Hockey Analytics

Breaking down the top rookies of the 2020-21 NHL season — Part One

The 2020-21 NHL season has posed various challenges for its players, few of which impact anyone more than members of this year\’s rookie crop. In this QSAO series, we look at this year’s crop of the NHL rookie race — who’s excelling, who’s not, and who’s surprised us so far this season. In this first piece, we’ll look at some of the NHL’s freshmen from Central and East Divisions.

The Call to the Hall: Which NHL forwards are most likely to make the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is one of the greatest honours a professional athlete can receive.

As an avid hockey fan, debating who does, and who doesn’t deserve to be in the Hall of Fame is one of my favourite pastimes. With this in mind, I wanted to create a model that takes various player statistics and uses them to calculate the probability of a player making the Hall of Fame if they were to retire today.

In search of similarity: Finding comparable NHL players

By Owen Kewell The following is a detailed explanation of the work done to produce my public player comparison data visualization tool. If you wish to see the visualization in action it can be found at the following link, but I wholeheartedly encourage you to continue reading to understand exactly what you’re looking at: https://public.tableau.com/profile/owen.kewell#!/vizhome/PlayerSimilarityTool/PlayerSimilarityTool …

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How the Queen\’s Men\’s Hockey Team is using analytics – Interviewing Director of Analytics, Miles Hoaken

By Anthony Turgelis (@AnthonyTurgelis) If you\’ve ever thought that sports analytics could only be implemented in national leagues, where there is plenty of data made publicly, then it\’s time to think again. Miles Hoaken is a first year Queen\’s University student in the Commerce program, that is the creator and director of the analytics department …

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