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 19th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Per Game: At his retirement, Bentley was
    • 10th All time in GPG, and
    • 9th in APG and GPG
  • Era: Of the 10 players to play in at least 600 games between 1940 and 1954, 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
  • 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: Not in the Top 25
      • VsX:
        • 417G
        • 622A
        • 876P
        • Per Game:
          • 23rd All Time in VsX Adjusted APG
          • 23rd All Time in VsX Adjusted PPG
  • Trades:

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 Player:
    • Top 5 Player (by Point Shares) once (’46), Top 10 twice (’47)
    • Best Offensive Player (by Offensive Point Shares) once (’46),
    • Top 5 three times (’43, ’47),
    • Top 10 five times (’48, ’51)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Goals three times,
      • Top 10 seven times
    • GPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in GPG once,
      • Top 10 four times
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 30 goals once,
      • 25 goals five times (1 of only 13 players to do so at his retirement)
      • 20 goals seven times (1 of only 8 players at his retirement)
  • Assists:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Assists four times,
      • Top 10 five times
    • APg leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in APG four times
    • Single-Season totals:
      • Tallied 40 assists three times (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 (1 of only 7 players to do so at his retirement])
      • 60 points four times (1 of only 6 players at his retirement)
      • 50 points five times (1 of only 7 players at his retirement)
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Star once,
    • 2nd Team All Star once
    • 4 All Star Game appearances
  • VsX:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 52nd All Time
      • Assists: 34th All Time
      • Points: 35th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 51st All Time
      • Assists: 61st All Time
      • Points: 59th All Time

Max Bentley’s Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best Skater (led playoffs in assists and points) on one Champion (’51 Maple Leafs),
    • Best Skater (by points) on one Final Four (’50 Maple Leafs),
    • Top 3 Forward (led the playoffs in assists) on one Champion (’48 Maple Leafs),
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Champion (’49 Maple Leafs) and one Final Four (’52 Maple Leafs),
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on one Final Four (’46 Black Hawks).

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