Unsustainable - Skaters - March 1, 2017

March 01, 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
Mikko Koivu60173121011.682.2216.839.3779.6
Jason Chimera611590901.481.8316.669.3777.8
T.J. Oshie50241961052.102.3022.8513.1374.1
Artem Anisimov58222141001.722.0722.0012.9869.5
Seth Jones55102401142.071.638.775.4760.5
Mikael Granlund61213861352.211.9715.559.7459.7
Rickard Rakell52241051222.352.8019.6712.5956.2
Justin Williams61191741262.072.5115.079.6755.9
Marcus Johansson6221224981.581.6621.4214.0053.0
Ryan Suter6182541181.932.086.774.4651.6
Michael Grabner62261001362.192.4719.1112.6850.7
Jean-Gabriel Pageau6161501232.022.534.879.80-50.3
Corey Perry63113131722.733.186.3913.12-51.3
Gustav Nyquist5672211212.162.555.7811.94-51.6
Shayne Gostisbehere5652221362.433.053.677.59-51.6
Keith Yandle6232921362.192.522.204.58-51.9
Riley Nash62470941.521.504.259.02-52.9
Ryan McDonagh6233111131.822.202.655.87-54.8
Francois Beauchemin602110911.521.782.195.10-57.1
Anze Kopitar5763011202.112.145.0011.98-58.3
Shane Doan6251521201.942.684.1610.23-59.3
Cody Ceci611801121.841.930.894.32-79.4