Sortable Morenz Numbers

Howie Morenz up close and impersonal via view1.picapp.com

Part V of a IV-part Series, or is this more like an Appendix? Each day this week I have introduced a different list covering those players who have led the NHL in the three major offensive categories over the 93-year, 92-season history of the league, ranking them by number of titles in each of:

Each of those lists is available separately at the above links, but it occurred to me that we have the technology to do way better than that. Why not a sortable table that allows each of the above ordered lists to be re-created at a mouse click? I've always considered sortable stats to be the cat's meow, but this is my first attempt at doing them. The output, which is after the jump, is slightly buggy but mostly useful.

In all exactly 100 different players have shared the 304 offensive titles (including ties) from 1917-2010.  The 61 Hockey Hall of Famers are identified by an asterisk. 18 active players are shown in purple, after executive decisions on Jagr and Forsberg (both considered active) and Tkachuk (retired, because he's announced). Discounting a couple of guys still in limbo, historically there is about a 75% correlation between winning any league scoring crown even once, and making the HHoF.

The two columns following each player are the seasons in which they won their first and last crown (which can be the same season), not the full duration of their careers. A sort on either of those columns provides a different perspective on the chronology of the league's offensive stars.

One little bug is that all columns automatically sort from fewest to greatest. If you want top-down accounting, a second click on the little arrow that emerges on the top of the column will do the trick. Other small bugs are the weird secondary sort for ties, and the fact that players are alphabetized by given name, not surname. But the basic data is solid, and it's good to have it all in one place.

My thanks to Derek, who dreams in a language that only occurs to me in nightmares, namely computer code.

