Does Rod Brind’Amour Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Rod Brind’Amour was a borderline offensive star in his early years and a consensus star defensive forward in the latter half of his career, winning the Selke twice. He is -39 for his career.

Was Brind’Amour that elite defensively? Was he a good enough all around player to be inducted? Listen to us discuss Brind’Amour’s case:

Brind’Amour’s Stats:

Career:

  • NHL: 1989-2010; 20 seasons, 17 quality
  • 452G, 732A for 1184P, -39 in 1484 games (23rd All Time); 21:05 ATOI (since 1998-99); 105.7 PS
  • Draft: In his draft class (1988), Brind’Amour, drafted 9th overall, is
    • 6th in Goals
    • 4th in Assists
    • 5th in Points
    • 82nd in Plus/Minus
    • 3rd in Games Played
  • Era: Of the 21 players to play in at least 1,250 games between 1989 and 2010, Brind’Amour is
    • 8th in Goals, APG, Points and PPG
    • 9th in GPG and Offensive Point Shares
    • 7th in Assists
    • 19th (3rd last) in Plus/Minus
    • 14th in Point Shares
  • 82-game average: 25G, 40A for 66P, -2
  • 3-year peak (1991-94): 82-game average of 35G, 52A for 87P, -7
  • Possession (since 2007-08):
    • 51.6% Corsi For
    • -0.5% Relative Corsi For
    • 50.6% Fenwick For
    • -1.7% Relative Fenwick For
  • Playoffs: 51G, 60A for 111P, +7 in 159 games
  • Adjusted: 463G, 747A for 1210P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 26G, 41A for 67P
  • Brind’Amour is obviously not in the Top 25 in any Adjusted PG category
  • Traded twice in his prime.

Accomplishments:

  • Selke twice (‘06, ‘07)
  • Top 5 in Calder Voting
  • Scored 35 goals three times, 30 goals five times, 25 goals nine times, 20 goals twelve times
  • Tallied 60 assists twice, 50 assists four times, 40 assists six times
  • Scored 90 points once, 80 points four times, 70 points eight times, 60 points nine times, 50 points fourteen times
  • Top 10 in Goals once
  • 1st Team All Rookie
  • 1 All Star Game appearance
  • Three Stars:
    • Monthly Second Star twice.

Great Teams:

  • Best Player (by points) on one Final Four (‘95 Flyers), Best Skater (possibly even best player) on one Champion (‘06 Hurricanes), Best Skater on one Runner Up (‘02 Hurricanes), Top 3 Forward (led the playoffs in Goals) on one Runner Up (‘97 Flyers), Top 9 Forward on one Final Four (‘09 Hurricanes)
  • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one World Cup Runner Up (‘96 Canada)
  • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one World Champion (‘94 Canada)

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