Most face-off wins in an NHL season
Who
Ryan O'Reilly
What
1274 total number
Where
Not Applicable ()
When
2018

The most face-off wins in an NHL season is 1,274, achieved by Ryan O’Reilly (Canada) while playing for the Buffalo Sabres (USA) during the 2017–18 season. O’Reilly surpassed the previous mark of 1,268 by Rod Brind’Amour (Canada) of the Carolina Hurricanes (USA) in 2005–06. The NHL began tracking face-off statistics in 1997.


Face-offs are used to begin and restart play: a referee or linesman will drop the puck at the appropriate face-off spot (or centre spot following a goal or start of a new period), with each team fielding a chosen player to attempt to win possession.