With all the interest from fans and media alike I thought I'd post a one-game grade for Alexei Yemelin. The grade is from Russia's quarter final win over Canada.
Yemelin is a 6'2", 222 lbs left-handed defenseman. He plays a physical game and has average speed.
He posted a final grade of 69. He won 50% if his offensive-zone puck-battles, while also winning 57% of his defensive-zone puck-battles. He was particularly effective with his first pass, as he was successful with 75% of his defensive-zone passes, and 100% of his neutral-zone passes.
*risk reward calculation explained here *
Risk / Reward
(Habs regular season average: 0.64)
Yemelin finished the game with an overall risk / reward rating of 1.03. He averaged 2.71 events per-minute of ice-time; 1.87 of which were positive.
|OVERALL RISK / REWARD|
|EVENTS/ MIN||2.71||EVENTS/ MIN|
Offensive-zone Risk / Reward
(Habs regular season average: 0.12)
Yemelin's work in the offensive-zone was less than stellar, as he focused much of his attention on defense, while not playing on the powerplay. He averaged only 0.32 offensive events per minute of ice-time, while contributing a negative risk / reward rating of -0.06. This means that he managed more negative events than positive events in the offensive-zone
|EVENTS/ MIN||0.32||EVENTS/ MIN|
Defensive-zone risk / reward
(Habs regular season average: 0.89)
Yemelin was impressive in the d-zone. He averaged 2.20 defensive-zone events per minute of ice time, 1.55 positive events per minute of ice-time, while posting a 0.90 risk reward rating in the defensive-zone.
|DZ POS||24||OZ POS|
|DZ NEG||10||OZ NEG|
|EVENTS/ MIN||2.20||EVENTS/ MIN|
|SKI +||1||SKI +|
|PK DUMP+||1||PK DUMP+|
|PK DUMP-||1||PK DUMP-|
|SH THRU||SH THRU|
|OZ SH BL||2||OZ SH BL|
|POINTS X2||POINTS X2|