The BIG Night


*Rules - The Big Night is awarded each night of the NHL regular season.  The Big Night is only awarded when a player has at least 3 points and not when more than two different players tie for the Big Night at 3 points.  Ties are broken by more goals.  So if 10 players had 3 points on the same night, but only one had a Hat Trick, that player would win the Big Night.

 

Big Team Night (17) - Mentioned any time a team has a 12+ point night.  The All time NHLP record is 17 and it took 20 NHLP seasons to occur for the first time.  Just days after becoming the first GM to hit 15 points in one night, GM Jr topped himself with 17 in one night.  To make this even more amazing was it was a playoff night where Jr's New Jersey Devils got some very balanced scoring.  Kovalchuk 3, Zetterberg 3, Elias 3, Elias 3, Filppula 3 and Kronwall 2 for 17.  GM Jr in Dallas held the record after four point games from Henrik Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin and 3 from Bieska for a total of 15 for a night.

 

Big GM Night (4 Teams of 6) (34, 1.42 Points Per Player) - The record for most points on all four teams in one night is 34 and GM's getting 30+ on a given night are recognized for such a great feat.  (GM Scott had a 34 point night December 9, 2006 the same night his Oil scored 14.  That is like almost four teams getting 9 points (actually 8.5) each the same night or in this case, 14-8-6-6.)

 

Big GM Night (4 Teams of 7) (32, 1.14 Points Per Player) - The record for most points on all four teams in one night is 34 but a new record for four teams of 7 players is 32, Set by GM Andrew December 22nd, 2018 on a 10-8-8-6.  Any GM getting 30 or more is recognized.

 

Big GM Night (3 Teams of 7 Players) - (28, 1.33 Points Per Player) - March 10/13 - GM Chad had a 9.33 Points Per Team on a 13-10-5 shattering historical marks in the NHLP.  Chad also became the first GM in league history to have two teams hit double digits in the same night.  All teams who hit 25+ get mentioned.  Previously: 

 

 

Big GM Night (2 Teams of 7 Players) - No one hit 20!

 

Big Team Week (37) - A very rare NHLP occurrence is when one team gets 30+ points in a week.  It is very tough to accomplish and only done a few times each NHLP season.  The Yearbook does mention all teams who hit 30.  (We have determined that when Halifax, GM Shawn hit 37 in 2008-09, it had to have been a record.  Earlier in that week, he had his 14 point night.  His week, Henrik Sedin had 9, Daniel Sedin 8, Tanguay 8, Markov 5, Laich 4 and Pavelski 3. Amazing!)

 

Big GM Week (3 Teams of 7 Players) (83) - March 11th, 2013 - GM Chad hit a 30-30-23, the first GM in league history to have two 30 point teams in the same week, Pittsburgh and Colorado.  He also had two 10 point teams, a 13-10, in the same night, a feat never before accomplished.  Mention anytime GM has a 75 point week.

 

Big Team Month (121) - April 2022 - GM Marcel in Montreal - Kucherov 31, Fiala 24, Thomas 24, O'Reilly 15, Kopitar 10, Carter 8 and Teravainen 9.  Mentioned anytime a team has 100 in a month  Teams with a Waiver in the month do not count officially.

 

Dallas (Jr) 102 - December 2011 - Henrik Sedin led the team with 22 points, followed by Parenteau 16, Spezza 15, Ray Whitney 15, Weber 13, Eberle 13, and Plekanec 8.

 

NHLP  All Time Big Nights (54 Times, 12+ Nights, in 33 Seasons) (* Means Won Cup that Season)

17 Point Nights (1)

Jr - New Jersey Devils - 2009-10 (playoffs)

 

15 Point Nights (2)

Andrew - Los Angeles - 2021-22

Jr - Dallas Stars - 2009-10

 

14 Points Nights (6)

Marcel - Alaska Attack - 2021-22
Charlie - Phoenix Coyotes - 2009-10

Andrew - Washington Capitals - 2009-10
Henry - San Jose Sharks - 2009-10

Shawn - Halifax Destroyers - 2008-09
Scott – Edmonton Oil – 2006-07

 

13 Points Nights (11)

Chad - Toronto Maple Leafs - 2021-22

Chad - Toronto Maple Leafs - 2020-21

Marcel - Montreal Canadiens - 2020-21

Tyson - St Louis Blues - 2018/19

Matt - Quebec Nordiques - 2017-18

Tyson - Hamilton Hitmen - 2013-14

Chad - Pittsburgh Penguins - 2012-13
Tyson - Cleveland Flury - 2011-12

Ryan - Green Bay Knights - 2008-09
Glen - San Diego Griffins - 2008-09
Marcel – Florida Panthers – 2007-08*


