Does Brendan Shanahan Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Does Brendan Shanahan belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

It’s a silly question about one of the greatest power forwards ever. We still ask it and talk about his case.

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Brendan Shanahan’s Career:

  • NHL: 1987-2009; 21 seasons, 19 quality
  • Totals:
    • 656G (13th All Time),
    • 698A for
    • 1354P (20th Canadian All Time),
    • +151 in 1524 games;
    • 18:08 ATOI (since 1998-99);
    • 148 PS (20th Canadian)
    • Shanahan is 19th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Draft: In his draft class (1987), Shanahan, drafted 2nd overall, is
    • 1st in Goals and Games Played
    • 3rd in Assists and Plus/Minus
    • 2nd in Points
  • Era: Of the 25 players to play in at least 1,250 games between 1987 and 2009, Shanahan is
    • 2nd in Goals
    • 5th in GPG, Points, Offensive Point Shares and Point Shares
    • 12th in Assists and PPG
    • 14th in APG
    • 6th in Plus/Minus
  • 82-game average: 35G, 38A for 73P, +8
  • 3-year peak (1992-95): 82-game average of 49G, 46A for 95P, +3
  • Possession (since 2007-08):
    • 50.4% Corsi For
    • -6.9% Relative Corsi For
    • 51.8% Fenwick For
    • -6.6% Relative Fenwick For
  • Playoffs:
    • 60G,
    • 74A for
    • 134P,
    • +34 in
    • 184 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 672G (8th All Time),
      • 704A for
      • 1376P (24th All Time)
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 36G, 39A for 74P
      • Not in the Top 25 in Adjusted PG
    • VsX:
      • 657G (16th All Time)
      • 744A
      • 1,257P
      • Shanahan is not on any PG leader-boards
        • If the qualifier is set to 1,230 Games Played Shanahan is 19th All Time in VsX Adjusted GPG
  • Trades:
    • Traded at 26 for Chris Pronger (20)
    • Traded at 27 prime with Brian Glynn (28) for Paul Coffey (34), Keith Primeau (24) and a 1st round pick (Nikos Tselios).

Brendan Shanahan’s Accomplishments:

  • King Clancy (‘03)
  • Back Check Co-MVP (’02)
  • Top Player:
    • Top 5 Offensive Player twice (‘94, ‘00),
    • Top 10 four times (‘97, ‘02)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Goals once,
      • Top 10 five times
    • GPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in GPG once,
      • Top 10 four times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 50 goals twice,
      • 45 goals three times,
      • 40 goals six times (1 of only 23 players ever),
      • 35 goals seven times,
      • 30 goals twelve times (1 of only 13 players ever),
      • 25 goals sixteen times (1 of only 7 players),
      • 20 goals nineteen times (1 of only 4 players – Howe, Francis, Andreychuk are the others)
  • Assists:
    • 50 assists once,
    • 40 assists six times
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 10 Points twice
    • Single-season totals:
      • 100 points once,
      • 90 points twice,
      • 80 points four times,
      • 70 points nine times,
      • 60 points thirteen times (1 of only 25 players ever),
      • 50 points seventeen times (1 of only 16 players)
  • Top 10 in Plus/Minus twice
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Star twice,
    • 2nd team once
    • 8 All Star Game appearances
    • Three Stars:
      • Weekly 3rd Star once.
  • VsX:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 49th All Time
      • Assists: 229th All Time
      • Points: 11th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 38th All Time
      • Assists: 186th All Time
      • Points: 92nd All Time

Brendan Accomplishments:

  • NHL:
    • Top 3 Forward on one Champion (‘02 Red Wings),
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Champion (‘97 Red Wings),
    • Top 6 Forward (by points, but missed 2 games) on one Champion (‘98 Red Wings),
    • Role Player (by points) on one Final Four (‘88 Devils)
  • Olympics:
    • Role Player (by points) on one Olympic Champion (‘02 Canada)
  • Canada/World Cup:
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one World Cup Runner Up (‘96 Canada),
    • Role Player (by points) on one Canada Cup Champion (‘91 Canada)
  • World Championships:
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one World Champion (‘94 Canada)

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