Tuesday, April 8, 2014

HABS: Comparing dump-ins with offensive-zone entries

This post will focus on the number of dump-ins, as well as the number of offensive-zone entries each Montreal Canadiens player has produced per-minute of even-strength ice-time. Only events that have occurred since the Olympic break are included here.


Among defensemen, Francis Bouillon has attempted the most dump-ins per-minute played; followed by Jarred Tinordi, and Douglas Murray. Josh Gorges has attempted the fewest dump-ins, but his sample size is small over this period due to an injury.

Ryan White has attempted the most dump-ins among centres, while Dale Weise has attempted the most per-minute played of any Habs player.


Francis Bouillon has attempted the most offensive-zone entries per-minute among Habs d-men; followed closely by PK Subban. Among centres, Tomas Plekanec has attempted the most o-zone entries, while Max Pacioretty leads all Habs players in this category. White, George Parros, and Brandon Prust have attempted the fewest offensive-zone entries per-minute played.

This graph represents the number of dump-ins (from the neutral-zone), and carry-ins (o-zone entries) each player has managed per-minute of ice-time.


PK Subban has the highest entry-to-dump-in ratio among Habs defensemen, as PK attempts 0.483 entries for every 1 dump-in. Among centres, both Plekanec, and David Desharnais have similar ratios; Plekanec attempts 1.871 entries for every 1 dump-in, while Desharnais attempts 1.880 entries per dump-in.

Tomas Vanek leads all Habs players with an entry-to-dump-in ratio of 2.355. Put into perspective, Vanek's ratio is double that of the average Habs winger.

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1 comment:

  1. be neat to see this done with per/60 as well as total actions.