12 Point Nights (33)

Charlie - NY Rangers - 2022-23

Jr - Calgary Flames - 2021-22

Marcel - Montreal Canadiens - 2021-22

Andrew - Hartford Whalers - 2021-22

Matt - Indianapolis Icemen - 2021-22

Andrew - Los Angeles Kings - 2020-21

Jr - Dallas Stars - 2020-21

Scott - Philadelphia Flyer - 2019/20

Scott - San Fran Titan - 2019/20

Shawn - New Orleans Wolverines - 2019/20

Andrew - Hartford Whalers - 2018/19

Marcel - Montreal  Canadiens - 2017-18

Matt - Indianapolis Icemen - 2017-18

Joel - Buffalo Sabres - 2017-18

Joel - Carolina Hurricanes - 2017-18

Charlie - NY Rangers - 2016-17

Shawn - Seattle Storm - 2016-17

Tyson - Hamilton Hitmen - 2015-16

Tyson - Hamilton Hitmen - 2014-15

Marcel - Alaska Attack - 2013-14

Ryan - NY Islanders - 2012-13

Chad - Colorado Avalanche - 2012-13

Ryan - NY Islanders - 2012-13

Marcel - Alaska Attack - 2011-12

Tyson - St Louis Blues - 2010-11

Scott - San Fran Titan - 2009-10

Ryan - Boston Bruins - 2009-10

Charlie - Anaheim Ducks - 2009-10

Scott - San Fran Titan - 2009-10
Shawn – Detroit Red Wings – 2007-08
Scott – Edmonton Oil – 2006-07
Glen – Atlantic City Gamblers – 2006-07
Shawn – New Orleans Wolverines – 2005-06
Scott – Philadelphia Flyer – 2005-06*
Brady – Vancouver Canucks – 2005-06
Jr. – Calgary Flames 1999-00
Ian – Boston Bruins 1994-95

 

Career Highs

Jr - 17

Andrew - 15
Charlie - 14
Scott - 14
Shawn - 14

Marcel - 14
Ryan - 13

Tyson - 13

Chad - 13

Matt - 13
Joel - 12
Michael & Ray - 10

Mark - 10

Vinnie - 10

 

NHLP Players -Years - 12+ Nights
5 Players - 12 Years - Done 2 Times
6 Players - 8 Years - Done 20 Times
7 Players - 13 Years - Done 34 Times

 

GMs Recording The 12+ Point Nights

Scott (7) San Fran x 3, Edmonton x 2, Philadelphia x 2

Marcel (7) Montreal x3, Alaska x 3, Florida

Tyson (5) Hamilton x 3, St Louis x 2, Cleveland

Shawn (5) New Orleans x 2, Halifax, Detroit, Seattle

Jr (5) Dallas x 2, Calgary x 2, New Jersey

Andrew (5) Los Angeles x 2, Hartford x 2, Washington

Ryan (4) NY Islanders x 2, Green Bay, Boston
Charlie (4) NY Rangers x2, Phoenix, Anaheim
Chad (4) Toronto x 2, Pittsburgh, Colorado

Matt (3) Indianapolis x 2, Quebec
Glen (2) San Diego, Atlantic City

Joel (2) Carolina, Buffalo

Henry (1) San Jose
Brady (1) Vancouver
Ian (1) Boston

 

Teams Recording 12+ Point Nights

Three Times

Alaska (Marcel)

Hamilton (Tyson)

Montreal (Marcel)

San Fran (Scott)


Twice
Boston (Ian, Ryan)

Calgary (Jr)

Dallas (Jr)
Edmonton (Scott)

Hartford (Andrew)

Indianapolis (Matt)

Los Angeles (Andrew)
NY Islanders (Ryan)

New Orleans (Shawn)

Philadelphia (Scott)

St Louis (Tyson)

Toronto (Chad)

NY Rangers (Charlie)

 


Once
Anaheim (Charlie)
Atlantic City (Glen)

Buffalo (Joel)

Carolina (Joel)
Cleveland (Tyson)
Colorado (Chad)
Detroit (Shawn)
Florida (Marcel)
Green Bay (Ryan)
Halifax (Shawn)
New Jersey (Jr)
Phoenix (Charlie)
Pittsburgh (Chad)

Quebec (Matt)
San Diego (Glen)
San Jose (Henry)

Seattle (Shawn)
Vancouver (Brady)
Washington (Andrew)

 

Teams to Never Have 12+ (6 Teams)

Cincinnati

Chicago

Las Vegas

Memphis

Miami

Portland

 

 

Memorable Nights in 2022/23

 

