79. Brian Rafalski

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79. Brian Rafalski
Although Brian Rafalski did not enter the National Hockey League until he was 26, he still managed to achieve a 500 point career which is a very respectable total for a defenseman. He spent most of his career with the New Jersey Devils where his powerful shot and defensive skills were a great fit for their style of play. After netting two Stanley Cup Rings, he went to Detroit and landed his third ring. Rafalski likely won’t end up in the Hall of Fame in Toronto, but does he have a legitimate shot at the U.S. Hall? He just might.


Should Brian Rafalski be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 48.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 23.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 18.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2014
  • Position: Defence
  • Played For: Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team U.S.A. (Olympics 2002, 2006 & 2010 Olympics, World Cup of Hockey 2004, World Hockey Championship 1995))
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NHL All-Star (2) (2004 & 2007)
    Stanley Cup Rings (3) (New Jersey Devils 2000 & 2003 & Detroit Red Wings 20
    Olympic Silver Medal (2) (2002 & 2010)

Should Brian Rafalski be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 48.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 23.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 18.6%

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0 #1 P Smith 2014-10-11 17:40
Considering that Rafalski played during the current defensive era, his 500 points, consistency and cups look pretty good. He'll have to wait until 2020 or so, but he should eventually be in both halls.
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