NHL Faceoff Losses Leaders

Concerning the 2023-24 campaign, Joel Eriksson Ek holds down the top spot in the National Hockey League in face-off defeats with 793. Ranking in second place is Sidney Crosby, enjoying a face-off losses total of 782. With a mark of 773, Robert Thomas is sitting in the 3rd position. Finishing out the top 5 are Mikael Backlund (761) and Charlie Coyle (715).

2023-24 NHL Faceoff Losses Leaders

FOL Rank Player FOL
1st Joel Eriksson Ek 793
2nd Sidney Crosby 782
3rd Robert Thomas 773
4th Mikael Backlund 761
5th Charlie Coyle 715
6th Ryan O’Reilly 708
7th Adam Lowry 704
8th Nathan MacKinnon 697
9th Anze Kopitar 695
10th Bo Horvat 654
11th Mark Scheifele 650
12th J.T. Miller 638
13th Nick Bjugstad 636
14th Alexander Wennberg 636
15th Leon Draisaitl 625
16th Dylan Cozens 624
17th Dylan Strome 623
18th Nick Suzuki 622
19th Vincent Trocheck 619
20th Auston Matthews 614
21st Jason Dickinson 612
22nd Nazem Kadri 611
23rd Nico Hischier 602
24th Sean Couturier 602
25th Casey Mittelstadt 590
26th Matthew Beniers 578
27th Dylan Larkin 577
28th Elias Lindholm 576
29th Jordan Staal 576
30th J.T. Compher 574
31st Sean Monahan 567
32nd Mika Zibanejad 564

2022 NHL Faceoff Losses Leaders

FOL Rank Player FOL
1st Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton Oilers 774
2nd Joel Eriksson Ek – Minnesota Wild 768
3rd Elias Lindholm – Calgary Flames 750
4th Nick Suzuki – Montreal Canadiens 711
5th Tomas Hertl – San Jose Sharks 697
6th Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 690
7th Ryan O’Reilly – St. Louis Blues 685
8th Nico Hischier – New Jersey Devils 672
9th Evgeny Kuznetsov – Washington Capitals 659
10th Logan Couture – San Jose Sharks 654
11th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 651
12th Sean Kuraly – Columbus Blue Jackets 642
13th Mika Zibanejad – New York Rangers 638
14th Mikael Granlund – Nashville Predators 637
15th Alexander Wennberg – Seattle Kraken 635
16th Bo Horvat – Vancouver Canucks 634
17th Ryan Hartman – Minnesota Wild 631
18th Ryan Johansen – Nashville Predators 622
19th Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins 609
20th Mikael Backlund – Calgary Flames 608
21st Jean-Gabriel Pageau – New York Islanders 604
22nd Pierre-Luc Dubois – Winnipeg Jets 603
23rd Chandler Stephenson – Vegas Golden Knights 602
24th Nazem Kadri – Colorado Avalanche 592
25th Phillip Danault – Los Angeles Kings 586
26th Tage Thompson – Buffalo Sabres 582
27th Dylan Larkin – Detroit Red Wings 574
28th Colton Sissons – Nashville Predators 573
29th J.T. Miller – Vancouver Canucks 566
30th Robert Thomas – St. Louis Blues 565
31st Vincent Trocheck – Carolina Hurricanes 565
32nd Charlie Coyle – Boston Bruins 560