Kings Have 30 Point Week

A high scoring week in the NHL led to some big weeks.  GM Andrew hit 30 and is getting balanced scoring top to bottom of the lineup.  Buchnevich who had four in total coming into this week, led the attack with 7, Gaudreau and Lindholm had 6 each, Arvidsson 5, Meier 3, Hoffman 2 and Strome a single.  The Kings had not had a 30 point week in the last 15 years while in that time Andrew had done it with both Chicago and Hartford one time each. - 30

 

GM Charlie - (November 9th, 2022) - GM Charlie - BIG GM NIGHT - Charlie Has Memorable Night - Since the NHLP went to three teams of seven players, now in season 13 of the format, only one night has ever been better.  GM Charlie pounded out a 12-8-7 for 27 points on the night, just a point behind the 2013 night by GM Chad who's 13-10-5 and 1.33 PPG is considered the second highest scoring night in league history, only behind the 1.42 PPG by GM Scott in 2006 with a four teams of six players 14-8-6-6 for 34.  Over the past 13 seasons Charlies night is rare with only 4 GM's reaching 27, about once every three seasons.  Over that same time only eight teams have reached 25, done by only 5 GM's (Chad, Marcel, Shawn, Andrew and now Charlie).  - 27 


Nights of 25+ (3 teams of 7 Players) in 13 Seasons
GM Total Night Year
Chad 28 13-10-5 2013
Charlie 27 12-8-7 2022
Marcel 27 14-7-6 2022
Shawn 27 10-9-8 2014
Marcel 26 11-9-6 2022
Andrew 26 15-9-2 2022
Shawn 26 12-8-6 2019
Andrew 25 11-9-6 2012
Andrew 25 9-9-7 2019

 

Nights of 25+ (3 teams of 7 Players) in 13 Seasons

GM Chad (28) - March 2013 13-10-5

GM Charlie (27) - November 19/22 - 12-8-7

GM Marcel (27) - April 17/22 - 14-7-6

GM Shawn (27) - October 9/14 - Recording 27 points from his tree teams (10-9-8) for the second highest average 'Points Per Team' night in league history at 9.00, only behind GM Chad's 28 point 9.33 night (13-10-5) on March 10th, 2013.  The night however accomplished a rare feat, an NHLP first.  GM Shawn became the first GM in league history to have all three teams hit 8+ points on the same night.

GM Marcel (26) - March 27/22 - Had a 11-9-6 for a 26

GM Andrew (26) - March 12,/22 - Had a 15-9-2 for a 26

GM Shawn (26) - November 16/19 - Had a 12-8-6 for a 26.

GM Andrew (25) - March 7/12 - had nights of 11-8-6 for a 25 total

GM Andrew (25) - November 27/19 - had a 9-9-7 for 25, trading Giordano who had one, for Johnson who had zero, at 4 PM prior to game starts

GM Andrew (24) - February 2/16 - Had a night of 10-9-5 for a total of 24 or 8.00 per team.

GM Marcel (24) - February 27/18 - Had a night of 12-7-5 or 8.00 per team

 

 

GM Charlie (November 19th, 2022) - GM Charlie in NY Rangers - BIG TEAM NIGHT - Ranger Danger - For Charlie his Big GM Night also had a Big Team Night when his NY Rangers recorded their second ever 12+ point night, GM Charlies 4th such night all time with a career high of 14 in 2009-10 in Phoenix.  Newly acquired McAvoy had 4, Pavelski and Theodore 2 each while everyone else had singles, Matthews, Fox, Malkin and Hischier.  The Rangers may just be unstoppable this year.  They had 28 last week and with Malkin playing Sunday should reach 25 this week.  The team leads the NHLP in points for November with 72 and the league as a team at 1.05 PPG.  The roster is full of playoff players, with every one over a point per game except Theodore.  Just three points off the overall lead in the NHLP and already up 33 on fourth in the Atlantic Division.  It is hard to imagine any team being able to compete with what the Rangers have going on.  If the team gets better, GM Charlie has a real shot to win his second Cup this season.  -12

 

GM Scott - (November 7th, 2022 - GM Scott in San Fran - BIG TEAM WEEK - Titanic Week for Titan - GM Scott came out of the gates charging hard to start the month of November in San Fran.  In what may vary well have been the GM's biggest week ever the Titan reached 33, just four points shy of the known record of Halifax (Scott).  Thompson's massive 6 point game and 9 point week led the way while four players all have 5 point weeks, Miller, Q. Hughes, Zegras and Dahlin.  Stuetzle had 3 and Mercer landed on the board with a single.  - 33

 

