Geek of the Week: Miller Time

Michael Halbany


With so much up in the air as it relates to the resumption of play in the NHL, it's safe to say we will be without game action at least for the foreseeable future. There are many different scenarios in play when it comes to resuming the 2019-2020 campaign. However, for the purposes of the exercise, let's work with the assumption that the regular season is likely over.

For this exercise, I was curious to see which players contributed the most in each of the Standard Y! Categories (G, A, +/-, Power Play Points, SOG, Hits). Using Frozen Pool, I pulled the multi-category stats report and eliminated all skaters that didn't play at least 10 games. Using Excel, the 50th, 75th, 80th, 85th, and 90th percentiles were calculated for each of the categories and the results yielded the following numbers:

This means a player scoring 17+ goals would fall into the 85th percentile or better for goals. Likewise, a player who scored 10+ PPP would fall into the 80th percentile or better for PPP. Another way to read this chart is if a player recorded at least 15 G, 24 A, +7 Plus/Minus, 10 PPP, 141 SOG, and 93 hits, his production fell into the 80th percentile or better among skaters in Y! Standard Scoring.

With that said here are the skaters fell into the 75th percentile or better bucket: