Doug Bentley

Doug Bentley’s Career

  • NHL: 1939-44; 1945-52; 1953-54; 13 seasons, 10 quality
  • Totals:
    • 219G (18th All Time at his retirement),
    • 324A (4th) for
    • 543P (6th) in
    • 566 games;
    • 48.9 PS
  • At his retirement, Bentley was 8th All Time in GPG, 3rd in APG, and 4th in PPG
  • Era: Bentley is 5th in Goals, 3rd in GPG, 2nd in Assists, APG and PPG, 4th in Points, 6th in OPS, 10th in PS and 16th in Games[2. Of the 18 players to play in at least 550 games between 1939 and 1954]
  • 82-game average: 32G, 47A for 79P
  • 3-year peak (1942-46): 48-game average of 31G, 35A for 66P
  • Playoffs: 9G, 8A for 17P in 23 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey Reference:
      • 260G, 468A for 728P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 38G, 68A for 105P
      • If the qualifier is set to 500 games, Bentley is 21st All Time in Adjusted PPG
    • VsX:
  • Traded once at the very end of his career.

Doug Bentley’s Accomplishments

  • Top 5 in Hart voting thrice (’43, ’44, ’49)
  • Back Check MVP (’48)
  • Top 10 payer[2. By Point Shares] thrice (’43, ’44, ’49)
  • Best Offensive Player[3. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’43), Top 5 thrice (’44, ’49), Top 10 seven times (’46, ’47, ’48, ’50)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Goals twice,
      • Top 10 thrice
    • GPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in GPG twice,
      • Top 10 four times
    • Single-season Totals:
      • Scored 35 goals once,[4. 1 of only 18 players to do so at his final retirement]
      • 30 goals twice,[5. 1 of only 14 players to do so at his final retirement]
      • scored 20 goals six times[6. 1 of only 14 players to do so at his final retirement]
  • Assists:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Assists twice,
      • Top 5 five times,
      • Top 10 seven times
    • APG Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in APG twice,
      • Top 5 five times,
      • Top 10 six times
  • Single-season totals:
    • Tallied 40 assists twice[7. 1 of only 7 players at his final retirement]
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Tied the single season record in points the one time he led the league,
      • Top 5 in Points four times,
      • Top 10 six times
    • PPG Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in PPG once,
      • Top 5 six times,
      • Top 10 seven times
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 70 points twice,[8. 1 of only 7 players to do so at his final retirement]
      • 60 points thrice[9. 1 of only 7 players to do so at his final retirement]
      • 50 points six times[10. 1 of only 3 players to do so at his final retirement]
  • 1st Team All Star thrice, 2nd Team once
  • 5 All Star Games
  • VsX:

Doug Bentley’s Great Teams

  • Best Player[11. By points] on one Runner Up (’44 Black Hawks),
  • Top 6 Forward[12. By points] on two Final Fours (’41, ’46 Black Hawks)

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