Bill Cook

Career

  • 1926-1937; 11 seasons, 9 quality[1. By modern PPG standards]
  • 229G (5th at his retirement), 138A (12th) for 367P (5th) in 474 games (19th); 72.5 PS (7th)
  • At his retirement, Cook was 5th All Time in GPG, 15th in APG and 9th in PPG
  • At his retirement, Cook was 4th in OPS
  • Era: Cook is 2nd in Goals, 3rd in GPG, 11th in Assists, 15th in APG, 4th in Points, 8th in PPG, 3rd in Offensive Point Shares, 5th in Point Shares and 11th in Games[2. For players to play at least 300 games between 1926 and 1937]
  • 82-game average: 40G, 24A for 63P
  • 3-year peak (1929-32): 44-game average of 30G, 18A for 49P
  • Playoffs: 13G, 11A for 24P in 46 games
  • Adjusted: 422G, 450A for 872P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 73G, 78A for 151P
  • If the qualifier is set to 82-games, Cook is 18th All Time in Adjusted PPG[3. If the qualifier is raised to 300 he is 6th All Time]
  • Traded into the NHL.

Accomplishments

  • Top 5 in Hart voting twice (’27, ’33)
  • Best Player[4. By Point Shares] once (’27), Top 5 thrice (’32, ’33), Top 10 four times (’31)
  • Set the single season record in PS[5. The record lasted one season]
  • Best Offensive Player[6. By Offensive Point Shares] twice (’27, ’33), Top 5 four times (’31, ’32), Top 10 eight times (’28, ’29, ’30, ’35)
  • Set the single season record for OPS in 1926-27[7. The record lasted one season]
  • Scored 30 goals thrice,[7. 1 of only 3 players to do so at his retirement] 25 goals five times,[8. 1 of only 3 players ever at his retirement] 2o goals six times,[9. 1 of only 6 players ever at his retirement]
  • Scored 50 points twice[10. 1 of only 3 players ever at his retirement]
  • Led the league in Goals thrice, Top 5 five times, Top 10 eight times
  • Led the league in GPG twice, Top 5 four times, Top 10 seven times
  • Top 5 in Assists once, Top 10 thrice
  • Top 5 in APG once, Top 10 twice
  • Led the league in Points twice, Top 5 five times, Top 10 seven times
  • Led the league in PPG twice, Top 5 thrice, Top 10 five times
  • 1st Team All Star thrice, 2nd Team once.
  • Non-NHL:
    • Led the WCHL/WHL in Goals, Assists and Points once and Assists and Points once.

Great Teams

  • Best Skater[11. By points] on two Final Fours (’27, ’31 Rangers), Top 3 Forward[12. Tied the single-season record for assists] on one Champion (’28 Rangers), Top 3 Forward[13. By points] on one Champion(’33 Rangers) and one Runner Up (’32 Rangers), Top 6 Forward[14. By points] on one Runner Up (’29 Rangers) and two Final Fours (’30, ’35 Rangers)

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