Does Vincent Damphousse Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

By offensive numbers alone, it sure looks like there’s no much of a case for Vincent Damphousse to be included in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

However, some of us remember him as being particularly reliable defensively.

Was he? Did he do enough on that end? Have we forgotten how good he was because he never won the Selke, or are we mis-remembering?

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Defensively Responsible Forwards Part 2: Vincent Damphousse, Mike Modano, Dick Irvin

Vincent Damphousse’s Career:

  • NHL: 1986-2004; 18 seasons, all quality
  • Totals:
    • 432G,
    • 773A for
    • 1205P,
    • +7 in
    • 1378 games;
    • 19:28 ATOI (since 1998-99);
    • 105.4 PS
  • Draft: In his draft year (1986), Damphousse, drafted 6th overall, is
    • 1st in Goals and Points
    • 2nd in Assists
    • 12th in Plus/Minus
  • Era: Of the 11 players (all but two are Hall of Famers) to play in at least 1250 games between 1986 and 2004, Damphousse is
    • 6th in Goals, GPG and Points
    • 4th in Assists and APG
    • 7th in PPG and Offensive Point Shares
    • 9th (3rd last) in Point Shares
    • 10th (2nd last) in Plus/Minus
  • 82-game average: 25G, 46A for 71P, 0
  • 3 year peak (1991-94): 82-game average of 39G, 53A for 91P, +5
  • No possession stats available
  • Playoffs:
    • 41G,
    • 63A for
    • 104P,
    • -6 in
    • 140 games
    • Era: Of the 198 skaters to play in at least 82 playoff games between 1986 and 2004, Damphousse is
      • 31st in playoff Goals
      • 46th in playoff GPG
      • 35th in playoff Assists
      • 48th in playoff APG
      • 31st in playoff Points
      • 44th in playoff PPG
      • 156th in playoff Plus/Minus
      • 42nd in playoff Games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 422G
      • 771A for
      • 1193P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 25G, 46A for 71P (no change)
    • VsX:
      • 419G
      • 813A
      • 1096P
  • Trades:
    • Traded at 23 with Peter Ing (22), Scott Thornton (20) and Luke Richardson (22) to Edmonton for Grant Fuhr (28), Glenn Anderson (30) and Craig Berube (25)
    • Traded at 24 with a 1993 4th Rounder (nobody) for Shayne Corson (26), Brent Gilchrist (25) and Vladimir Vujtek (20)
    • Traded at 31 to San Jose for a 2000 1st Rounder (Marcel Hossa), a 2001 2nd Rounder (nobody) and a 1999 5th Rounder (nobody).

Vincent Damphousse’s Accomplishments:

  • Top 5 in Selke voting once
  • Goals:
    • 40 goals once,
    • 35 goals three times,
    • 30 goals four times,
    • 25 goals seven times,
    • 20 goals eleven times
  • Assists:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 10 in APG once
    • Single-season totals:
      • 60 assists once,
      • 50 assists six times,
      • 40 assists ten times
  • Points:
    • 90 points four times,
    • 80 points six times,
    • 70 points eight times,
    • 60 points ten times,
    • 50 points twelve times
  • All Star:
    • 3 All Star Game appearances
  • VsX Peak:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 239th All Time
      • Assists: 123rd All Time
      • Points: 153rd All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 196th All Time
      • Assists: 95th All Time
      • Points: 117th All Time

Vincent Damphousse’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • Best Skater on one Champion (‘93 Canadiens),
    • Top 3 Forward on one Final Four (‘04 Sharks),
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Final Four (‘92 Oilers)
  • Canada/World Cup:
    • Top 9? Forward (by points) on one World Cup Runner Up (‘96 Canada)

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