Ralph Cooney Weiland

Career

  • NHL: 1928-39; 11 seasons, 7 quality[1. By modern stands of PPG]
  • Total:
    • 173G (12th All Time at his retirement), 1
    • 60A (13th) for
    • 333P (11th) in
    • 509 games (20th);
    • 54.6 PS (16th)
  • Per Game:
    • At his retirement, Weiland was 15th All Time in GPG, 20th in APG and 13th in PPG, minimum of 300 games[2. If the qualifier is raised to 500 games]
    • Weiland was 5th in GPG and PPG and 6th in APG at his retirement]
  • At his retirement, Weiland was 14th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Weiland is 4th in Goals, GPG, Assists, APG, Points, PPG, OPS and PS, and 9th in Games[3. Of the 10 players to play in at least 500 games between 1928 and 1939]
  • 82-game average: 28G, 25A for 53P
  • 3-year peak (1929-32): 44 game average of 27G, 18A for 45P
  • Playoffs: 12G, 10A for 22P in 45 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey Reference:
      • 309G, 440A for 749P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 50G, 71A for 121P
      • Per Game: If the qualifier is set to 300 games, Weiland is 21st All Time in Adjusted PPG[4. If the qualifier is raised to 500 games, Weiland is 11th All Time]
    • VsX:
  • Traded thrice in his prime.

Accomplishments

  • Top 5 in Hart voting once (’30)
  • Back Check MVP (’30, ’31)
  • Back Check Best Player (’30)
  • Best Player[5. By Point Shares] once (’30)
  • Best Offensive Player[6. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’30), Top 10 twice (’31)
  • Goals:
    • Led the league in Goals once, Top 5 twice
    • Led the league in GPG once, Top 10 twice
    • Scored 40 goals once,[7. 1 of only 4 players to do so at his retirement] 25 goals twice
  • Assists:
    • Top 5 in Assists once, Top 10 thrice
    • Top 5 in APG once, Top 10 thrice
  • Points:
    • Set the single season record for Points,[8. The single-season points record held up for 14 years] Top 10 twice
    • Led the league in PPG once, Top 10 twice
    • Scored 70 points once
  • 2nd Team All Star once
  • VsX:

Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best Skater[9. set the single playoff record for assists and APG, and led the league in points] on one Runner Up (’30 Bruins),
    • Best Skater[10. Led the playoffs in goals] on one Final Four (’31 Bruins),
    • Top 3 Forward[11. By points] on one Champion (’29 Bruins),
    • Top 6 Forward[12. By points] on one Runner Up (’34 Red Wings),
    • Role Player[13. By points] on one Champion (’39 Bruins) and one Final Four (’38 Bruins)
    • Unknown Role[14. By points] on one Memorial Cup Champion (’24 Greys).

What the hell do we do with a player like Weiland? He had one utterly phenomenal year[15. And two phenomenal playoffs] and then one other good season and that’s it.

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