Unsustainable - Skaters - March 15, 2017

March 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
Jason Chimera69171101021.481.8316.669.4177.0
T.J. Oshie56261961152.052.3022.6013.1871.5
Artem Anisimov64222341051.642.0720.9512.9262.2
Mikko Koivu67183321221.822.2214.759.3258.2
Rickard Rakell58291151412.432.8020.5613.1856.0
Ryan Ellis59121841071.812.0711.217.2255.3
Mikael Granlund68234161522.241.9715.139.8054.4
Michael Grabner64271201402.192.4719.2812.7351.4
Victor Hedman66144541402.122.5410.006.6051.4
Alexander Steen6214302901.453.4015.5510.2951.2
Seth Jones62102901242.001.638.065.3650.5
Mathieu Perreault5372111102.082.316.3612.74-50.1
Brendan Gallagher5271411542.963.364.549.24-50.9
Anton Stralman6021311001.671.622.004.35-54.0
Shane Doan6961831341.942.684.4710.22-56.2
Riley Nash684701051.541.503.808.77-56.7
Sami Vatanen603192981.632.393.067.29-58.0
Cal Clutterbuck533150911.721.813.298.40-60.9
Cody Ceci6821101181.741.931.694.48-62.3