Jean Beliveau

Career

  • NHL: 1950-71; 20 seasons, 18 quality
  • Totals:
    • 507G (4th All Time at his retirement),
    • 712A (3rd) for
    • 1219P (2nd),
    • +67[1. Since 1967-68] in
    • 1125 games (16th);
    • 138.1 PS (3rd)
  • If the qualifier is set to 500 games, Beliveau was 7th All Time in GPG and 4th in APG[2. Career leader in APG in 1961 and then from 1962-63 to 1963-64] and PPG[3. Career leader in PPG from 1959-60 to 1967-68 at his retirement[4. If the qualifier is raised to 750 games, Beliveau was 4th All Time, 2nd in APG and 3rd in PPG]
  • At his retirement, Beliveau was 2nd All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Beliveau is 2nd in Goals, GPG, Points, PPG, OPS and PS, 3rd in Assists, 1st in APG, and 15th in Games[5. Of the 16 players to play in at least 1100 games between 1950 and 1971]
  • 82-game average: 37G, 52A for 89P
  • 3-year peak (1958-61): 70-game average of 40G, 52A for 92P
  • Playoffs:
    • 79G (10th All Time),
    • 97A (22nd[6. Career leader in playoff assists from 1971 until 1984]) for
    • 176P (14th[7. Career leader in playoff points from 1971 until 1987]) in
    • 162 games
    • Beliveau is currently 23rd All Time in playoff GPG[8. Career leader in playoff GPG in 1956 only][9. Career leader in playoff APG from 1958 to 1959] and 15th in PPG[10. Career leader in playoff PPG from 1957 until 1970]
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 575G (25th All Time), 810A for 1385P (23rd All Time)
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 42G, 59A for 101P
      • If the qualifier is set to 750 games, Beliveau is 8th All Time in Adjusted PPG[11. If the qualifier is raised to 1,000 games, Beliveau is 4th All Time]
    • VsX:
  • Never traded.

Accomplishments

  • Hart (’56, ’64)
  • Top 5 in Hart voting a further seven times (’55, ’57, ’59, ’60, ’66, ’68, ’69)
  • Art Ross (’56)
  • Back Check MVP (’56)
  • Back Check Best Player (’56, ’59, ’60)
  • Top 5 Player[12. By Point Shares] four times (’56, ’57, ’59, ’61), Top 10 nine times (’55, ’60, ’64, ’66, ’68)
  • Best Offensive Player[13. By Offensive Point Shares]) twice (’56, ’59), Top 5 eight times (’55, ’57, ’60, ’61, ’64, ’66), Top 10 eleven times (’58, ’68, ’69)
  • Goals:
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 45 goals twice,[14. 1 of only 6 players to do so at his retirement]
      • 35 goals thrice,[15. 1 of only 9 players to do so at his retirement]
      • 30 goals eight times,[16. 1 of only 6 players to do so at his retirement]
      • 25 goals twelve times[17. 1 of only 4 players to do so at his retirement]
      • 20 goals thirteen times[18. 1 of 2 players to so at his retirement]
  • Assists:
    • Single-season totals:
      • Tallied 50 assists four times,[19. 1 of only 2 players to do so at his retirement]
      • 40 assists ten times[20. 1 of only 3 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Points:
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 90 points twice,[21. 1 of only 7 players to do so at his retirement]
      • 80 points five times,[22. 1 of only 4 players to do so at his retirement]
      • 70 points ten times,[23. 1 of only 3 players to do so at his retirement]
      • 60 points twelve times[24. 1 of only 2 players to do so at his retirement]
      • 50 points thirteen times[25. 1 of only 6 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Led the league in Goals twice, Top 5 seven times, Top 10 ten times
  • Led the league in GPG twice, Top 5 nine times, Top 10 twelve times
  • Set the single-season record in Assists,[26. The record held for 4 years] led the league twice, Top 5 seven times, Top 10 eleven times
  • Led the league in APG twice, Top 5 seven times, Top 10 thirteen times
  • Led the league in Points once, Top 5 eight times, Top 10 twelve times
  • Led the league in PPG thrice, Top 5 nine times, Top 10 thirteen
  • Top 10 in Plus Minus once
  • 1st Team All Star six times, 2nd Team four times
  • Thirteen All Star Games.

Great Teams

  • MVP on one Champion (’65 Canadiens),
  • Best Player[27. Led the playoffs in assists] on one Champion (’69 Canadiens),
  • Best Player [28. By points] on one Final Four (’63 Canadiens),
  • Best Skater[29. Tied the single-playoff record in goals] on one Champion (’56 Champions),
  • Best Skater[30. By points] on one Runner Up (’67 Canadiens),
  • Top 3 Forward[31. Led the playoffs in assists] on one Champion (’71 Canadiens) and one Runner Up (’54 Canadiens),
  • Top 3 Forward[32. By points] on four Champions (’57, ’58, ’66, ’68 Canadiens), one Runner Up (’55 Canadiens) and one Final Four (’61 Canadiens),
  • Top 6 Forward[33. By points] on one Champion (’60 Canadiens) and two Final Fours (’62, ’64 Canadiens),
  • Injured on one Champion (’59 Canadiens)[34. Beliveau is tied for the 2nd most Cup wins ever, and that includes NHL and non-NHL teams]

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