Avalanche

BSN Analytics Phase Two: Our Hockey coverage just got better

We’re back at it again! After having launched our basketball statistics, as promised, we’re ready to launch our hockey analytics.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Andre Simone the head of BSN Analytics and I’ve been working tirelessly to bring you the new standard bearer for individual stats in hockey. It’s all automated and in one place, so say goodbye to having to open five different tabs in five different sites to get the statistics you want on your favorite Colorado Avalanche players.

It all starts with our Dynamic Player Rating, or DPR, a proprietary metric on a scale of 0 to 100 which measures 14 different statistics to assess a player’s production on a game-by-game basis. We’ve already introduced DPR with basketball, though in hockey it’s that much more dynamic and can have games below 0 or above 100. There are three different adaptations of DPR for forwards, defenders, and goalies.

We have measured the DPR of every player, after every game and you will see this in their game log on his Player Profile page, as seen here for Nathan MacKinnon. A player’s overall DPR will represent the average of those games. It is our way of putting a number on a player’s overall production on a night-in-night-out basis, not necessarily an overall rating like you would expect on NHL 18.

You can see the entire Avalanche team on our new Avalanche Stats Page, where you can easily sort all categories including DPR. The top 15 NHL players in every position group can be found below that team list on the same page to help you put the Avs ratings in perspective—you might enjoy seeing who sits atop the DPR throne.

To access all of these new stats from any page, go to the Avalanche tab on the menu bar where the roster page now provides player profiles that are hyperlinked to the player’s names.

We’re not stopping here, the Rockies and baseball will come up soon and the Broncos and NFL will follow after that.

This has been a team effort, so a big thank you to the entire BSN team for their hard work and support throughout this process. Especially, A.J. Haefele our Editor-In-Chief and Avalanche guru who was essential in steering us in the right direction all along, Andi Duroux who’s provided hockey analytics for a while at BSN and created the PET chart that you’ll find linked on our stat page, and our wiz Andrea Cornaglia who worked tirelessly on every aspect of this project and allows us to work around the clock on these stats.

Enjoy!