Does Marian Hossa Belong the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Marian Hossa combined long-term offensive productivity with defensive dominance on the wing, does he belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

He has the career numbers given when he played but he never dominated offensively and he was never awarded the Selke.

Listen to us discuss Hossa’s case here:

Marian Hossa, Sergei Fedorov, Joe Malone

Marian Hossa’s Career:

  • NHL: 1997-2017; 19 seasons, 18 quality
  • Totals:
    • 525G (1st Slovak All Time),
    • 609A (2nd Slovak) for
    • 1134P (2nd Slovak),
    • +245 (1st Slovak) in
    • 1309 games (2nd Slovak); 144.2 PS
    • Per Game: among Slovak NHL players, Hossa is
    • 4th All Time in GPG,
    • 8th in APG and
    • 6th in PPG;
    • 18:41 ATOI (all but 7 games)
  • Draft: In his draft year (1997), Hossa, drafted 12th overall is
    • 2nd in Goals, Assists and Points
    • 1st in Plus Minus
    • 3rd in Games Played
  • Era: Of the 7 players to play in at least 1250 games between 1997 and 2017, Hossa is
    • 2nd in Goals, GPG, APG, PPG and OPS
    • 3rd in Assists, Points and PS
    • 1st in Plus/Minus
  • 82-game average: 33G, 39A for 71P, +15
  • 3-year peak (2003-07): 82-game average of 40G, 53A for 92P, +13
  • Possession (since 2007-08, 680 games):
    • 54.6% Corsi For (18th, min 500 games)
    • 1.9% Relative Corsi For
    • 54.4% Fenwick For (16th, min 500 games)
    • 1.8% Relative Fenwick For
  • Playoffs:
    • 52G,
    • 97A for
    • 149P,
    • +25 in 205 games
    • Era: Of the 172 skaters to play in at least 82 playoff games between 1997 and 2017, Hossa is
      • 6th in Goals
      • 47th in GPG
      • 4th in Assists
      • 25th in APG
      • 3rd in Points
      • 28th in PPG
      • 16th in Plus/Minus
      • 1st in Games Played
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 594G (22nd All Time),
      • 663A for
      • 1257P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 37G, 42A for 79P
      • Adjusted PPG: Not in the Top 25; however, if the qualifier is set to 1230 games played (15 seasons), Hossa is
        • 10th All Time in Adjusted GPG
        • 19th All Time in Adjusted PPG
    • VsX:
      • 590G,
      • 716A
      • 1178P
      • Per Game: Not in the Top 25; however, if the qualifier is set to 1230 games, Hossa is
        • 12th All Time in VsX Adjusted GPG
        • 24th All Time in VsX Adjusted PPG
  • Trades:
    • Traded at 26 with Greg de Vries (32) to Atlanta for Dany Heatley (24)
    • Traded at 29 with Pascal Dupuis (28) for Colby Armstrong (25), Erik Christensen (24), Angelo Esposito (19) and a 2008 1st Rounder (Daulton Leveille)
    • Traded at 39 (having not played in 2 seasons) with Vinnie Hinostroza (25), Jordan Oesterle (27), and a 2019 3rd Rounder (Nathan Legare) to Arizona for Marcus Kruger (28), Andrew Campbell (30), MacKenzie Entwistle (20), Jordan Maletta (23) and a 2019 5th Rounder (Frederick Dichow)

Marian Hossa’s Accomplishments:

  • Top 5 in Selke voting once
  • Top 5 in Calder Voting
  • Top Player:
    • Top 5 Offensive Player (by OPS) twice (‘04, ‘07),
    • Top 10 three times (‘03)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Goals three times, Top 10 four times
    • GPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in GPG once, Top 10 four times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 45 goals once,
      • 40 goals three times,
      • 35 goals five times,
      • 30 goals eight times,
      • 25 goals thirteen times (1 of only 24 players),
      • 20 goals fifteen times
  • Assists:
    • 50 assists twice,
    • 40 assists five times
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Points once,
      • Top 10 twice
    • PPG leader-boards:
      • Top 10 in PPG twice
  • Single-season totals:
    • 100 points once,
    • 90 points twice,
    • 80 points four times,
    • 70 points seven times,
    • 60 points eleven times,
    • 50 points fourteen times
  • Plus/Minus:
    • Top 10 in Plus/Minus once
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Rookie,
    • 2nd Team All Star once
    • 5 All Star Game appearances
    • Three Star Awards:
      • Rookie of the Month once,
      • Monthly 2nd Star once,
      • Weekly 1st Star once
      • Weekly 2nd Star twice
      • Weekly 3rd Star twice
  • VsX Peak:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 62nd All Time
      • Assists: 138th All Time
      • Points: 86th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 46th All Time
      • Assists: 124th All Time
      • Points: 70th All Time

Marian Hossa’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • Best Forward on one Final Four (‘03 Senators),
    • Top 3 Forward on one Champion (‘13 Hawks), one Runner Up (‘08 Penguins) and one Final four (‘14 Hawks),
    • Top 6 Forward on two Champions (‘10, ‘15 Hawks) and one Runner Up (‘09 Wings)
  • Amateur:
    • Tournament All Star on one Memorial Cup Champion (‘98 Winterhawks)

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