Former Canuck Alex Mogilny snubbed from Hockey Hall of Fame yet again
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In what is quickly becoming a yearly tradition, former Vancouver Canuck Alex Mogilny has been snubbed from the Hockey Hall of Fame yet again. Mogilny, who spent five seasons with the Canucks, has been eligible since 2009 to be selected, and yet, the Russian forward still finds himself on the outside looking in.
It becomes increasingly more and more confusing why Mogilny continues to be snubbed, as he not only has a great NHL arrival story after he defected from the Soviet Union, but also found a great deal of success upon arriving in the NHL. Through 990 career games, Mogilny put up 473 goals and 559 assists, good for 1032 total points.
This included two 50+ goal seasons, one of which came in Vancouver. The other came while Mogilny was a member of the Buffalo Sabres in the 1992-93 season when he put up 76 goals through 77 games played.
His total of 1,032 points puts him 81st in league history, and he ranks 56th in goals with 473. Mogilny’s point-per-game pace of 1.04 puts him ahead of other enshrinees like Guy Carbonneau, Martin St Louis, Paul Kariya and even class of 2022 member Daniel Alfredsson. Mogilny had eight 30-goal seasons over the course of his career, and his career goals-per-game rate beats that of Teemu Selanne, Joe Sakic, and Steve Yzerman.
Last year, the Canucks saw Roberto Luongo inducted along with Daniel and Henrik Sedin — all three players becoming first-ballot Hall of Famers — but will have to wait another year before another former Canuck is inducted.
Goaltenders Henrik Lundqvist, Tom Barrasso, & Mike Vernon, forwards Pierre Turgeon & Caroline Ouellette, head coach Ken Hitchcock, and general manager Pierre Lacroix all make up this year’s class, with the latter two entering as builders.
A three goalie class is great, but there simply has to be room for Mogilny in the Hall one day, right?
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