Max Bentley

Max Bentley’s Career

  • NHL: 1940-43; 1945-54; 12 seasons, 11 quality
  • Totals:
    • 245G (7th All Time at his retirement),
    • 299A (5th) for
    • 544P (5th) in
    • 646 games (14th),
    • 56.6 PS
  • At his retirement, Bentley was 10th All time in GPG, and 9th in APG and GPG
  • At his retirement, Bentley was 19th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Bentley is 3rd in Goals, GPG and Points, 2nd in Assists and APG, 4th in PPG and OPS, 6th in PS and 5th in Games[1. Of the 10 players to play in at least 600 games between 1940 and 1954]
  • 82-game average: 31G, 38A for 69P
  • 3-year peak (1942-47): 50-game average of 28G, 38A for 67P
  • Playoffs: 18G, 27A for 45P in 51 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey Reference:
      • 298G, 436A for 734P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 38G, 55A for 93P
      • Per Game:
      • VsX:
  • Traded once in his prime and once at the end of his career.

Max Bentley’s Accomplishments

  • Hart (’46)
  • Top 5 in Hart voting twice more (’47, ’48)
  • Lady Byng (’43)
  • Back Check MVP (’46)
  • Back Check Best Player (’46)
  • Top 5 Player[2. By Point Shares] once (’46), Top 10 twice (’47)
  • Best Offensive Player[3. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’46), Top 5 thrice (’43, ’47), Top 10 five times (’48, ’51)
  • Goals:
    • Top 5 in Goals thrice, Top 10 seven times
    • Top 5 in GPG once, Top 10 four times
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 30 goals once,
      • 25 goals five times,[4. 1 of only 13 players to do so at his retirement]
      • 20 goals seven times[5. 1 of only 8 players at his retirement]
  • Assists:
    • Top 5 in Assists four times, Top 10 five times
    • Top 5 in APG four times
    • Single-Season totals:
      • Tallied 40 assists thrice[6. 1 of only 4 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Points twice,
      • Top 5 five times
    • PPG leader-boards:
      • Led the league in PPG twice,
      • Top 5 four times,
      • Top 10 five times
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 70 points twice,[7. 1 of only 7 players to do so at his retirement]
      • 60 points four times[8. 1 of only 6 players at his retirement]
      • 50 points five times[9. 1 of only 7 players at his retirement]
  • 1st Team All Star once, 2nd Team once
  • 4 All Star Games
  • VsX:

Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best Skater[10. Led playoffs in assists and points] on one Champion (’51 Maple Leafs),
    • Best Skater[11. By points] on one Final Four (’50 Maple Leafs),
    • Top 3 Forward[12. Led the playoffs in assists] on one Champion (’48 Maple Leafs),
    • Top 3 Forward[13. By points] on one Champion (’49 Maple Leafs) and one Final Four (’52 Maple Leafs),
    • Top 6 Forward[14. By points] on one Final Four (’46 Black Hawks).

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