With only a 23 game NHL career as a player with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Frank Mathers
may not have had a stellar career in the National Hockey League, but was a “Crash Davis” type of player in the AHL. Mathers was a five time All Star there and retired as the all-time leading AHL scorer for Defencemen. In total, Mathers won a total of eight Calder Cups in the AHL; two as a player (Pittsburgh), two as a player/coach (Hershey), one as a coach (Hershey) and three as a general manager (again with Hershey).
It was not that Frank Mathers did not have the skill to administer at the NHL level, as he did and was often courted by the big dance. However, Mathers was quite content in the American Hockey League, and that circuit was substantially better because of it. Elected In:
Should Frank Mathers be in the Hall of Fame?
I totally agree with this induction. - 66.7%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 33.3%