Lorne Carr

Career

  • NHL: 1933-46; 13 seasons, 9 quality[1. By Modern standards of PPG]
  • 204G (12th All Time at his retirement), 222A (10th) for 426P (9th) in 580 games (16th); 39.2 PS
  • Era: Carr is 3rd in Goals, GPG, OPS and Games, 2nd in Assists, APG, Points and PPG, and 7th in PS[2. Of the 7 players to play in at least 550 games between 1933 and 1946]
  • 82-game average: 29G, 31A for 60P
  • 3-year peak:[3. 1942-45] 48-game average of 27G, 31A for 59P
  • Playoffs: 10G, 9A for 19P in 53 games
  • Adjusted: 273G, 345A for 618P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 39G, 49A for 87P
  • Traded twice in his prime, and twice at the beginning of his career.[4. Basically he was waived and called back up.]

Accomplishments

  • Top 5 in Hart voting once
  • Top 10 Player[5. By Point Shares] once (’44)
  • Top 5 Offensive Player[6. By Offensive Point Shares] twice (’43, ’44), Top 10 thrice (’37)
  • Scored 35 goals once,[7. 1 of only 7 players ever at his retirement] 25 goals twice,[8. 1 of only 22 players ever at his retirement] 20 goals thrice
  • Scored 70 points once,[9. 1 of only 11 players ever at his retirement] 60 points twice[10. 1 of only 19 players ever at his retirement]
  • Top 5 in Goals twice, Top 10 four times
  • Top 5 in GPG once, Top 10 thrice
  • Top 10 in Assists thrice
  • Top 10 in APG twice
  • Top 5 in Points twice, Top 10 thrice
  • Top 5 in PPG once, Top 10 twice
  • 1st Team All Star twice.

Great Teams

  • Top 6 Forward[11. By points] on one Champion (’45 Maple Leafs) and four Final Fours (’36, ’38 Americans, ’43, ’44 Maple Leafs), Top 9 Forward[11. By points] on one Champion (’42 Maple Leafs)

 

Carr is not currently in the Hall of Fame and I don’t have a problem with that: he only had a couple great regular seasons and never excelled in the playoffs. On the other hand, I know of other players from this era with similar resumes who are in.

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