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Episode 53: Matt Cullen, Dick Duff, Claude Provost

13-11-2020

Matt Cullen:
1997-2019; 21 seasons, 9 quality
Totals:
266G,
465A for
731P,
-24 in
1516 Games (20th All Time);
15:48;
66 PS
Draft: Drafted 35th overall in 1996, Cullen is
2nd in Goals
2nd in Assists
1st in Points
19th last in Plus/Minus
7th in Point Shares
2nd in Games Played
Era: Of the 12 players to play in 1230 games (15 seasons) between 1997 and 2019, Cullen is
10th in Goals and GPG
9tth in Assists
10th in APG
10th in Points
11th (2nd last) in PPG
10th in Plus/Minus
12th (last) in Offensive Point Shares
10th (8th Forward) in Defensive Point Shares
12th (last) in Point Shares
82-game average: 15G, 25A for 40P, -1
3-year peak (2005-08): 82-game average of 20G, 34A for 54P, +2
Possession (since 2007-08):
47.9 CF%
-3 CF% Rel
48.2 FF%
-3 FF% Rel
Playoffs:
19G
39A for
58P,
-7 in
132 GP
Duff:
NHL: 1954-72; 18 seasons, 10 quality
Totals:
283G (19th All Time at his retirement),
289A for
572P,
-46 (since 1959-60) in
1030 GP;
49.7 PS
Era: Of the 17 players to play in at least 1,014 games (13 contemporary seasons), Duff is
9th in Goals
9th in GPG
14th in Assists
12th in APG
12th in Points
10th in PPG
14th in Plus/Minus
11th in Offensive Point Shares
14th in Point Shares
82-game average: 22G, 23A for 46P, -4*
3-year peak (1957-60): 70-game average of 26G, 24A for 50P, +5*
Playoffs:
30G (16th All Time at his retirement)
49A (16th) for
79P (15th),
+26* (6th)
20th in Games
At his retirement, Duff was 23rd All Time in APG and 25th in PPG
Provost:
NHL: 1955-70; 15 seasons, 8 quality (by modern standards of PPG)
Totals:
254G (25th All Time at his retirement),
335A for
589P (21st All Time at his retirement),
+101* (22nd All Time at his retirement) in
1005 GP (20th);
52.8 PS
At his retirement, Provost was 9th All Time among forwards in Defensive Point Shares
Provost played before the draft
Era: Of the 19 players to to play in at least 912 games (12 contemporary seasons) between 1955 and 1970, Provost is
9th in Goals
11th in GPG
10th in Assists
10th in APG
9th in Points
10th in PPG
5th* in Plus/Minus
11th in Offensive Point Shares
6th in Defensive Point Shares (1st forward, sort of - Mohns is ahead)
14th in Point Shares
82-game average: 21G, 27A for 48P, +8
3-year-peak (1963-66): 70-game average of 22G, 33A for 55P, +13 [Note: Provost’s best seasons are more than 3 years apart]
Playoffs:
25G (22nd All Time at his retirement),
38A (19th) for
63P (17th),
+20* (6th) in
126 (11th) GP

Categories | Eligible Inducted Old Timer

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