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Episode 29: Roenick, Hull, Hobey Baker


NHL: 1988-2009; 20 seasons, 15 quality
513G (3rd American-born player all time), 703A for 1216P (3rd American), +153 in 1363 games; 17:42 ATOI (since 1998-99); 125.8 PS
Roenick is 3rd All Time in Offensive Point Shares among American-born players
Draf: In his draft year (1988), Roenick, drafted 8th overall, is
4th in Goals and Points
5th in Assists
2nd in Plus/Minus
6th in Games Played
Era: Of the 19 players to play in at least 1250 games between 1988 and 2009, Roenick is
8th in Goals, Assists, PPG and Offensive Point Shares
7th in GPG, APG and Points
5th in Plus/Minus
10th in Point Shares
82-game average: 31G, 43A for 73P, +9
3-year peak (1991-94): 82-game average of 49G, 56A for 105P, +20
Possession (since 2007-08, 2 seasons):
54.1% Corsi For
-2.1% Relative Corsi For
55.6% Fenwick For
-1.6% Relative Fenwick For
Playoffs: 53G, 69A for 122P in 154 games, +21
Adjusted: 514G, 714A for 1228P
Adjusted 82-game average: 31G, 43A for 74P
Roenick is not in the Top 25 of any Adjusted Per Game category
Traded once in his prime and once after.
NHL: 1986-2006; 19 seasons, 17 quality
741G (4th All Time, 3rd at his retirement), 650A for 1391P (23rd, 20th at his retirement), +23 in 1269 games; 154.6 PS (18th All Time at his retirement); 17:56 ATOI (since 1998-99)
Hull is 8th All Time in GPG (7th at his retirement); Hull was 23rd All Time in PPG at his retirement
Hull is 12th All Time in Offensive Point Shares (9th at his retirement)
Draft: Hull was famously drafted 117th overall in the 1984 entry draft - in that draft class he is:
1st in Goals
3rd in Assists, Points and Point Shares
16th in Plus/Minus
4th in Games Played
Era: Of the 16 players to play in at least 1,250 games between 1986 and the 2004 lockout, Hull is
1st in Goals (Hull is ahead by 88 goals)
1st in GPG (Hull is ahead by .11 GPG)
7th in Assists and APG
3rd in Points
1st in PPG,
1st in OPS (Hull is ahead by 17 Offensive Point Shares)
1st in PS (Hull is ahead by 11.9 Point Shares, or the equivalent of a very good season on a good team)
Despite being 10th in Games Played(2nd last)
82-game average: 48G, 42A for 90P, +1
3-year peak (1989-92): 80-game average of 79G, 43A for 122P, +7
Retired just before possession stats were tracked
Playoffs: 103G (4th All Time), 87A for 190P (7th, 6th at his retirement), +13 in 202 games (20th, 14th at his retirement); 18:33 ATOI (since 1998-99)
Adjusted: 738G (6th All Time), 652A for 1390P (22nd)
Adjusted 82-game average: 47G, 42A for 90P
Hull is 9th All Time in Adjusted GPG
Traded once at the beginning of his career.
Hobey Baker: no professional stats.

Categories | Eligible Inducted Old Timer


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Bill Enos

Bill Enos 

 Bill grew up on the south shore of Montreal, but was born on the left coast. He has been a die-hard Canucks fan since 1989 (except those two Messier years, which he spent living in a bunker fearing the sun).  Bill has long been an avid baseball, hockey and football fan, and probably should write a book about one of them. Joining the podcast with Riley is a chance for Bill to flex his vast knowledge of hockey history without becoming a pub quiz barfly. Bill has promised to remove his green and blue coloured glasses for the podcast, but can't make any promises. 


Riley Haas

Riley Haas

Riley grew up watching baseball but fell in love with the Maple Leafs during the 1993 playoff run. He had his heart broken by Gretzky and didn't watch hockey again for 5 years. Starting with the 1999 Leafs playoff run Riley immersed himself in hockey again, becoming so obsessive that he eventually wrote a book about Maple Leafs mismanagement. He dates his falling out of love with the Maple Leafs from the David Clarkson contract. He is now much more of a basketball fan but still loves the history of hockey.

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