Unsustainable - Skaters - January 4, 2017

January 04, 2017

Welcome to Unsustainable - our weekly look at skaters performing at unsustainable levels. Below, you'll find a data table with an emphasis on shooting percentages. What we know, from years and years of data, is that it is unlikely that a player can maintain a shooting percentage that deviates significantly from his career numbers for long amounts of time (which translates to lots of shots).

The aim of this weekly article is to highlight players, that the data suggests, are playing at levels inconsistent with their actual talent. The last column (Dev) measures the deviation from career levels. As a fantasy hockey manager (at least one in a league that emphasizes goal scoring), you could interpret this data as a player's trade value. Today's article will include the requirements that a player has taken at least 50 shots on goal and has a deviation of at least 50% from his career numbers.

GP - games played
G - goals
A - assists
PPG - powerplay goals
S - shots on goal
S/GP - shots on goal per game
3YS/GP - 3 year shots on goal per game
SH% - current shooting percentage
CSH% - career shooting percentage
Dev - deviation from career shooting percentage
Unsustainable Shooting Percentages
Artem Anisimov3616134631.752.0725.3912.8697.5
Brian Boyle361033591.641.6916.948.8292.0
Mikko Koivu369150551.532.2216.369.1778.3
Rickard Rakell281674762.712.8021.0512.0075.4
Mikael Granlund3610192661.831.9715.158.8271.8
Bryan Rust351060661.893.3215.158.9369.7
Cam Fowler399135852.181.5310.586.3167.6
Jeff Petry378102912.461.808.795.2567.5
Kyle Turris3713121721.952.7718.0510.8067.2
Marian Hossa341673772.263.4920.7712.4466.9
Marcus Johansson3714133621.681.6622.5813.7164.7
Sam Gagner3514146842.402.5116.6610.1763.8
Alex Pietrangelo377113832.242.428.435.3059.0
Viktor Stalberg36720511.422.2513.728.7057.8
Anders Lee361443732.033.4919.1712.2456.7
Cam Atkinson36182081042.892.8517.3011.3752.2
Jonathan Toews316123822.652.477.3114.70-50.3
Corey Perry3972221112.853.186.3013.27-52.5
Beau Bennett33261581.763.243.447.26-52.6
Keith Yandle382162922.422.522.174.64-53.2
Ryan McDonagh392231711.822.202.816.06-53.7
Tomas Plekanec383131671.762.604.4710.25-56.4
Kris Letang262191803.084.102.505.74-56.4
Tyson Barrie373170932.512.053.227.44-56.7
Mathieu Perreault26361532.042.315.6613.28-57.4
Deryk Engelland39160501.
Devante Smith-Pelly33240531.612.213.778.99-58.0
Chris Kunitz323130591.842.475.0812.59-59.7
Jimmy Hayes33210541.642.213.7010.78-65.7
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare39130581.491.461.725.13-66.5
Anze Kopitar333140742.242.144.0512.10-66.5
Mattias Ekholm371120551.491.251.815.41-66.6
Zack Kassian36270541.502.043.7011.59-68.1
Cody Ceci37120661.781.931.514.82-68.7
David Savard36190551.531.561.815.94-69.5
Morgan Rielly371161842.271.811.194.04-70.5
Duncan Keith401250852.132.411.174.72-75.2
Torey Krug4012001162.902.760.864.13-79.2
Riley Sheahan36060561.561.880.009.73-100.0
Colton Parayko380170962.532.160.003.45-100.0