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Statistics About The Average Nhl Career

The average duration of an NHL career is approximately 5.6 seasons.

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"The average career of an NHL player is about 5.5 years."

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"On average, around 5% of NHL players stay for 10 or more seasons."

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"About 60% of all players only play around 100 games in their entire NHL career."

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"Only around 4% of all NHL players play 1000 games or more."

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"On average, every NHL players score 0.31 points per game throughout their NHL career."

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"The players that started their NHL career in 1998 had the longest average career at 7 years."

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"As of 2021, the player with the longest NHL career is Gordie Howe, who played 26 seasons."

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"Players who entered the NHL between 2009 and 2013 remained active for the shortest average length of time (4.6 years)."

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"From the 1910s through to the 1990s, the average career length of NHL players has remained about 5 or 6 years."

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"NHL players in general start their career at the age of 22.3."

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"The average age of NHL players in 2020 was 27.3 years, indicating they have an average career span of roughly 5 years."

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"For goalkeepers, the average career length in the NHL is slightly longer, at around 5.9 seasons."

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"The total average time on ice (TOI) per game for an NHL player is 17.49 minutes."

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"As of January 2021, Patrick Marleau holds the record for the most games ever played in the NHL with 1,768 games."

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"Around 160 new players debut in the NHL each year."

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"Roughly 50% of NHL careers end after just one season."

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"The average NHL skater plays in 246 career games."

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"The average career length for players who made their NHL debut between 1943-44 and 1969-70 was six years."

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"Only about 100 NHL players on average retire each year."

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