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NHL Records – Fastest Goals/Assists

Producing Offense is often an art form, and the players listed on this page have mastered their craft. This page highlights individual records for each NHL team as it relates to how quickly a player scores, whether it’s from the start of the game, or the start of an individual period.

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Fastest Goal(s), From Start of Game

TeamFastest First GoalFastest Two Goals
Paul Kariya
:08, 1997
N/A
Taylor Pyatt
:09, 2011
N/A
Brad Marchand
:08, 2016
Mike Knuble
:27, 2003
Alexander Mogilny
:05, 1991
Richard Martin
:49, 1975
Mel Bridgman
:07, 1982
Tom Lysiak
1:21, 1977
Shane Willis
:09, 2000
N/A
Brent Sutter
:08, 1995
John Marks
:33, 1975
Antti Laaksonen
:08, 2006
N/A
Rick Nash
:10, 2006
N/A
Joe Nieuwendyk
:07, 1998
N/A
Henry Boucha
:06, 1973
Tim Higgins
1:48, 1987
Wayne Gretzky
:08, 1983
Kent Nilsson
:42, 1987
Johan Garpenlov
:10, 1996
N/A
Dave Williams
:07, 1987
Jimmy Carson
1:32, 1987
Jason Zucker
:10, 2015
N/A
Merlyn Phillips
:05, 1926
Mark Napier
:38, 1982
David Legwand
:11, 2007
N/A
Kirk Muller
:08, 1988
N/A
Bryan Trottier
:05, 1984
John Tonelli
:41, 1984
Fred Cook
:09, 1927
N/A
George Boucher
:10, 1918
Jason Spezza
:22, 2008
Tim Kerr
:08, 1989
Brian Propp
1:58, 1982
Jean Pronovost
:06, 1976
Bob Errey
1:42, 1985
Stephane Matteau
:08, 2000
N/A
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Greg Paslawski,
:08, 1985
Dave Christian
:59, 1991
Dino Ciccarelli,
:11, 1997
Teddy Purcell
1:21, 2011
Charlie Conacher
:07, 1932
Jack Adams
2:00, 1925
Alexandre Burrows
:06, 2013
N/A
William Karlsson
:14, 2018
N/A
Gaetan Duchesne
:08, 1987
N/A
Doug Smail
:05, 1981
N/A
* – Tied with another player on same team, but was first to record it. All-Time leaders listed in bold

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Fastest Goal(s), From Start of Any Period

