Jack Adams is an obvious Hall of Famer, the only person to win the Stanley Cup as a player, a coach and a GM, and that Jack Adams, he of the NHL’s Coach of the Year award. But was he really a Hall of Fame player?
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Jack Adams’ stats:
- NHL: 1917-19, 1922-27; 7 seasons, 4 quality (by modern standards of PPG)
- 83G (15th All Time at his retirement), 32A (22nd) for 115P (16th) in 173 games (16th); 20.9 PS (20th)
- At his retirement, Adams was 19th All Time in GPG and 22nd in PPG
- 82-game average: 39G, 15A for 54P
- 3-year peak (1922-25): 30-game average of 23G, 15A for 32P
- Playoffs: 2G for 2P in 10 games
- Adjusted: 147G, 180A for 327P
- Adjusted 82-game average: 70G, 85A for 155P
- If the qualifier is set to 82 games, Adams is 16th All Time in Adjusted GPG
- Traded out of the NHL once, traded into the NHL once and traded within the NHL once:
- Traded into the NHL for Corb Denneny
- Traded for cash twice.
- 1919-22, 3 seasons, all quality
- 52G (22nd All Time at best), 22A (All Time at best – likely not) for 74P (23rd All Time at best) in 70 games (25th All Time – unlikely)
- If the qualifier is set to 2 seasons played, Adams is 10th All Time in GPG and PPG, and 11th in APG
- Playoffs: 4G for 4P in 6 PCHA playoff games and 6G, 1A for 7P in 5 Stanley Cup Final games.
- Top 10 Player (by PS) twice (’23, ’25)
- Top 5 Offensive Player twice (’23, ’25), Top 10 four times (’24, ’26)
- Scored 20 goals twice
- Top 5 in Goals twice, Top 10 four times
- Top 5 in GPG thrice, Top 10 four times
- Top 10 in Assists twice
- Top 10 in APG once
- Top 5 in Points twice, Top 10 four times
- Top 5 in PPG twice, Top 10 four times.
- Led the PCHA in Goals once, Top 5 twice
- Led the PCHA in GPG once, Top 5 at least twice
- Top 5 in Assists once, Top 10 twice
- Top 5 in APG once, Top 10 maybe twice
- Led the PCHA in Points once, Top 5 twice
- Led the PCHA in PPG once, Top 5 twice
- Role Player? (by points) on two Stanley Cup Champions (’18 Arenas, ’27 Senators)
- Best Skater on one Stanley Cup Runner Up (’22 Millionaires)
- Top 3? Forward on one Stanley Cup Runner Up (’21 Millionaires)