Why is Dick Duff in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Never a top offensive player in the league, Dick Duff was inducted into the Hall of Fame 34 years after retired.

In the latest episode of our podcast, we ask why Dick Duff was inducted at all, why he was inducted when he was, and whether or not his induction sets a dangerous precedent for the Hall of Fame.

Listen here:

Matt Cullen, Duff, Provost

Dick Duff’s Career:

Dick Duff’s Achievements:

  • Goals:
    • Top 10 twice
    • Top 10 in GPG twice
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 25 goals four times
      • Scored 20 goals five times
  • Points:
    • Scored 50 points once
  • Plus/Minus:
    • Top 10 once
  • All Star:
    • 7 All Star Game appearance
  • VsX:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 179th All Time
      • Assists: Doesn’t qualify
      • Points: Doesn’t qualify
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 154th All Time
      • Assists: Doesn’t qualify
      • Points: Doesn’t qualify.

Dick Duff’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on two Champions (‘62 Leafs, ‘69 Canadiens) and one Final Four (‘56 Leafs)
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on three Champions (‘63 Leafs, ‘65, ‘66 Canadiens) and two Runners Up (‘59, ‘60 Leafs)
    • Top 9 Forward (by points) on one Champion (‘68 Canadiens), one Runner Up (‘67 Canadiens) and one Final Four (‘61 Leafs)

4 thoughts on “Why is Dick Duff in the Hockey Hall of Fame?”

  1. Ive known Dick Duff for over 35 years a player that knows the game inside and out was always ready to sign autograhs when asked he achieved 6 Stanley Cups 2 with the Maple Leafs and 4 with the Montreal Canadians scored the winning goal for Toronto and played with Jean Bellafeau and Bobby Rosseau.
    He should have been in the Hall years before they
    decided to do so.
    Where to you find players like Dick Duff and they did not make the money like the players get
    paid today

    1. So Dick Duff should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame because he willingly signs autographs and he was not paid enough? (In addition to all his Cups.) That is a very poor argument to my ears.

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