Candace Parker is tied for the most triple-doubles in league history. (Chamberlain Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Call it the year of the triple-double in the WNBA, with seven already recorded during the 2022 season.

Two apiece have come from Candace Parker, Sabrina Ionescu and Alyssa Thomas – with Thomas’ second coming on Aug. 2 – and Minnesota’s Moriah Jefferson  has accomplished the feat as well.

“I think the game is changing,” Parker said following the third triple-double of her career. “I think we’re gonna very soon see this on a nightly basis. We’re going to see those playmakers who have the ball in their hands. So I don’t know how long I’m going to hold onto this. But I’m grateful for this opportunity to play on a team where we can spread the wealth.”

But how many triple-doubles have been recorded in WNBA history?

There have been 18 triple-doubles in the league’s 26 seasons, with 16 being recorded during the regular season and just two during the playoffs. Of that total, nine have occurred during the past two seasons and 12 over the past six. Sheryl Swoopes recorded the first playoff triple-double in 2005, while Courtney Vandersloot did so last year against the Connecticut Sun.

While 18 triple-doubles have been recorded, they come from just 11 total players.

Sheryl Swoopes

Swoopes recorded the league’s first-ever triple-double on July 27, 1999, while playing for the Houston Comets. She recorded 14 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists. She would later get her second triple-double on September 3, 2005, with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Margo Dydek

While with the Utah Starzz, Margo Dydek had 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks on June 7, 2001. Dydek remains the only WNBA player to have recorded a triple-double through blocks and not assists.

Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie set a new bar on September 9, 2004, recording 29 pints, 15 rebounds and 10 blocks while with Los Angeles. Up until last night, her 29 points were the most scored in a triple-double in WNBA history.

Deanna Nolan

On May 21, 2005, Deanna Nolan recorded the first of two triple-doubles that year – the first year to have multiple triple-doubles in a season. She had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the Detroit Shock.

Temeka Johnson

As a member of the Seattle Storm, Temeka Johnson recorded 13 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists on July 24, 2014.

Candace Parker

It took nine seasons for Candace Parker to record her first triple-double. She did so on July 28, 2017, while with Los Angeles. She had 11 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists in that game.

Her other two have come this season, with Parker recording the first triple-double of the year on May 22, 2022, with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. While she became the oldest player to record a triple-double in WNBA history in that game, she later became the first player to record three triple-doubles in league history with another one on June 23 (10 points, 10 rebounds, 14 assists).

Courtney Vandersloot

Courtney Vandersloot recorded the first of her two triple-doubles on July 20, 2018, recording 13 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. She would later become the second player to record her second triple-double during the playoffs, notching 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists during the 2021 playoffs.

Chelsea Gray

As a member of the Los Angeles Sparks, Chelsea Gray recorded her first triple-double on July 7, 2019. She had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists.

Sabrina Ionescu

Sabrina Ionescu’s first triple-double came on May 18, 2021, as she recorded 26 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists – the highest points total since Leslie’s triple-double in 2004.

Since then, she bested that number with a 27-point, 13-rebound and 12-assist performance on June 12, 2022. Then, against the Aces on July 7, Ionescu set the record for points in a triple-double, recording 31 points – the first 30-plus point triple-double – and adding 13 rebounds and 10 assists.

Ionescu is just the second player besides Candace Parker to have three career triple-doubles, and she has reached that number just three seasons into her career.

Moriah Jefferson

Minnesota’s Moriah Jefferson added her name to the list on June 28, 2022 with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, for the first triple-double in Minnesota Lynx history.

Alyssa Thomas

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas recorded the first triple-double of her career and the first in the franchise’s history on July 22, 2022. The 30-year-old tallied 15 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

Less than two weeks later, on August 2, 2022, Thomas recorded 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to become just the third player in WNBA history to record multiple triple-doubles in a single season — joining Parker and Ionescu, who also did so in 2022.