41
29th Niklas Kronwall – Detroit Red Wings 41
30th Thomas Vanek – 2 Teams 41
31st Derek Stepan – New York Rangers 40
32nd Eric Staal – Carolina Hurricanes 40