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:

See Andreychuk’s stats:

Career:

  • NHL: 1982-2006; 23 years, 17 quality
  • 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
  • At his retirement,
    • Andreychuk was 4th All Time in GPG, 10th in APG and 8th in PPG among the 10 players who had played in at least 1500 games
    • If the qualifier is dropped to 1250 games, he was 14th in GPG but he drops out of the Top 25 in APG and PPG
  • In his draft class (1982), Andreychuk is 1st in Goals, 4th in Assists, 2nd in Points and 15th in Plus/Minus despite being drafted 16th overall
  • 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: 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
  • Traded twice in his prime.

Accomplishments:

  • Top 10 Offensive Player (by OPS) once (‘94)
  • 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), scored 20 goals nineteen times (1 of only him, Howe, Francis and Shanahan);
  • Tallied 50 assists twice, 40 assists eight times
  • Score 90 points thrice, 80 points six times, 70 points eight times, 60 points evelen times, 50 points thirteen times
  • Top 5 in Goals once, Top 10 twice;
  • Top 10 in GPG once;
  • Top 10 in Points twice;
  • Top 5 in Plus/Minus once
  • All-Star twice.

Great Teams:

  • 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);
  • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one World Championship Bronze medalist;
  • Best Forward (by points – more than Lemieux!!!) on one WJC Bronze medalist (‘83 Canada)

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