Tuesday, March 6, 2012

One-game Scouting Report for Keith Yandle

Keith Yandle is a a 6'1", 190 lbs left-handed defenseman playing for the Phoenix Coyotes. He turns 26 in September, 2012, and was the Coyotes' fourth-round pick during the 2005 NHL entry draft. He is currently playing in his fourth full NHL season, and is signed though 2015-16, with an average cap-hit of $5,250,000. (according to Capgeek.com)

Yandle has eye-opening speed, and a strong stick. He routinely supports the attack, and has a career shooting percentage of 5.7%.

This one-game scouting report is from a 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 5th, 2012. Keep in mind that this is only a one-game scouting report.

OVERALL GRADE

Yandle produced an above-average overall grade. He had no points, and an even traditional plus/minus. He was incredibly involved in the play, producing an incredible 4.21 events per-minute played.


3

WINS
73
WINS
EVENTS
103
EVENTS
GRADE
71
GRADE
PLAYER
3



OVERALL EVEN-STRENGTH

Yandle produced an above-average even-strength risk/reward rating of 1.88, and an even-strength ratio of 2.43 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. His best work was done in the defensive, and neutral-zones, while his powerplay rating was lower than expected.


3

POS
73
POS
NEG
30
NEG
RATIO
2.43
RATIO

22.85
MIN/G

3

MINUTES
23
MINUTES
POS/MIN
3.19
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
1.31
NEG/MIN

3

EVENTS/ MIN
4.51
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
1.88
RISK/REWARD

3



OFFENSIVE-ZONE

Yandle's offensive-zone risk/reward rating was actually above-average for a defenseman. He had an o-zone risk/reward rating of 0.22, and an offensive-zone ratio of 1.71 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He won his only offensive-zone puck-battle, recovered 2 loose-pucks, and completed 6 of 8 attempted passes. He intercepted 1 opposition pass, and was able to get 2 of his 4 ES shot attempts through to the net. His 1-game o-zone rating was equal to Montreal Canadiens' defenseman PK Subban's season-average.


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OZ POS
12
OZ POS
OZ NEG
7
OZ NEG
ratio
1.71
ratio
MIN/G
22.85
MIN/G

3

MINUTES
23
MINUTES
POS/MIN
0.53
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.31
NEG/MIN

3

EVENTS/ MIN
0.83
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
0.22
RISK/REWARD

3



DEFENSIVE-ZONE

Yandle also had an above-average defensive-zone risk/reward rating of 1.14, and a d-zone ratio of 2.24 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. Thanks more to a strong stick, than any physical play, Yandle won all 6 of his d-zone puck-battles, and recovered 7 loose-pucks. He lost 3 races to loose-pucks, blocked 2 shots, and intercepted 3 opposition passes. Yandle's defensive-zone risk/reward rating was only slightly lower than PK Subban's season-average, and better than any other Montreal Canadiens defenseman.


3

DZ POS
47
DZ POS
DZ NEG
21
DZ NEG
ratio
2.24
ratio
MIN/G
22.85
MIN/G

3

MINUTES
23
MINUTES
POS/MIN
2.06
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.92
NEG/MIN

3

EVENTS/ MIN
2.98
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
1.14
RISK/REWARD

3



NEUTRAL-ZONE

Yandle's neutral zone risk/reward rating was one of the highest ever recorded (0.53) for a defenseman. He played big minutes during the game, yet produced only 2 negative events in the neutral-zone. His n-zone ratio was an equally impressive 7 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He won both his n-zone puck-battles, completed 4 of 5 passes, and was successful with all of his 4 attempts to dump the puck deep into the offensive-zone. Yandle's 1-game neutral-zone risk/reward rating was better than any Montreal defenseman's season average.

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NZ POS
14
NZ POS
NZ NEG
2
NZ NEG
RATIO
7.00
RATIO
MIN/G
22.85
MIN/G

3

MINUTES
23
MINUTES
POS/MIN
0.61
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
0.09
NEG/MIN

3

EV/ MIN
0.70
EV/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
0.53
RISK/REWARD

3



POWERPLAY

The entire Phoenix powerplay struggled during the game. Yandle's powerplay risk/reward rating (1.45)was substantially-low for a PP quarterback. He produced a PP ratio of 2.33 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play. He was successful with both of his o-zone passes while on the powerplay, but was unable to get any of his 3 shots through to the net. For comparisons sake; Montreal defenseman Kaberle has a season-average PP risk/reward rating of 3.29, while Subban's PP rating is 2.62.


3

POS
7
POS
NEG
3
NEG
GAMES
2.33
GAMES
MIN/G
2.75
MIN/G

3

MINUTES
3
MINUTES
POS/MIN
2.55
POS/MIN
NEG/MIN
1.09
NEG/MIN

3

EVENTS/ MIN
3.64
EVENTS/ MIN
RISK/REWARD
1.45
RISK/REWARD

3

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