Bryan Hextall

Bryan Hextall’s Career

  • NHL: 1936-44; 1945-48; 11 seasons, 8 quality
  • Totals:
    • 187G (19th All Time at his retirement),
    • 175A for
    • 362P (24th) in
    • 449 games;
    • 36.4 PS
  • Hextall does not qualify for the PG leader-boards but, if the qualifier is set at 300GP, at his retirement, Hextall was
    • 9th All Time in GPG,
    • 23rd in APG and
    • 15th in PPG
  • Era: Of the 23 players to play in at least 400 games between 1936 and 1948, Hextall is
    • 3rd in Goals and GPG,
    • 9th in Assists,
    • 10th in APG, 8th in Points,
    • 6th in PPG,
    • 4th in OPS,
    • 12th in PS and
    • 13th in Games
  • 82-game average: 34G, 32A for 66P
  • 3-year peak (1941-43): 48-game average of 23G, 32A for 55P
  • Playoffs: 8G, 9A for 17P in 37 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 252G, 250A for 502P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 46G, 46A for 92P
      • Hextall didn’t score enough to qualify for the adjusted PG leader-boards
    • VsX:
      • 469G, 564A for 904P [The calculation is done individually for each stat]
      • 82-game average: 85G, 103A for 165P [This is absurd]
      • Hextall is 2nd All Time in GPG, 5th in APG and 1st in PPG [so we know what era this adjustment favours!]
  • Traded out of the NHL at the end of his career.

Bryan Hextall’s Accomplishments

  • Top 5 in Hart voting once (’41)
  • Back Check MVP (’42)
  • Back Check Best Player (’42)
  • Top Player:
    • Top 10 Player (by Point Shares) once (’42)
    • Top 5 Offensive Player (by Offensive Point Shares) three times (’40, ’41, ’42),
    • Top 10 five times (’39, ’43)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Goals twice,
      • Top 5 five times,
      • Top 10 six times
    • GPG Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in GPG three times,
      • Top 10 five times
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 25 goals twice,
      • 20 goals seven times (1 of only 4 players to do so at his retirement)
  • Assists:
    • Top 5 in Assists once
    • Top 5 in APG once
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Points once,
      • Top 5 twice,
      • Top 10 four times
    • PPG Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in PPG once,
      • Top 5 twice,
      • Top 10 four times
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 50 points three times (1 of only 12 players to do so at his retirement)
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Star thrice,
    • 2nd Team once.
  • VsX Peak:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 32nd All Time
      • Assists: 191st All Time
      • Points: 98th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 40th All Time
      • Assists: 192nd All Time
      • Points: 114th All Time

Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Champion (’40 Rangers),
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on two Final Fours (’42, ’48 Rangers),
    • Top 9 Forward (by points) on one Final Four (’39 Rangers).

Hextall was a dominant regular season forward who did not have a lot of success in the playoffs. I think his regular season numbers are probably good enough for inclusion.

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