Why is Woody Dumart in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Woody Dumart was a member of the famed Kraut Line. He won 2 Stanley Cups as a member of the Bruins.

But that’s basically it. He had one very good offensive season and the only reason he may have been inducted is he played a very long time.

Why is Woody Dumart in the Hockey Hall of Fame? We discuss here:

Hall of Fame Class of 1992: Marcel Dionne, Woody Dumart, Bob Gainey, Lanney McDonald

Woody Dumart’s Career:

  • NHL: 1935-42, 1945-54, 16 seasons, 10 quality by modern standards of PPG
  • Totals:
    • 211G (21st All Time at his retirement),
    • 219A (25th All Time) for
    • 430P (21st All Time) in
    • 774 Games (2nd All Time);
    • 48.1 PS
  • Per Game: Dumart only qualifies for GPG and was not in the Top 25 at his retirement
  • Not drafted
  • Era: Of the 16 skaters to play in 574 games (7 modern seasons) between 1935 and 1954, Dumart is
    • 8th in Goals
    • 8th in GPG (last of qualifying players)
    • 11th in Assists
    • 11th in APG (doesn’t actually qualify for the leader-board)
    • 9th in Points
    • 11th in PPG (doesn’t actually qualify for the leader-board)
    • 9th in Offensive Point Shares
    • 3rd in Defensive Point Shares (1st Forward)
    • 10th in Point Shares
  • 82-game average: 22G, 23A for 46P
  • 3-year peak (1939-42): 48-game average of 21G, 20A for 41P
  • No possession stats
  • Playoffs:
    • 12G,
    • 15A for
    • 27P in
    • 88 Games
    • Per Game: doesn’t qualify
    • Era: Of the 79 skaters to play in at least 41 playoff games between 1935 and 1954, Dumart is
      • 28th in playoff Goals
      • 53rd in playoff GPG (doesn’t qualify)
      • 28th in playoff Assists
      • 54th in playoff APG (doesn’t qualify)
      • 27th in playoff Points
      • 54th in playoff PPG
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey Reference:
      • 285G,
      • 345A for
      • 640P
      • 82-game average: 30G, 37A for 67 (+21P per 82 games)
      • Per Game: not on any leader-boards obviously
    • VsX:
      • 398G
      • 505A
      • 789P
      • Per Game: doesn’t qualify
  • Tades: Never traded.

Woody Dumart’s Accomplishments:

  • Top Player:
    • Top 10 Player (by PS) twice (‘40, ‘42)
    • Top 5 Offensive Player (by OPS) once (‘40)
    • Top 10 Defensive Player (by DPS) once (‘42)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Goals once
      • Top 10 three times
    • GPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in GPG twice
      • Top 10 three times
    • Single season totals:
      • 20 goals five times
  • Assists:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 10 in Assists twice
    • APG leader-boards:
      • Top 10 in APG twice
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Points once
      • Top 10 twice
    • PPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in PPG once
  • All Star:
    • 2nd Team All Star three times
    • 2 All Star Games
  • VsX Peak:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 103rd All Time
      • Assists: 238th All Time
      • Points: 167th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 102nd All Time
      • Assists: 221st All Time
      • Points: 150th All Time

Woody Dumart’s Great Teams:

  • NHL:
    • Best Player (by points) on one Final Four (‘51 Bruins)
    • Top 3 Forward (by points) on one Final Four (‘49 Bruins)
    • Top 6 Forward (by points) on two Champions (‘39, ‘41 Bruins), one Runner Up (‘46 Bruins) and two Final Fours (‘40, ‘47 Bruins)
    • Top 9 Forward (by points) on one Final Four (‘52 Bruins)
    • Role Player (by points) on one Runner Up (‘53 Bruins) and two Final Fours (‘48, ‘54 Bruins)
    • Unknown role (didn’t score) on one Final Four (‘38 Bruins)
  • Amateur:
    • Best Player? (scored a ton) on one Allan Cup Champion (‘42 Flyers)

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