Roy Conacher

Roy Conacher’s Career:

  • NHL: 1938-42; 1945-52; 11 seasons, 9 quality
  • Totals:
    • 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: Of the 26 players to play in at least 450 games between 1938 and 1952, 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
  • 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:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 308G, 312A for 620P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 52G, 52A for 104P
      • Per Game: Conacher is
        • 13th All Time in Adjusted GPG
        • But doesn’t qualify for the other two
    • VsX:
      • 431G
      • doesn’t qualify for Assists
      • 746P
      • Per Game: Conacher is 8th All Time in Adjusted GPG and 14th All Time in Adjusted PPG
  • Trades:
    • Traded at 29 to Detroit for Joe Carveth (28)
    • Traded at 31 to New York for Eddie Slowinski and Futures but he refused to report so
    • Two weeks later he was traded to Chicago for cash

Roy Conacher’s Accomplishments

  • Top 5 in Hart voting (’49),
  • Top 5 in Calder voting (’39)
  • Art Ross (’49)
  • Back Check Best Player (’49)
  • Top Player:
    • Top 10 Player (by Point Shares) twice (’39, ’49)
    • Best Offensive Player (by Offensive Point Shares) once (’49),
    • Top 5 three times (’39, ’41),
    • Top 10 eight times (’40, ’42, ’47, ’48, ’50)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Goals once,
      • Top 5 seven times,
      • Top 10 eight times
    • GPG leader-boards:
      • Led the league in GPG three times,
      • Top 5 seven times,
      • Top 10 nine times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 30 goals once,
      • 25 goals five times (1 of only 5 players to do so at his retirement)
      • 20 goals eight times (1 of only 3 players to do so at his retirement)
  • Assists:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Assists once,
      • Top 10 twice
    • APG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in APG twice,
      • Top 10 three times
    • Single-season points:
      • 40 assists once (1 of only 16 players to do so at his retirement)
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Points once,
      • Top 10 six times
    • PPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in PPG three times,
      • Top 10 six times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 60 points once,
      • 50 points four times (1 of only 12 players to do so at his retirement)
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Star once
    • 1 All Star Game appearance
  • VsX:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 20th All Time
      • Assists: 106th All Time
      • Points: 67th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 27th All Time
      • Assists: 170th All Time
      • Points: 94th All Time

Roy Conacher’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • Best Player (by points) on one Final Four (’47 Red Wings),
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Champion (’39 Bruins) and two Final Fours (’40, ’42 Bruins),
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on one Champion (’41 Bruins),
    • Missed most of playoffs due to military commitments for one Runner Up (’46 Bruins)
  • Amateur:
    • Best Skater? (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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