Similar to the last post, here is a visualization made with R of the players’ assists awarded over the last 5 seasons. Graph only includes players with at least 5 full NHL seasons of data and is not adjusted for games missed due to injuries.
- Note: Mikkel Boedker was traded this morning to the Ottawa Senators.
- There weren’t any particularly notable exclusions from this list. Closest might be Kevin Labanc, who had a season high 29 assists last season, but only 2 full seasons of data to pull from.
- I mentioned Patrick Marleau in the last post. If he were included in this post, he’d fall around where Mikkel Boedker or Logan Couture are listed: He has a median assists count of 23 with a 5-season high of 38 in 2014-2015.
- John Tavares has a 5-season median of 42 assists with a high of 48 assists in 2014-205. If John Tavares were inserted into this graph, he’d fall right between Burns and Pavelski. Not bad!