BIG TEAM WEEKS 30+ SINCE GM SHAWN SET THE RECORD OF 37
Year GM - Team Points
22-23 Andrew - LA Kings 30
22-23 Scott - San Fran 33
21-22 Bryce - Portland 30
  Andrew - Hartford 33
20-21 Chad - Toronto 33
  Marcel - Montreal 35
18-19 Shawn - Halifax 31
17-18 Charlie - NY Rangers 34
  Matt - Quebec 31
16-17 Scott - San Fran 30
14-15 Chad - Colorado 30
12-13 Joel - Vancouver 33
  Joel - Buffalo 30
  Chad - Colorado 30
  Charlie - Phoenix 32
  Andrew - Chicago 31
08-09 Shawn - Halifax 37
     

 

 

Memorable Nights in 2021/22

 

GM Marcel - (April 30th, 2022) - GM Marcel in Montreal - BIG TEAM MONTH - For just the second time in league history a team went over 100 points in a month.  GM Marcel in Montreal absolutely destroyed the previous best month of 102 in Dallas (GM Jr) from 2011.  Finishing with an insane 121 points as the team gets ready for a playoff run, the Canadiens might be peaking at the right time.  Kucherov led the way with an incredible 31 while two others hit 20+, Fiala 24, Thomas 24.  The rest of the scoring came from  O'Reilly 15, Kopitar 10, Carter 8 and Teravainen 9.  This appears a record that might stand the test of time. - 121

 

GM Marcel - (April 17th, 2022) - GM Marcel in Montreal - BIG GM NIGHT - With a 14-7-6 GM Marcel hit 27 points, in his 27th NHLP season, his most ever in one night.  The crazy night was one off GM Chad's record for 3 teams of 7 players.  Marcel did have previous nights of 11-9-6 (26) and 12-7-5 (24), hitting the 26 on March 27th.  Safe to say the GM has some high scoring players this season.

 

GM Jr - (April 17th, 2022) - GM Jr in Calgary - BIG TEAM NIGHT - Calgary waited a long time to have a 12+ point night, hitting 12 tonight, 22 seasons after GM Jr became only the second GM in league history to record a 12 point night in 1999-2000.  It was at this time that the NHLP really took notice of how hard the night was, knowing GM Ian accomplished the feat in 1994-95 with just a 5 player team at the time.  With 7 player teams the feat is not as hard to hit, but still only 9 teams in league history have had nights of 14+.  Calgary joined Alaska as the only two 12+ point nights that occurred on the same night, with GM Marcel hitting a career high 14 tonight.  For Jr Hedman had 4, Schenn 3 while Barbashev, Point, Slavin, Slavin and Motinook all had singles. (12)

 

GM Marcel - (April 17th, 2022) - GM Marcel in Alaska - BIG TEAM NIGHT -  GM Marcel hit a career high tonight with 14 points in Alaska, the first team in 13 seasons to hit the 14 spot with only GM Andrew six weeks ago, topping the 14 point mark, the first team to do so in the last decade.  It was just a crazy night, and week for Marcel had a Big GM Night of 27 tonight as well, just one of the record.  The NHL announced it was the highest scoring weekend of hockey ever in the league, so it should be no surprise two NHLP teams high the 12+ point night in the same night, with GM Jr hitting 12 in Calgary.  For Marcel, this was his second 12+ in just four days, hitting 12 in Montreal on the 14th. Marcel hit 12+ for the 7th time, tying GM Scott for the most ever such nights and Alaska became only the fourth team in league history to hit 12+ for a third time.  Mantha and Mantha had four each while GM Marcel was in the building in Montreal scouting his play.  M. Tkachuk had 4 as well and singles went to Svechnikov and DeAngelo.  Bergeron and Robertson played but did not point, meaning Marcel could have easily topped GM Jr's all time record of 17 tonight. (14)

 

GM Marcel - (April 14th, 2022) - GM Marcel in Montreal - BIG TEAM NIGHT - For back to back seasons now Montreal has reached 12+ in a night, the third time the team has done so, joining only two other teams, San Fran and Hamilton who have ever hit 12+ three times.  This is the 6th time GM Marcel has done the feat, only one now behind GM Scott who has managed it 7 times in 33 seasons.  Thomas had 5 on the night while Fiala had 3, Rielly 2, Kucherov 1 and Carter 1.

 

GM Bryce - (April 4th, 2022) - GM Bryce in Portland - BIG TEAM WEEK - GM Bryce had a big week in Portland, reaching 30 points.  McDavid led the way with 8 while both Marchessault and Barrie added 5 each.  Hyman with 4, Hall 3, Nichushkin 3 and Dadanov 2 rounded out the sweet week, only the second 30+ on the season.

