Montreal Canadiens forward Lars Eller has increased the amount of offensive-zone events he engages in per-minute played, while decreasing the amount of defensive-zone events. He has substantially improved his numbers in the offensive-zone, while maintaining his already-impressive play in the defensive-zone.
- Overall ratio of 2.52 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play is second-best among Canadiens centremen, and fourth-best among forwards.
- Overall risk/reward rating of 1.90 is tops among Habs centremen and third-best among forwards.
- Even-strength risk/reward rating of 1.83 is tops among forwards
- Even-strength ratio of 2.32 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play is tops among centremen, and fourth-best among forwards.
- Powerplay ratio of 4.65 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play is tops among centremen, and third-best overall.
- Short-handed ratio of 2.68 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful plays is fourth-best among the six forward with substantial short-handed ice-time.
- Takeaway to turnover ratio of 1.98 is only third-best among centremen, and eighth-best among forwards.
- Scoring chance for/against ratio of 2.54 scoring chances for every 1 scoring chance against is second-best among centremen, and ninth-best among forwards.
OVERVIEW OF RATINGS AND RATIOS
OVERALL RISK/REWARD RATING
ES RISK/REWARD RATING
TAKEAWAY TO TURNOVER RATIO (HIGHER IS BETTER)
SCORING CHANCE FOR/AGAINST RATIO (HIGHER IS BETTER)
Eller has improved his play in the offensive-zone substantially. He is engaging in more offensive-zone events per-minute played, and has produced better success-rates across-the-board.
He has nearly doubled the amount of successful offensive-zone puck-possession plays he produces per-minute played, and has increased his offensive-zone puck-battle winning-percentage by 24 percentage-points.
His offensive-zone puck-possession success-rate has improved from 56.6% to 62.2%. This is due to improved offensive-zone passing, and deking success-rates. Eller has also improved his success-rate when attempting to get shots through to the net; from 49.1% last season to 56.2% this year.
His true shooting percentage, which represents the percentage of attempted shots that result in goals has improved from 3.7% to 4.1%.
SCORING CHANCES FOR
SUCCESSFUL OFFENSIVE-ZONE PUCK/BATTLES PER-MINUTE
OFFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING
OFFENSIVE-ZONE RATIO (SUCCESSFUL TO UNSUCCESSFUL PLAYS)
OFFENSIVE-ZONE LOOSE-PUCK RECOVERIES
OFFENSIVE-ZONE PUCK-BATTLE WINNING-PERCENTAGE /MP
OFFENSIVE-ZONE EVENTS / MP
INTERCEPTED OPPOSITION PASSES /MP
SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE PUCK POSSESSION PLAYS /MP
O-ZONE PUCK-POSSESSION SUCCESS-RATE
ATTEMPTED O-ZONE PASSES /MP
SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE PASSES /MP
O-ZONE PASSING SUCCESS-RATE
ATTEMPTED O-ZONE DEKES
SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE DEKES
O-ZONE DEKE SUCCESS-RATE
ATTEMPTED SHOTS /MP
SHOTS THROUGH TO THE NET /MP
SHOTS THROUGH SUCCESS-RATE
TRUE SHOOTING-PERCENTAGE (GOALS / ATTEMPTED SHOTS)
Last season Eller had the best defensive-zone risk/reward rating and ratio among Canadiens forwards; and he's improved on those numbers this season. (Tomas Plekenec's d-zone numbers have improved to the point where his 2013 d-zone numbers are actually tops among forwards)
Eller has engaged in fewer defensive-zone events per-minute played, likely thanks to a substantial increase in defensive success-rates. He's recovering more loose-pucks, and winning a higher-percentage of defensive-zone puck-battles.
His defensive-zone puck-possession success-rates are lower this season. This is the product of lower dump-out and deking success-rates, as his defensive-zone passing-percentage has actually improved 2.1 percentage-points.
DEFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING
DEFENSIVE-ZONE RATIO (SUCCESSFUL TO UNSUCCESSFUL PLAYS)
DEFENSIVE-ZONE LOOSE-PUCK RECOVERIES /MP
DEFENSIVE-ZONE PUCK-BATTLE WINNING-PERCENTAGE
DEFENSIVE-ZONE EVENTS /MP
DEFENDING IN D-ZONE SUCCESS-RATE/MP
INTERCEPTED OPPOSITION PASSES /MP
BLOCKED SHOTS /MP
SUCCESSFUL D-ZONE PUCK POSSESSION PLAYS /MP
D-ZONE PUCK-POSSESSION SUCCESS-RATE
ATTEMPTED D-ZONE PASSES
SUCCESSFUL D-ZONE PASSES
D-ZONE PASSING SUCCESS-RATE
ATTEMPTED D-ZONE DEKES
SUCCESSFUL D-ZONE DEKES
D-ZONE DEKE SUCCESS-RATE