Friday, July 22, 2011

Habs One Game Scouting Report for Darren Dietz

Limited but fruitful offensive forays make up for low d-zone risk/reward rating

Darren Dietz of the Saskatoon Blades was the Montreal Canadiens 5th round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The 6'1", 193 lbs defenseman is a good skater, but is still in the early stages of his development. Particularly in this game, as it was scouted in late November 2010.

The right-handed shooting Dietz played a passive game in the defensive-zone; choosing to stay on the defensive-side of the puck instead of attempting to take players out or dislodge them from the puck. I believe much of this has to do with the fact that the young Dietz was still a 17-year-old when this game took place.

Overall Grade

Dietz's overall grade was 5 percentage-points above average. His puck-management skills through the neutral and offensive-zones carried his mark; He completed 100% of his attempted passes in the offensive-zone, while completing 100% of his attempted dump-ins.


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WINS 26 WINS
BATTLES 38 BATTLES
GRADE 68 GRADE
PLAYER 44


Overall Risk/Reward Rating

When compared with other 2011 draft-eligible players, Dietz's overall risk/reward is slightly below average. His work in both the neutral and offensive-zones carried his rating. That said, the fact that he won only 50% of his d-zone puck-battles and completed only 43% of his d-zone pass-attempts hurt his rating.


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MINUTES 15 MINUTES
POS/MIN 1.73 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.80 NEG/MIN

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EVENTS/ MIN 2.53 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.93 RISK/REWARD

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Offensive-zone Risk/Reward Rating

Dietz engaged in the offensive-zone only 4 times the entire game. That said, his limited forays produced solid results, as he ended the game with no negative-events in the offensive zone. He completed all 3 of his offensive-zone pass-attempts, while winning all 3 of his offensive-zone puck-battles. He rounded out a solid game in the o-zone by also managing 1 o-zone takeaway.


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MINUTES 15 MINUTES
POS/MIN 0.47 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.00 NEG/MIN

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EVENTS/ MIN 0.47 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.47 RISK/REWARD

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Defensive-zone Risk/Reward

As much as Dietz's work in the o-zone helped his rating; his work in the d-zone hurt his rating. He was much too passive; winning only 50% of his defensive-zone puck-battles. He also failed to move his feet while looking for an outlet pass. This inability to create passing lanes accounted for a disappointing 43% passing efficiency in the defensive-zone. That said, this is nothing that a little confidence won't cure.


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MINUTES 15 MINUTES
POS/MIN 0.93 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.80 NEG/MIN

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EVENTS/ MIN 1.73 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.13 RISK/REWARD

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Neutral-zone Risk/Reward

Dietz had an average neutral-zone risk/reward rating. He completed 1 of 2 neutral-zone pass-attempts. The limited pass-attempts in the n-zone point to Dietz's inability to carry the puck up ice from the defensive-zone during the game scouted. The best part of his neutral-zone game was his ability to make solid decisions with the puck, as he was successful with all 4 of his attempted dump-ins.


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MINUTES 15 MINUTES
POS/MIN 0.33 POS/MIN
NEG/MIN 0.07 NEG/MIN

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EV/ MIN 0.40 EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD 0.27 RISK/REWARD

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Raw Data from 2-1 win over the Vancouver Giants on November 30th, 2011


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OZPBW 3 OZPBW
OZPBL
OZPBL
OZPASS+ 3 OZPASS+
OZPASS-
OZPASS-
OZDEAK+
OZDEAK+
OZDEAK-
OZDEAK-
SKI +
SKI +
SKI-
SKI-
DI+ 4 DI+
DI-
DI-
OZTA 1 OZTA

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DZPBW 8 DZPBW
DZPBL 8 DZPBL
DZPASS+ 3 DZPASS+
DZPASS- 4 DZPASS-
DZDEAK+
DZDEAK+
DZDEAK-
DZDEAK-
PK DUMP+ 1 PK DUMP+
PK DUMP-
PK DUMP-
DZTA
DZTA
DZ-BL-SHOT 1 DZ-BL-SHOT
DZ-BL-PASS 1 DZ-BL-PASS

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NZPBW 1 NZPBW
NZPBL 1 NZPBL
NZPASS+
NZPASS+
NZPASS-
NZPASS-
NZDEAK+
NZDEAK+
NZDEAK-
NZDEAK-
NZTA
NZTA

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DZFOW
DZFOW
DZFOL
DZFOL
DZPKFOW
DZPKFOW
DZPKFOL
DZPKFOL
OZPPFOW
OZPPFOW
OZPPFOL
OZPPFOL
OZFOW
OZFOW
OZFOL
OZFOL
NZFOW
NZFOW
NZFOL
NZFOL

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PS THRU
PS THRU
OZ PS BL
OZ PS BL
POINTS X2
POINTS X2
+/- 1 +/-
SHOTS
SHOTS

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WINS 26 WINS
EVENTS 38 EVENTS
GRADE 68 GRADE
PLAYER 44

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