2021 NHL Faceoff Losses Leaders

FOL Rank Player FOL
1st Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 586
2nd Bo Horvat – Vancouver Canucks 577
3rd Mika Zibanejad – New York Rangers 555
4th Christian Dvorak – Arizona Coyotes 509
5th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 493
6th Ryan O’Reilly – St. Louis Blues 493
7th Elias Lindholm – Calgary Flames 482
8th Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers 463
9th Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton Oilers 457
10th Logan Couture – San Jose Sharks 456
11th Jordan Staal – Carolina Hurricanes 455
12th Nick Suzuki – Montreal Canadiens 446
13th Joel Eriksson Ek – Minnesota Wild 444
14th William Karlsson – Vegas Golden Knights 441
15th Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins 433
16th Phillip Danault – Montreal Canadiens 431
17th Ryan Strome – New York Rangers 422
18th Auston Matthews – Toronto Maple Leafs 417
19th Alexander Wennberg – Florida Panthers 400
20th Ryan Johansen – Nashville Predators 398
21st Jack Hughes – New Jersey Devils 395
22nd Tomas Hertl – San Jose Sharks 394
23rd John Tavares – Toronto Maple Leafs 381
24th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 378
25th Chandler Stephenson – Vegas Golden Knights 369
26th Dylan Larkin – Detroit Red Wings 369
27th David Kampf – Chicago Blackhawks 367
28th Jean-Gabriel Pageau – New York Islanders 361
29th Jack Roslovic – Columbus Blue Jackets 361
30th Pius Suter – Chicago Blackhawks 359
31st Brock Nelson – New York Islanders 358
32nd Mikael Backlund – Calgary Flames 358

2020 NHL Faceoff Losses Leaders

FOL Rank Player FOL
1st Jack Eichel – Buffalo Sabres 696
2nd Mark Scheifele – Winnipeg Jets 685
3rd Ryan O’Reilly – St. Louis Blues 676
4th Dylan Larkin – Detroit Red Wings 647
5th Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks 638
6th Bo Horvat – Vancouver Canucks 633
7th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 631
8th Derek Stepan – Arizona Coyotes 628
9th Mika Zibanejad – New York Rangers 612
10th Phillip Danault – Montreal Canadiens 608
11th Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton Oilers 608
12th Jordan Staal – Carolina Hurricanes 585
13th Brock Nelson – New York Islanders 573
14th Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins 553
15th Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers 550
16th Ryan Strome – New York Rangers 548
17th Jean-Gabriel Pageau – 2 Teams 534
18th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 532
19th Boone Jenner – Columbus Blue Jackets 523
20th Paul Stastny – Vegas Golden Knights 515
21st Travis Zajac – New Jersey Devils 514
22nd Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks 504
23rd Eric Staal – Minnesota Wild 504
24th John Tavares – Toronto Maple Leafs 499
25th Chris Tierney – Ottawa Senators 497
26th Lars Eller – Washington Capitals 497
27th Sean Monahan – Calgary Flames 495
28th Teddy Blueger – Pittsburgh Penguins 489
29th Ryan Johansen – Nashville Predators 483
30th Sebastian Aho – Carolina Hurricanes 480
31st Anthony Cirelli – Tampa Bay Lightning 480
32nd Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche 478

2019 NHL Faceoff Losses Leaders

FOL Rank Player FOL
1st Bo Horvat – Vancouver Canucks 935
2nd Mark Scheifele – Winnipeg Jets 933
3rd Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers 898
4th Mika Zibanejad – New York Rangers 842
5th Ryan O’Reilly – St. Louis Blues 824
6th Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks 821
7th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 817
8th Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 814
9th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 739
10th Derek Stepan – Arizona Coyotes 725
11th Dylan Larkin – Detroit Red Wings 722
12th Phillip Danault – Montreal Canadiens 706
13th John Tavares – Toronto Maple Leafs 694
14th Ryan Johansen – Nashville Predators 679
15th Jack Eichel – Buffalo Sabres 673
16th Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche 666
17th Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton Oilers 663
18th Brock Nelson – New York Islanders 652
19th William Karlsson – Vegas Golden Knights 646
20th Evgeny Kuznetsov – Washington Capitals 627
21st Sebastian Aho – Carolina Hurricanes 619
22nd Eric Staal – Minnesota Wild 615
23rd Travis Zajac – New Jersey Devils 605
24th Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins 603
25th Pierre-Luc Dubois – Columbus Blue Jackets 592
26th Tyler Seguin – Dallas Stars 579
27th Jeff Carter – Los Angeles Kings 577
28th Tomas Hertl – San Jose Sharks 574
29th Sean Couturier – Philadelphia Flyers 568
30th Lars Eller – Washington Capitals 566
31st David Krejci – Boston Bruins 565
32nd Radek Faksa – Dallas Stars 562