 

GM Marcel - (March 27th, 2022) - GM Marcel - BIG GM NIGHT - GM Marcel came within two points of the all-time record for three teams of 7 players when he hit a 11-9-6 for a total of 26 from his three teams.  It is such a difficult feat to accomplish that this is only the 5th such time a number in one night has been reach with only three teams of seven players.  Previously Marcel's high as 24 in 2018 on a night of 12-7-5

 

GM Andrew - March 27th, 2022) - GM Andrew in Hartford - BIG TEAM WEEK - A high scoring week by GM Andrew, hitting 33, just four off GM Shawn's all-time mark of 37.  Gaudreau lead the way with 10, Rust 7, Vrana 5, Letang 4, Letang 4, Danault 2 and Burakovsky 1.

 

GM Andrew - (March 27th, 2022) - GM Andrew in Hartford - BIG TEAM NIGHT - The scoring continues for GM Andrew who had his 5th ever 12+ point night just two weeks after his LA team did the feat.  Andrew is now only two such nights off the all-time lead currently held by GM Scott who has 7 BIG TEAM NIGHTS.  Hartford had 3 from Letang, Letang and Rust while Vrana had two and Burakovsky had a single.  It was the second time Hartford has hit 12.

 

GM Andrew - (March 12th, 2022) - GM Andrew in Los Angeles - BIG GM NIGHT -  On March 10 2013 GM Chad set the record for most points in a night with three teams of 7 players. Chad’s teams combined for a 9.33 points per team on a 13-10-5 and a second best all time 1.33 points per player on the night. Only the 34 point night December 9, 2006 by GM Scott who averaged 1.42 points per player was better. Scott had a four team night of six player teams of 14-8-6-6. Andrews total last night was two off Chad’s. The 15-9-2 for 26. With three teams of 7 players has only been reached four times ever.

 

GM Andrew - (March 12th, 2022) - GM Andrew in Los Angeles - BIG TEAM NIGHT - As a safe estimate the NHLP has had over 160,000 hockey nights. That number would be each team having 180 hockey nights a year including season and playoffs. The NHLP has averaged at least 30 teams a season over even just 30 seasons. Those calculations show just how big of night GM Andrew had in Los Angeles. Prior to last night only GM Jr had ever done it. The 2009-10 playoff night of 17 by New Jersey and the same season Dallas becoming at the time the first 15 point night in the leagues now 32 year history. So the feat is occurring about once a decade of a teaming reaching 15. Los Angeles has been in the NHLP every season and made the first ever player selection into the league drafting Wayne Gretzky with the first pick in the 1989-90 season. For the Kings Panarin had 5. Thomas 4. Johansen 3. Strome 2 and E Kane 1. Kerfoot and Wilson did not play.

 

GM Chad - (March 10th, 2022) - GM Chad in Toronto - BIG TEAM NIGHT - Toronto has their second ever 12+ point night, tying a career high for GM Chad with a huge 13 points on the night.  Ekblad led the way with 4, Gaudreau and Reinhart had 3 each while Schenn with 2 and Krug with one rounded out the 13.  Toronto has been in all 32 NHLP seasons and this marked a first, leaving only 7 NHLP teams to never accomplish the feat one time.  Chad has been at the helm of the Leafs Franchise for 24 seasons.  Chad now has three Big Nights, his last coming in 2012-13.

 

GM Matt - (October 23rd, 2021) - GM Matt - BIG TEAM NIGHT - Indianapolis had a 12 point night.  MacKinnon had 3, Trochek 3, Gaudreau 2, Dvorak 2, Arvidsson 1, Beavillier 1.

 

Memorable Nights in 2020/21

 

GM Chad - (May 8th, 2021) - GM Chad in Toronto - BIG TEAM WEEK - GM Chad was just four points shy of the all-time mark in a week.  Chad was able to reach 33 in Toronto.  McDavid had 13, Bonino 5, Martinez 5, Barrie 4, Beauvillier 4, Josi 2 and Kucherov 0

 

GM Andrew - (May 7th, 2021) - GM Andrew in Los Angeles - BIG TEAM NIGHT - Los Angeles finally reaches a 12+ point night.  LA had Pavalski 4, Pavelski 4, Hintz 3 and Benn 1

 

GM Chad - (May 4th, 2021) - GM Chad in Toronto - BIG TEAM NIGHT - Toronto hits 13 - GM Chad finally had Toronto reach a 12+, tying a career high at 13.  McDavid had 4, Bonino 3, Josi 2, Martinez 2, Barrie 1, Beauvillier 1 and Kucherov 0

 

