The last wave of the CWHL’s 100-Point club
Five players earned their place in women’s hockey history by reaching 100 career points in the 2018-19 season
The CWHL’s 11-year history came to an end on May 1, 2019 when the league ceased operations. Some of the best players in the world skated on CWHL ice during those 11 years, including two of the last three women who were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
In the league’s history hundreds and hundreds of skaters competed for the Clarkson Cup, but only 25 of them amassed 100 points during the regular season over the span of their careers. This select group has come to be known as the CWHL’s “100-Point Club”. It features recent Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Jayna Hefford and many of the league’s brightest stars over the years.
The 100-Point Club
- Caroline Ouellette | 315
- Ann-Sophie Bettez | 264
- Noémie Marin | 255
- Jayna Hefford | 236
- Marie-Philip Poulin | 184
- Jennifer Botterill | 154
- Lori Dupuis | 149
- Sommer West | 149
- Sabrina Harbec | 139
- Gillian Apps | 134
- Emmanuelle Blais | 137
- Jana Head | 134
- Jamie Lee Rattray | 127
- Meghan Agosta-Marciano | 126
- Rebecca Johnston | 125
- Cathy Chartrand | 123
- Lindsay Vine | 121
- Brianne Jenner | 121
- Natalie Spooner | 115
- Carolyne Prévost | 108
- Megan Aarts | 110
- Vanessa Davidson | 110
- Lisa-Marie Breton | 104
- Kelli Stack | 101
- Jess Jones | 100/
Note: Players whose names are in bold were active in the 2018-19 season.
The Last Wave of the 100-Point Club
Last season five players joined earned their place in women’s hockey history by reaching the 100-point milestone during their CWHL careers.
Prévost will go into the history books as one of the most exceptional players to ever wear a Toronto Furies jersey. In the 2013-14 season she set a career-high in points (22) and played a vital role in helping the Furies lift the Clarkson Cup. Four years later, she matched that point total and put herself in striking range of joining the 100-Point club.
Last season Prévost notched 12 points in 21 games and had the fourth-highest points per-game (Pts/GP) on the Furies. It was the seventh-consecutive season where Prévost scored at least five goals. That performance helped Toronto return to the postseason and ensured Prévost’s place in the history of professional women’s hockey.
There are precious few CWHL players who have become as synonymous with a franchise as Brianne Jenner is with the Inferno. She scored 89 of her 114 career points with Calgary. Jenner may not have worn the “C” in her return to the team after the 2018 Olympics, but she never stopped being a leader in the locker room and in the box score.
Jenner’s final season in the CWHL was also her most productive. She amassed 32 points — 31 of which were primary — and led the Inferno with 19 goals in 27 games. Only Marie-Philip Poulin buried more goals than Calgary’s big center last year. As a result of the two goals she scored in the 2019 playoffs, Jenner finished first all-time in postseason scoring for the Inferno franchise with 14 points in 13 games.
Brianne Jenner is on a tear this season! She currently has 13 goals to lead the Inferno and has already scored 3 in 2019! She also hit 100 CWHL points in the final game of 2018🔥— #ClarksonCupChamps (@InfernoCWHL) January 6, 2019
Congratulations, Brianne! pic.twitter.com/AIwADKepIJ
Spooner has been one of the world’s most preeminent power forwards since she joined the Furies in the 2012-13 season. She was also one of the most consistent forwards in regards to performance and production in league history. Toronto’s longtime captain had four 20-point seasons and one 30-point season during her six-year career.
Between her rookie year and the 2018-19 campaign Spooner ranked second in total goals scored behind only Ann-Sophie Bettez. It’s important to note that unlike Bettez, Spooner missed almost all of the 2013-14 season and all of the 2017-18 season because of the Olympics. She hit the 20-point mark in four of the five seasons in which she played at least 20 games.
Last season Spooner notched her 100th career point against the Markham Thunder on Nov. 25. But she wasn’t done there. She finished her final CWHL season with 26 points — 15 of which were goals — to get the Furies back in the playoffs. It was the second-highest single-season goal total of her career.
Johnston is one of a select few players in CWHL history who eclipsed the 100-point mark while playing less than 100 career regular season games. Johnston’s speed and skill made her one of the most productive and dangerous forwards in the league history and helped her win the Angela James Bowl in 2015.
If not for the injury that limited Johnston to just a handful of games in the 2015-16 campaign, she likely would be just one of seven players in CWHL history to score 150 career points.
Last year Johnston led the Inferno in scoring with 39 points in 27 games. She scored 15 goals in the regular season for the second time in her career and set a new single-season best in assists with 24. Fittingly enough, her CWHL career ended with her lifting her second Clarkson Cup in a span of three years. She is the Inferno franchise’s all-time leading scorer.
After sharing the 2017 Angela James Bowl with Poulin following a 37-point career year, Jones chose to take her talents south of the border. She scored four goals and notched five assists in 14 games with the Buffalo Beauts, but she and the team fell to the Metropolitan Riveters in the Isobel Cup Final. That very same year, Jones’ former CWHL club, the Markham Thunder, defeated the Kunlun Red Star to lift the franchise’s first and only Clarkson Cup.
Needless to say, Jones had plenty of motivation to have a big year when she decided to return to the Thunder and the CWHL last season.
Despite playing a less featured role with the Thunder than she had before her departure, Jones hit the 15-point mark for the fourth time in her CWHL career in 2018-19. She scored her 100th point — a goal — in her penultimate regular season game.
If not for the year she spent NWHL and the season she played in Europe with HK Pantera Minsk in 2013-14, Jones would be higher up on the CWHL’s all-time scoring list. However, she will forever hold a place in history as the last player to join the CWHL’s 100-Point club.
A snapshot of the CWHL record book
Data courtesy of cwhl-tracker.herokuapp.com, TheCWHL.com, eliteprospects.com, and Who’s Who in Women’s Hockey Guide by Richard Scott.
Note: Due to inconsistent record keeping, the statistics presented in this article may not be completely accurate. If at any time more reliable data becomes available, this story will be updated.