The Call to the Hall: Determining which NHL defensemen are likely to make the Hockey Hall of Fame

When it comes to the Hockey Hall of Fame, there are many factors that go into each selection every year. For defensemen, there are many tangible and intangible aspects of a player’s career that are meticulously assessed to determine their eligibility for the Hall of Fame. Building upon his model for forwards, QSAO Analyst Owen Holland has built a model to measure which NHL defensemen would make the Hall of Fame if they were to retire today. Using statistics and a logistic regression model, he has attempted to calculate each current NHL defensemen’s probability of receiving one of hockey’s greatest achievements; an induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.