It's All a Numbers Game: Part Three
Well lets get right into this weeks installment of "It's All a Numbers Game" with your winner of last weeks poll for the best player to wear number 21.
21 Peter Forsberg - Colorado Avalanche
Forsberg has had many injury problems over the years but in the games he has played he's been explosive. when you think of the great Detriot vs Colorado playoff series you think of Steve Yzerman and Sergi Federov vs Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg. Peter was orginally drafted by the Flyers but was traded to Colorado ( Quebec at the time) as part of the famous Eric Lindros trade. In his career he's won the Art Ross, Hart and Calder Trophies. He has 885 points in 706 career games.
22 Mike Bossy - NY Islanders
Mike was a key part to the four Stanley Cup dynasty in New York during the 1980's. Bossy had nine consecutive 50 goal seasons, a record not even broken today.
Mike was a three-time Lady Bying Award winner and also won the Calder in his rookie year and the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1982. Bossy was a great player with a booming shot and is the best player ever to dawn number 22.
23 Bob Gainey - Montreal Canadians
One of the greatest players to wear the C for the Canadians, Bob currently is the GM for Montreal after an incredible playing career. Gainey won the cup six times. Five as a player for the Canadians and one as the general manager of Dallas. He played in 1160 regular season games scoring 239 goals and registering 263 assists.
24 Chris Chelios - Chicago Blackhawks
Chris is a model for endurance. He is 47 and still playing in the NHL. Besides that he is a defenseman with 970 career points. He's played for the Red Wings, Blackhawks and Canadians throughout his career and is a two time Stanley Cup winner ( both with the Red Wings).
25 Dave Andreychuk - Buffalo Sabres
Dave is one of the highest scoring left wingers in NHL history with 1338 points. Dave unexpectedly won the Stanley Cup in 2004 with the Tampa Bay Lighting, his first Stanley Cup in his 22nd season in the NHL. He is considered a leader and offensively gifted player, one of the best to ever play the game.
26 Peter Stastny - Quebec Nordiques
Peter is one of the three Stastny brothers who played for the Quebec Nordiques, Also he is the father of Yan Stastny who played for the the Edmonton Oilers and Paul a rising star in his dad's former franchise now located in Colorado.
Peter and brother Anton were the first real European stars to leave Europe for the NHL and their brother Marian joined them in Quebec the following season. Peter was the first rookie ever to score over a 100 points in a season with 109 and this won him the Calder for best rookie in 1981. He recorded 1239 points in 977 games.
27 Frank Mahovlich - Toronto Maple Leafs
Frank was a six time Stanley Cup Champion and scored 1103 career points. He won the Calder Trophy. He created magic on a line with Gordie Howe and Alex Delvecchio during his three year stint with the Red Wings. He was also part of the last Toronto Maple Leaf team to win a Stanley Cup in 1967.
28 Steve Larmer - Chicago Blackhawks
Larmer played in 884 consecutive games for the Blackhawks, an NHL record for most consecutive games played with the same team. He won the Stanley Cup once as part of the 1994 New York Rangers. He started his career by winning the Calder Trophy in 1983 and ended his career with 1012 points in 1006 games.
Larmer was a member of the 1991 Canada Cup team for Canada. He ranked second in points with 11 behind only teammate Wayne Gretzky for the tournament lead.
29 Ken Dryden - Montreal Canadians
Ken was drafted by the Boston Bruins but was traded to Montreal before playing one game for the black and gold. The Bruins traded him after he refused to attend training camp due to him studying at Cornell. He led the Canadians to six Stanley Cups while winning five Vezina Trophies. He also was part of the famed Summit
Ken amazingly led the Canadians in the playoffs, winning the Stanley Cup in 1971 and won the the Conn Smythe Trophy. This didn't even count as his rookie season he won the Calder Trophy the next season as rookie of the year.
30 Martin Brodeur - New Jersey Devils
Brodeur is a four time Vezina Trophy and Jennings Trophy winner, a ten time All Star, and one of only two NHL goalie to have scored goals in the regular season and the playoffs. Brodeur has 544 career wins and is closing in on Patrick Roy for most wins all time by an NHL goalie. His is also close to the record for most shutouts. This will all be put on hold has Martin will be out up to four months due to an arm injury.
That wraps up this weeks installment of "It's All a Numbers Game" check out next weeks installment for numbers 31 - 40.
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