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How many NHL players scored at least one goal during the season?

Goal scoring in the NHL has been a constant source of debate over the last few seasons as scoring has fallen into a historically low range since the 2011-12 season (~5.3 goals per game). We have looked at the topic of scoring in a few different ways including how power plays have impacted scoring and the average shooting percentage in the NHL

Today, we decided to look at how many players score at least one goal during each season since 1990.

Here is a count of every season since 1990:

On average, between 1990-2015, 647 players score at least one goal during the regular season. Between this period, the 2011-12 season saw the greatest number of goal scorers with a total of 708 players notching a goal.

And in chart form...

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