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S2021E68 - Episode 68: Hall of Fame Class of 1992: Dionne, Dumart, Gainey, McDonald

Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 1992: Marcel Dionne, Woody Dumart, Bob Gainey, Lanny McDonald

Episode Notes

Dionne: 1971-1989; 18 years, 17 quality Totals: 731G (5th All Time, 2nd at his retirement - Howe) 1040 Assists (11th All Time, 3rd at his retirement - Gretzky, Howe) 1771 Points (6th All Time, 3rd at his retirement, Gretzky, Howe) +27 in 1348 Games (11th All Time at his retirement) 155.5 PS (6th All Time at his retirement); Dionne is 10th All Time in Offensive Point Shares (4th at his retirement - Howe, Gretzky, Esposito) Per Game: 15th All Time in GPG 10th All Time in APG 6th All Time in PPG Draft: Dionne, drafted 2nd overall in 1971, Dionne is 1st in Goals (by over 150) 1st in Assists (by over 250) 1st in Points (by over 200) 9th in Plus/Minus 2nd in Point Shares 2nd in Games Era: Of the 18 skaters to play in at least 984 games (12 modern seasons), Dionne is 1st in Goals (by nearly 200) 1st in GPG 1st in Assists (by nearly 200) 2nd in APG 1st in Points (by nearly 450) 1st in PPG 15th in Plus/Minus 1st in Offensive Point Shares (by over 30) 10th in Defensive Point Shares (5th Forward) 3rd in Point Shares (1st Forward) 1st in Games (by nearly 150) 82-game average: 44G, 63A for 107P, +2 3-year peak (1978-81): 80-game average of 57G, 77A for 134P, +37 Dumart: 1935-42, 1945-54, 16 seasons, 10 quality by modern standards of PPG Totals: 211G (21st All Time at his retirement), 219A (25th All Time) for 430P (21st All Time) in 774 Games (2nd All Time); 48.1 PS Per Game: Dumart only qualifies for GPG and was not in the Top 25 at his retirement Not drafted Era: Of the 16 skaters to play in 574 games (7 modern seasons) between 1935 and 1954, Dumart is 8th in Goals 8th in GPG (last of qualifying players) 11th in Assists 11th in APG (doesn’t actually qualify for leader-boards) 9th in Points 11th in PPG (doesn’t actually qualify for leader-boards) 9th in Offensive Point Shares 3rd in Defensive Point Shares (1st Forward) 10th in Point Shares 82-game average: 22G, 23A for 46P 3-year peak (1939-42): 48-game average of 21G, 20A for 41P Gainey: 1973-89; 16 seasons, 5 quality by PPG Totals: 239G, 262A for 501P, +201 in 1160 Games; 26.9 PS Per Game: On no planet is Gainey on any per game leader-boards Draft: Gainey, drafted 8th overall in 1973, is 7th in Goals 8th in Assists 5th in Points 2nd in Plus/Minus 18th in Point Shares 1st in Games Era: Of the 28 skaters to play in at least 902 games (11 modern seasons) between 1973 and 1989, Gainey is 17th in Goals Last in GPG 25th in Assists 25th in APG (doesn’t qualify) 22nd in Points Last in PPG 6th in Plus/Minus 24th in Offensive Point Shares 13th (3rd forward) in Defensive Point Shares 27th in Point Shares (2nd last) 82-game average: 17G, 19A for 35P, +14 3-year peak (1979-82): 82-game average of 21G, 24A for 45P, +17 McDonald: 1973-89; 15 seasons, 11 quality Totals: 500G (14th All Time at his retirement), 506A for 1006P (23rd All Time at his retirement), +39 in 1111 Games; 84.2 PS Draft: McDonald, drafted 4th overall in 1973, is 1st in Goals 4th in Assists 2nd in Points (1st Forward) 8th in Plus/Minus 2nd in Point Shares (1st Forward) 2nd in Games Era: Of the 28 Skaters to play in at least 902 games (11 modern seasons), McDonald is 2nd in Goals (behind by 163…) 3rd in GPG 10th in Assists 16th in APG 6th in Points 8th in PPG 16th in Plus/Minus 5th in Offensive Point Shares 18th in Defensive Point Shares (8th Forward) 8th in Point Shares 82-game average: 37G, 37A for 75P, +3

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