Does Steve Shutt Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

5 Cups, scored 60 goals, Steve Shutt probably belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame, right?

Well, Shutt probably wasn’t as good as you remember: not a point-per-game player and all his best years came playing with Guy Lafleur.

So, does Steve Shutt actually belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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Hall of Fame Class of 1993: Guy Lapointe, Edward Laprade, Steve Shutt, Billy Smith

Steve Shutt’s Career:

  • NHL: 1972-1985; 13 seasons, 12 quality
  • Totals:
    • 424G (20th All Time at his retirement),
    • 393A for
    • 817P,
    • +394 (14th All Time, 8th at his retirement) in
    • 930 Games;
    • 79.6 PS
  • Draft: In his draft class (1972), Shutt, drafted 4th overall, is
    • 1st in Goals
    • 3rd in Assists
    • 2nd in Points
    • 1st in Plus/Minus
    • 2nd in Point Shares
    • 4th in Games Played
  • Era: Of the 13 skaters to play in at least 902 games (11 modern seasons) between 1972 and 1985, Shutt is
    • 3rd in Goals
    • 4th in GPG
    • 10th in Assists
    • 9th in APG
    • 7th in Points
    • 6th in PPG
    • 3rd in Plus/Minus
    • 6th in Offensive Point Shares
    • 5th in Defensive Point Shares (3rd Forward)
    • 7th in Point Shares
  • 82-game average: 38G, 34A for 72P, +35
  • 3-year peak (1976-79): 80-game average of 50G, 42A for 92P, +63 [Note: Shutt’s 2 best seasons are 4 years apart]
  • Playoffs:
    • 50G (18th All Time at his retirement),
    • 48A for 
    • 98P, 
    • +46 in
    • 99 Games
    • Per Game:
      • 16th All Time in Playoff GPG (10th at his retirement)
      • 9th All Time in Playoff PPG at his retirement
    • Era: Of the 49 skaters to play in at least 82 playoff games between 1972 and 1985, Shutt is
      • 7th in Goals
      • 3rd in GPG
      • 17th in Assists
      • 15th in APG
      • 10th in Points
      • 6th in PPG
      • 7th in Plus/Minus
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 357G,
      • 334A for
      • 691P
      • 82-game average: 31G, 29A for 61P (-11P per 82 games)
      • Per Game: Not on any leader-boards
    • VsX:
      • 378G
      • Assists: doesn’t qualify
      • Points: doesn’t qualify
      • Per Game: Not on any leader-boards
  • Trades: 
    • Traded at 32 for future considerations

Steve Shutt’s Accomplishments:

  • Top Player:
    • Top 10 Player (by Point Shares) once (‘77)
    • Top 5 Offensive Player (by OPS) once (‘77)
    • Top 10 Twice (‘78)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Goals once
      • Top 5 twice
      • Top 10 four times
    • GPG leader-boards:
      • Led the league in GPG once
      • Top 5 twice
      • Top 10 three times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 60 goals once (1 of only 20 skaters ever, 1 of only 9 at his retirement)
      • 45 goals four times (1 of only 8 skaters at his retirement)
      • 35 foals seven times (1 of only 10 skaters at his retirement)
  • Assists:
    • 40 Assists three times
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Points once
    • PPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in PPG once
    • Single-season totals:
      • 100 points once
      • 80 points three times
      • 70 points six times
      • 60 points seven times
      • 50 points nine times
  • Plus/Minus:
    • Top 5 in Plus/Minus twice
    • Top 10 five times
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Star once
    • 2nd Team All Star twice
    • 3 All Star Game Appearances
  • VsX Peak:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 82nd All Time
      • Assists: doesn’t qualify
      • Points: 182nd All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 105th All Time
      • Assists: doesn’t qualify
      • Points: 200th All Time

Steve Shutt’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on three Champions (‘76, ‘77, ‘78 Canadiens) and one Final Four (‘84 Canadiens)
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on one Champion (‘79 Canadiens) and one Final Four (‘75 Canadiens)
    • Role Player (by points) on one Champion (‘73 Canadiens)
  • Canada/World Cup:
    • Top 9? Forward (by points) on one Champion (‘76 Canada)

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