Reminder: Steve Larmer Should Be In The Hockey Hall of Fame

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.

  1. Jaromír Jágr – 1,921 points in 1,733 games
  2. Gordie Howe – 1,850 points in 1,767
  3. Teemu Selanne – 1,457 points in 1,451
  4. Jari Kurri – 1,398 points in 1,251 games
  5. Brett Hull – 1,391 points in 1,269 games
  6. Guy Lafleur – 1,353 points in 1,126 games
  7. Mike Bossy – 1,126 points in 752 games
  8. Patrick Kane* – 1,093 points in 1,034 games (active)
  9. Theo Fleury – 1,088 points in 1,084 games
  10. Joe Mullen – 1,063 points in 1,062 games
  11. Alexander Mogilny – 1,032 points in 990 games
  12. 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.

8 thoughts on “Reminder: Steve Larmer Should Be In The Hockey Hall of Fame

  • October 26, 2021 at 11:09 am

    So true! Larmer should be in the hall of fame and 28 should along side 21, 18, 9, 35 and 3 in the rafters of the UC.

    How can average fans help drive those two things?

  • October 26, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Just take a look at LARMS record ! Way ahead of any of the Hawks ! One of the best players ever to wear that Hawks shirt ! I saw him play more than 100 times all over North America and after some of the games he was always there to talk to little kids and sign different items for them ! A typical Canadian hockey player ! The good old days ! ! , POPS 4

  • October 26, 2021 at 11:40 am

    The numbers are there so who did he piss off way back when? Could Dollar Bill have black balled him?

  • October 26, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Larmer should be and hopefully does get there. Keep beating the drum for him.

  • October 27, 2021 at 5:12 am

    Steve Larmer was a terrific player, and his numbers are certainly strong enough to qualify him to be in the NHL HHOF. His sweater should also be raised at the UC. Why this has not happened makes no sense to me.

  • October 27, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Let Grandpa in he was a joy to watch in the 80’s And oh my what a slap shot he had once dented a goalies mask as I recall

  • October 30, 2021 at 11:52 am

    He was one helluva of a hockey player. Since I have been a Blackhawk fan (which is over 60 years) he is the best all around right wing they have ever had. Let’s get him where he belongs.

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