GM Jr - (April 28th, 2021) GM Jr in Dallas - BIG TEAM NIGHT - Dallas had there second ever 12+ point night.  Pacioretty 3, Foligno 2, Perron 2, Kyrou 2, Martinez 1, Krug 1 and Krug 1

 

GM Marcel - (March 7th, 2021) - GM Marcel in Montreal - BIG TEAM WEEK - Just two points off the NHLP's all-time best week in league history were the Montreal Canadiens this week.  GM Marcel had his best ever team week with no trades and no Waivers, putting up an incredible 35, just two back of the 2008-09 Haflifax (GM Shawn) record of 37.  Montreal was led by Necas with 8 followed by Rantanen and Gallagher with 6 each while Kadri and Tatar had 5 each, Barzal 4 and Beauvillier 2.  Montreal also had a career-tying 13 points for GM Marcel just yesterday. 

 

GM Marcel - (March 6th, 2021) - GM Marcel in Montreal - BIG TEAM NIGHT - It was 13 years since GM Marcel had his career high 13 point night, the NHLP Cup winning Florida Panthers in 2007-08.  This might be a good thing for the Montreal Canadiens team of Marcel who tied that career best on Saturday.  For the Habs, Gallagher and Tatar had 3 points each while Rantanen, Barzal and Kadri added a pair each.  The lucky 13th point was a single by Beauvillier.  This was the 5th time Marcel had a dozen plus night and the second such night for Montreal.  This comes almost a full year since the NHLP had its last in-person meeting (because of Covid), the 2019-20 Trading Deadline hosted by GM Marcel.

 

 

Memorable Nights in 2019/20

 

GM Scott (February 18th, 2020) - GM Scott in Philadelphia - BIG TEAM NIGHT - Flyer First in 15 Seasons - The last time the Philadelphia Flyer had a 12 point night the team won their only ever NHLP Cup in 2006.  "It is hard to forget that team, that year, and the trade" said GM Scott looking back.  The team was stacked at the end with Lang, Recchi, Weight, Schneider, Briere and Briere.  The trade, not the move acquiring Briere twice, who ended with 19 playoff points each, but the deal with GM Ryan, the biggest point move in NHLP history, moving 56 points, one of the leagues leading scorers, a Waiver and draft picks.  Staal had a career best 100 points that season and 28 more in the playoffs, but it was the deal for Recchi and Weight who both had 16 each that Scott  remembers the most.  If the 2019/20 Flyer are to repeat this kind of success, they won't be giving 56 points to do so.  This teams success will likely lay ahead in what happens with Pageau and Pageau, who added four points each last night, 8 of the teams dozen.  Williams added two while singles went to Aho and Connor.  Teravainen did not point while Little is out for the season and awaiting an injury pick any day.  For Scott this is his second 12 point night in a week, with the San Fran Titan hitting the mark on the 13th.  Philadelphia now joins a list of 9 teams, including all three of Scott's to have hit the 12+ mark two or more times each. (12)

 

GM Scott (February 13th, 2020) - GM Scott in San Fran - BIG TEAM NIGHT - GM Scott's "Half-Dozen" Dozen - For the second time this season a team reached a dozen points in a night, giving GM Scott his league leading 6th all time 12+ night.  The San Fran Titan got 4 from Stone who led the night while Pacioretty added 3, Marchessault 2, Pietrangelo 2, and Perron one.  Kreider played without a point and Tarasenko is hurt.  The night was the 6th ever 12+ point night for the 30 year veteran GM.  "Once every fives" said Scott, "It still remains a hard feat after all these years."  For the Titan it was their third such night, but first in a decade, tying GM Tyson's Hamilton Hitmen who were the first ever team to reach the feat three times.  Eight NHLP teams, including three teams in all 30 seasons, have never had a 12 point night. (12)

 

GM Marcel (December 31st) - GM Marcel in Montreal - BIG TEAM MONTH - Career Month for GM Marcel - GM Marcel enjoyed his best month ever in December, ending with an 88, just 14 shy of the all time NHLP record.  The Habs only had Krejci fail to reach double digits, ending with 9.  Connor with 17 led the teams scoring while Teravainen 14, Domi 13, M. Tkachuk 1, van Riemsdyk 12 and Rantanen had 11 to round out the GM's best month in 25 years.  (88)

 

GM Andrew (December 31st) - GM Andrew in Chicago - BIG TEAM MONTH - Career Month For Andrew in Chicago - After only seeing two 88+ months in a full decade, the NHLP has seen three so far in the 2019/20 season.  Although four teams reached 80+, which is a nice month, GM Andrew dipped into the 90's, ending with a career best 94 for the month of December.  Huberdeau led the team with a 22 while Zibanajad 17, Guentzel 16, and Kreider 12 had double digit points.  Three players ended with 9, Landeskog, Yandle and Thomas.  Teams don't stay together long and with the January 2nd Waiver, at least three players will be gone from the roster.  The NHLP record for points in a month was set in December 2011 by GM Jr in Dallas when his Stars, led by the 22 points of Henrik Sedin, had a 102 point month.  (88)

