Unsustainable - Skaters - December 6, 2017

December 06, 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 40 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
Mattias Ekholm276104441.631.3313.635.91130.6
William Karlsson2614112562.151.7025.0011.07125.8
Claude Giroux2711173511.893.0621.5610.8898.1
Radek Faksa261060471.812.0821.2710.9893.8
Micheal Ferland261144612.352.1418.039.9182.0
Michael Grabner261320552.122.3323.6313.0281.5
Torey Krug214101472.242.808.514.7280.3
Craig Smith271165642.372.5317.189.5679.7
Anders Lee2616125632.422.5125.3914.2078.7
Mark Scheifele2714206521.932.4026.9215.1477.8
Nazem Kadri2813103642.293.1020.3111.7872.5
Nail Yakupov25732411.642.6717.0710.0569.8
Jordie Benn27340401.481.127.504.4668.3
John Tavares2617134793.043.4621.5113.0464.9
Jason Zucker261393622.382.7620.9612.8363.3
Joonas Donskoi23751441.911.7515.909.7663.0
Logan Couture261383652.503.2920.0012.2862.8
Sean Couturier2714133853.152.1416.4710.1462.3
Anze Kopitar2814172702.502.0320.0012.3562.0
Jaden Schwartz2713194582.153.0322.4114.0159.9
Brendan Gallagher281363873.113.8314.949.7253.7
Zach Werenski27871712.632.5411.267.3453.5
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins271093592.192.6916.9411.1052.6
Blake Comeau25650411.642.0114.639.6152.2
Elias Lindholm25773522.082.2213.468.8951.5
Erik Haula22863452.051.6617.7711.7451.4
Filip Forsberg2714148732.702.9119.1712.7350.6
Dustin Brown2811124782.792.4214.109.3850.4
Tyson Barrie242171612.542.263.276.73-51.4
Patrick Sharp27340592.194.025.0810.68-52.4
John Carlson282191812.892.772.465.33-53.9
Christian Dvorak303120501.671.196.0013.04-54.0
Brandon Sutter23240431.872.904.6510.21-54.5
Artturi Lehkonen18230472.612.424.259.76-56.4
Andrew Cogliano273100632.331.804.7610.98-56.6
Brent Seabrook27180441.632.002.275.24-56.7
Alex Killorn262140481.852.084.169.70-57.1
Carl Hagelin27220582.152.453.448.37-58.9
Mitchell Marner282141531.892.433.779.17-58.9
Michael Del Zotto27180501.852.712.006.14-67.4
Max Domi302151752.502.212.668.55-68.9
Erik Karlsson201160522.603.231.926.94-72.3
Ryan Callahan25140421.683.212.3810.26-76.8
Kris Letang281191792.824.051.265.55-77.3
Justin Faulk25160732.923.241.366.39-78.7
Brent Burns2611101003.853.731.007.31-86.3
Duncan Keith270140622.302.300.004.59-100.0
Marco Scandella27050562.071.870.004.83-100.0
Dustin Byfuglien250130662.643.220.006.96-100.0
Rasmus Ristolainen18070492.722.190.004.10-100.0