Charlie Conacher

Career

  • NHL: 1929-1941; 12 seasons, 10 quality
  • Totals:
    • 225G (6th All Time at his retirement),
    • 173A (15th) for
    • 398P (6th) in
    • 459 games;
    • 66.6 PS (10th)
  • At his retirement, Conacher was 3rd in GPG, 7th in APG and 2nd in PPG[1. Minimum 300 games]
  • At his retirement, Conacher was 5th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Conacher is 1st in Goals, GPG, Points, PPG and OPS, 6th in Assists, 3rd in APG and PS, and 16th in Games[2. Of the 37 players to play in 400 games between 1929 and 1941]
  • 82-game average: 40G, 31A for 71P
  • 3-year peak (1933-36): 48-game average of 33G, 20A for 53P
  • Playoffs: 17G, 18A for 35P in 49 games
  • Conacher briefly shared the record for career playoff goals at the end of the 1939-40 season
  • Conacher held the record for career playoff APG from 1939 until the 1944 playoffs
  • Adjusted: 393G, 399A for 792P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 70G, 71A for 141P
  • If the qualifier is set at 300 games, Conacher is 10th All Time in Adjusted PPG
  • Traded twice at the end of his career.

Accomplishments

  • Top 5 in Hart voting twice (’35, ’36)
  • Back Check MVP (’34, ’35)
  • Back Check Best Player (’34, ’35)
  • Top 5 Player[3. By Point Shares] twice (’34, ’35), Top five times (’31, ’32, ’36)
  • Best Offensive Player[4. By Offensive Point Shares] four times (’32, ’34, ’35, ’36), Top 10 five times (’31)
  • Scored 35 goals once,[5. 1 of only 10 players to do so by his retirement] 30 goals four times,[6. NHL record at his retirement] 20 goals six times[7. 1 of only 6 players ever at his retirement]
  • Scored 50 points twice[8. 1 of only 3 players ever at his retirement]
  • Led the league in Goals five times
  • Led the league in GPG four times, Top 5 five times
  • Top 5 in Assists once
  • Top 5 in APG once, Top 10 twice
  • Led the league in Points twice, Top 5 five times
  • Led the league in PPG twice, Top 5 five times, Top 10 six times
  • 1st Team All Star thrice, 2nd Team twice

Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best Skater[9. Led the the playoffs in goals] on one Champion (’32 Maple Leafs),
    • Best Skater?[10. Tied for the playoffs lead in assists and points] on one Runner Up (’35 Maple Leafs),
    • Best Skater[11. By points] on one Final Four (’39 Red Wings),
    • Top 3 Forward[12. By points] on one Final Four (’34 Maple Leafs),
    • Top 6 Forward[13. By points] on two Runners Up (’33, ’36 Maple Leafs)
  • Junior:
    • Best Player?[14. By points] on one Memorial Cup Champion (’29 Marlboros).

 

It’s Conacher’s relative lack of longevity that is the only thing from me believing he was the best player (forward, I mean) of his era. He’s very, very close.

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