Wild West: Power-Play Trends in the West

Grant Campbell


We did an early check-in in Mid-November here about the power plays in the West and how each team was doing and what players’ ice time and production were. Three months later we will see where teams and players have been trending.

I'm going to be using PPP/60Min. The best players typically come in between six and nine. I have a floor of about two/60Min that will put that player in danger of being removed from the power play in my opinion.

Anaheim Ducks – 5th in the NHL at 25.9 percent (4th on November 15th at 28.3 percent)

The Ducks have maintained their power-play success and still sit 5th overall.

Their typical players on each unit this year have been:

PP1: Sonny Milano (46.4% of PP time, 6.6 PPP/60MIN), Trevor Zegras (57.5, 5.0), Ryan Getzlaf (57.0, 4.3, Rickard Rakell (57.0, 4.1), Jamie Drysdale (46.1, 4.9)

PP2: Troy Terry (42.3,, 8.8), Adam Henrique (41.9, 6.6), Jakob Silfverberg (39.4, 3.8), Kevin Shattenkirk (42.7, 7.1), Cam Fowler (45.0, 8.6)

Max Comtois (45.9, 1.8), Sam Steel (14.7, 2.0) and Vinni Lettieri (40.1, 8.2) have seen time on either unit as well.

Terry leads the team with seven PPGs and Fowler leads the team with 14 PPPs. Terry leads the team in PP IPP (percentage of points that he is in on, when the team scores) with 86.7 followed by Drysdale at 81.8 which indicates that the puck is flowing through both of those players the most.

Arizona Coyotes – 32nd at 11.6 percent (30th at 12.5)

The team has not improved since November and is now dead last in the NHL with the man-advantage.

PP1: Phil Kessel (64.0, 3.8), Clayton Keller (66.0, 2.5), 2.9), Lawson Crouse (40.9,