Player First Last Rockets Gretzkys Howes Morenz #
Wayne Gretzky* 1979-80 1997-98 5 16 11 32
Gordie Howe* 1950-51 1962-63 5 3 6 14
Phil Esposito* 1967-68 1973-74 6 3 5 14
Mario Lemieux* 1987-88 1996-97 3 3 6 12
Bobby Hull* 1959-60 1968-69 7 0 3 10
Jaromir Jagr 1994-95 2000-01 0 3 5 8
Charlie Conacher* 1930-31 1935-36 5 0 2 7
Stan Mikita* 1963-64 1967-68 0 3 4 7
Bobby Orr* 1969-70 1974-75 0 5 2 7
Babe Dye* 1920-21 1924-25 3 0 2 5
Bill Cook* 1926-27 1932-33 3 0 2 5
Doug Bentley* 1942-43 1947-48 2 2 1 5
Elmer Lach* 1944-45 1951-52 0 3 2 5
Maurice Richard* 1944-45 1954-55 5 0 0 5
Jean Beliveau* 1955-56 1965-66 2 2 1 5
Guy Lafleur* 1975-76 1977-78 1 1 3 5
Joe Malone* 1917-18 1919-20 2 0 2 4
Cy Denneny* 1917-18 1924-25 1 2 1 4
Newsy Lalonde* 1918-19 1920-21 1 1 2 4
Howie Morenz* 1927-28 1930-31 1 1 2 4
Bill Cowley* 1938-39 1942-43 0 3 1 4
Ted Lindsay* 1947-48 1956-57 1 2 1 4
Bernie Geoffrion* 1954-55 1960-61 2 0 2 4
Dickie Moore* 1957-58 1958-59 1 1 2 4
Joe Thornton 2005-06 2007-08 0 3 1 4
Nels Stewart* 1925-26 1936-37 2 0 1 3
Frank Boucher* 1928-29 1932-33 0 3 0 3
Joe Primeau* 1930-31 1933-34 0 3 0 3
Bryan Hextall* 1939-40 1941-42 2 0 1 3
Andy Bathgate* 1961-62 1963-64 0 2 1 3
Bryan Trottier* 1977-78 1978-79 0 2 1 3
Brett Hull* 1989-90 1991-92 3 0 0 3
Teemu Selanne 1992-93 1998-99 3 0 0 3
Adam Oates 1992-93 2001-02 0 3 0 3
Pavel Bure 1993-94 2000-01 3 0 0 3
Jarome Iginla 2001-02 2003-04 2 0 1 3
Alex Ovechkin 2007-08 2008-09 2 0 1 3
Harry Cameron* 1917-18 1921-22 0 2 0 2
Frank Nighbor* 1919-20 1925-26 0 2 0 2
Punch Broadbent* 1921-22 1921-22 1 0 1 2
Ace Bailey* 1928-29 1928-29 1 0 1 2
Cooney Weiland* 1929-30 1929-30 1 0 1 2
Art Chapman 1934-35 1935-36 0 2 0 2
Sweeney Schriner* 1935-36 1936-37 0 0 2 2
Syl Apps* 1936-37 1937-38 0 2 0 2
Gordie Drillon* 1937-38 1937-38 1 0 1 2
Roy Conacher* 1938-39 1948-49 1 0 1 2
Milt Schmidt* 1939-40 1939-40 0 1 1 2
Max Bentley* 1945-46 1946-47 0 0 2 2
Bert Olmstead* 1954-55 1955-56 0 2 0 2
Henri Richard* 1957-58 1962-63 0 2 0 2
Bobby Clarke* 1974-75 1975-76 0 2 0 2
Mike Bossy* 1978-79 1980-81 2 0 0 2
Ron Francis* 1994-95 1995-96 0 2 0 2
Peter Bondra 1994-95 1997-98 2 0 0 2
Peter Forsberg 2002-03 2002-03 0 1 1 2
Martin St. Louis 2003-04 2003-04 0 1 1 2
Sidney Crosby 2006-07 2009-10 1 0 1 2
Evgeni Malkin 2008-09 2008-09 0 1 1 2
Henrik Sedin 2009-10 2009-10 0 1 1 2
Reg Noble* 1917-18 1917-18 0 1 0 1
Jack Darragh* 1920-21 1920-21 0 1 0 1
Eddie Gerard* 1922-23 1922-23 0 1 0 1
Georges Boucher* 1923-24 1923-24 0 1 0 1
Red Green 1924-25 1924-25 0 1 0 1
Dick Irvin* 1926-27 1926-27 0 1 0 1
Busher Jackson* 1931-32 1931-32 0 0 1 1
Bill Thoms 1935-36 1935-36 1 0 0 1
Larry Aurie 1936-37 1936-37 1 0 0 1
Toe Blake* 1938-39 1938-39 0 0 1 1
Lynn Patrick* 1941-42 1941-42 1 0 0 1
Phil Watson 1941-42 1941-42 0 1 0 1
Clint Smith* 1943-44 1943-44 0 1 0 1
Herb Cain 1943-44 1943-44 0 0 1 1
Gaye Stewart 1945-46 1945-46 1 0 0 1
Billy Taylor 1946-47 1946-47 0 1 0 1
Sid Abel* 1948-49 1948-49 1 0 0 1
Ted Kennedy* 1950-51 1950-51 0 1 0 1
Bronco Horvath 1959-60 1959-60 1 0 0 1
Don McKenney 1959-60 1959-60 0 1 0 1
Norm Ullman*  1964-65 1964-65 1 0 0 1
Bobby Rousseau 1965-66 1965-66 0 1 0 1
Reggie Leach 1975-76 1975-76 1 0 0 1
Steve Shutt* 1976-77 1976-77 1 0 0 1
Blaine Stoughton 1979-80 1979-80 1 0 0 1
Charlie Simmer 1979-80 1979-80 1 0 0 1
Danny Gare 1979-80 1979-80 1 0 0 1
Marcel Dionne* 1979-80 1979-80 0 0 1 1
Jari Kurri* 1985-86 1985-86 1 0 0 1
Alexander Mogilny 1992-93 1992-93 1 0 0 1
Eric Lindros 1994-95 1994-95 0 0 1 1
Keith Tkachuk 1996-97 1996-97 1 0 0 1
Mark Recchi 1999-00 1999-00 0 1 0 1
Milan Hejduk 2002-03 2002-03 1 0 0 1
Ilya Kovalchuk 2003-04 2003-04 1 0 0 1
Rick Nash 2003-04 2003-04 1 0 0 1
Scott Gomez 2003-04 2003-04 0 1 0 1
Jonathan Cheechoo 2005-06 2005-06 1 0 0 1
Vincent Lecavalier 2006-07 2006-07 1 0 0 1
Steven Stamkos 2009-10 2009-10 1 0 0 1
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