Francis King Clancy

King Clancy’s Career

  • NHL: 1921-37; 16 seasons, 15 quality
  • Totals:
    • 136G (23rd All Time at his retirement),
    • 147A (7th) for
    • 283P (13th) in
    • 592 games (2nd – Clancy was the career leader in Games Played from the 1934-35 season to the next season);
    • 104. 3 PS (1st)
  • Clancy was 10th All Time in GPG, 8th in APG and 10th in PPG at his retirement (if the qualifier is set to 500 games, 15 qualifying players, as Clancy doesn’t qualify for the leaderboards)
  • At his retirement, Clancy was 1st All Time in Defensive Point Shares
  • Era: Of the 14 skaters to play in at least 500 games between 1921 and 1937, Clancy is
    • 7th in Goals,
    • 9th in GPG and PPG,
    • 6th in Assists and OPS,
    • 8th in APG and Points,
    • 1st in DPS and PS,
    • 2nd in Games
  • 82-game average: 19G, 21A for 40P
  • 3-year peak (1927-30): 44-game average of 13G, 11A for 24P
  • Playoffs: 8G, 8A for 16P in 55 games
  • Adjusted: 247G, 550A for 797P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 34G, 76A for 110P
  • Traded once.

King Clancy’s Accomplishments

  • Top 5 in Hart voting five times (’27, ’29, ’30, ’31, ’34)
  • Back Check MVP (’27)
  • Top Player:
    • Top 5 Player (by Point Shares) once (’25),
    • Top 10 eight times (’24, ’26, ’27, ’30, ’33, 3’4)
    • Best Defensive Player (By Defensive Point Shares) twice (’22, ’31),
    • Top 5 six times (’23, ’24, ’26, ’27),
    • Top 10 eleven times (’25, ’28, ’30, ’33, ’36)
  • Goals:
    • Top 10 in Goals once
    • Scored 15 goals once
  • Assists:
    • Set the single season record for assists by a D, Top 5 in Assists three times
    • Top 5 in APG once
  • Points:
    • Set the single season record for points by a D, Top 10 in Points once
    • Top 10 in PPG once
  • 1st Team All Star twice, 2nd Team twice.

King Clancy’s Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best Skater (By points) on one NHL Runner Up (’26 Senators),
    • Best D (By points) on one NHL Stanley Cup Champion (’27 Senators) and two NHL/Stanley Cup Runners Up (’33, ’36 Maple Leafs),
    • Top 2 D (By points) on one NHL/Stanley Cup Champion (’32 Maple Leafs), one Stanley Cup Champion (’23 Senators), one NHL/Stanley Cup Runner Up (’35 Maple Leafs), one NHL Runner Up (’24 Senators), one NHL/Stanley Cup Final Four (’34 Maple Leafs),
    • Top 2 D? (by points) on one NHL Runner Up (’22 Senators)

Clancy was, along with Georges Boucher, the best D of the NHL’s early years.

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