Does Henrik Zetterberg Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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Before we recorded this episode, one of us was pretty convince he did belong and the other was skeptical. Somehow, talking about his case, we both changed our minds!

Zetterberg was undoubtedly one of the best two-way forwards of his era; overshadowed in awards voting by his teammate, he actually performed better in the playoffs than Datsyuk.

So does he belong?

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Career:

  • NHL: 2002-18; 15 seasons, all quality
  • 337G, 623A for 960P, +160 in 1082 games; 109.3 PS; 19:35 ATOI
  • Draft: 210th overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Zetterberg is
    • 2nd in Goals
    • 3rd in Assists
    • 3rd in Points
    • 2nd in Plus/Minus
    • 4th in Point Shares
    • 3rd in Games Played
  • Era: Of the players to play in at least 1,066 games between 2002 and 2018 (13 full seasons), Zetterberg is
    • 5th in Goals
    • 5th in GPG
    • 3rd in Assists
    • 3rd in APG
    • 4th in Points
    • 4th in PPG
    • 3rd in Plus/Minus
    • 6th in Offensive Point Shares
    • 5th in Point Shares
  • 82-game average: 25G, 48A for 73P, +12
  • 3-year peak (2005-08): 82-game-average of 44G, 49A for 93P, +32
  • Possession (since 2007-08)
    • 55.1% Corsi For
    • 3.3% Relative Corsi For
    • 54.6% Fenwick For
    • 3.1% Relative Fenwick For
  • Playoffs: 57G, 63A for 120P, +41 in 137 games
  • Adjusted: 377G (+40), 692A (+69)  for 1069P (+109)
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 29G, 52A for 81P
  • Zetterberg is obviously not on any leaderboards for adjusted per game stats
  • Never traded.

Accomplishments:

  • Conn Smythe (‘08)
  • Top 5 in Selke voting twice
  • 2nd in Calder voting
  • Top 5 Offensive Player once (‘08)
  • Top 5 in Goals once
  • Top 5 in GPG once
  • Top 5 in Assists twice, Top 10 four times
  • Top 5 in APG once, Top 10 five times
  • Top 10 in Points twice
  • Top 5 in PPG once
  • Top 5 in Plus/Minus once, Top 10 twice
  • Scored
    • 40 goals once
    • 35 goals twice
    • 30 goals four times
    • 20 goals eight times
  • Tallied
    • 50 assists twice
    • 40 assists nine times
  • Scored
    • 90 points once
    • 80 points three times
    • 70 points five times
    • 60 points nine times
    • 50 points eleven times
  • 2nd Team All Star once
  • 1st Team All Rookie
  • King Clancy (‘15)
  • Three stars:
    • Monthly 1st Star twice
    • Rookie of the Month once
    • Weekly 1st Star three times
    • Weekly 2nd Star twice
    • Weekly 3rd Star once.
  • SHL:
    • Guldpucken (‘02)
    • All Star twice
    • Rookie of the Year (2001)

Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • MVP (won the award, led the playoffs in goals, points and plus/minus) on one Champion (‘08 Red Wings)
    • Best Forward on one Runner Up (‘09 Red Wings)
    • Top 3 Forward on one Final Four (‘07 Red Wings)
  • Olympics:
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on one Champion (‘06 Sweden)
    • Injured on one Olympic Runner Up (‘14 Sweden)
  • World Championships:
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Bronze (‘02 Sweden)
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on one Champion (‘06 Sweden) and one Runner Up (‘03 Sweden)
    • Top 9? Forward (by points) on one Bronze (‘01 Sweden)
  • European Juniors:
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on one Champion (‘98 Sweden)

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