Unsustainable - Skaters - March 22, 2017

March 22, 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. Oshie59302071222.072.3024.5913.4383.1
Jason Chimera71171201081.521.8315.749.3867.7
Artem Anisimov64222341051.642.0720.9512.9262.2
Ryan Ellis62142041161.872.0712.067.4562.0
Dominic Moore7311100901.231.3712.227.6360.2
Victor Hedman69154541442.092.5410.416.6855.8
Rickard Rakell61311251522.492.8020.3913.3053.3
Mikael Granlund72254171642.281.9715.249.9553.2
Mikko Koivu71183521281.802.2214.069.2951.3
Brent Seabrook7133321191.682.022.525.36-53.0
Shane Doan7061931371.962.684.3710.21-57.2
Anton Stralman6321311091.731.621.834.30-57.5
Riley Nash724701131.571.503.538.60-59.0
Sami Vatanen6331921021.622.392.947.22-59.3
Cal Clutterbuck553150931.691.813.228.39-61.6
Cody Ceci7221201251.741.931.604.42-63.8
Jason Garrison68180941.381.951.065.41-80.4
Riley Sheahan700100951.361.880.008.80-100.0