In 16 years, Wilson played 1,024 games and had 237 goals and 590 assists, which ranks 15th among defensemen on the NHL’s all-time scoring list. And like with Tavares, if that career includes him leading the Leafs to the Stanley Cup and, like, winning the Conn Smythe? Top candidates: Sidney Crosby, C; Evgeni Malkin, C; Patrick Marleau, C; Jaromir Jagr, RW. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images). While his career numbers are a tick down from the others, the amount of prestige and impact he has had is catnip to Hall voters -- especially when it comes to Canadian exceptionalism in international play. Of course, the Hall could go full chaos mode and induct Henrik -- who has a Hart Trophy win and more career points (1,070) -- while leaving Daniel to wait. Give him a few years: Johnny Gaudreau, LW. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. He played his first 14 seasons from 1977 to 1991 with the Chicago Blackhawks, and his 779 points in that time ranked third among all defensemen, behind only Paul Coffey (1,045) and Ray Bourque (934). Others might have him in the Hall of Very Good, but he has a Hall of Fame case. But there are so many other goalies from his era with better numbers, even if Miller's impact was palpable. Joe Thornton signs with pro team — just not the Sharks or Maple Leafs Was there something transcendent about this player?

The winningest general manager in NHL history -- in terms of regular-season success -- is not in the Hockey Hall of Fame yet. His numbers were pretty good in his short stint with the Isles averaging a 2.65GAA and 0.905SV%. 1 year ago. The ESPN Daily delivers the biggest sports news and moments every weekday. “And I thought it was important that Lanny be able to share it with both of us at the same time.”. The following is a list of San Jose Sharks who have been enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Pollak: Evgeni Nabokov still hears the ‘Nab-by, Nab-by’ cheers as he enters the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame By David Pollak Nov 14, 2018 7 Turgeon would score 341 points, including a 58 goal and 132 point season in 1992-93 with the Isles. One of the more underappreciated goalies in the past 20 years, Nabokov had 339 wins in 697 games, finishing in the top five of the Vezina voting five times (although never winning). He has the respect of his peers and some solid numbers: fifth in wins (301) and third in save percentage (.918) in the past decade.
Wilson was home when he received the news, which he was able to share with his children and grandchildren, who are also living with him and his wife right now. Matt Pfeffer looks at the Hall of Fame through an analytical lens to see who has been snubbed and who should get into the Hall right away. He also helped the Isles get to the playoffs in 2002 and push the Leafs to seven games. Give him a few years: Vladimir Tarasenko, RW. He’s still playing, but at 43 it’s not going to be long before he hangs up his skates. Could this be the year? He's 33, which means his best shots at the Norris Trophy are probably behind him. The original "Little Ball of Hate" scored 192 goals in 433 with the Whale, as part of a career that saw him net 522 goals in 1,424 games. That’s right, as a rookie, Hextall won three major trophies. The Trevor Daley incident from 2003 where Vanbiesbrouck as GM of the Sault St Marie Greyhounds used a racial slur when speaking of Daley who was the team’s captain will certainly keep him out though. Kevin Labanc welcomes higher expectations with new contract Wilson also had 80 points in 95 career playoff games, as his points per game average in the postseason (0.84) is tied for fifth all time. Wilson, 45, has spent the previous five seasons as the Shark's director of pro development. The sky's the limit for Pettersson. This is a list of San Jose Sharks award winners. Richter had two and doesn't. Rather, it celebrates contributions from all hockey leagues. Something to keep in mind: Unlike baseball, these guys don't go in wearing the hat of a certain team on their plaque.

The Hockey Hall of Fame rarely makes room for specialized players. • Latest updates from around the NHL, Up for debate: Jeremy Roenick, C; Doug Wilson, D. Wilson has been eligible since 1996.

CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. Related Articles Overall, Miller has a record of 387-281-86 in 780 games. Richter backstopped the Rangers to their first Stanley Cup in 54 years in 1994. His run from 1995 to '98 produced 136 goals.

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson talks to the media during a press conference at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. He has 385 points, including 149 goals, in 449 career games, and at 28, he's entering his prime production years. He has the numbers, with 625 goals and 1,300 points, with two goal-scoring titles to his credit. The Jets release Le'Veon Bell. Archived.

One bad season on a bad team doesn't derail what has been a strong start for Gibson, who has 139 wins in 279 starts and a .918 save percentage at 26. Latest on Sharks & Joe Thornton: Maple Leafs coach, GM reportedly make their pitch He was a fringe starter in the league and nowhere near what is required to get in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Although we'll note that the Hall hasn't been kind to Tkachuks quite yet. We applied this test to all 31 NHL teams, looking at players (active and alumni), coaches and execs who are locks for the Hall, those whose candidacy can be debated and those who need a few more years to percolate before we know if they're Hall-worthy. Flower's 466 wins put him fifth all time in the NHL. 63 all time) and 1,157 points (No. A four-time Vezina finalist who won the award in 2018, Rinne won 359 of 659 games and has a career .917 save percentage. He played 231 games with the Islanders before being traded to the Ottawa Senators in the Alexei Yashin deal. But he won two Olympic golds, won at worlds, won in world juniors, won at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. Top candidates: Patrice Bergeron, C; Zdeno Chara, D. Chara is a lock. He finished sixth for the Hart that season, and therein lies the problem: Elias never won an NHL award, and that season was his only postseason All-Star team selection.

