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some top players performance from 20 through at least 35

This chart is in response to a conversation about Ribeiro and decline of play after 30. conversation can be found here.

What I did was grabbed some of the top players and quickly put their points for each year from 20 until retirement. I'll be more than happy to update this with other players if there is interest but the original comment


But what level of decline is there through the mid thirties for play makers who were never fast or strong and rely on guile, slinkyness, and creativity?

Age Wayne Gretzky Teemu Selanne Adam Oates Ron Francis Steve Yzerman Gordie Howe Mario Lemieux Bobby Hull Mike Bossy Martin St. Louis Mark Messier Mike Ribero Ray Whitney Olli Jokinen
20 164 132 90 42 44 141 50 91 63
21 212 54 83 90 37 107 81 126 88 40
22 196 48 81 102 68 168 56 92 106 25 21
23 205 72 77 155 86 199 84 119 101 18 41 21
24 208 36 20 93 127 86 123 62 147 54 17 2 16
25 215 109 47 75 108 95 45 87 118 84 65 61 29
26 183 86 54 77 103 81 131 71 118 18 107 04-05 lockout 64 65
27 149 107 78 101 137 62 160 97 117 40 111 51 71 58
28 168 85 102 87 82 79 37 80 123 35 94 59 31 04-05 lockout
29 142 72 115 54 38 89 161 75 75 70 129 83 3 89
30 163 54 99 100 95 77 122 107 94 64 78 61 91
31 121 64 142 93 85 78 - 67 04-05 lockout 107 53 76 71
32 65 32 112 59 69 73 - 96 61 91 71 43 57
33 130 90 53 119 74 72 - 93 102 84 63 04-05 lockout 50
34 48 94 92 90 79 77 76 103 83 53 55 54
35 81 23 82 87 52 86 31 95 80 99 83 61
36 21 54 76 52 48 73 91 142 94 84 61
37 97 48 54 73 8 76 123 99 60 77
38 90 80 71 65 51 75 53 74 48 58
39 62 66 82 77 34 65 117 54 57
40 20 78 57 82 67 77
41 45 30 103 23 12
42 18 10 71 40
43 52 43

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