Lawrence Baldy Northcott


  • NHL: 1928-39; 11 seasons, 6 quality[1. By modern standards of PPG]
  • 133G, 112A for 245P in 446 points
  • At his retirement, Northcott was 22nd in GPG
  • For players to play during the decade he played in, Northcott is 15th in Goals, 23rd in Assists, 19th in Points and 22nd in Games Played[2. Minimum 400 games]
  • Era: Northcott is 15th Goals, 12th in GPG, 23rd in Assists, 21 in APG and PS, 19th in Points, 17th in PPG and OPS, and 22nd in Games[3. Of the 37 players to play in at least 400 games between 1928 and 1939]
  • 82-game average: 25G, 21A for 45P
  • 3-year peak (1931-34): 48-game average of 21G, 14A for 34P
  • Playoffs: 8G, 5A for 13P in 31 games
  • Adjusted: 229G, 256A for 485P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 42G, 47P for 89P
  • Traded once at the end of his career.


  • Top 5 Offensive Player[4. By Offensive Point Shares] once (’33), Top 10 thrice (’34, ’36)
  • Scored 20 goals twice
  • Top 5 in Goals once, Top 10 thrice
  • Top 5 in GPG once, Top 10 thrice
  • Top 10 in Assists twice
  • Top 10 in APG twice
  • Top 5 in Points once, Top 10 twice
  • Top 5 in PPG once
  • 1st Team All Star once.

Great Teams

  • Best Skater?[5. By points] on one Final Four (’34 Maroons), Best Forward[6. Led playoffs in goals and points] on one Champion (’35 Maroons), Top 3 Forward[7. By points] on two Final Fours (’32, ’37 Maroons), Top 6? Forward[8. By points] on two Final fours (’30, ’36 Maroons).


Northcott’s case is based on his three excellent offensive seasons and his one great year in the playoffs. I’m not sure that’s enough.

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