The fourth installment of “it’s all a numbers game” is coming at you now. Also check out number 37 for last weeks poll winner.
31 Grant Fuhr–Edmonton Oilers
Grant won five Stanley Cups with Edmonton in ten seasons. Fuhr was the first ever black player inducted into the hockey hall of fame. He was an all star 6 times and was all star game MVP in 1986. He also won two Canada Cups and both the William M Jennings Trophy and the Vezina Trophy.
32 Dale Hunter–Quebec Nordiques
Hunter retired after 19 years in the NHL. He played in 1,407 games, scoring 323 goals, 697 assists for 1,020 points and spent 3,565 minutes in the penalty box. His career highlight was when he helped the Washington Capitals advance to the Stanley Cup finals only to lose to Detroit. Dale was selected to be an all star in 1997.
33 Patrick Roy – Montreal Canadians
Roy is undoubtedly one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. He won a Stanley Cup and Conn Symthe trophy in his rookie year and then again in 1993 for the Montreal Canadians. He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche after losing 12-1 to Detroit.
Roy was kept in net for nine goals and when he was pulled midway through the second period, Patrick told team president Ronald Corey that he had played his last game for the Canadians. Patrick won two more Stanley Cups with the Avalanche and one more Conn Smythe Trophy. Roy played in eleven All-Star games and won three Vezina Trophies throughout career. He is the NHL's all-time winningest goaltender with 551 wins.
34 Jim Dowd–Minnesota Wild
Jim Dowd was an NHL journeymen and great leader. He was a great penalty killer and is a well respected player. Jim always brought grit to the ice during his career and that enabled him to win a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 1995.
35 Tony Esposito–Chicago Blackhawks
Tony was a three time Vezina winner and also won the Stanley Cup and Calder Trophy. Tony may be best remembered for his duty in goal for Canada during the Summit Series. Tony and Ken Dryden split the goal tending responsibilities for Canada. He was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988. The Blackhawks retired his number 35.
36 Jussi Jokinen–Dallas Stars
Jussi wore number 36 for the Stars form 2005 to 2008. He was part of the deal that saw Brad Richards arrive in Dallas after being traded by Tampa Bay. Jussi is a shootout specialist who has 145 points in 235 career games.
37 Olaf Kolzig–Washington Capitals
In 1998 “Olie the Goalie” led the Caps to the Stanley Cup finals. He won the Vezina in 2000 and the King Clancy Trophy in 2006 for his off ice charity work. He has 302 career wins and is second in career games among active goalies with 716 behind only Martin Brodeur.
38 Pavol Demitra–Minnesota Wild
Pavol is a speedy forward who has a 699 career points in 750 games. He’s a three time all star and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 2000.
39 Dominik Hasek–Buffalo Sabres
Dom played in 735 games and won 389 of them. He won one Stanley Cup, two Hart Memorial Trophies, two Lester B Pearson Awards, three William M Jennings trophies, six Vezina Trophies and was a six time all star.
40 Henrik Zetterberg–Detroit Red Wings
Henrik just won a Stanley Cup last season with the Red Wings he also won the Conn Symthe and Frank J Selke award in 2008. In his rookie season he won the Calder Memorial Trophy. He has 332 points in 355 career games and still has a bright future in front of him.
That wraps up this weeks installment of “It’s All A Numbers Game” look for next week’s installment to see number 41–50. Vote on who the greatest player ever to wear number 45 by seeing the poll above.