Wild West: Mining for Multi-Category Defencemen

Chris Kane

2018-11-26

 

In part two of our mini-series I wanted to take a look at multi-cat defensemen. Again, like with forwards, I started with guys that are typically valued very highly in those formats. We are of course talking about guys like Brent Burns, Dustin Byfuglien, Shea Weber etc. It turns out those three guys don’t exactly have the same production profile, or at least did not in 2017-18. Burns is significantly higher in shots, but quite a bit lower in hits. (As with last week I started league-wide and narrowed to the West when talking about this season. West guys are bolded though for your convenience.)

 

Player

Position

Games Played

Points/G

Shots/G

Hits/G

Blocks/G

Brent Burns

D

82

0.82

4.05

0.96

1.66

Dustin Byfuglien

D

69

0.65

2.80

2.13