Aurele Joliat

Aurele Joliat’s Career

  • NHL: 1922-1938; 16 seasons, 12 quality (by modern standards of PPG)
  • Totals:
    • 270G (3rd All Time at his retirement),
    • 190A (4th) for
    • 460P (3rd) in
    • 655 games (1st);
    • 87.6 PS (5th)
  • Per Game:
    • Few players qualified for the PG leaderboards when Joliat retired. (He was 7th of 7 qualifying players in GPG at his retirement and didn’t qualify for the other two.) However, if the qualifier is set at 300 Games Played instead, at his retirement, Joliat was
      • 9th in GPG,
      • 22nd in APG and
      • 11th in PPG
    • If the qualifier is raised to 500 games, he was
      • 3rd in GPG
      • 5th in APG and
      • 4th in PPG
  • Joliat held the record for career games played from the 1936-37 season until the 1939-40 season
  • At his retirement, Joliat was 3rd All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Of the 16 players to play in at least 500 games between 1922 and 1938, Joliat is
    • 3rd in Goals, GPG, Points and OPS,
    • 4th in Assists, PPG and PS,
    • 5th in APG and
    • 1st in Games
  • 82-game average: 34G, 24A for 57P
  • 3-year peak (1922-25): 30-game average of 23G, 10A for 34P
  • Playoffs: 9G, 13A for 22P in 25 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 489G, 694A for 1183P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 61G, 87A for 148P
      • Joliat is 7th All Time in GPG but does not qualify for APG or PPG
        • However, if the qualifier is set at 82 games, Joliat is 21st All Time in Adjusted PPG and if the qualifier is raised to300 games, he is 8th All Time; when it is raised to 500 games he is 3rd All Time
    • VsX:
      • 406G, 508A for 830P [Numbers are adjusted separately)
      • 82-game average*: 51G, 64A for 104P
      • Per Game: Crazy as it may seem, Joliat is not in the Top 25 of any PG leader-board
  • Traded into the NHL.

Aurele Joliat’s Accomplishments

  • Hart (’34)
  • Top 5 in Hart voting two other times (’25, ’35)
  • Back Check MVP (’25)
  • Back Check Best Player (’25)
  • Top Player:
    • Top 5 Player (by Point Shares) twice (’25, ’28),
    • Top 10 three times (’24)
    • Top 5 Offensive Player (by Offensive Point Shares) three times (’25, ’28, ’34),
    • Top 10 six times (’24, ’26, ’33)
    • Top 10 Defensive Player (by Defensive Point Shares) once (’23)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Goals four times,
      • Top 10 seven times
    • GPG Leader-boards :
      • Top 5 in GPG three times, Top 10 six times
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 30 goals once,
      • 25 goals twice,
      • 20 goals three times
  • Assists:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Assists four times,
      • Top 10 eight times
    • APG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in APG twice,
      • Top 10 four times
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Points four times,
      • Top 10 nine times
    • PPG leader-boards:
      • Led the league in PPG once,
      • Top 5 twice,
      • Top 10 nine times
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Star once,
    • 2nd Team three times.
  • VsX:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 60th All Time
      • Assists: 130th All Time
      • Points: 83rd All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 60th All Time
      • Assists: 159th All Time
      • Points: 90th All Time

Aurele Joliat’s Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best Skater (by Points) on one NHL/Stanley Cup Final Four (’29 Canadiens),
    • Best Forward? (by points) on one NHL/Stanley Cup Final Four (’27 Canadiens),
    • Top 3 Forward (led the NHL playoffs in assists) on one Stanley Cup Champion (’24 Canadiens),
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Stanley Cup Runner Up (’25 Canadiens), one NHL Runner Up (’23 Canadiens) and three NHL/Stanley Cup Final Fours (’28, ’32, ’37 Canadiens),
    • Top 6 Forward (led the the playoffs in assists) on one NHL/Stanley Cup Champion (’31 Canadiens),
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on one NHL/Stanley Cup Champion (’30 Canadiens)

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