Monday, April 9, 2012

One-game Scouting Report for Goalie Ben Scrivens

Ben Scrivens is a 6'2", 195 lbs left-handed shooting goalie with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Scrivens was signed following a successful College career with Cornell University. The Alberta native has produced save percentages north of .924 through 2 AHL seasons. Scrivens played 12 games with the Leafs this season (starting 11). He earned a 4-5-2 record, with a goals against average of 3.13, and a save percentage of .903.

This scouting report is from a 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on April 6th, 2012.

Our scouting reports for goalies focus on their ability to make saves, make big saves, control rebounds, and maintain good balance. The results of these attributes are added together to produce the goaltender's rating. The highest possible rating is 4.00, while the lowest possible rating is 0.00. The higher the value the better a goalie has played.

The first number involved in the calculation is the percentage of saves a goalie makes without giving up a rebound. For example, if a goalie makes 10 saves and gives up only 1 rebound his "no rebound percentage" is .900. Again, the higher the number, the better a goalie performs.

The next number in the calculation is the percentage of safe rebounds a goalie gives up for each rebound allowed. Rebounds deflected outside of the main slot are considered safe. As such, a safe rebound is defined as a rebound outside of an imaginary line drawn from each goalpost to the corresponding board-side hash mark. As an example of this calculation, if a goalie gives up 10 rebounds and deflects 9 of those pucks outside the slot, his "safe rebound percentage" is .900. Again, the higher the number, the better a goalie performs.

The next number is the percentage of saves that would be considered "big saves". A big save is defined as any save made on a play that would be considered a traditional scoring chance. As an example of this calculation, if a goalie makes 5 big saves on 20 shots his "big save percentage" would be .250. Once again, the higher the number, the better a goalie performs.

We also track how a goalie controls the puck. We do this by tracking his successful or unsuccessful pass-attempts, as well as his successful or unsuccessful attempts to dump the puck out of his zone. The resulting numbers are used to produce a ratio of successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play.

BEN SCRIVENS

SHORT-HANDED GOALTENDING RATING

Scrivens produced a short-handed rating of 1.75. He stopped all 8 shots he faced short-handed, for an impressive short-handed save percentage of 100% (1.000). He allowed rebounds on 6 of those 8 saves for a no-rebound percentage of 25% (.250), while 3 of those 6 rebounds ended up in the slot; for a save-rebound percentage of 50% (.500).

None of Scrivens short-handed saves were considered scoring chances, so his big-save percentage was 0% (0.00). One or two big saves would have pushed his rating much higher.


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O REBOUND %
0.250
O REBOUND %
SAFE REBOUND %
0.500
SAFE REBOUND %
BIG SAVE%
0.000
BIG SAVE%
SAVE %
1.000
SAVE %

30

SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
0
SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
0
UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
PUCK PLAYS RATIO
N/A
PUCK PLAYS RATIO

30

GOALTENDER RATING
1.75
GOALTENDER RATING

30



OVERALL GOALTENDING RATING

Despite a low save-percentage of .885, Scrivens' ability to control the placement of his rebounds helped raise his overall goaltending rating to 1.89. He stopped 23 of 26 shots, and allowed 17 rebounds, for a no rebound percentage of 26% (.261). His best work was done controlling the placement of his rebounds, as only 5 of those 17 rebounds landed in the slot; giving him an impressive safe-rebound percentage of 71% (.706). Just 1 of those 23 saves came during Montreal scoring chances, producing a big-save percentage of 4% (.043).

Scrivens was not active playing the puck. He completed 4 of 6 pass-attempts, for a puck-handling ratio of 2.0 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play.


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NO REBOUND %
0.261
NO REBOUND %
SAFE REBOUND %
0.706
SAFE REBOUND %
BIG SAVE%
0.043
BIG SAVE%
SAVE %
0.885
SAVE %

30

SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
4
SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
2
UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
PUCK PLAYS RATIO
2.00
PUCK PLAYS RATIO

30

GOALTENDER RATING
1.89
GOALTENDER RATING

30


Please keep in mind, this is only a one-game scouting report. As such, it is only meant to represent Scrivens' play during this one game, and is not a statement on his long-term development. Many more scouting reports are necessary before trends, strengths, and weaknesses present themselves.