Does Frederick Bun Cook Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Frederick “Bun” Cook, Bill Cook’s younger brother, does not have his brother’s stats or achievements.

But he does has some periodic individual success. And he may have had a hand in inventing both the slap-shot and the drop-pass.

So, does Bun Cook belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Listen to us talk about his case here:

Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 1995: Larry Robinson, Bun Cook

Bun Cook’s Career

  • NHL: 
    • 1926-37; 11 seasons, 8 quality
    • Totals:
      • 158G (13th All Time at his retirement), 
      • 144A (10th) for 
      • 293P (10th) in 
      • 433 games (21st); 
      • 51.7 PS (14th)
      • At his retirement, Cook was 12th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
    • Per Game: Cook obviously doesn’t qualify; however, if the qualifier is set at 300 games, at his retirement, Cook was 
      • 16th All Time in GPG, 
      • 13th in APG and 
      • 17th in PPG
    • Era: Of the 35 players to play in at least 400 games between 1926 and 37, Cook is 
      • 6th in Goals and APG, 
      • 7th in GPG, Assists and Points, 
      • 8th in PPG and OPS, 
      • 11th in PS and 
      • 13th in Games
    • 82-game average: 27G, 25A for 52P
    • 3-year peak (1929-32): 44-game average of 19G, 18A for 37P
    • Playoffs: 
      • 15G, 
      • 3A for 
      • 18P in 
      • 46 games
      • Era: Of the 13 skaters to play in at least 41 playoff games between 1926 and 1937, Cook is
        • 3rd in Goals
        • 3rd in GPG
        • 4th in Assists
        • 3rd in APG
        • 3rd in Points
        • 4th in PPG
        • 6th in Games
    • Adjusted: 
      • Hockey-Reference:
        • 288G, 
        • 501A for 
        • 789P
        • Adjusted 82-game average: 55G, 95A for 149P (+97P per 82 games)
        • Per Game: Cook doesn’t qualify; however, if the qualifier is set to 300 games, Cook is 12th All Time in Adjusted PPG
      • VsX: 
        • 316G,
        • Assists: doesn’t qualify
        • 707P
        • Per Game:
          • 23rd All time in VsX Adjusted GPG
          • 16th All Time in VsX Adjusted PPG
    • Trades:
      • Traded at 23 into the NHL for cash
      • Traded at 33 to the Bruins for cash
  • W(C)HL:
    • 1924-26; 2 seasons, both quality
    • Totals:
      • 27G (as high as 23rd All Time),
      • 8A (as high as 24th All Time) for
      • 35P (as high as 23rd All Time) in
      • 58 Games (as high as 20th All Time)
    • Per Game: Cook might be as high as
      • 17th All Time in GPG
      • 24th All Time in APG
      • 20th All time in PPG
    • 30-game average: 14G, 4A for 18P
    • Playoffs: 0G, 1A in 4 Games
    • Trades:
      • Traded into the NHL for cash.

Bun Cook’s Accomplishments

  • NHL:
    • Top Player:
      • Top 5 Offensive Player (by Offensive Point Shares) once (’33)
    • Goals:
      • Leader-boards:
        • Top 5 in Goals once, 
        • Top 10 four times
      • GPG leader-boards:
        • Top 5 in GPG once,
        •  Top 10 twice
      • Single-season totals:
        • 20 goals twice
    • Top 5 in Assists once, Top 10 four times
    • Assists:
      • Top 10 in APG twice
    • Points:
      • Leader-boards:
        • Top 10 in Points three times
      • APG leader-boards:
        • Top 10 in PPG twice
    • All Star:
      • 2nd All Star Team once
    • VsX Peak: 
      • Best 7 Seasons:
        • Goals: 158th All Time
        • Assists: 184th All Time
        • Points: 127th All Time
      • Best 10 Seasons:
        • Goals: 159th All Time
        • Assists: 208th All Time
        • Points: 138th All Time
  • W(C)HL:
    • Goals:
      • Leader-boards:
        • Top 5 in Goals once?
      • GPG leader-boards:
        • Top 10 in GPG once?
    • Points:
      • Leader-boards:
        • Top 10 in Points once
      • PPG leader-boards:
        • Maybe Top 10 in PPG once

Bun Cook’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • Top 3 Forward  (led the playoffs in Goals) on one Runner Up (’32 Rangers), 
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Champion (’28 Rangers) and two Final Fours (’27, ’30 Rangers), 
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on one Champion (’33 Rangers), one Runner Up (’29 Rangers) and one Final Four (’35 Rangers), 
    • Top 9 Forward (by points) on one Final Four (’31 Rangers)
  • Senior:
    • Unknown role on one Allan Cup Champion (‘24 Greyhounds)

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