Normie Himes

Career

  • NHL: 1926-35; 9 seasons, 5 quality[1. by modern standards of PPG]
  • 106G, 113A (12th All Time at his retirement) for 219P (20th) in 402 games (24th), 31.3 PS
  • At his retirement, Himes was 10th All Time in APG and 18th in PPG[2. Minimum 300 games, 57 qualifying players]
  • At his retirement, Himes was 22nd All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Himes is 5th in Goals, GPG, Assists, APG, Points and PPG, 6th in OPS, 9th in PS and 10th in Games[3. Of the 11 players to play in at least 400 games between 1926 and 1935]
  • 82-game average: 21G, 23A for 44P
  • 3-year peak (1929-32): 44-game average of 14G, 18A for 33P
  • Playoffs: 0P in 2 games
  • Adjusted: 196G, 335A for 531P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 40G, 68A for 108P
  • Never traded.

Accomplishments

  • Top 10 Offensive Player[4. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’30)
  • Scored 25 goals once[5. 1 of only 25 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Scored 50 points once[6. 1 of only 11 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Top 10 in Goals once
  • Top 10 in GPG once
  • Top 5 in Assists once, Top 10 thrice
  • Top 5 in APG once, Top 10 thrice
  • Top 10 in Points once
  • Top 10 in PPG.

Great Teams

  • None

 

Himes had one great year, the same year a lot of players had a great year.[7. It was the year Weiland smashed the points record and nearly broke the goals record] But his all time numbers at his retirement are decent and there are players in the Hall who have weaker cases, I think.

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