Lynn Patrick

Career

  • NHL: 1934-43; 1945-46; 10 seasons, 8 quality[1. By modern standards of PPG]
  • 145G, 190A (23rd All Time at his retirement) for 335P (22nd) in 455 games; 34.5 PS
  • Patrick was 11th All Time in APG and 19th in GPG at his retirement[2. If the qualifier is set to 300 games]
  • Era: Patrick is 7th in Goals and GPG, 8th in Assists and Points, 5th in APG, 6th in PPG, 9th in OPS, 12 in PS and 17th in Games[3. Of the 17 players to play in at least 450 games between 1934 and 1946]
  • 82-game average: 26G, 34A for 61P
  • 3-year peak (1940-43): 48-game average of 25G, 28A for 53P
  • Playoffs: 10G, 6A for 16P in 44 games
  • Adjusted: 210G, 324A for 534P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 38G, 58A for 96P
  • Never traded.

Accomplishments

  • Top 5 in Hart voting once (’42)
  • Top 10 Player [4. By Point Shares] once (’42)
  • Best Offensive Player[5. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’42), Top 10 thrice (’41, ’43)
  • Scored 30 goals once, 20 goals thrice
  • Scored 60 points once,[6. 1 of only 19 players to do so at his retirement] 50 points twice,[7. 1 of only 19 players at his retirement]
  • Led the league in Goals once, Top 5 twice
  • Led the league in GPG once, Top 10 twice
  • Top 10 in Assists twice
  • Top 5 in APG once, Top 10 thrice
  • Top 5 in Points thrice
  • Top 5 in PPG twice, Top 10 thrice
  • 1st Team All Star once, 2nd Team once.

Great Teams

  • Best Skater[8. By points; maybe even Best Player] on one Final Four (’35 Rangers), Top 6 Forward[9. By points] on one Runner Up (’37 Rangers) and two Final Fours (’39, ’42 Rangers), Top 9 Forward[10. By points] on one Champion (’40 Rangers).

 

Patrick peaked offensively as the league did and as his team got worse. His playoff numbers are bad even for the ’30s, when nobody scored in the playoffs. He had one great year in a really low scoring era. I guess that’s why he’s in the HOF.

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