Joe Primeau

Career

  • NHL: 1927-1936; 9 seasons, 6 quality[1. By modern PPG standards]
  • 66G, 177A (4th All Time at his retirement) for 243P (18th) in 310 games; 29.3 PS
  • At his retirement, Primeau was 1st All Time in APG and 6th in PPG[2. Minimum 300 games played]
  • Era: For players to play at least 300 games between 1927 and 1936, Primeau is 2nd in Assists, 11th in Points and 21st in Offensive Point Shares despite being 49th in Games Played;[3. Or 2nd last among qualifying players] 1st in APG and 5th in PPG
  • 82-game average: 17G, 47A for 64P
  • 3-year peak (1930-33): 44-game average of 11G, 31A for 42P
  • Playoffs: 5G, 18A for 23P in 38 games
  • Held the career record for most playoff assists between 1936 and 1937
  • Adjusted: 114G, 498A for 612P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 30G, 132A for 162P
  • Primeau is 14th All Time in Adjusted PPG if the qualifier is 82 games[4. If the qualifier is raised to 300 games, Primeau is 5th All Time]
  • Never traded.

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Samuel Goldie Prodgers

Career

  • NHL: 1919-25; 6 seasons, 4 quality[1. By modern standards of PPG]
  • 63G (17th All Time at his retirement), 29A (21st) for 92P (20th) in 111 games (22nd), 14.9 PS (19th)
  • At his retirement, Prodgers was 14th All Time in GPG, 17th in APG and 15th in PPG[2. Minimum 82 games]
  • At his retirement, Prodgers was 18th All time in Offensive Point Shares
  • 82-game average: 47G, 21A for 68P
  • 3-year peak (1919-22): 24-game average of 15G, 8A for 23P
  • No NHL Playoffs games
  • Adjusted: 91G, 135A for 226P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 67G, 98A for 167P
  • Prodgers is 13th All Time in Adjusted PPG if the qualifier is set to 82 games
  • Traded four times within the NHL in his prime.[2. Multiple times because he wouldn’t report]

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Frank Boucher

Career

  • NHL: 1921-22, 1926-1938, 15 game comeback in 1943-44; 14 seasons, 10 quality[1. by modern standards of Points Per game]
  • 160G (17th All Time at his retirement[2. Before his comeback – his comeback made him 20th All Time]), 263A (1st[3. Before his comeback, 2nd after it]) for 423P (4th[4. Before his comeback, he was 8th All Time after the comeback]) in 533 games (11th All Time[5. Before his comeback, 17th All Time after]); 63.6 PS (11th[6. Before his comeback])
  • Boucher was the career leader in assists from 1931 until the 1943-44 season
  • At his second retirement, Boucher was 6th All Time in APG and 16th in PPG[7. Minimum 300 games]
  • At his initial retirement, Boucher was 5th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Between the years of 1926[8. When he Boucher entered the NHL] and 1938,[9. When Boucher retired for the first time] Boucher was 14th All Time in Goals, 1st in Assists, 2nd in Points, 19th in GPG, 2nd in APG, 7th in PPG, 7th in Point Shares and 5th in Offensive Points Shares while being 9th in Games Played[10. Minimum 300 games, 75 qualifying players. If the qualifier is raised to 500 games – 10 players – he was 6th All Time in Goals, 1st in Assists, 2nd in Points, 5th in GPG, 1st in APG and 2nd in PPG]
  • 82-game average: 24G, 39A for 62P
  • 3-year peak (1929-32): 44-game average of 17G, 29A for 45P
  • Playoffs: 16G, 20A for 36P in 55 games
  • Tied the record for career playoff goals in 1937[11. However he lost the record the next season]
  • Held the record for career playoff assists from 1932 until 1936 and again from 1937 until 1942
  • Held the record for career playoff points from 1932 until 1942
  • Adjusted: 284G, 871A (20th All Time) for 1155P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 44G, 134A for 178P
  • Boucher is 12th All Time in Adjusted PPG if the qualifier is set at 82 games[12. If the qualifier is raised to 300 Boucher is 4th, if it’s raised to 500, he’s 2nd All Time.]
  • Traded out of the NHL at the beginning of his career, traded back into the NHL four years later.

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Cecil Babe Dye

Career

  • NHL: 1921-1931; 11 seasons, 8 quality
  • 201G (3rd All Time at his retirement), 47A for 248P (4th) in 271 games (13th); 46.6 PS (10th)
  • Dye is 4th All Time in GPG
  • At his retirement, Dye was 9th All Time in PPG, if the qualifier is set at 82 games
  • At his retirement, Dye was 5th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • 82-game average of 61G, 14A for 75P
  • 3-year peak (1920-23): 24-game average of 31G, 8A for 39P
  • Playoffs: 2G for 2P in 10 games
  • Adjusted: 326G, 241A for 567P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 99G, 73A for 171P
  • If the qualifier is set to 82 games, Dye is 11th All Time in Adjusted PPG
  • Traded thrice near the end of his career.

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Howie Morenz

Career

  • NHL: 1923-1937; 14 seasons, all quality
  • Totals:
    • 271G (2nd All Time at his career-ending injury),
    • 201A (2nd) for
    • 472P (1st) in
    • 550 games (4th);
    • 100.8 PS (2nd)
  • Morenz was the career leader in goals at the end of the 1933-34 season[1. However, Morenz relinquished the career lead during his final season]
  • Morenz became the career leader in points during the 1931-32 season[2. Morenz held the record until the 1938-39 season]
  • At his career-ending injury, Morenz was 13th All Time in GPG, 12th in APG and 9th in PPG, if the qualifier is set to 82 games[3. i.e. The qualifier is low enough to include a player like Newsy Lalonde. However, if the qualifier is raised to 300 games (slightly less than 7 seasons in the ’30s NHL), Morenz was 4th in GPG, 7th in APG and 3rd in PPG at his retirement. With modern qualifiers, Morenz is 25th All Time in GPG]
  • At his career-ending injury, Morenz was the career leader in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Morenz is 2nd in Goals, GPG, Assists, APG and PS, 1st in Points, PPG and OPS, and 4th in Games[4. 14 players played in at least 500 games between 1923 and 1937]
  • 82-game average: 40G, 30A for 71P
  • 3-year peak (1929-32): 44-game average of 31G, 20A for 51P
  • Playoffs: 13G, 9A for 22P in 39 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 501G, 728A for 1229P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 75G, 109A for 183P
      • Morenz is 7th All Time in Adjusted PPG with an 82-game qualifier[5. If the qualifier is raised to 500 games, Morenz is 1st All Time]
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  • Never traded.
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Does Joe Malone Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Joe Malone has the highest single season GPG in the history of the NHL. In that season he scored an incredible 44 goals with only 4 assists. Was he the worst puck hog in NHL history or was something else going on? And where does Malone rank among the early hockey greats?

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