Herbie Lewis


  • NHL: 1928-39; 11 seasons, 7 quality[1. By modern PPG standards]
  • 148G (21st All Time at his retirement), 161A (12th) for 309P (15th) in 483 games
  • At his retirement, Lewis was 19th All Time in GPG, 11th in APG and 16th in PPG[2. Minimum 300 games]
  • Era: Lewis is 7th in Goals and GPG, 6th in Assists, 5th in APG, 8th in Points, PPG and OPS, 9th in PS and 11th in Games[3. Of the 19 players to play in at least 450 games between 1928 and 1939]
  • 82-game average: 25G, 27A for 52P
  • 3-year peak (1933-36): 48-game average of 16G, 23A for 39P
  • Playoffs: 13G, 10A for 23P in 38 games
  • Adjusted: 263G, 400A for 663P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 45G, 68A for 113P
  • Never traded.


  • Top 10 Offensive Player[4. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’36)
  • Scored 20 goals twice
  • Top 10 in Goals once
  • Top 10 in GPG once
  • Top 5 in Assists twice
  • Top 5 in APG twice
  • Top 10 in Points twice
  • Top 5 in PPG once, Top 10 twice.

Great Teams

  • Top 3 Forward[5. Led the playoffs in goals] on one Champion (’37 Red Wings) and one Runner Up (’34 Red Wings), Top 6 Forward[6. By points] on one Champion (’36 Red Wings) and two Final Fours (’33, ’39 Red Wings)


I cannot discover a good reason why Lewis is in the Hall of Fame. He was only ever a top offensive player once, and he was never the best player on a great team.

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