2018 NHL Faceoff Losses Leaders

FOL Rank Player FOL
1st Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 909
2nd Ryan O’Reilly – Buffalo Sabres 850
3rd Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 833
4th John Tavares – New York Islanders 813
5th Derek Stepan – Arizona Coyotes 810
6th Aleksander Barkov – Florida Panthers 789
7th Mikko Koivu – Minnesota Wild 766
8th Vincent Trocheck – Florida Panthers 724
9th Brayden Schenn – St. Louis Blues 714
10th Henrik Zetterberg – Detroit Red Wings 709
11th Mikael Backlund – Calgary Flames 705
12th Sean Monahan – Calgary Flames 698
13th Paul Stastny – 2 Teams 683
14th Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche 672
15th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 669
16th Dylan Larkin – Detroit Red Wings 658
17th Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks 653
18th Ryan Johansen – Nashville Predators 651
19th Tyler Seguin – Dallas Stars 650
20th Matt Duchene – 2 Teams 637
21st Mika Zibanejad – New York Rangers 633
22nd Brayden Point – Tampa Bay Lightning 617
23rd Bo Horvat – Vancouver Canucks 612
24th Jonathan Drouin – Montreal Canadiens 604
25th Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins 592
26th Pierre-Luc Dubois – Columbus Blue Jackets 591
27th Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins 584
28th Jordan Staal – Carolina Hurricanes 581
29th Tomas Plekanec – 2 Teams 577
30th Bryan Little – Winnipeg Jets 574
31st Tomas Hertl – San Jose Sharks 569
32nd Evgeny Kuznetsov – Washington Capitals 568

2017 NHL Faceoff Losses Leaders

FOL Rank Player FOL
1st Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 906
2nd Vincent Trocheck – Florida Panthers 829
3rd Mark Scheifele – Winnipeg Jets 826
4th Derek Stepan – New York Rangers 806
5th John Tavares – New York Islanders 804
6th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 801
7th Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers 771
8th Mikael Backlund – Calgary Flames 768
9th Ryan Kesler – Anaheim Ducks 764
10th Mikko Koivu – Minnesota Wild 761
11th Nathan MacKinnon – Colorado Avalanche 752
12th Ryan O’Reilly – Buffalo Sabres 752
13th Bo Horvat – Vancouver Canucks 742
14th Travis Zajac – New Jersey Devils 733
15th Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins 722
16th Brandon Dubinsky – Columbus Blue Jackets 718
17th Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Edmonton Oilers 712
18th Sean Monahan – Calgary Flames 701
19th Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks 700
20th Jeff Carter – Los Angeles Kings 680
21st Alexander Wennberg – Columbus Blue Jackets 676
22nd Ryan Johansen – Nashville Predators 669
23rd Brandon Sutter – Vancouver Canucks 664
24th Tomas Plekanec – Montreal Canadiens 660
25th Henrik Zetterberg – Detroit Red Wings 657
26th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 648
27th Adam Lowry – Winnipeg Jets 637
28th Henrik Sedin – Vancouver Canucks 635
29th Radek Faksa – Dallas Stars 632
30th Nick Bonino – Pittsburgh Penguins 631
31st Adam Henrique – New Jersey Devils 628
32nd Paul Stastny – St. Louis Blues 624

2016 NHL Faceoff Losses Leaders

FOL Rank Player FOL
1st Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 921
2nd Sean Monahan – Calgary Flames 852
3rd Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins 848
4th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 826
5th Tomas Plekanec – Montreal Canadiens 811
6th Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers 798
7th Ryan O’Reilly – Buffalo Sabres 788
8th Mikko Koivu – Minnesota Wild 771
9th Adam Henrique – New Jersey Devils 764
10th Bo Horvat – Vancouver Canucks 733
11th Henrik Sedin – Vancouver Canucks 727
12th Brandon Dubinsky – Columbus Blue Jackets 704
13th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 698
14th Ryan Kesler – Anaheim Ducks 695
15th Travis Zajac – New Jersey Devils 672
16th Derick Brassard – New York Rangers 670
17th Nazem Kadri – Toronto Maple Leafs 663
18th Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks 652
19th Mark Scheifele – Winnipeg Jets 651
20th Mika Zibanejad – Ottawa Senators 647
21st Artem Anisimov – Chicago Blackhawks 641
22nd Bryan Little – Winnipeg Jets 640
23rd Jeff Carter – Los Angeles Kings 630
24th John Tavares – New York Islanders 629
25th Cody Eakin – Dallas Stars 621
26th Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks 617
27th Mikael Backlund – Calgary Flames 604
28th Antoine Vermette – Arizona Coyotes 597
29th Evgeny Kuznetsov – Washington Capitals 594
30th Ryan Johansen – 2 Teams 594
31st Jordan Staal – Carolina Hurricanes 589
32nd Derek Stepan – New York Rangers 589

