Alexei Yemelin posted an average grade of 65 through the last 3 games of the recent World Hockey Championship. His grade was 2 percentage-points above the Canadiens regular season average, and would place him fifth among the Habs defensemen last season; the same mark as Roman Hamrlik.
Yemelin's grade ranged from a high of 69 in the quarter-finals against Canada, to a low of 63 during the bronze medal game against the Czech Republic.
**Risk / reward is the difference between positive-events (won puck-battles, etc.) and negative events (lost puck-battles, etc) per minute of ice-time. The higher the number the better a player performs overall, or in a specific zone.**
Overall risk / reward
Habs regular season average (0.64)
Yemelin's posted an overall risk / reward rating of 1.03 against Canada, 1.02 against Finland, and 1.11 in the game against the Czechs.
Yemelin's 3-game average (1.05)
|3 GAME OVERALL RISK / REWARD|
|EVENTS/ MIN||3.43||EVENTS/ MIN|
Offensive-zone risk / reward
Habs regular season average (0.12)
Yemelin had an offensive-zone risk reward rating of -.06 versus Canada, 0.13 against Finland, and 0.26 versus the Czech Republic.
Yemelin's 3-game average (0.09)
|3-GAME O-ZONE RISK / REWARD|
|OZ POS||16||OZ POS|
|OZ NEG||12||OZ NEG|
|EVENTS/ MIN||0.65||EVENTS/ MIN|
Defensive-zone risk / reward
Habs regular season average (0.89)
Yemelin managed a defensive-zone risk / reward rating of 0.90 against Canada, 0.57 versus Finland, and 1.11 during the bronze-medal game against the Czech Republic.
Yemelin's 3-game average (0.84)
|3-GAME D-ZONE RISK / REWARD|
|DZ POS||68||DZ POS|
|DZ NEG||32||DZ NEG|
|EVENTS/ MIN||2.33||EVENTS/ MIN|
Note: Habs 2002 draft pick Konstantin Korneyev posted an overall risk / reward rating of 2.10, an offensive-zone risk / reward rating of 0.32, and a defensive-zone risk / reward rating of 1.11. Korneyev posted these ratings having played 17 total minutes less than Yemelin.