Although Gordie Drillon
only played seven seasons in the National Hockey League, they were all productive ones for the Right Winger. Drillon played most of those campaigns in Toronto and he averaged nearly a point a game. Drillon won the NHL scoring title in 1938, which would also be the same year he won the Lady Byng Trophy. A two time First Team All Star, Drillon also won a Stanley Cup in Toronto (though it was not his best performance, as he was benched in the Finals).
Gordie Drillon’s NHL career was shortened, though not because he had a drop off in talent, nor due to injury. Drillon enlisted into the Canadian military during World War II, and though a young man when he returned, decided not to pursue a return to the NHL. Overall, Drillon still had a resume that was worth a look for the Hall of Fame to induct him, but honestly, just barely! The Bullet Points:Elected In:
Right WingPlayed for:Toronto Maple LeafsMontreal CanadiansMajor Accolades and Awards:Lady Byng Trophy (1) (1938)First Team All Star (2) (1938 & 1939)Second Team All Star (1) (1942)Most Goals (1) (1938)Most Points (1) (1938)Stanley Cup Rings (1) (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1942)
Should Gordie Drillon be in the Hall of Fame?
I totally agree with this induction. - 75%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 25%