Charles Syl Apps

Career

  • NHL: 1936-43, 1945-48; 11 seasons, all quality
  • 201G (13th All Time at his retirement), 231A (10th) for 432P (9th) in 423 games; 52.5 PS
  • At his retirement, Apps was 6th All Time in GPG, 7th in APG and 2nd in PPG, minimum 300 games
  • At his retirement, Apps was 15th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Apps is 2nd in Goals, APG, PPG and OPS, 1st in GPG, 5th in Assists and PS, 3rd in Points and 19th in Games[1. This despite missing two seasons due to WWII][2. Of the 23 players to play in at least 400 games between 1936 and 1948]
  • 82-game average: 40G, 45A for 84P
  • 3-year peak (1940-43): 48-game average of 28G, 29A for 56P
  • Playoffs: 25G, 29A for 54P in 69 games[3. Apps briefly held the career record for playoff assists and points in 1942]
  • Adjusted: 274G, 390A for 664P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 53G, 76A for 129P
  • If the qualifier is set to 300 games, Apps is 15th All Time in Adjusted PPG
  • Never traded.

Accomplishments

  • Calder (’37), Lady Byng (’42)
  • Top 5 in Hart voting five times (’39, ’40, ’41, ’42, ’43)
  • Top 10 Player[4. By Point Shares] once (’38)
  • Top 5 Offensive Player[5. By Offensive Point Shares] thrice (’37, ’38, ’41), Top 10 eight times (’39, ’42, ’46, ’47, ’48)
  • Scored 25 goals twice, 20 goals six times[6. 1 of only 9 players to do so by his retirement]
  • Scored 50 points twice
  • Top 5 in Goals thrice, Top 10 five times
  • Led the league in GPG once, Top 5 six times, Top 10 eight times
  • Led the league in Assists twice, Top 10 four times
  • Led the league in APG twice, Top 5 thrice, Top 10 six times
  • Top 5 in Points thrice, Top 10 six times
  • Led the league in PPG once, Top 5 nine times, Top 10 ten times
  • 1st Team All Start twice, 2nd Team thrice
  • 1 All Star Game appearance.

Great Teams

  • Best Skater[7. Led playoffs in assists, tied single-season record for playoff points] on one Champion (’42 Maple Leafs), Best Skater[8. By points] on one Runner Up (’40 Maple Leafs), Top 3 Forward[9. By points] on two Champions (’47, ’48 Maple Leafs), two Runners Up (’38, ’39 Maple Leafs) and one Final Four (’41 Maple Leafs)

 

Had Apps been healthy (he rarely played a full season), perhaps he would have had an even more impressive career.[10. At least by Point Shares]

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