Johnny Gottselig


  • NHL: 1928-41, 1942-45; 16 seasons, 12 quality
  • 176G (17th All Time at his retirement), 195A (14th) for 371P (17th) in 589 games (13th); 45.4 PS
  • At his retirement, Gottselig was 11th All Time in GPG and PPG, and 10th in APG
  • At his retirement, Gottselig was 22nd All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Gottseling is 6th in Goals, GPG and Points, 5th in Assists, PPG and Games, 4th in APG, 7th in OPS, 8th in PS[1. Of the 11 players to play in at least 500 games between 1928 and 1942]
  • 82-game average: 25G, 27A for 52P
  • 3-year peak (1938-41): 48-game average of 12G, 27A for 38P
  • Playoffs: 13G, 13A for 26P in 43 games
  • Adjusted: 299G, 432A for 731P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 42G, 60A for 102P
  • Never traded.


  • Top 5 in Hart voting once (’39)
  • Scored 20 goals twice
  • Top 10 in Goals twice
  • Top 10 in GPG twice
  • Top 10 in Assists twice
  • Top 10 in APG once
  • Top 10 in Points once
  • Top 10 in PPG once
  • 2nd Team All Star once.

Great Teams

  • Best Player[2. Led the playoffs in points] on one Champion (’38 Black Hawks), Top 3 Forward[3. By points] on one Champion (’34 Black Hawks) and one Runner Up (’31 Black Hawks), Top 6 Forward[4. By points] but injured on one Runner Up (’44 Black Hawks)
  • Best Player[5. By points] on one Memorial Cup Champion (’25 Pats)


I’m okay with Gottselig not being in, myself.

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