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’s stats:

Career:

  • NHL: 1997-2017; 19 seasons, 18 quality
  • 525G (1st Slovak All Time), 609A (2nd Slovak) for 1134P (2nd Slovak), +245 (1st Slovak) in 1309 games (2nd Slovak); 18:41 ATOI (all but 7 games), 144.2 PS
  • Hossa is 4th All Time in GPG, 8th in APG and 6th in PPG among Slovak NHL players
  • 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):
    • 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
  • Adjusted: 594G (22nd All Time), 663A for 1257P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 37G, 42A for 79P
  • Adjusted PPG:
    • If the qualifier is set to 1250 games, Hossa is 17th All Time in Adjusted PPG
    • However, if the qualifier is dropped to 1,000 games, he drops out of the Top 25
  • Traded twice in his prime.

Accomplishments:

  • Top 5 in Selke voting once
  • Top 5 in Calder Voting
  • Top 5 Offensive Player (by OPS) twice (‘04, ‘07), Top 10 three times (‘03)
  • Scored 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
  • Tallied 50 assists twice, 40 assists five times
  • Scored 100 points once, 90 points twice, 80 points four times, 70 points seven times, 60 points eleven times, 50 points fourteen times
  • Top 5 in Goals three times, Top 10 four times
  • Top 5 in GPG once, Top 10 four times
  • Top 5 in Points once, Top 10 twice
  • Top 10 in PPG twice
  • Top 10 in Plus/Minus once
  • 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

Great Teams:

  • 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)
  • Tournament All Star on one Memorial Cup Champion (‘98 Winterhawks)

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