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Buy-Low and Sell-High: Skaters

Introduction

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 20 shots on goal and has a deviation of at least 50% from his career numbers.

Shot Production and Shooting Percentage Data

Player G A S S/GP 3YS/GP SH% CSH% DEV
Joel Eriksson Ek 4 2 22 3.1 2.1 18.2 7.5 143
Tyler Toffoli 5 3 20 3.3 3.0 25.0 10.5 137
James van Riemsdyk 5 2 20 2.9 2.9 25.0 12.1 107
Bo Horvat 5 5 20 2.5 2.9 25.0 12.6 98
Shea Theodore 3 4 30 4.3 3.0 10.0 5.7 75
Justin Faulk 2 0 20 2.9 2.6 10.0 5.9 71
Nikolaj Ehlers 5 6 24 3.4 3.0 20.8 12.2 71
Max Pacioretty 6 1 32 4.6 4.1 18.8 11.1 69
Nicklas Backstrom 4 4 20 2.9 2.2 20.0 12.0 66
Kevin Labanc 1 4 23 3.3 2.1 4.4 9.2 -53
Taylor Hall 1 5 22 3.1 4.8 4.6 10.3 -56
Nazem Kadri 1 2 20 2.9 2.9 5.0 11.6 -57
Timo Meier 1 4 23 3.3 3.0 4.4 10.0 -57
Zach Hyman 1 2 21 2.6 2.2 4.8 11.8 -60
Mika Zibanejad 1 1 20 3.3 3.4 5.0 12.8 -61
Jeff Carter 1 5 23 3.3 3.9 4.4 11.2 -61
Rickard Rakell 1 1 22 3.1 3.2 4.6 11.7 -61
Jack Eichel 1 7 26 3.7 4.1 3.9 10.7 -64
Viktor Arvidsson 1 4 23 3.8 3.6 4.4 12.0 -64
Jesse Puljujarvi 0 2 25 3.1 0.0 6.7 -100
Rasmus Dahlin 0 1 23 3.3 2.0 0.0 4.5 -100
Legend
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%
2020-2021 shooting percentage
CSH%
Career shooting percentage
DEV
Deviation from career shooting percentage