Does Jarome Iginla Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Though he’s technically still active, we decided there was no way he was going to improve his case if he ever did manage to make an NHL comeback, so we decided to talk about Jarome Iginla’s case. You can listen to the episode here:

And here are Iginla’s stats:

Career:

  • NHL: 1996-2017; 20 seasons, 18 quality
  • 625G (15th All Time), 675A for 1300 points in 1554 games (13th), +30; 19:44 ATOI*; 157.9 Point Shares
  • Iginla is 14th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • In his draft class (1995), Iginla is 1st in Goals, Assists, Points and Games and 10th in Plus Minus, despite being drafted 11th overall
  • Era: Of the 9 players to play in at least 1,250 games between 1996 and 2017, Iginla is
    • 1st in Goals
    • 3rd in GPG
    • 3rd in Assists
    • 4th in APG
    • 3rd in Points
    • 4th in PPG
    • 5th in Plus Minus
    • 2nd in Offensive Point Shares
    • 2nd in Point Shares
  • 82-game average: 33G, 35A for 69P, +2
  • 3-year peak (2006-09): 82-game average of 44G, 56A for 99P, +13
  • Possession (since 2007-08): 49.6 CF%, 0.1 CF%Rel, 48.9FF%, -0.8FF%Rel [It’s worth noting that his possession stats for the first couple seasons once they started tracking them, are borderline-elite, then they fall down to below average]
  • Playoffs: 37G, 31A for 68P in 81 games, +7
  • Adjusted: 706G (6th All Time), 739A for 1445P (15th)
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 37G, 40A for 76P
  • Adjusted PPG:
    • If the qualifier is set at 1,250 games, Iginla is 22nd All Time in Adjusted PPG
    • If the qualifier is lowered to 1,000 games, he drops out of the Top 25
  • Traded three times at the end of his career.

Accomplishments:

  • Ted Lindsay once (‘02)
  • Art Ross once (‘02), Richard twice (‘02, ‘04)
  • King Clancy once (‘04)
  • Top 5 in Hart Voting thrice (‘02, ‘04, ‘08)
  • Top 5 Player (by Point Shares) once (‘02), Top 10 Player twice (‘08)
  • Best Offensive Player (by OPS) once (‘02), Top 5 thrice (‘08, ‘11), Top 10 five times (‘04, ‘07)
  • Scored 50 goals twice, 40 goals four times, 35 goals eight times (1 of only 22 players), 30 goals twelve times (1 of only 13 players, and of the 11 players to score 30 goals ten years in a row only Jagr and Iginla played in the Dead Puck Era), 25 goals fifteen times (1 of only 11 players), 20 goals seventeen times (1 of only 14 players)
  • Tallied 50 assists twice, 40 assists six times
  • Scored 90 points thrice, 80 points five times, 70 points seven times, 60 points thirteen times (1 of only 25 players), 50 points sixteen times (1 of only 23 players)
  • Led the league in Goals twice, Top 5 four times
  • Led the league in GPG once, Top 5 four times, Top 10 five times
  • Top 10 in Assists once
  • Top 10 in APG once
  • Led the league in Points once, Top 5 twice, Top 10 four times
  • Top 5 in PPG twice, Top 10 four times
  • 1st Team All Star thrice, 2nd Team once
  • 6 All Star Game appearances.

Great Teams

  • Best Skater (led playoffs in Goals) on one Runner Up (‘04 Flames), Top 9 Forward on one Final Four (‘13 Penguins)
  • Top 3 Forward (by points – led tournament in Goals) on one Olympic Champion (‘10 Canada), Top 9? Forward (by points) on one Olympic Champion (‘02 Canada)
  • Top 9? Forward (by points) on one World Cup Champion (‘04 Canada)
  • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one Word Champion (‘97 Canada)
  • Best Skater (officially “Best Forward”) on one World Junior Champion (‘96 Canada)
  • Top 3? Forward (by points) on one Memorial Cup Champion (‘95 Blazers), Top 9? Forward (by points) on one Memorial Cup Champion (‘94 Blazers)

 

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