You would think that a five time First Team All Star would have won at least one Norris Trophy, but Brad Park
had the misfortune of playing in the same era as Bobby Orr who dominated that award (and Denis Potvin later in his career). Park also had a lot of bridesmaid’s analogies with the Stanley Cup as despite playing for many good teams, he was in the Cup finals three times without winning a ring.
Still, calling Brad Park a perennial runner up seems so wrong. Park was an amazing hockey player, maximizing every ounce of skill at both ends of the ice. He was a master of positioning and one of the best playmaking Defenceman in the history of the game. Correctly, Brad Park was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. The Bullet Points: Elected In:
Defence Played for:
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Team Canada (1972 Summit Series) Major Accolades and Awards:
Bill Masterton Trophy (1) (1984)
First Team All Star (5) (1970, 1972, 1974, 1976 & 1978)
Second Team All Star (2) (1971 & 1973)
All Star Games (9) (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 & 1978)
Stanley Cup Rings (None)
Should Brad Park 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%