Hib Milks

Career

  • NHL: 1925-33; 8 seasons, 4 quality[1. By modern standards of PPG]
  • 87G, 41A for 128P in 317 games (23rd); 24.3 PS
  • Era: Milks is 17th in Goals, 15th in GPG, 20th in Points, 21st in PPG, 19th in OPS and in Games, and 24th in PS[2. Of the 33 players who played in at least 300 games between 1925 and 1933]
  • 82-game average: 22G, 11A for 33P
  • 3-year peak (1925-28): 44-game average of 17G, 5A for 22P
  • Playoffs: 0P in 11 games
  • Adjusted: 166G, 191A for 357P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 43G, 49A for 92P
  • Never traded.

Accomplishments

  • Top 10 in Goals twice.

Great Teams

  • Top 6 Forward[3. By Points] on one NHL Final Four (’26 Pirates), Role Player[4. By Points] on one Stanley Cup Runner Up (’32 Rangers)

 

If there is one player who exposes the flaws in the era adjusted for points approach, it’s Milks. It is literally the only thing that makes him seem like an above average Top 6 forward.

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