Does Dave Andreychuk Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

One of the more controversial recent inductions was Dave Andreychuk, a player whose case is based nearly entirely on longevity.

Does he belong? Listen here:

The Sedin twins, Andreychuk, Newsy Lalonde

Dave Andreychuk’s Career:

  • NHL: 1982-2006; 23 years, 17 quality
  • Totals:
    • 640G (13th all-time, 11th at his retirement),
    • 698A for 1338P (23rd all-time at his retirement),
    • +38 in 1639 games (5th all-time, 4th at his retirement);
    • 124.6 Point Shares; 15:58 ATOI (since 1997-98)
    • Andreychuck has scored 274 PP goals which is most All Time
  • Per Game: Andreychuk is not in the Top 25, however if the qualifier is 1250 games played, he was
    • 14th in GPG at his retirement;
    • If the qualifier is 15000 games, Andreychuk was
      • 4th All Time in GPG,
      • 10th in APG and
      • 8th in PPG at his retirement
  • In his draft class (1982), Andreychuk, drafted 16th overall is
    • 1st in Goals,
    • 4th in Assists,
    • 2nd in Points and
    • 15th in Plus/Minus
    • 3rd in Point Shares
  • Era: Of the 4 players to play in at least 1500 games between 1982 and 2004, Andreychuk is
    • 1st in Goals and GPG
    • 4th in Assists, APG and Point Shares
    • 3rd in Points, PPG, Plus/Minus and Offensive Point Shares
  • 82-game average season of 32G, 35A for 67P
  • 3 year peak (1991-’94): 82-game average of 49G, 47A for 96P
  • No possession information
  • Playoffs:
    • 43G,
    • 54A for
    • 97P,
    • -1 in
    • 162 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 605G (19th All Time),
      • 645A for
      • 1250P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 30G, 32A for 63P
      • Adjusted PPG: Andreychuk is not in the Top 25 for Adjusted PPG even if the qualifier is as high as 1250 games played
    • VsX:
      • 608G
      • 698A
      • 1,165P
      • Per Game: Not in the Top 25, of course
  • Trades:

Accomplishments:

  • Top Player:
    • Top 10 Offensive Player (by OPS) once (‘94)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Goals once,
      • Top 10 twice;
    • GPG leader-boards:
      • Top 10 in GPG once;
  • Single-season totals:
    • 50 goals twice,
    • 40 goals four times,
    • 35 goals seven times,
    • 30 goals nine times, scored
    • 25 goals thirteen times (1 of only 19 players),
    • 20 goals nineteen times (1 of only him, Howe, Francis and Shanahan);
  • Assists:
    • 50 assists twice,
    • 40 assists eight times
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 10 in Points twice;
    • Single-season totals:
      • 90 points thrice,
      • 80 points six times,
      • 70 points eight times,
      • 60 points eleven times,
      • 50 points thirteen times
  • Plus Minus:
    • Top 5 in Plus/Minus once
  • All Star:
    • 2 All-Star Game appearances
  • VsX Peak:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 104th All Time
      • Assists: doesn’t qualify
      • Points: 195th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 97th All Time
      • Assists: 244th All Time
      • Points: 165th Points

Dave Andreychuk’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • Top 3 Forward on one Final Four (’93 Leafs),
    • Captain and Top 6 Forward on one Champion (‘04 Lightning),
    • Top 6 Forward on one Final Four (‘00 Avalanche),
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on one Final Four (’94 Leafs);
  • World Championships:
    • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one World Championship Bronze medalist;
  • WJCs:
    • Best Forward (by points – more than Lemieux!!!) on one WJC Bronze medalist (‘83 Canada)

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