Ebbie Goodfellow


  • NHL: 1929-43; 14 seasons, 3 quality as a forward, 7? of 11 quality as a D[1. By Defensive Point Shares]
  • 134G, 190A (12th All Time at his retirement) for 324P (19th) in 557 games (14th); 54.9 PS (18th); 54.9 PS
  • At his retirement, Goodfellow was 19th All Time in GPG, 7th in APG and 13th in PPG[2. Minimum 500 games – 31 qualifying players]
  • Era: Goodfellow is 5th in Goals, Assists, Points and Games, 4th in GPG, PPG and OPS, 3rd in APG and PS[3. Of the 5 players to play in at least 550 games between 1929 and 1943]
  • 82-game average: 20G, 28A for 48P
  • 3-year peak (1938-41)[4. Playing defence]: 48-game average of 9G, 15A for 23P, 5.5 PS
  • Playoffs: 8G, 8A for 16P in 45 games
  • Adjusted: 230G, 453A for 683P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 34G, 67A for 101P
  • Never traded.


  • Hart (’40)
  • Top 5 in Hart voting a further two times (’31, ’37)
  • Top 5 Offensive Player [5. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’31)
  • Top 10 Defensive Player[6. By Defensive Point Shares] once (’41)
  • Scored 25 goals once,[7. As a forward] scored 10 goals[8. As a defenceman] thrice
  • Top 5 in Goals once
  • Top 10 in GPG once
  • Top 5 in Assists once, Top 10 twice
  • Top 5 in APG once, Top 10 twice
  • Top 5 in Points once
  • Top 5 in PPG once
  • 1st Team All Star twice, 2nd Team once.

Great Teams

  • Best D[9. By points] on one Champion (’37 Red Wings) and one Runner Up (’34 Red Wings), Top 2 D[10. By points] on one Final Four (’40 Red Wings), Top 4 D[11. by points] on one Champion (’36 Red Wings), one Runner Up (’41 Red Wings), and two Final Fours (’33, ’39 Red Wings), Injured[12. But replaced his team’s suspended coach!] on one Champion (’43 Red Wings).


Goodfellow is a toughy: a centre converted to defence, he was one of the era’s best offensive defensemen, but without knowing more about the role he played it’s hard to see his career as being particularly HOF worthy.[13. That Hart is extremely questionable]

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