Doug Harvey
The unquestioned top Defenceman in his era (so why didn’t he get fast tracked to the Hall of Fame like others around this time? We’ll get to that in a bit) Doug Harvey won seven Norris Trophies to testify to that fact. His brilliant offensive rushes were equally matched by his defensive prowess and desire to stop offensive attackers at any cost. Harvey was the top defender in the Montreal Canadians dynasty of the 50’s, and it is likely that they would not have won five consecutive Stanley Cups without him.

Harvey took over the captaincy of the Habs when Rocket Richard retired from the sport and he remained a star in the league. Harvey likely did not get into the Hall immediately and had to wait the three year mandatory wait likely due to his criticism of the infrastructure of the NHL and the lack of pay that the players got. He was secretly blacklisted in some circles, and his jersey was not retired until 1985 by Montreal. Doug Harvey is one of those players that today’s generation should remember in higher regard.


The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Elected In:


Played for:
Montreal Canadians
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues

Major Accolades and Awards:
Norris Trophy (7) (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961 & 1962)
First Team All Star (10) (1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961 & 1962)
Second Team All Star (1) (1959)
All Star Games (13) (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 & 1969)
Stanley Cup Rings (6) (Montreal Canadians 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 & 1960)

Should Doug Harvey be in the Hall of Fame?

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I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%
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Kick him out! - 100%
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