Does Daniel Alfredsson Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Every year, Daniel Alfredsson’s name comes up on a list of eligible players for the Hockey Hall of Fame, due to his career games and points. There is great disagreement as to whether or not he belongs.

In our latest episode, we discuss his case:

You can see his stats below:

Career:

  • NHL: 1995-2014; 18 seasons, all quality
  • 444G (2nd Swede), 713A (4th Swede) for 1157P (2nd Swede), +155 in 1246 games (5th Swede); 19:45 ATOI (since 1998-99); 133.6 PS (3rd Swede)
  • Alfredsson is 2nd All Time in Offensive Point Shares among Swedish NHL players
  • Draft: In his draft class (1994), Alfredsson, drafted 133rd overall, is
    • 1st in Goals, Assists and Points
    • 2nd in Plus/Minus and Games Played
  • Era: Of the 66 players to play in at least 1,000 games between 1995 and 2014, Alfredsson is
    • 5th in Goals and Points
    • 7th in GPG
    • 4th in Assists, PPG and Offensive Point Shares
    • 6th in APG and Point Shares
    • 10th in Plus/Minus
  • 82-game average: 30G, 47A for 76P, +10
  • 3-year peak (2005-08): 82-game average of 41G, 61A for 102P, +31
  • Possession (since 2007-08):
    • 52.7% Corsi For
    • 1% Relative Corsi For
    • 51.4% Fenwick For
    • -0.5% Relative Fenwick For
  • Playoffs: 51G, 49A for 100P, 0 in 124 games
  • Adjusted: 492G, 769A for 1261P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 32G, 51A for 83P
  • Alfredsson is far from being in the Top 25 of any Adjusted Per Game stat
  • Never traded.

Accomplishments:

  • Calder (‘96)
  • Clancy (‘12)
  • Top 5 in Hart voting once, Top 5 in Selke voting once
  • Top 10 Offensive Player (by OPS) four times (‘02, ‘04, ‘06,’08)
  • Scored 40 goals twice, 35 goals three times, 30 goals four times, 25 goals eight times, 20 goals thirteen times
  • Tallied 60 assists once, 50 assists four times, 40 assists eight times
  • 100 points once, 80 points four times, 70 points ten times, 60 points eleven times, 50 points thirteen times
  • Top 10 in Goals three times
  • Top 10 in GPG twice
  • Top 10 in Assists once
  • Top 10 in APG twice
  • Top 5 in Points once, Top 10 three times
  • Top 5 in PPG twice, Top 10 three times
  • Top 5 in Plus/Minus once, Top 10 twice
  • 1st Team All Rookie, 2nd Team All Star once
  • 6 All Star Game appearances
  • Three Stars:
    • Rookie of the Month twice
    • Weekly 1st Star twice, 3rd Star once.

Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • Best Player on one Runner Up (‘07 Senators),
    • Top 3 Forward on one Final Four (‘03 Senators)
  • Olympics:
    • Best Forward (by points) on one Olympic Champion (‘06 Sweden),
    • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one Olympic Runner Up (‘14 Sweden)
  • Swedish Elite League:
    • Best Forward (by points) on one Eliteserien Champion (‘05 Frölunda HC)

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