Top 10 seasons by NHLers in their 40s

Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne controls the puck next to San Jose Sharks defenseman Colin White and left wing Patrick Marleau during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Originally published in The Big Book of Sports Lists

1. Gordie Howe – 103 points at 40
Detroit Red Wings, 1968-69
44 goals, 59 assists

2. John Bucyk – 83 points at 40
Boston Bruins, 1975-76
36 goals, 47 assists

3. Teemu Selanne – 80 points at 40
Anaheim Ducks, 2010-11
31 goals, 49 assists

4. Alex Delvecchio – 71 points at 40
Detroit Red Wings, 1972-73
18 goals, 53 assists

5. Gordie Howe – 71 points at 41
Detroit Red Wings, 1969-70

6. Jaromir Jagr – 67 points at 42
New Jersey Devils, 2013-14
31 goals, 40 assists

7. Mark Messier – 67 points at 40
New York Rangers, 2000-01
24 goals, 43 assists

8. Teemu Selanne – 66 points at 41
Anaheim Ducks, 2011-12
26 goals, 40 assists

9. Nicklas Lidstrom– 62 points at 40
Detroit Red Wings, 2010-11
16 goals, 46 assists

10. Mark Recchi– 62 points at 40
Tampa Bay Lightning/Boston Bruins, 2008-09
23 goals, 38 assists

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