Two first-year Stars with similar numbers: Pavelski has 369 goals in 1,030 games, and Perry has 377 goals in 1,045 games.
He won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2009. For all goalies since 1999, he has the best save percentage (.922) and is tied for the best goals-against average (2.26) with Martin Brodeur -- another netminder who had to endure the "product of his team" label. Out of circulation is the number 99 which was retired league-wide for Wayne Gretzky on February 6, 2000. There's a Norris Trophy in his future at some point, having finished fourth for the award in 2018. As for Kovalchuk, he has 443 goals in 926 games, ranking him fifth among active players. A great defenseman who finished in the top five for the Norris Trophy four times ... but maybe not one of the greatest.

Felix “The Cat” Potvin was an incredible nickname. Give him a few years: Elias Pettersson, C. We're two seasons into this guy's NHL career and he has 132 points in his first 139 games. Does a defensive defenseman warrant immortality, and if so, does Foote earn it? Internationally, Thornton has Olympic gold, and Karlsson won silver. Rumors swirl as Joe Thornton decides future Listen here ». He was a great goalie on his day but was just a cut below Hall-worthy. After being traded to the Florida Panthers in 2000, Luongo would play 1,020 games and average a 2.50 GAA and 0.919SV% with 76 shutouts. With three Stanley Cups rings, two Jennings trophies, and a career average 0.905SV% and 2.49GAA he’s got the hardware and numbers to get a nod to the Hall at some point. Overall, he has 120 points in 125 playoff games. He would be a lock for the Hall if the Flyers played every game at home, where he's 31-12-3 with a .928 save percentage for his career. That included 329 goals. He might get his own wing at the Hall. Can two monumental events propel a player into the Hall of Fame?

Since 2000, only Brodeur and Thomas had won the award twice. "Winning" is sort of a nebulous concept, but there are ways to explore this impact -- postseason scoring, scoring rates in team wins, impact on teammates via with-or-without-you (WOWY) stats -- that can help quantify it. He's 30, so he has a ways to go to build on 413 points in 632 career games. Up for debate: Tuukka Rask, G; Tim Thomas, G. Rask has 291 wins in 536 games. If he continues to be paired with MacKinnon, he'll be on a solid path, too. But in my opinion, Weight isn’t as dominant a player as Pierre Turgeon who had five 90+ season to Weight’s two. One assumes Julien will be behind the Canadiens bench as they grow into a contender, which means that 700 wins will be in sight. The 27-year-old has 444 points in his first 519 career games, and his consistency speaks to the kind of career that'll end with some gaudy totals. Not a total lock, but we'll assume he's in. For a three-season stretch, Naslund was the best left wing in the NHL: scoring over 40 goals annually from 2000 to '03, culminating in a 104-point season that saw him win NHLPA Player of the Year honors and finish second to Peter Forsberg for the Hart. He's 34, and his numbers are trailing off. He has three Stanley Cup rings, although he was the clear-cut starter only for the first one. A great player, just not a transcendent one. Vanbiesbrouck won a Vezina in his second year in the league and finished second in Vezina voting in 1993-94 with the expansion Florida Panthers. We'd say he has Quadrants 1 and 3 locked down, and could easily nail down the other two if he ends up leading the Leafs to a Stanley Cup. Wilson, one of the most prolific offensive defensemen of his generation and the Sharks’ general manager for the last 17 years, is part of a 2020 class that includes players Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe and Kim St-Pierre and Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland. His durability is exemplary: Kessel is up to 844 consecutive games played. They’ve already made the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame. Nash put up incredible numbers on some really terrible Blue Jackets teams. “I look at it and I truly believe this, that just for me to have been considered and mentioned in this category, is beyond any of the dreams that I had when I started playing this game.”. But one Eastern Conference title with Carolina and zero Stanley Cups is a bit of an issue. He was a great goalie for the Islanders between 1983 and 1989 finishing in the top five of Vezina voting twice and probably should have been in the top three in 1986. Bergeron has three of the four quadrants solidified; the fourth, individual production, should be satisfied when Bergeron breaks 1,000 points in the next few seasons. Just create an account, no credit card required! Up for debate: Peter Bondra, RW; Sergei Gonchar, D. Ultimately, Bondra's inability to secure an NHL award or a championship drags down his individual accomplishments, but 503 goals in 1,081 games -- including four seasons over the 45-goal mark during the dead puck era -- are notable. But a lack of individual honors -- the best he did was fifth for the Hart Trophy, twice -- hurts his case. But Fleury is also a beloved figure off the ice, and there's no denying that his MVP-level performance in the Golden Knights' inaugural season powered one of the most unpredictable conference champions in NHL history. (Photo by Harry Scull Jr./Getty Images), OCTOBER 23: Defense Doug Wilson #24 of the San Jose Sharks warms up prior to a game on October 23, 1992 against the Buffalo Sabres. One of the top all-around centers of his era, with 965 points in 1,052 games. 127. That 32-goal season in 2018-19 showed some considerable offensive upside.

Hossa, a first-year candidate, has the regular season (525 career goals and 1,134 career points), playoff (89 points in 110 playoff games) and international (28 points in 19 Olympic games) numbers. Founded in 1991 as an expansion team, the Sharks have won the Pacific Division six times: in 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, and have made the Stanley Cup playoffs in 18 of their …