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Buy-Low and Sell-High: Skaters


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.

Ron Hainsey412410.
Tom Wilson1310642.11.320.39.2121
Michael Frolik117631.92.817.58.1115
Morgan Rielly13351262.62.310.34.9109
Alex Chiasson177631.51.327.013.2104
Valtteri Filppula1110420.
Brad Richardson115731.
Viktor Arvidsson197913.43.420.911.976
Elias Lindholm21371192.32.117.610.174
Kyle Clifford71591.
Casey Cizikas119611.51.418.010.473
Jeff Skinner30141533.23.419.611.373
Brian Boyle125761.81.915.89.272
Joe Pavelski27181302.52.820.812.368
Jake McCabe48421.
Jeff Petry10241122.
Joonas Donskoi1412791.52.017.711.061
Matt Niskanen612821.
David Perron1718851.
Tomas Hertl22231102.32.720.012.461
Cody Eakin1313741.61.617.611.257
Carl Soderberg16141092.21.914.79.357
Matt Duchene2027992.42.520.212.957
Gabriel Landeskog29251633.32.517.811.555
Nick Bonino1313711.41.718.311.953
James van Riemsdyk1210672.13.617.911.753
Damon Severson617851.
Patric Hornqvist15111012.93.614.99.950
Carl Hagelin24501.
Mikhail Sergachev216831.
Colton Sceviour39902.
Oscar Lindberg27451.
Ty Rattie26481.713.44.29.3-55
Andrew Cogliano38661.32.04.510.5-57
Kevin Shattenkirk212771.
Jack Johnson110471.
Ryan Murray121601.
James Neal571092.23.34.611.7-61
Ian Cole19581.
Olli Maatta111551.
Justin Faulk3141402.
Deryk Engelland15611.
Mattias Janmark312691.44.311.8-63
Marc-Edouard Vlasic110651.
Erik Karlsson3401543.
Duncan Keith120891.
Alexander Wennberg118491.
Jaden Schwartz317962.
Riley Nash15430.
Nick Leddy117661.
Noel Acciari13551.
Nikita Zaitsev05420.
Marcus Pettersson014410.
Tobias Rieder09571.
Dion Phaneuf02491.
Kevin Connauton06551.


G: Goals

A: Assists

S: Shots on goal

S/GP: Shots on goal per game

3YS/GP: Three-year average shots on goal per game

SH%: 2018-2019 shooting percentage

CSH%: Career shooting percentage

DEV: Deviation from career shooting percentage