 

GM Shawn (November 27th) - GM Andrew - BIG GM NIGHT - GM Andrew's Teams Scoring - Just ten days ago GM Shawn had a 26 point night, an occurrence not expected to be matched this season.  Now GM Andrew ties a career best for three teams of players (3-7) players with a 25.  Andrew didn't hit ten anywhere, but the 9-9-7 is the 5th best ever in the 10 years the NHLP has ran with 3-7.  This was not of course Andrew's biggest night as a GM.  The GM had a 32 with four teams of seven players (4-7 or 1.14 PPG per player) with the all-time record held by GM Scott with a 34 (4-6 or 1.42 PPG per player).  GM Scott's 1.42 PPG per player, with 3 teams of 7 equates to having a 30 point night between your teams, a feat not reached in 10 years with GM Chad holding the current high of 28.  For Chad his 28 point night did set NHLP standards for points per team on a night of 9.33, a number having never been duplicated with any number of teams in one night.

 

GM Shawn in New Orleans (November 16th) - GM Shawn - BIG TEAM NIGHT - Makar Leads Wolverines to Dozen - GM Shawn had his 5th 12+ point night, the second all-time in New Orleans.  The first 12+ of the year, the 42nd all time, was lead by a four point night by rookie sensation and Calder Trophy leader Makar.  Malkin, W. Karlsson and Morrissey added two each whole singles went to Marchessault and Dumba.  O'Reilly played but did not point in what had the potential to be an even more impressive night. 

GM Shawn (November 16th) GM Shawn - BIG GM NIGHT - GM Shawn Scores 26 - It has been five NHLP seasons since anyone did better than 26 in a night between their three teams.  The monster night by GM Shawn was highlighted by a 12 point night in New Orleans with an 8 and 6 on his other teams for the 26.  It was Shawn who last had a better night, in 2014 when he had a second best ever night for three teams with 7 players, hitting a 27, one shy of GM Chad's record 28.  Shawn had 19 of his 21 players playing, with two sitting out with injuries.  The mark of 30, essentially three teams averaging ten points each on a night, has not been hit in the 10 years the NHLP has ran with three teams of 7 players, but in that time, Shawn's night was the third best over that span. (26)

 

GM Bryce in Portland (November 1st, 2019) - GM Bryce - BIG TEAM MONTH - Rookie GM has Memorable First Month - GM Bryce started his term as an NHLP better than anyone ever has, ending a wicked month of October with an incredible 88 points.  The all-time biggest month in league history was 102 by Dallas (Jr) almost a decade ago.  What makes this even more special is it was only 27 days long in terms of hockey nights.  Portland just played 89 games all month, averaging 0.99 PPG, opening up a 38 point lead over 5th place in the Pacific.  McDavid led the way with 23 points, five ahead of the 18 by Pettersson.  Three players had 11 point months, Oshie, Larkin and Schmaltz, one less than the 12 of Mantha.  Vesey added just 2 points, showing the month could have been much better still.  This quick start will be a great opportunity for the new GM to use those points as the league winds along to bring in assets to make the Winter Hawks a powerhouse in the NHLP in his first season.  Congrats Bryce.  Awesome start to what we hope is a long NHLP career. (88)

 

GM Jr in Dallas (November 1st, 2019) - GM Jr - BIG TEAM MONTH - It wasn't the 102 that GM Jr had in Dallas in December of 2011, but an 82 point month is a great way to start the season.  Carlsson and Ovechkin combined for half the total with 23 and 18 respectively.  Monahan had 11, Johnsson, Burakovsky and Getzlaf 9 each the young Rookie Steel chipped in 3.  The Stars are in first place in the South Division, 18 points clear of 5th place. (82)

 

 

 

Memorable Nights in 2018/19

 

