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Penalty Kill Advanced Statistics


I was curious to see how our penalty killers stacked up against one another and how the addition of Luke Schenn would add to our Penalty Kill. Here are some data from Behindthenet.ca. After the jump, I'll do a mediocre statistical analysis which CNS and Hack (among countless others) will tell me how stupid I am but until then, enjoy the read. Fun stuff after the jump...

Pos = Position played (Duh)

GP = Games Played (DUH)

TOI/60 = Shorthanded time on the ice per 60 minutes played.

GF On= Number of Short Handed Goals while player is on the ice

GA On = Number of Power Play Goals Against while player is on the ice.

GA ON/60 = The number of goals scored Against per 60 minutes on the PK while player is on the ice

GA OFF/60 = The number of goals scored against per 60 minutes on the PK while player is off the ice

GAON-GAOFF= The difference in goals on the PK with the player on the ice vs not on the ice. + values indicate a player is on the ice for more PK Goals against, while - values indicate a player is off the ice while PK goals are scored.

Best PKers = Brent Seabrook, Dave Bolland, Michael Frolik, Jamal Mayers

Worst PKers= Duncan Keith , Jonathan Toews Nick Leddy, Marian Hossa.

While this is an imperfect method... this doesn't surprise me in the least. Seabrook is an absolute beast on the PK plays the most SHTOI on the team and is invaluable on the PK. Bolland and Frolik are both adequate PKers and Mayers is also pretty great.

The guys who are less than average surprise me a little bit (with the exception of Leddy, he's been bad) Toews and Hossa have been scored upon a lot more than they are off the ice for. This might be because they're stuck with the 2-8 PK pairing, but overall, that's a little surprising.

The whole reason I did this was to look at how Luke Schenn fits in. The answer is he'd be the worst PKer on the squad if we acquired him and the whole point of acquiring a dman, was to acquire some HELP for the PK not to make it worse. Yes the system may be bad in Toronto, but come on, he's been terrible even beyond terrible for what he is, a 3rd pairing dman making 3.6 per year. If you think Nick Leddy is bad, watch Luke Schenn get on the PK

NAME POS GP TOI/60 GF On GA On GA On/60 GA Off/60 GAON-GAOFF
LUKE SCHENN D 51 1.41 3 14 11.7 5.78 5.92
DUNCAN KEITH D 50 2.43 7 17 8.39 4.77 3.62
JONATHAN TOEWS C 52 1.87 3 15 9.27 6.46 2.81
NICK LEDDY D 53 1.65 0 13 8.93 6.9 2.03
STEVE MONTADOR D 50 0.13 0 1 9.07 7.34 1.73
NIKLAS HJALMARSSON D 53 2.52 3 18 8.08 7.04 1.04
MARIAN HOSSA RW 52 1.94 3 14 8.35 7.31 1.04
MARCUS KRUGER C 43 1.33 0 8 8.42 7.67 0.75
SEAN O'DONNELL D 36 1.45 1 7 8.06 7.84 0.22
JAMAL MAYERS RW 53 1.26 0 8 7.16 7.69 -0.53
MICHAEL FROLIK RW 49 1.13 2 6 6.52 7.5 -0.98
DAVE BOLLAND C 49 1.97 6 10 6.23 8.07 -1.84
BRENT SEABROOK D 49 2.71 5 12 5.42 8.95 -3.53
PATRICK SHARP LW 45 1.05 1 3 3.82 8.35 -4.53
BRYAN BICKELL LW 43 0 0 0 0 7.48 -7.48
PATRICK KANE RW 53 0.08 1 0 0 7.68 -7.68
VIKTOR STALBERG LW 50 0.03 0 0 0 7.83 -7.83
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