The following are lists showing the point- and goal-scoring leaders of the National Hockey League before the league issued trophies for such achievements. The point-scoring leader has been awarded the Art Ross Trophy since the 1947–48 NHL season, and the goal-scoring leader has been awarded the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy since the 1998–99 NHL season.
NHL point-scoring leaders (1918–1947)Edit
These are the point-scoring leaders of the NHL from the league's first season (1917–18) until the 1946–47 season. Beginning with the 1947–48 NHL season, the point scoring leader was awarded the Art Ross Trophy.
NHL goal-scoring leaders (1918–1998)Edit
These are the goal-scoring leaders of the NHL from the league's first season (1917–18) until the 1997–98 season. Beginning with the 1998–99 NHL season, the goal-scoring leader was awarded the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy.
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^1 During the 1918–19 season, there was a tie between Newsy Lalonde and Odie Cleghorn of the Montreal Canadiens.
^2 During the 1935–36 season, there was a tie between Bill Thoms and Charlie Conacher of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
^3 During the 1936–37 season, there was a tie between Larry Aurie of the Detroit Red Wings and Nels Stewart of the New York Americans.
^4 During the 1954–55 season, there was a tie between Maurice Richard and Bernard Geoffrion of the Montreal Canadiens.
^5 During the 1959–60 season, there was a tie between Bronco Horvath of the Boston Bruins and Bobby Hull of the Chicago Black Hawks.
^6 During the 1979–80 season, there was a tie between Blaine Stoughton of the Hartford Whalers, Charlie Simmer of the Los Angeles Kings and Danny Gare of the Buffalo Sabres.
^7 During the 1992–93 season, there was a tie between Alexander Mogilny of the Buffalo Sabres and Teemu Selanne of the Winnipeg Jets.
^8 The NHL played only 48 games during the 1994–95 season because of the 1994–95 NHL lockout.
^9 During the 1997–98 season, there was a tie between Teemu Selanne of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Peter Bondra of the Washington Capitals.
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