Bill Quackenbush
An excellent two way Defenceman, Bill Quackenbush was one of the most disciplined players in the National Hockey League. Quackenbush rarely made mistakes on the ice. This was not just shown by his acumen with the puck, but his ability to stay out of the penalty box. He would become the first Defenceman to win the Lady Byng Trophy in a season in which he received ZERO penalty minutes. Quackenbush actually had a 131 game stretch without receiving a whistle from a referee. Although he never had the opportunity to hoist the Stanley Cup, he was a five time All Star and played in eight consecutive All Star games. It is likely though that his failure to win a Cup in the Original Six era (and his playoff PPG was a bit less than his regular season average) delayed his induction to the Hall of Fame.

                              

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Elected In:
1976

Position:
Defence

Played for:
Detroit Red Wings
Boston Bruins

Major Accolades and Awards:
Lady Byng Trophy (1) (1949)
First Team All Star (3) (1948, 1949 & 1951)
Second Team All Star (2) (1947 & 1953)
All Star Games (8) (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953 & 1954)
Stanley Cup Rings (None)

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The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Should Bill Quackenbush be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 100%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%
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