The Back Check
The Hockey History Podcast

S2022E86 - Episode 86: Hall of Fame Class of 1977

Hall of Fame Class of 1977: Alex Delvecchio, Tim Horton

Episode Notes

Alex Delvecchio: 1950-74; 24 seasons, 21 quality

  • Totals:
  • 456G (9th All Time at his retirement),
  • 825A (2nd All Time at his retirement - Howe) for
  • 1281P (2nd All Time at his retirement - Howe),
  • +24 in
  • 1550 Games (16th All Time, 2nd at his retirement - Howe);
  • 123.5 Point Shares (7th All Time at his retirement);
  • At his retirement, Delvecchio was 7th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • At his retirement, among forwards, Delvecchio was 4th/2nd All Time in Defensive Point Shares (Mohns, Clapper, Howe)
  • Per Game: At his retirement, Delvecchio was
  • 15th All Time in APG
  • 12th All Time in PPG (2nd last among qualifying players)
  • Era: Among the 10 skaters to play in at least 1230 games (15 modern seasons) between 1950 and 1974, Delvecchio is
  • 4th in Goals
  • t-4th in GPG
  • 2nd in Assists (behind by 97)
  • T-4th in APG
  • 2nd in Points (behind by 357)
  • T-4th in PPG
  • 4th in Plus/Minus (behind 3rd by 127)
  • 2nd in Offensive Point Shares (behind by 72.1)
  • 5th (2nd/3rd Forward) in Defensive Point Shares
  • 3rd (2nd Forward) in Point Shares
  • 1st in Games Played (ahead by 91)
  • 82-game average: 24G, 43A for 68P, +1
  • 3-year peak (1967-70): 74-game average of 23G, 52A for 75, +25

Tim Horton: 1949-1974, 24 years, 21 quality

  • Totals:
  • 115G (15th/10th D All Time at his retirement),
  • 403A (7th/5th D All time at his retirement - Orr, Harvey, Gadsby, Pilote) for
  • 518P (7th/4th D All Time at his retirement - Orr, Gadsby, Harvey),
  • +191 (12th All Time, 6th D, at his retirement) in
  • 1445 Games (3rd All Time - - 1st D, at his retirement);
  • 131.7 Point Shares (5th All Time - - 1st D, at his retirement)
  • At his retirement, Horton was 1st All Time in Defensive Point Shares by 17.6
  • At his retirement, among D, he was 12th/8th in Offensive Point Shares
  • Per Game: At his retirement, among D, Horton was:
  • 9th/6th All Time in APG (11/8 qualifying players)
  • 7th/4th All Time in PPG  (last among qualifying players - Orr, Harvey, Gadsby);
  • Horton doesn’t qualify for GPG but if the qualifier is lowered so he does (100G), he was 20th/13th All Time (last among qualifying players)
  • Era: Of the 14/12 D to play in at least 820 games between 1949 and 1974, Horton is
  • 4th/2nd in Goals
  • 6th/4th in Assists
  • 4th/2nd in Points
  • 1st in Plus Minus
  • Last in GPG (5/3 players, doesn’t actually qualify)
  • 6th/4th in APG (8/6 qualifying players)
  • Last in PPG (5/3 qualifying players)
  • 6th/4th in Offensive Point Shares
  • 1st in Defensive Point Shares (by 17.9)
  • 2nd/1st in Point Shares
  • 1st in Games
  • 82-game average: 7G, 23A for 30P, +11*
  • 3-year peak (1963-66): 70-game average of 9G, 19A for 28P, +16; 7.2 PS

Find out more at https://the-back-check.pinecast.co

S2022E85 - Episode 85: Hall of Fame Class of 1978

Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 1978: Andy Bathgate, Jacques Plante, Marcel Pronovost

S2021E84 - Episode 84 [Fixed]: Hall of Fame Class of 1979

The Hall of Fame Class of 1979 [for real, this time]: Harry Howell, Henri Richard and the GOAT

S2021E83 - Episode 83: Hall of Fame Class of 1980

Hall of Fame Class of 1980: Harry Lumley, Lynn Patrick, Gump Worsley

S2021E82 - Episode 82: Hall of Fame Class of 1981

Class of 1981: Johnny Bucyk, Frank Mahovlich, Allan Stanley

S2021E81 - Episode 81: WHA Stars

Do these Canadian WHA stars belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

S2021E80 - Episode 80: Hall of Fame Class of 1982

The Class of 1982: Yvan Cournoyer, Rod Gilbert, Norm Ullman

S2021E79 - Episode 79: The Greatest Left Wings of All Time

Who were the Greatest Left Wings of All Time?

S2021E78 - Episode 78: Hall of Fame Class of 1983

Hall of Fame Class of 1983: Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, Ken Dryden