Does Carson Cooper Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Carson Cooper was a senior hockey star that went pro a few years later than his contemporaries. He was briefly a star in NHL but soon declined. Does he belong in the Hall of Fame?

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Carson Cooper’s Career

  • 1924-32; 8 seasons, 6 quality by modern stands of PPG
  • Totals:
    • 110G (14th All Time at his retirement), 
    • 62A (19th All Time at his retirement) for 
    • 172P (17th All Time at his retirement) in 
    • 295 games (17th All Time at his retirement); 
    • 38.3 PS (16th All Time at his retirement)
  • Per Game:
    • If the qualifier is set to 100 goals (19 players), Cooper was 13th All Time in GPG at his retirement
    • If the qualifier is set to 50 assists (36 players), Cooper was 19th All Time in APG at his retirement
    • If the qualifier is set to 150 points (22 players), Cooper was 17th All Time in PPG at his retirement
  • Cooper was 10th All Time in Offensive Point Shares at his retirement
  • Era: Of the 23 players players who played in at least 288 games (6 contemporary seasons) between 1924 and 1932, Cooper is
    • 10th in Goals
    • 8th in GPG
    • 13th in Assists
    • 12th in APG
    • 13th in Points
    • 8th in PPG
    • 8th in Offensive Point Shares
    • 12th in Point Shares
  • 48-game average: 18G, 10A for 28P
  • 3-year peak (1924-27): 44-game average of 23G, 9A for 32P
  • No possession stats
  • Playoffs: 0P in 7 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 211G, 256A for 467P
      • 82-game average: 59G, 71A for 130P
      • Cooper doesn’t qualify for adjusted PG leader-boards
    • VsX: Cooper didn’t score enough to qualify

Carson Cooper’s Accomplishments

  • Top 5 Player[3. By Point Shares] once (’26), Top 10 twice (’29)
  • Top 5 Offensive Player[4. By Offensive Point Shares] twice (’26, ’29)
  • Scored 25 goals once[5. 1 of only 23 players to do so at his retirement]
  • Top 5 in Goals twice
  • Top 5 in GPG twice
  • Top 10 in Assists once
  • Top 5 in Points twice
  • Top 5 in PPG once

Carson Cooper’s Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Top 6? Forward on one Final Four (’27 Canadiens)
  • Senior:
    • Unknown role on one Allan Cup Champion (‘19 Tigers)

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