Unsustainable - Skaters - February 15, 2017

February 15, 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 90 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
T.J. Oshie4723176972.062.3023.7113.1380.6
Mikko Koivu5516242951.732.2216.849.3580.1
Artem Anisimov5320204911.722.0721.9712.9070.4
Seth Jones49101901092.221.639.175.5266.1
Michael Grabner55261001252.272.4720.8012.8262.2
Justin Williams55181441152.092.5115.659.6761.8
Rickard Rakell47221051092.322.8020.1812.5061.4
Kevin Shattenkirk56112871081.932.8110.186.7351.3
Brian Boyle501373981.961.6913.268.7851.0
Jarome Iginla547841071.982.436.5413.11-50.1
Anze Kopitar4962611012.062.145.9412.09-50.9
Gustav Nyquist5672211212.162.555.7811.94-51.6
Morgan Rielly4921911072.181.811.864.05-54.1
Shane Doan5551421102.002.684.5410.25-55.7
Shayne Gostisbehere5041811192.383.053.367.69-56.3
Tyson Barrie4632001142.482.052.637.18-63.4
Ryan McDonagh5523011011.842.201.985.83-66.0
Cody Ceci54180981.811.931.024.46-77.1