Defensemen who have led their team in scoring?

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  1. kmad

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    Is there a list of this anywhere?

    I know of Erik Karlsson, Bobby Orr, Paul Reinhart, Norm MacIver, Larry Murphy, Dick Tarnstrom and Mark Streit.

    edit: I have compiled a list.

    Anaheim Ducks:
    None

    Boston Bruins:
    1991/92 - Ray Bourque
    1990/91 - Ray Bourque
    1987/88 - Ray Bourque
    1986/87 - Ray Bourque
    1984/85 - Ray Bourque
    1974/75 - Bobby Orr
    1969/70 - Bobby Orr

    Buffalo Sabres:
    None

    Calgary Flames/Atlanta Flames:
    None

    California Seals/Oakland Seals/California Golden Seals/Cleveland Barons
    None

    Carolina Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers:
    None

    Chicago Blackhawks:
    1995/96 - Chris Chelios

    Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques:
    None

    Columbus Blue Jackets:
    None

    Dallas Stars/Minnesota North Stars:
    None

    Detroit Red Wings/Detroit Cougars/Detroit Falcons:
    2013/14 - Niklas Kronwall (tie)
    1994/95 - Paul Coffey

    Edmonton Oilers:
    None

    Florida Panthers:
    None

    Hamilton Tigers/Quebec Bulldogs
    None

    Los Angeles Kings:
    2005/06 - Lubomir Visnovsky

    Minnesota Wild:
    None

    Montreal Canadiens:
    1921/22 - Sprague Cleghorn

    Montreal Maroons:
    None

    Montreal Wanderers:
    None

    Nashville Predators:
    2013/14 - Shea Weber
    2012/13 - Shea Weber

    New Jersey Devils/Kansas City Scouts/Colorado Rockies:
    1993/94 - Scott Stevens

    New York Americans/Brooklyn Americans:
    None

    New York Islanders:
    2008/09 - Mark Streit
    1976/77 - Denis Potvin
    1975/76 - Denis Potvin
    1974/75 - Denis Potvin
    1973/74 - Denis Potvin

    New York Rangers:
    2000/01 - Brian Leetch
    1993/94 - Sergei Zubov
    1990/91 - Brian Leetch
    1973/74 - Brad Park

    Ottawa Senators:
    2015/16 - Erik Karlsson
    2014/15 - Erik Karlsson
    2013/14 - Erik Karlsson
    1992/93 - Norm Maciver

    Ottawa Senators (1917):
    None

    Arizona/Phoenix Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets:
    2015/16 - Oliver Ekman-Larsson
    2014/15 - Oliver Ekman-Larsson
    2013/14 - Keith Yandle
    2012/13 - Keith Yandle
    1991/92 - Phil Housley
    1990/91 - Phil Housley

    Philadelphia Flyers:
    None

    Philadelphia Quakers/Pittsburgh Pirates:
    None

    Pittsburgh Penguins:
    2003/04 - Dick Tarnstrom

    St. Louis Blues:
    None

    San Jose Sharks:
    None

    Tampa Bay Lightning:
    None

    Toronto Maple Leafs/Toronto St. Pats/Toronto Arenas:
    None

    Vancouver Canucks:
    1989/90 - Paul Reinhart

    Washington Capitals:
    1990/91 - Kevin Hatcher
    1986/87 - Larry Murphy

    Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers:
    None
     
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  2. reckoning

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    Ray Bourque did it several times in Boston.

    Brian Leetch and Sergei Zubov both did it in New York.
     
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    Scott Stevens in 1993-94 led New Jersey in scoring.
     
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    Bourque, Potvin, Chelios, Orr, Stevens, Leetch, Zubov, Streit,

    there are more, but that is off the top of my head
     
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    Brad Park did it in 1973-74 when he finished 9th overall in league scoring.
     
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    paul coffey in detroit is the big name not mentioned yet.

    others include mark streit on the island, visnovsky in LA, housley in winnipeg, and probably shea weber this year (6 point lead, 6 games to go).
     
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    Norm mcivor in Ottawa senators first season
     
  8. solidmotion

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    on that note -- he's also leading his team in goals. THAT must be pretty rare, if not unprecedented.
     
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    Dick Tarnstrom lead the Pens in scoring within the last decade...
     
  10. vadim sharifijanov

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    kevin hatcher once led the caps in goals (tied with kelly miller) and points (outright), so if weber ends up keeping his lead it wouldn't be unprecedented. but yeah, i can't think of another example off the top of my head.
     
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    he is one of the best players most don't even know these days. i mean how many defencemen have ever been in top10 in league scoring.
     
  12. Rhiessan71

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    Obviously Orr and Coffey. Bourque, Park, MacInnis, Potvin, Leetch and Karlsson have finished top 10 as well off the top of my head.
     
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    yes i know few players have, but everybody knows those other players these days, but not Brad Park.
     
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    In the other sections yeah, that can be the case. Most in this section are very familiar with Brad.
     
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    From the thread top 10 offensive defensemen of all-time

    I actually had the wrong season for Kelly - 1955-56 is when he was a forward for 1/4 for the season
     
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    Karlsson didn't lead the Senators in scoring in 2011-12, although he will this season. Weber will lead Nashville in scoring, Yandle also has a narrow lead and Subban is 1 point back of Pacioretty.
     
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    I don't know much about Rod Langway, but how the hell did he win the Norris in 82-83 and 83-84 with Coffey 70 and 100pts ahead? Was Langway just a defensive beast or did they figure it wasn't fair how Coffey was almost a 4th forward? I think Coffey got screwed.
     
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    He was a defensive beast and is frequently considered one of the better defensive defensemen of all time, and I would imagine a large part of that is based on his Norris years, and received a large amount of credit for the defensive turnaround in Washington but there was certainly some element of backlash against the Norris going to the best scoring defenseman because of the Doug Wilson and Randy Carlyle Norris wins which preceded Langway's. Langway also finished 4th, 2nd in MVP voting in his Norris years, and then 4th when he was 3rd place for the Norris the next year.

    Bourque also had a pretty amazing season in 83-84 to not win.
     
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    dick tarnstrom with pittsburgh in 03-04
     
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    Ahhhh ok, not that I disagree with it, just rare that they actually cared about defensive play over offense for the Norris voting. Throughout history it seems to be the leading point getter which has always made me question the validity as to what the Norris is really about.
     
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    Put it this way...Langway was voted to '84 Canada Cup All star list despite playing on a losing USA team.
    He really was THAT good defensively.
    Just imagine a guy that could do everything defensively that Lindstrom could do but could also fight, punish you severely in front of the net and could put you through the glass on a hit.
     
  22. Crease

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    I compiled this for the Rangers on HFNYR a little while back:

    Brad Park - 1974
    Reijo Ruotsalainen - 1985
    Brian Leetch - 1991
    Sergei Zubov - 1994
    Brian Leetch - 2001
     
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    I think Phil Housley did for the jets way back..maybe Buffalo too..
     
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    there was a good thread about this a while back. I wonder if I can find it. I remember I broke it down to show how rare it was for a defenseman to lead a team in scoring that was in the top half of the NHL offensively.
     
  25. kmad

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    I'm trying to figure out a good way to search this out. Using NHL.com or HockeyDB or Hockey Reference all I can do so far is search each team year by year.

    I'd think there would be something that listed each team's leading scorer every year. Some team websites have it. Anaheim has none!
     
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