TeamFastest First GoalFastest Two GoalsFastest Three Goals
Kyle Palmieri
:07, 2014
Jean-Francois Jomphe
:13, 1996
Bobby Ryan
2:21, 2009
Oliver Ekman-Larsson
:05, 2015
Martin Hanzal
:09, 2014
N/A
Derek Sanderson
:06, 1967
Cooney Weiland
:07, 1937
Harry Oliver
1:25, 1927
Alexander Mogilny
:05, 1991
Nathan Gerbe
:05, 2011
Don Luce
3:49, 1974
Daymond Langkow
:05, 2006
Lanny McDonald
:06, 2984
Joe Nieuwendyk
1989
Jordan Martinook
:06, 2018
Sylvain Turgeon
:06, 1987
Ray Whitney
1:40, 2007
Denis Savard
:04, 1986
Jim Pappin
:06, 1972
Bill Mosienko
:21, 1952
Antti Laaksonen
:08, 2006
Jon Klemm
:09, 1997
Joonas Donskoi
3:27, 2021
Rick Nash
:10, 2006
Cam Atkinson
:31, 2018
Jeff Carter
3:18, 2011
Joe Nieuwendyk
:07, 1998
Bill Goldsworthy*
:07, 1971
N/A
Henry Boucha
:06, 1973
Don Grosso
:08, 1942
Carl Liscombe
1:52, 1938
Glenn Anderson
:06, 1984
Taylor Hall
:08, 2013
Ryan Smyth
2:01, 2006
Derick Brassard
:07, 2019
Victor Kozlov
:07, 2004
Noel Acciari,
2019
Dave Williams
:07, 1987
Ralph Backstrom
:06, 1972
Bernie Nichols
3:17, 1988
Brian Rolston
:09, 2007
Pierre-Marc Bouchard
:16, 2006
N/A
Claude Provost
:04, 1957
Nels Stewart
:04, 1931
Jean Beliveau
:44, 1955
David Legwand,
:06, 2006
Scott Hartnell
:23, 2007
Rocco Grimaldi
2:34, 2021
Kirk Muller
:08, 1988
Jeff Friesen
:26, 2003
N/A
Bryan Trottier
:05, 1984
Pat LaFontaine
:08, 1985
Derek King
1:18, 1991
Larry Popin
:07, 1959
Pierre Jarry
:08, 1971
Don Maloney
2:30, 1981
Alexandre Daigle
:07, 1995
Cy Denneny
:08, 1926
Jack Darrag
1:00, 1919
Eric Lindros
:05, 1992
Ron Flockhart
:08, 1981
Tim Kerr,
2:27, 1984
Jean Pronovost
:06, 1976
Wally Boyer
:07, 1970
Patric Hornqvist
1:47, 2018
Stephane Matteau
:08, 2000
Brad Stuart
:17, 2004
N/A
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Garry Unger
:07, 1974
Joe Mullen
:08, 1982
Red Berenson
4:48, 1968
Mikael Andersson
:09, 1994
Steven Downie
:11, 2012
Brayden Point
1:31, 2018
James van Riemsdyk
:04, 2014
Howie Meeker
:06, 1952
Lanny McDonald
2:54, 1976
Steve Tambellini*
:06, 1986
Gerry O’Flaherty
:09, 1974
Alexander Mogilny
2:55, 1995
Max Pacioretty
:07, 2021
N/AN/A
Bengt-Ake Gustafsson
:05, 1983
Stephen Leach
:10, 1990
Peter Bondra
2:06, 1994
Doug Smail
:05, 1981
Deron Quint
:04, 1995
Blake Wheeler
4:20, 2017
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Fastest Goal, First NHL Game

TeamFastest Goal, First NHL Game
Max Comtois
:49, 2018
Danny Gare
:18, 1974
Brock McGinn
:55, 2015
Ted Speers
:55, 1986
Odie Cleghorn
1:00, 1918
Norm Lowe
1:00, 1950
Al Hill
:36, 1977
Gus Bodnar
:15, 1943
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Fastest Three Assists, Any Time of Game

TeamFastest Three Goals, Any Time of Game
Ryan Getzlaf
1:36, 2010
Rostislav Klesla
3:26, 2013
Bobby Orr
1:32, 1975
Rene Robert
1:09, 1978
Guy Chouinard
1:35, 1981
Cory Stillman
4:22, 2005
Gus Bodnar
:21, 1952
Marek Svatos
3:37, 2008
Seth Jones; Artemi Panarin
1:37, 2018
Mike Modano
4:31, 2000
Ebbie Goodfellow
1:15, 1940
Wayne Gretzky
1:17, 1985
Jonathan Huberdeau
2:25, 2019
Wayne Gretzky
3:07, 1989
N/A
Bert Olmstead
:44, 1955
J.P. Dumont
3:37, 2006
Tom Kurvers
1:38, 1989
Tomas Jonsson, Wendel Clark
2:47, 1984 & 1996
Glenn Brydson
1:09, 1935
Erik Karlsson
2:30, 2011
Chris Pronger
1:41, 2011
Mike Hudson
2:02, 1995
N/A
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Alexander Steen
1:59, 2014
Nikita Kucherov
1:15, 2019
Mats Sundin
1:26, 2006
Jyrki Lumme, Esa Tikkanen
2:51, 1996
N/A
Robert Picard
1:11, 1980
Phil Housley
3:26, 1993
All-Time leaders listed in bold

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Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov recorded three assists in 75 seconds against Columbus in 2019.

Sources

NHL Record Archives