Highest goals-per-game average over one season
By the time the NHL was one-year-old, Joe Malone had established himself as the league’s first-ever scoring leader and the most consistent scorer of the 1917-18 season. Since then, star players have certainly scored more goals, but none of them have ever managed to be quite as productive. Malone scored 44 goals in only 20 games to give himself a goals-per-game average of 2.2 – or the better part of a hat trick every time he hit the ice. By today’s standards, a player looking to break that record would need over 180 goals in a single season. Better quit messing around, Stamkos.