Analytics

Carson Wetsch, Calgary Hitmen (Photo: Jenn Pierce/Calgary Hitmen)

2024 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Carson Wetsch

Carson Wetsch, 17, is a 2024 draft-eligible physically imposing player at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. In his rookie season in the WHL for the Calgary Hitmen, he scored 10 goals, provided 11 assists, and totalled 21 points in 45 games.

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2024 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Lucas Pettersson

Lucas Pettersson is an eighteen-year-old forward from Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Born on April 17, 2006, Pettersson has been on the radar of forwards coming into the NHL for his variety of hockey talents.

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Charlie Elick, Brandon Wheat Kings (Photo Credit: Rick Elvin)

2024 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Charlie Elick

Charlie Elick is one of the most well-rounded defensemen in the 2024 NHL Draft class. He has the makings of being an impactful presence on any team’s blueline with a reliable calm presence offensively and defensively.

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Christian Humphreys, USNTDP (Rena Laverty / USA Hockey’s NTDP)

2024 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Christian Humphreys

Christian Humphreys has shown consistent performance as a two-way forward. Standing at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, he is a promising prospect who has the potential to exceed expectations and become a steal in the draft.

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When Can Newly-Drafted Prospects Break Through Into The NHL?

When do or can prospects make the jump to the NHL/AHL level? Most NHL prospects take 3-5 years post-draft to reach the NHL, with less than a third of first-rounders making an NHL team. Factors like skill development and individual progression dictate the timeline. Additionally, a strict NHL-CHL agreement impacts where prospects can play, depending on age. Any player under the age of 20 is ineligible to play in the AHL. NHL Entry Draft intricacies, entry-level contracts, Russian political issues and AHL stints shape a prospect’s journey.

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Should Golden Knights Fans Be Worried?

What is going on in Vegas? Is this season a lost cause?  The Golden Knights started their season with a record-breaking seven wins to start a season by the reigning Stanley Cup champion. The middle of the season was plagued with injury after the injury of the first-string guys, causing them to rely heavily on […]

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Stuart Skinner taking a water break mid-game

Stuart Skinner Plays Pivotal Role In Oilers’ Stanley Cup Playoff Hopes

Stuart Skinner stirs the “oil” in Edmonton during the regular season, but can it carry over into the Stanley Cup Playoffs? After a rugged start to the season at both ends of the ice for the Edmonton Oilers, they now hold second place in the Pacific Division. This is due, in part, to Connor McDavid finding yet another […]

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Johnny Gaudreau races down the ice towards the Buffalo Sabres goal.

Johnny Gaudreau’s Second-Half Surge

In the NHL, many players often experience ups and downs in their performance throughout a season. Columbus Blue Jackets forward Johnny Gaudreau is no exception, but recently it’s his surge in point production during the second half of this season has been noteworthy. With 10 points so far in February and being the Jacket’s current […]

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ECHL: Grizzlies Gobble Up Growlers

The Utah Grizzlies hosted the Newfoundland Growlers in the first game of a 3-game set at the Maverik Center as Trent Miner for Utah and Luke Cavallin for the Growlers got the start in goal. Some very notable scratches in this game were Todd Skirving and James Melindy for the Growlers, and Dylan Fitze of […]

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Hockey Analytics For Beginners

What is “WAR”? What is the difference between xG and just G? Do you want a high SV% and a low GAA, or vice versa? For all these questions – and some others – our glossary of basic analytics terms, acronyms, and statistics will help you learn to talk puck like a pro. First, though, […]

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