Behind Hockey's Stars: A Statistical Analysis of Critical Hockey Team Metrics

Date of Creation

Summer 2017



The NHL has been in existence for 99 years, but the game of hockey is changing. The integration of advanced analytics is permanently altering the standards to which NHL teams are held. This project is dedicated to explaining the regular season success of NHL teams by team metrics. Can an offensive juggernaut win without defense? How important is having an above average goalie? This model to predict NHL regular season success can answer these questions and more.


hockey, sports analytics, stats, fenwick, PDO, NHL, points, team metrics, analysis


Final project for the 2017 Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows Program at Bertrand Library, Bucknell University.


This is the author's version of the work. This publication appears in Bucknell University's institutional repository by permission of the copyright owner for personal use, not for redistribution.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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Digital Project