Bryan Hextall


  • NHL: 1936-44; 1945-48; 11 seasons, 8 quality
  • 187G (19th All Time at his retirement), 175A for 362P (24th) in 449 games; 36.4 PS
  • At his retirement, Hextall was 9th All Time in GPG, 23rd in APG and 15th in PPG[1. Minimum 300 games, 147 qualifying players]
  • Era: 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[2. Of the 23 players to play in at least 400 games between 1936 and 1948]
  • 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: 252G, 250A for 502P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 46G, 46A for 92P
  • Traded out of the NHL at the end of his career.[3. Causing him to retire]


  • Top 5 in Hart voting once (’41)
  • Top 10 Player[4. By Point Shares] once (’42)
  • Top 5 Offensive Player[5. By Offensive Point Shares] thrice (’40, ’41, ’42), Top 10 five times (’39, ’43)
  • Scored 25 goals twice, 20 goals seven times[6. 1 of only 4 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Scored 50 points thrice[7. 1 of only 12 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Led the league in Goals twice, Top 5 five times, Top 10 six times
  • Top 5 in GPG thrice, Top 10 five times
  • Top 5 in Assists once
  • Top 5 in APG once
  • Led the league in Points once, Top 5 twice, Top 10 four times
  • Led the league in PPG once, Top 5 twice, Top 10 four times
  • 1st Team All Star thrice, 2nd Team once.

Great Teams

  • Top 3 Forward[8. By points] on one Champion (’40 Rangers), Top 6 Forward[9. By points] on two Final Fours (’42, ’48 Rangers), Top 9 Forward[10. 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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