2015 NHL Faceoff Losses Leaders

FOL Rank Player FOL
1st Sean Monahan – Calgary Flames 917
2nd Henrik Sedin – Vancouver Canucks 848
3rd Tyler Bozak – Toronto Maple Leafs 831
4th Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers 807
5th Mikko Koivu – Minnesota Wild 791
6th Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 789
7th Ryan Johansen – Columbus Blue Jackets 787
8th Bryan Little – Winnipeg Jets 780
9th Tomas Plekanec – Montreal Canadiens 771
10th Mike Ribeiro – Nashville Predators 766
11th Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins 764
12th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 747
13th Kyle Turris – Ottawa Senators 730
14th Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks 728
15th Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Edmonton Oilers 727
16th Ryan Kesler – Anaheim Ducks 718
17th Derick Brassard – New York Rangers 699
18th Antoine Vermette – 2 Teams 692
19th John Tavares – New York Islanders 689
20th Derek Stepan – New York Rangers 680
21st Sean Couturier – Philadelphia Flyers 678
22nd Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 674
23rd Mark Scheifele – Winnipeg Jets 659
24th Brandon Sutter – Pittsburgh Penguins 659
25th Nick Bonino – Vancouver Canucks 649
26th Mika Zibanejad – Ottawa Senators 638
27th Cody Eakin – Dallas Stars 636
28th Ryan O’Reilly – Colorado Avalanche 621
29th Nazem Kadri – Toronto Maple Leafs 616
30th Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks 612
31st Matt Duchene – Colorado Avalanche 582
32nd Jason Spezza – Dallas Stars 580

2014 NHL Faceoff Losses Leaders

FOL Rank Player FOL
1st Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins 896
2nd Tomas Plekanec – Montreal Canadiens 891
3rd Bryan Little – Winnipeg Jets 868
4th Claude Giroux – Philadelphia Flyers 829
5th Derek Stepan – New York Rangers 829
6th Antoine Vermette – Arizona Coyotes 778
7th Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Edmonton Oilers 737
8th Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim Ducks 719
9th Olli Jokinen – Winnipeg Jets 718
10th Tyler Bozak – Toronto Maple Leafs 718
11th Patrice Bergeron – Boston Bruins 717
12th Sean Couturier – Philadelphia Flyers 707
13th Kyle Turris – Ottawa Senators 705
14th Nicklas Backstrom – Washington Capitals 701
15th Mikael Backlund – Calgary Flames 694
16th Anze Kopitar – Los Angeles Kings 678
17th Eric Staal – Carolina Hurricanes 676
18th Jordan Staal – Carolina Hurricanes 674
19th Ryan Kesler – Vancouver Canucks 666
20th Tyler Johnson – Tampa Bay Lightning 661
21st Jason Spezza – Ottawa Senators 661
22nd Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks 660
23rd Boyd Gordon – Edmonton Oilers 649
24th Kyle Brodziak – Minnesota Wild 633
25th Travis Zajac – New Jersey Devils 633
26th Valtteri Filppula – Tampa Bay Lightning 633
27th Cody Eakin – Dallas Stars 632
28th Nazem Kadri – Toronto Maple Leafs 617
29th Ryan Johansen – Columbus Blue Jackets 611
30th Zack Smith – Ottawa Senators 611
31st Nick Bonino – Anaheim Ducks 611
32nd Brandon Sutter – Pittsburgh Penguins 601