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 Hall of Fame case:

Defensively responsible offensive forwards part 1: Rod Brind’Amour, Peter Forsberg, Frank Nighbor

Rod Brind’Amour’s Career:

  • NHL: 1989-2010; 20 seasons, 17 quality
  • Totals:
    • 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
    • Era: Of the hundreds of skaters to play in at least 82 playoff games between 1989 and 2010, Brind’Amour is
      • 17th in Goals
      • 32nd in GPG
      • 32nd in Assists
      • 57th in APG
      • 22nd in Points
      • 44th in PPG
      • 60th in Plus/Minus
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 463G,
      • 747A for
      • 1210P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 26G, 41A for 67P (+1P per 82 games)
      • Per Game: Not in the Top 25
    • VsX:
      • 453G,
      • 775A
      • 1,100P
      • Not in the Top 25
  • Trades:
    • Traded at 21 with Dan Quinn (25) for Ron Sutter (27) and Ron Barron (24)
    • Traded at 29 with Jean-Marc Pelletier (21) and a 2000 2nd Rounder (Agris Saviels) for Keith Primeau (28) and a 2000 5th Rounder (Kristofer Ottosson)

Ron Brind’Amour’s Accomplishments:

  • Selke twice (‘06, ‘07)
  • Top 5 in Calder Voting
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 10 in Goals once
    • Single-season totals:
      • 35 goals three times,
      • 30 goals five times,
      • 25 goals nine times,
      • 20 goals twelve times
  • Assists:
    • 60 assists twice,
    • 50 assists four times,
    • 40 assists six times
  • Points:
    • 90 points once,
    • 80 points four times,
    • 70 points eight times,
    • 60 points nine times,
    • 50 points fourteen times
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Rookie
    • 1 All Star Game appearance
    • Three Stars:
      • Monthly Second Star twice
  • VsX Peak:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: doesn’t qualify
      • Assists: 179th All Time
      • Points: 168th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 195th All Time
      • Assists: 147th All Time
      • Points: 139th All Time.

Ron Brind’Amour’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • 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)
  • World Cup:
    • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one World Cup Runner Up (‘96 Canada)
  • World Championships:
    • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one World Champion (‘94 Canada)

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