Hilary Knight breaks all-time points record at Worlds
The US forward owns the record for points and goals scored
After 12 IIHF World Championships tournaments, Hilary Knight has re-written the record books as during the US’s quarterfinal game against Hungary she tied and then broke Hayley Wickenheiser’s all-time points record at the tournament.
Knight now sits a top the record book with 87 points.
The record breaking point was, of course, a goal at 43:00 in the third period. It was assisted by newcomer Hannah Bilka and Knight’s longtime teammate Hannah Brandt.
Credit change on a goal takes away an assist for Hilary Knight. That makes *this* goal the record-breaker #WomensWorlds pic.twitter.com/1N7KaTPS66— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) September 1, 2022
Initially, the record breaking point was thought to come off as a secondary assist to Caroline Harvey’s goal to make it 9-0 at 35:49 in the second period. But a scoring change by IIHF rewrote the books in live time.
There it is. Hilary Knight earns her 87th point to break the record for all-time scoring at #WomensWorlds pic.twitter.com/4ifFadLj7M— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) September 1, 2022
Her teammates mobbed her at the bench to celebrate the moment. Her family was in the stands as well.
HILARY KNIGHT GETS HER 87TH POINT!!!@usahockey #womensworlds #usahun pic.twitter.com/LQJC6wWDtQ— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) September 1, 2022
She had tied the record earlier in the game by getting the primary assist on Hannah Bilka’s goal at 32:39 in the second period.
Knight is also the record holder for goals at the tournament, a record she broke just over a year ago, with 50. The next closest active players are Brianna Decker (28) and Marie-Philip Poulin (27).
Hilary Knight breaks all-time Worlds scoring record