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Elmer Lach

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)

Born: January 22, 1918 in Nokomis, Saskatchewan
Died: April 4, 2015
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 1966 (Full List)


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated May 22, 2015 10:25 PM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1940-41 23 MTL NHL 43 7 14 21 16
1941-42 24 MTL NHL 1 0 1 1 0
1942-43 25 MTL NHL 45 18 40 58 14
1943-44 26 MTL NHL 48 24 48 72 23 AS-2
1944-45 27 MTL NHL 50 26 54 80 37 AS-1,Hart-1
1945-46 28 MTL NHL 50 13 34 47 34 AS-2
1946-47 29 MTL NHL 31 14 16 30 22
1947-48 30 MTL NHL 60 30 31 61 72 AS-1,Hart-3,Ross-1
1948-49 31 MTL NHL 36 11 18 29 59
1949-50 32 MTL NHL 64 15 33 48 33
1950-51 33 MTL NHL 65 21 24 45 48
1951-52 34 MTL NHL 70 15 50 65 36 AS-1,Hart-2
1952-53 35 MTL NHL 53 16 25 41 56
1953-54 36 MTL NHL 48 5 20 25 28
Career NHL 664 215 408 623 478

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1940-41 23 MTL NHL 43 8 0.16 0.33 0.49 0.19 0.37 10 23 33 12 0.9 0.6 1.5
1941-42 24 MTL NHL 1 0 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.29 0.00 0 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.1
1942-43 25 MTL NHL 45 21 0.40 0.89 1.29 0.46 0.31 19 48 67 23 3.3 0.7 4.0
1943-44 26 MTL NHL 48 27 0.50 1.00 1.50 0.56 0.48 21 50 71 25 3.9 1.6 5.6 AS-2
1944-45 27 MTL NHL 50 33 0.52 1.08 1.60 0.66 0.74 26 76 102 35 6.3 1.4 7.8 AS-1,Hart-1
1945-46 28 MTL NHL 50 19 0.26 0.68 0.94 0.38 0.68 15 59 74 24 3.1 1.1 4.2 AS-2
1946-47 29 MTL NHL 31 13 0.45 0.52 0.97 0.43 0.71 15 22 37 14 2.8 0.7 3.5
1947-48 30 MTL NHL 60 28 0.50 0.52 1.02 0.46 1.20 38 48 86 34 6.5 1.0 7.5 AS-1,Hart-3,Ross-1
1948-49 31 MTL NHL 36 12 0.31 0.50 0.81 0.34 1.64 15 30 45 16 2.7 0.8 3.5
1949-50 32 MTL NHL 64 18 0.23 0.52 0.75 0.28 0.52 18 47 65 23 3.6 1.3 4.8
1950-51 33 MTL NHL 65 19 0.32 0.37 0.69 0.30 0.74 26 35 61 24 4.1 1.0 5.0
1951-52 34 MTL NHL 70 23 0.21 0.71 0.93 0.32 0.51 17 65 82 27 5.2 1.3 6.4 AS-1,Hart-2
1952-53 35 MTL NHL 53 16 0.30 0.47 0.77 0.30 1.06 21 36 57 21 4.1 1.0 5.0
1953-54 36 MTL NHL 48 8 0.10 0.42 0.52 0.17 0.58 7 28 35 11 1.3 0.9 2.2
Career NHL 664 246 0.32 0.61 0.94 0.37 0.72 248 568 816 290 47.7 13.3 61.1

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1940-41 23 MTL NHL 3 1 0 1 0
1942-43 25 MTL NHL 5 2 4 6 6
1943-44 26 MTL NHL SC 9 2 11 13 4
1944-45 27 MTL NHL 6 4 4 8 2
1945-46 28 MTL NHL SC 9 5 12 17 4
1948-49 31 MTL NHL 1 0 0 0 4
1949-50 32 MTL NHL 5 1 2 3 4
1950-51 33 MTL NHL 11 2 2 4 2
1951-52 34 MTL NHL 11 1 2 3 4
1952-53 35 MTL NHL SC 12 1 6 7 6
1953-54 36 MTL NHL 4 0 2 2 0
Career NHL 3 76 19 45 64 36

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1950-04-04 MTL MTL 3-2 NYR 1 15:19
1953-04-16 MTL MTL 1-0 BOS 1 1:22

