As we get closer to Marian Hossa’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, it’s a good time to be reminded that another former Blackhawks right wing should also be a member of the Hall.
Steve Larmer’s time is well overdue.
In his remarkable career, Hossa produced 1,134 points in 1,309 regular season games (0.87 points per game). Hossa’s career regular season point total ranks 12th among all right wings in history. Only 25 players identified primarily as a right wing have reached 1,000 career points. The list of those who averaged a full point-per-game is even shorter.
Among those who, like Hossa, did not average a full point per game but are already enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame are Lanny McDonald, Rod Gilbert, Dino Ciccarelli, Mike Gartner, Mark Recchi and Hossa’s Hall of Fame classmate, Jarome Iginla.
Here’s the updated list of right wings in NHL history who averaged 1.0 points per game in at least 1,000 points regular season games.
- Jaromír Jágr – 1,921 points in 1,733 games
- Gordie Howe – 1,850 points in 1,767
- Teemu Selanne – 1,457 points in 1,451
- Jari Kurri – 1,398 points in 1,251 games
- Brett Hull – 1,391 points in 1,269 games
- Guy Lafleur – 1,353 points in 1,126 games
- Mike Bossy – 1,126 points in 752 games
- Patrick Kane* – 1,093 points in 1,034 games (active)
- Theo Fleury – 1,088 points in 1,084 games
- Joe Mullen – 1,063 points in 1,062 games
- Alexander Mogilny – 1,032 points in 990 games
- Steve Larmer – 1,012 points in 1,006 games
Of the 12 names on the list, five are not in the Hockey Hall of Fame: Jágr, Kane, Fleury, Mogilny and Larmer. Two of those — Jágr and Kane — haven’t been on the ballot yet.