Artemiy Panarin broke the record Wayne Gretzky 23 years ago

the Russian forward of “new York Rangers” Artemiy Panarin scored a goal and recorded two assists in the regular season of the National hockey League against the “new Jersey devils” (6:3).

Panarin scored 61 points – 24 goals + 37 assists and set a new record for the club performance after 43 games, breaking the achievement of the legendary canadian striker Wayne Gretzky, who in the season 1996/1997 scored 59 (16+43) points.

we will Remind, Artem signed a contract with the Rangers in the summer of 2019, becoming the highest paid Russian player in the League. The total amount of the contract is 81.5 million dollars. By this measure, he became the second hockey player in the NHL. Above it – only Connor McDavid of the Edmonton oilers.