Does George Owen Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

George Owen’s Career

  • NHL: 1928-33; 5 seasons, all quality (by Defensive Point Shares)
  • Totals:
    • 44G,
    • 33A for
    • 77P in
    • 183 games
    • At his retirement, Owen was 20th All Time in Defensive Point Shares
  • Per Game: Doesn’t qualify; however, if the qualifier is set to an absurdly low 164 games, Owen is
    • 14th All Time in GPG among D
  • Era: Of the 23 D who played in at least 164 games (2 modern seasons) between 1928 and 1933, Owen is
    • 6th in Goals and GPG
    • 12th in Assists
    • 9th in APG
    • 7th in Points
    • 6th in PPG
    • 6th in Offensive Point Shares
    • 8th in Defensive Point Shares
    • 3rd in Point Shares
    • 18th in Games Played
  • 82-game average: 20G, 15A for 34P; 32.6 PS
  • 3-year peak (1929-32): 44-game average of 12G, 10A for 22P; 7.9 PS
  • Playoffs:
    • 2G,
    • 5A for
    • 7P in
    • 21 Games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 83G, 121A for 204P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 37G, 54A for 91P
      • Per Game: Doesn’t qualify
    • VsX: Doesn’t qualify
  • Trades:

George Owen’s Accomplishments:

  • Top Player:
    • Best Defensive Player (by DPS) once (’30)

George Owen’s Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best D (by points) on one Final Four (’31 Bruins),
    • Top 2 D (by points) on one Runner up (’30 Bruins),
    • Top 4 D (by points) on one Champion (’29 Bruins) and one Final Four (’33 Bruins)

We can’t know if Owen was a dominant defensive player, unfortunately. And he didn’t play long enough.

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