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70. Dale Hunter

In the world of the National Hockey League, you wouldn’t normally think that any player who amassed over 3,000 career penalty minutes could potentially have over 1,000 points but the notorious Dale Hunter is currently the only player to have accomplished this feat. Hunter may not have led the league in scoring but he was able to score 70 or more points six times in his career and did achieve some level of consistency in that department. He was a tenacious player who you never wanted to face on the ice but would be glad to have on your side. He was a true leader and in many ways symbolic of many hockey players (one of the nicest guys you could meet off the ice and a real beast on it). His overall statistics may not show a Hall of Fame career, but Dale Hunter may have had just enough intangibles to receive a peek from the Hockey Hall of Fame committee.

 

Should Dale Hunter be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 63.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 18.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2002
  • Played For: Colorado Avalanche, Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NHL All-Star (1) (1997)

Should Dale Hunter be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 63.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 18.3%
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-2 #1 P Smith 2012-12-15 14:33
Consideratio n for Hunter isn't among two camps for and against. The debate is within those who vote - the people who would love to see him get in also hate and detest him and don't want him in. He'll get in after a long wait (10+ years).

Hunter may be the only 1000/3000 player, but Pat Verbeek almost joined him on the list (1063 points and 2905 minutes).
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