Monday, May 08, 2006


This is a tough one that I picked up while watching TSN a few years back. I was reminded of it while seeing how well Crosby was doing over in Riga.

No cheating on this - don't look it up on the web. I have a lot of puckhead buddies and not one has ever gotten this question right, even with multiple mulligans on the guesses.

Gretzky did it.

Now Crosby and Ovechkin have joined the club.

Name the five other players in NHL history who posted 100 points or more in their rookie season.


lowetide said...

Joe Nieuwendyk, Teemu Selanne, Peter Stastny, Pat Lafontaine and Joe Sakic.

I know Lafontaine and Sakic are wrong, but I might as well get my 5 in there.

Matt said...

Teemu Selanne, Dale Hawerchuk, Joe Juneau, Peter Stastny, and Mario Lemieux. Not too sure about Juneau, but I'm pretty sure about the other guys.

sacamano said...

I think Matt nails them, and I'm positive Juneau was one of them. Well, 98% sure, anyway.

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

LT - 2 out of 5

matt - right on - did you actually know that? if so you're the first I've ever come across

nobody ever gets Juneau and most forget Stastny

Well done!

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

Oh by the way Matt you win ... well, you win nothing, other then you're the smartest guy in the room.

But you're a Flames fan so is that one of those oxy oxy oxy

oh hell

sacamano said...

Didn't Juneau actually play something like 15 games in the bigs the season before his "rookie" season?

Anonymous said...

He did, Sac, 19 points in 14 games after the '92 Olympics.

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

And, correct me if I'm wrong, but he had a decent playoff that year if my memory serves me. Not sure but that rings a bell.

Weird - what happened to Joey Juneau? The other guys are all in the HHOF or in Selanne's case - probably a candidate.

Matt said...

I promise I didn't cheat, but it did take me a good 10 minutes to remember Mario. (In ~1982, I had multiple copies of the hockey card commemorating Stastny's record 109pt rookie season).

Also, if you had asked this question a month or so ago, there's no way I get Juneau, but I think all these guys' names were on the sidebar of at least one article talking about Crosby & Ocho at the end of the season.

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

When I asked the question I was thinking that with Crosby and Ovechkin reaching the mark that the cat might be out of the bag but kudos to you.

Its funny that Lemieux was the tough one for you - generally people get him and Selanne and then flounder about - I do not remember anyone ever getting Stastny or Juneau and most people forget Hawerchuk as well.

Generally you get the usual suspects named - Jagr, Messier, Yzerman, Oates, Sakic, Lindros, Kariya.

If I remember correctly Juneau played with Oates and Neely.

That would help.

mudcrutch79 said...

I wrote about this earlier this year. Juneau was an old rookie too-he was something like 24. You really need to break these things down by age.

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

Makarov is another popular choice for the 100 point club, speaking of old "rookies".

Who was the youngest? Was it Sidney?

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...


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