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1935-36 18 Regina Abbotts S-SJHL 2 0 1 1 2
1936-37 19 Weyburn Beavers S-SSHL 23 16 6 22 27
1937-38 20 Weyburn Beavers S-SSHL 22 12 12 24 44
1938-39 21 Moose Jaw Millers S-SSHL 29 17 20 37 23
1939-40 22 Moose Jaw Millers S-SSHL 30 15 29 44 20
Career 1 Season S-SJHL 2 0 1 1 2
Career 4 Seasons S-SSHL 104 60 67 127 114

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1935-36 18 Regina Abbotts S-SJHL 4 3 0 3 6
1936-37 19 Weyburn Beavers S-SSHL 3 0 1 1 4
1937-38 20 Weyburn Beavers S-SSHL 3 2 1 3 0
1938-39 21 Moose Jaw Millers S-SSHL 10 6 4 10 8
1939-40 22 Moose Jaw Millers S-SSHL 8 5 9 14 12
1939-40 22 Moose Jaw Millers Al-Cup 3 1 1 2 4
Career 1 Season Al-Cup 3 1 1 2 4
Career 1 Season S-SJHL 4 3 0 3 6
Career 4 Seasons S-SSHL 24 13 15 28 24

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 14 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Elmer Lach 7.8 7.5 6.4 5.6 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.5 2.2 1.5 0.1
Daymond Langkow 93.4 9.0 8.4 7.6 6.3 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 3.4 2.6 2.2 1.4 0.0
Ray Sheppard 91.8 10.1 6.7 6.6 6.0 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.5 4.4 3.5 2.8 1.8 0.4
Rick Vaive 90.8 8.1 8.0 7.1 6.2 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.2 2.3 -0.2
Pierre Larouche 90.4 10.6 10.0 6.4 5.8 5.5 5.4 4.9 4.6 4.3 3.8 2.6 2.4 1.4 0.8
Ted Kennedy 90.2 6.8 6.7 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.1 3.9 2.0 0.0 0.0
Toe Blake 90.2 6.9 6.0 5.7 5.3 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.0 2.6 2.4 0.1 -0.2
Andrew Brunette 90.1 8.2 7.6 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.4 2.9 2.1 0.8 0.7
Alex Kovalev 89.4 10.5 9.1 9.1 6.3 5.7 5.3 5.3 5.2 4.9 3.8 3.6 3.4 2.5 2.5
Bill Guerin 89.4 9.9 9.8 8.8 7.2 6.2 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.6 3.8 3.2 2.4 2.3 0.0
Rick Tocchet 89.3 10.2 7.9 7.5 7.0 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.4 4.3 3.7 3.5 2.6 1.8 1.7
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Elmer Lach 7.8 7.5 6.4 5.6 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.5 2.2 1.5 0.1
Daymond Langkow 92.8 9.0 8.4 7.6 6.3 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 3.4 2.6 2.4 2.2 1.4 0.1 0.0
Robert Lang 92.1 10.0 8.5 7.2 6.5 6.0 5.7 5.4 5.4 4.8 4.3 2.4 2.1 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.0
Ray Sheppard 91.8 10.1 6.7 6.6 6.0 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.5 4.4 3.5 2.8 1.8 0.4
Cory Stillman 91.0 9.7 7.5 6.9 6.8 6.0 5.8 5.7 5.1 5.1 4.0 3.7 2.5 1.9 1.7 1.5 -0.1
Rick Vaive 90.8 8.1 8.0 7.1 6.2 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.3 4.2 2.3 -0.2
Pierre Larouche 90.4 10.6 10.0 6.4 5.8 5.5 5.4 4.9 4.6 4.3 3.8 2.6 2.4 1.4 0.8
Ted Kennedy 90.2 6.8 6.7 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.7 4.1 3.9 2.0 0.0 0.0
Toe Blake 90.2 6.9 6.0 5.7 5.3 5.0 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.0 2.6 2.4 0.1 -0.2
Vinny Prospal 90.0 8.8 8.7 7.5 6.4 5.9 5.6 5.5 5.1 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.0 1.6 1.5 1.4
Andrew Brunette 89.8 8.2 7.6 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.5 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.5 4.4 2.9 2.1 1.7 0.8 0.7

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

October 24, 1940: Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 24, 1940.

November 1, 1941: Missed remainder of 1941-42 season after suffering elbow injury in game vs. Detroit, November 1, 1941.

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