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Episode 30: Schneider, Leetch and Lester Patrick


NHL: 1987-2010; 21 seasons, 17? Quality
223G (14th D, 4th American D All Time), 520A (25th D All Time) for 743P (21st D, 5th American D), +66 in 1289 games (19th D, 3rd American D); 132.8 PS (19th D, 5th American D), 22:55 ATOI (since 1998-99)
Schneider is 13th All Time in Offensive Point Shares among D
Schneider is 4th All Time in Defensive Point Shares among American-born D
Draft: drafted 44th overall in 1987, Schneider is
7th in Goals
6th in Assists
6th in Points
6th in Plus/Minus
4th in Point Shares
6th in Games Played
Era: Of the 11 D to play in at least 1230 games (approximately 15 full seasons) between 1987 and 2010, Schneider is
3rd in Goals
3rd in GPG
7th in Assists
6th in APG
4th in Points
4th in PPG
5th in Plus/Minus
3rd in Offensive Point Shares
4th in Defensive Point Shares
3rd in Point Shares
82-game average: 14G, 33A for 48P, +4; 8.4 PS
3-year peak (2002-06): 82-game average of 19G, 38A for 56P, +9; 11.1 PS
Possession (since 2007-08, just under 2 full seasons):
51.1% Corsi For
1.2% Relative Corsi For
50.3% Fenwick For
0.3% Relative Fenwick For
Playoffs: 11G, 43A for 54P, -9 in 114 games
Adjusted: 233G (14th D All Time), 540A (23rd D All Time) for 773P (21st D All Time)
Adjusted 82-game average: 15G, 34A for 49P
Schneider is not on any adjusted per game leaderboards obviously
Traded six times
1987-2006; 18 seasons, all quality
247G (9th D All Time, 2nd American D), 781A (7th D, 3rd American skater) for 1028P (8th D, 2nd American D), +25 in 1205 games (5th American D); 146.6 PS (12th D All Time); 27:03 ATOI (since 1998-99)
Among all NHL D, Leetch is 13th All Time in GPG, and 7th All Time in APG and PPG
Leetch is 2nd All Time among American NHLers in APG
Leetch is 8th All Time in OPS among NHL D (6th at his retirement)
Draft: 9th overall in 1986; in his draft class, Leetch is
5th in Goals
1st in Assists and Point Shares
2nd in Points
9th in Plus/Minus
3rd in Games Played
Era: Of the 25 D to play in at least 1,000 games between 1987 and 2006, Leetch is
2nd in Goals
5th in GPG
2nd in Assists (by 1 assist)
2nd in APG
1st in Points
3rd in PPG
20th (6th last) in Plus/Minus
2nd in Offensive Point Shares
13th in Defensive Point Shares
3rd in Point Shares
82-game average: 16G, 53A for 70P, +2; 10 PS
3-year peak (‘91-’94): 20G, 68A for 88P, +12; 12.6 PS
Retired two years before possession stats were tracked
Playoffs: 28G, 69A for 97P, +2 in 95 games; 28:29 ATOI (13 games)
Adjusted: 252G (11th D All Time), 787A (7th D) for 1039P
Adjusted 82-game average: 17G, 54A for 71P
Best guess is that Leetch is 6th All Time among all NHL D in Adjusted GPG, 5th in Adjusted APG and PPG
Traded sort of twice.
Lester Patrick:
1926-27; 2 seasons, neither quality
0P in 1 game
Playoffs (goalie): 1-0, 1.71 GAA
1911-22; 11 seasons, 8? Quality
72G (17th? All Time), 55A (8th?) for 127P (11th?) in 142 games (13th?)
If the qualifier is 120 games (5 seasons, based upon the length of the final season), Patrick is 9th All Time in GPG, 5th in APG and 8th in PPG (approximately)
24-game average: 12G, 9A for 21P
Didn’t calculate a 3-year peak because it’s too hard
Playoffs: 1A for 1P in 2 games
1909-10, 1 quality season
24G for 24P in 12 games
No playoffs at the time
1925-26, 1 quality season
5G, 8A for 13P in 23 games
Playoffs: 0P in 2 games

Categories | Eligible Inducted Old Timer


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 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. 


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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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