Louis Berlinguette

Career

  • NHL: 1917-26; 8 seasons, 3 quality[1. By modern standards of PPG]
  • 45G, 33A (19th All Time at his retirement) for 78P (25th) in 193 games (8th)
  • 82-game average: 19G, 14A for 33P
  • 3-year peak (1919-22): 82-game average of 36G, 27A for 63P
  • Playoffs: 5A for 5P in 11 games
  • Adjusted: 60G, 150A for 210P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 25G, 64A for 89P
  • Traded out of the NHL once.[2. but traded back in less than a month later]

Accomplishments

  • Top 10 Defensive Player[3. By Defensive Point Shares] twice (’18, ’23)
  • Top 5 in Assists once, Top 10 twice
  • Top 10 in APG twice.

Great Teams

  • Top 6 Forward[4. By points] on one NHL Stanley Cup Champion (’19 Canadiens)
  • Top 6? Forward[5. By points] on one NHA Stanley Cup Champion (’16 Canadiens) and one NHA Stanley Cup Runner Up (’17 Canadiens)
  • Unknown role[6. As nobody scored] on two Stanley Cup Challenge Runner Ups (’11 Professionals, ’23 Victorias).

 

The case for Berlinguette’s inclusion revolves around his presence on many Stanley Cup-winning and contending teams. His NHL numbers are not great, but he entered the league in his year-30 season.

However, as far as I can tell, he was never a key member of these teams. Moreover, he was never a star offensive player in the non-NHL leagues.

Doesn’t belong.

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