Roy Conacher

Career

  • NHL: 1938-42; 1945-52; 11 seasons, 9 quality
  • 226G (11th All Time at his retirement), 200A for 426P (18th) in 490 games; 50.8 PS
  • At his retirement, Conacher was 18th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Conacher is 2nd in Goals, GPG and OPS, 14th in Assists, 13th in APG, 9th in Points, 6th in PPG, 5th in PS and 18th in Games[1. Of the 26 players to play in at least 450 games between 1938 and 1952]
  • 82-game average: 38G, 34A for 71P
  • 3-year peak (1946-49): 60-game average of 27G, 32A for 59P
  • Playoffs: 15G, 15A for 30P in 42 games
  • Adjusted: 308G, 312A for 620P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 52G, 52A for 104P
  • Traded thrice in his prime.

Accomplishments

  • Art Ross (’49)
  • Top 5 in Hart voting (’49), Top 5 in Calder voting (’39)
  • Top 10 Player[2. By Point Shares] twice (’39, ’49)
  • Best Offensive Player[3. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’49), Top 5 thrice (’39, ’41), Top 10 eight times (’40, ’42, ’47, ’48, ’50)
  • Scored 30 goals once, 25 goals five times,[4. 1 of only 5 players to do so at his retirement] 20 goals eight times[5. 1 of only 3 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Tallied 40 assists once[6. 1 of only 16 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Scored 60 points once, 50 points four times[7. 1 of only 12 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Led the league in Goals once, Top 5 seven times, Top 10 eight times
  • Led the league in GPG thrice, Top 5 seven times, Top 10 nine times
  • Top 5 in Assists once, Top 10 twice
  • Top 5 in APG twice, Top 10 thrice
  • Led the league in Points once, Top 10 six times
  • Top 5 in PPG thrice, Top 10 six times
  • 1st Team All Star once
  • 1 All Star Game.

Great Teams

  • Best Player[8. By points] on one Final Four (’47 Red Wings), Top 3 Forward[9. By points] on one Champion (’39 Bruins) and two Final Fours (’40, ’42 Bruins), Top 6 Forward[10. By points] on one Champion (’41 Bruins), Missed most of playoffs due to military commitments for one Runner Up (’46 Bruins)
  • Best Skater?[11. By points] on one Memorial Cup Champion (’36 Nationals)

 

Conacher was one of the premiere goal scorers of his era but is overshadowed in part because he spent a good chunk of his career playing for the worst franchise in the league, after Boston decided they didn’t want him because of his military service.

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