August 06, 2010
Did you know that Henrik Sedin tied countryman Peter Forsberg as the NHL scoring champion to have recorded the fewest shots on net. Both had 166 shots, Henrik in 2009-10 and Forsberg in 2002-03. Interestingly, both scored 29 goals the year they won the Art Ross.
Since 1967-68, the Art Ross scoring champion has averaged over 300 shots per season. Aside from Henrik and Forsberg, can you name the only other Art Ross winner since 1968 to have fewer than 200 shots on goal in a full season?
Post your answers on Twitter @HockeyLegends and join me for more questions!
Update: Thanks to @Zepphead who pointed out Jaromir Jagr won the Art Ross in the NHL lockout shortened season of 1994-95 with 192 shots in 48 games.
Update: The answer we were looking for was Bryan Trottier, who had just 187 shots (and 47 goals) in 1979.
We also asked the following questions: Wayne Gretzky had the most shots on goal in the 1980s. Who was second? The answer was Mike Gartner.
And my humdinger question (sent to me by regular reader Vikash Khanna) was Who played the most playoff games in the 1980s? Vikash stumped me on that one, so I'll let website readers think about it for a bit. Here's a hint - this player never played for either the Oilers or Islanders! I'll post the answer later or you can read through the archives on Twitter @HockeyLegends
Update: The answer to which player played in the most 1980s playoff games - Bobby Smith! Duane Sutter was #2.