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1930s All-Decade Team (1930-31 to 1939-40)

Who were the best hockey players from the 1930s? We’ve created two all-decade teams to honour those biggest stars from 1930-31 to 1939-40.

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Goalie: Charlie Gardiner

Gardiner was a three-time First Team and one-time Second Team All-Star in the four years before his death in 1934. He was also a three-time Vézina Trophy winner and Stanley Cup champion in that short span with the Blackhawks.

Goalie: Tiny Thompson

Thompson was a two-time First Team and two-time Second Team All-Star in the 1930s, also winning the Vézina Trophy three times with the best goals-against average. He led (or co-led) the NHL in assists four times in the 1930s.


Defence: Eddie Shore

Shore was a seven-time First Team and one-time Second Team All-Star in the 1930s. A Stanley Cup champion with the Boston Bruins in 1939, he won the Hart Trophy four times and was the runner-up once.

Defence: Ching Johnson

Johnson was a two-time First Team and two-time Second Team All-Star in the 1930s. He was runner-up in voting for the Hart Trophy in 1932, losing to Howie Morenz by just one vote. He won a Stanley Cup in 1933.


Defence: Babe Siebert

Siebert was a three-time First Team All-Star and one-time Hart Trophy winner in the 1930s. A forward and Stanley Cup champion with the Rangers, he switched to defence after he joined the Bruins. He was a captain with the Canadiens.

Defence: King Clancy

Clancy was a two-time First Team and two-time Second Team All-Star in the 1930s with the Maple Leafs. He won a Stanley Cup title in 1932. He retired as the NHL’s all-time defence leader in goals scored.


Left Wing: Harvey Jackson

Jackson was a four-time First Team and one-time Second Team All-Star in the 1930s. In 1931-32, he won an NHL scoring title and a Stanley Cup title with the Maple Leafs. He was runner-up in the NHL scoring race in 1932-33.

Left Wing: Toe Blake

Blake was a one-time Second Team and two-time First Team All-Star in the 1930s. He won the Hart Trophy and was the NHL scoring champion in 1938-39. Before joining the Canadiens, he won a Stanley Cup with the Maroons in 1935.


Centre: Howie Morenz

Morenz was a two-time First Team and one-time Second Team All-Star at the start of the 1930s. He won his third and fourth Hart Trophy awards as the most valuable player in the NHL. He won his third Stanley Cup ring in 1931.

Centre: Frank Boucher

Boucher was a three-time First Team and one-time Second Team All-Star in the 1930s. He won the Lady Byng Trophy four times and was a runner-up once. He won the Stanley Cup championship with the Rangers in 1933.


Right Wing: Charlie Conacher

Conacher was a three-time First Team and two-time Second Team All-Star in the 1930s. He won or co-won five goal-scoring titles in six years. He won the Stanley Cup in 1932 and then was runner-up in Hart Trophy voting in 1935.

Right Wing: Bill Cook

Cook was a three-time First Team and one-time Second Team All-Star in the 1930s. A Stanley Cup champion, he won two NHL goal-scoring titles and one NHL scoring title. He was a runner-up in Hart Trophy voting in 1933.


Goals Leader
1930-31 Charlie Conacher
1931-32 Charlie Conacher & Bill Cook
1932-33 Bill Cook
1933-34 Charlie Conacher
1934-35 Charlie Conacher
1935-36 Charlie Conacher & Bill Thoms
1936-37 Larry Aurie & Nels Stewart
1937-38 Gordie Drillon
1938-39 Roy Conacher
1939-40 Bryan Hextall
Assists Leader
1930-31 Joe Primeau
1931-32 Joe Primeau
1932-33 Frank Boucher
1933-34 Joe Primeau
1934-35 Art Chapman
1935-36 Art Chapman
1936-37 Syl Apps
1937-38 Syl Apps
1938-39 Bill Cowley
1939-40 Milt Schmidt
Scoring Leader
1930-31 Howie Morenz
1931-32 Harvey Jackson
1932-33 Bill Cook
1933-34 Charlie Conacher
1934-35 Charlie Conacher
1935-36 Sweeney Schriner
1936-37 Sweeney Schriner
1937-38 Gordie Drillon
1938-39 Toe Blake
1939-40 Milt Schmidt
Goals-Against Average Leader
1930-31 Roy Worters
1931-32 Chuck Gardiner
1932-33 Tiny Thompson
1933-34 Wilf Cude
1934-35 Lorne Chabot
1935-36 Tiny Thompson
1936-37 Norm Smith
1937-38 Tiny Thompson
1938-39 Frank Brimsek
1939-40 Davey Kerr