Vincent Damphousse – Centre/Left Wing (1986-2004)
Vincent Damphousse was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round (6th overall) in the 1986 NHL draft. Through 18 NHL seasons, Damphousse played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens and San Jose Sharks.
Damphousse was known as a two-way forward who displayed great sportsmanship and playmaking ability. He could shut down opponents taking few penalties while also adding to the score sheet.
Vincent Damphousse was a member of the 1993 Stanley Cup winning Montreal Canadiens and received a silver medal as a member of Team Canada during the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. Besides his cup ring and silver, his lack of hardware may be what has kept him out of the Hall thus far.
The main reason why I included Vincent Damphousse in this list is because of his phenomenal career statistics. With 1205 career NHL points (48th most in NHL history), only Pierre Turgeon, Jeremy Roenick and Bernie Nicholls have earned more career points among eligible players not in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
With 773 career NHL assists (39th most in NHL history), only Pierre Turgeon has more career assists among eligible players not in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Awards and Honours
4th in Selke trophy voting 1996
9th in Lady Byng Memorial trophy voting 1990
3rd in Team All-Star voting 1990
4th in Team All-Star voting 1992
4th in Team All-Star voting 1994
6th in Team All-Star voting 1993
8th in Team All-Star voting 1991
Played in three NHL All-Star Games
NHL All-Star Game MVP 1991
Stanley Cup Champion 1993
Career Statistical Achievements
39th Most NHL Career Assists (773)
48th Most NHL Career Points (1205)
73rd Most NHL Career Goals (432)
Team Canada 1996 World Cup of Hockey