GM Andrew in Hartford (March 23rd, 2019) - GM Andrew BIG TEAM NIGHT - Hartford Has Franchise First 12 - Since becoming a GM in 1995/96 GM Andrew has accomplished more than any other GM in league history.  The GM has won six NHLP Championships on four different teams.  If Atlantic City goes all the way this season, he could do it on a fifth different team, even though GM's only have three teams they operate.  As much as Andrew has done, including two Cups in Hartford, last night was the first time in Franchise history the team had a 12+ point night.  In-fact, of Andrew's current teams of Hartford, Chicago and Los Angeles, a total of five Cups between them, this was the first 12+ point night of the three teams combined.  Andrew's only other 12+ was in 2009/10 with Washington when the Capitals had his career best 14 point night.  Last night Hayes and Connor each had four while Schenn and Schenn had two each.  Ehlers and Arvidsson did not have a point and Couture did not play, meaning this could have easily been much higher then just the 12 it ended up being.  This was the second time a team hit a dozen since the NHLP Trading Deadline, the only teams to hit the mark the entire season.  For a GM with a collective 12,000+ team-hockey nights under his belt, only hitting the 12+ for a second time shows just how rare of feat this is to accomplish. (12)

 

GM Tyson in St Louis (March 12th, 2019) - GM Tyson BIG TEAM NIGHT - The KING of the BIG NIGHT - No GM in league history has dominated the 12+ point nights the way GM Tyson continues to pad his stats.  The GM tied a career high with 13 points Tuesday, the first 12+ point night this season.  For Tyson it was number 6 all time. placing him alone in the NHLP record books.  "He has done it more times than GM's Jr and Andrew put together" stated Muddy Capone, "That is just shy of a combined 50 years of GM'ing."  The St Louis Blues surely needed the points, moving from 4th to first and now 15 points clear of 5th place in the Pacific Division.  Gaudreau had a six point night with Giordano, Thornton and Vrana adding two more each.  The lucky 13th was added by Josi with Simmonds and Bozak playing but not pointing on the night.  The Blues Franchise, winnings of two NHLP Championships now also have two 12+ point nights.  GM Tyson is hoping the Blues can be the first team ever to win a third team Cup while the GM goes for his 4th Cup in just his 10th NHLP season. (13)

 

GM Andrew (December 22nd, 2018) - GM Andrew BIG GM NIGHT, 4 TEAMS OF 7 PLAYERS - GM Andrew's Career High Night - When you have a career night after 23 years of your craft, it truly shows just how remarkable the night was.  One of only three GM's having four NHLP teams this season it wasn't expected one of those three would have a Big GM Night (4 Teams).  With the record of 34, set in December of 2006 by GM Scott on a night of 14-8-6-6, it was a record not expected to be in play this season.  GM's entering the season only carried three teams each, until GM Vinnie stepped aside.  With four teams GM Andrew had a 32 point night last night, his career best on a 10-8-8-6.  This is the best ever Four Team, 7 Players night.  When GM Scott did the feat in 2006 he had a Four Team, 6 Players per team.  For Scott the record was 1.42 Points Per Player on the night while Andrew's new record will sit at 1.14 Points Per Player.  With 14 games on the NHL schedule, there was potential for someone to have a Big Night, but still no team this season has had a 12+ point night.  As hard as these records are to occur, there is clearly room for much better.  Between Andrew's 28 players three of them had 3 point nights, eight had 2 point nights, seven had a 1 point night and ten never had a point at all, while three where injured on the night and didn't play.  Congrats to GM Andrew for one for the ages. (32)

 

GM Shawn in Halifax (November 12th, 2018) - GM Shawn BIG TEAM WEEK in Halifax - Halifax Strong Week - In the past three seasons only four teams now have hit 30+ points in a week.  Two seasons ago San Fran (Scott) did it while last season only the Rangers (Charlie) and Nordiques (Matt) had Big Team Weeks of 30 or more points.  The first Big Night of any kind this season belongs to GM Shawn in Halifax.  Starting this season the Big Team Night is only officially recognized with a 12+ point night, and not ten as was the case in other years.  It was ten NHLP seasons ago Halifax had the biggest team week of all time, hitting 37 points in the week.  The Destroyers, already with three Waivers this season, hit 31 this past week to extend their Atlantic Division lead to 9 points over second, 18 over fifth, while moving 28 up on the big fat Whale in last.  A team with Crosby, who wasn't much of a factor in the week with only 3, was led by Domi with 8 points.  Couturier and Krejci had 6 each while Gostibehere had 4, Draisaitl 3 and Hamilton the 31st point.  Halifax is only 12 points out of first place overall in the NHLP.  The team has the last two Waivers of November and a third in December.  It is very likely the team could use a Waiver while the Minors are plentiful, but surely the GM will have no use for three this season.  Early on, prior to the Draft, Halifax was thought to have the best shot at building the best NHLP team.  That has not changed.  If anything, the way the team is scoring, they should be able to make a huge deal with one of their Waivers when the right time comes, which could be very soon.  GM Shawn has never won an NHLP Cup, but certainly Halifax will be in the mix all season long.   (31)

 

 

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