Zigmund Palffy

A lot of people probably think Ziggy Palffy doesn’t have a case in hell for Hall of Fame. Well, we beg top differ.

In our latest episode, hear us make a case for Palffy’s induction, based upon the standards set by previous inductees. Listen here:

Palffy’s stats:

Career:

  • NHL: 1993-2006; 12 seasons, 10 quality
  • 329G, 384A for 713P, +83 in 684 games; 20:44 ATOI (since 1998-99); 88 PS
  • Palffy is 1st All Time in GPG, 3rd in APG and 2nd in PPG among Slovak NHL players
  • Draft: In his draft class (1991), Palffy, drafted 26th overall, is
    • 7th in Goals
    • 11th in Assists
    • 8th in Points
    • But 33rd in Games
  • Era: Of the hundreds of players to play in at least 500 games between 1993 and 2006, Palffy is
    • 15th in Goals
    • 7th in GPG and PPG
    • 38th in Assists
    • 28th in APG
    • 24th in Points
    • 44th in Plus/Minus
    • 14th in Offensive Point Shares
    • 23rd in Point Shares
  • 82-game average: 39G, 46A for 85P, +10
  • 3-year peak (1998-01): 82-game average of 38G, 51A for 88P, +15
  • No possession stats
  • Playoffs: 9G, 10A for 19P, +4 in 24 games
  • Adjusted: 366G, 418A for 784P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 44G, 50A for 94P
  • Palffy is 22nd All Time in Adjusted GPG
  • Traded once in his prime as part of a multi player deal for a top prospect and others.

Accomplishments:

  • Top 10 Player (by PS) once (‘98)
  • Top 5 Offensive Player (by OPPS) once (‘98), Top 10 four times (‘97, ‘01, ‘03)
  • Scored 45 goals twice, 40 goals three times, 35 goals five times, 30 goals six times, 25 goals seven times, 20 goals eight times
  • Tallied 50 assists once, 40 assists five times
  • Scored 90 points once, 80 points five times, 60 points six times, 50 points eight times
  • Top 5 in Goals twice, Top 10 three times
  • Top 5 in GPG once, Top 10 five times
  • Top 5 in Points once, Top 10 four times
  • Top 5 in PPG once, Top 10 twice
  • 3 All Star Game appearances.
  • Non-NHL:
    • Led the 1994 Olympics in Points on a non-medalling team
    • Czechoslovak Extraliga (1990-93):
      • Rookie of the Year
      • Led the league in Goals once,
      • Led the league in Assists once,
      • Led the league in Points twice
    • Slovak Extraliga (2007-13):
      • Led the league in Goals once
      • Led the league in Assists once
      • Led the league in Points five times (every year he was in the league for this stint).

Great Teams:

  • Best Forward (co-led tournament in points) on one World Champion Bronze (‘03 Slovakia), Top 3 Forward (by points) on one World Champion (‘02 Slovakia)
  • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one World Junior Bronze (‘91 Czechoslovakia).

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