Changing on the Fly: The State of Advanced Analytics in the NHL

In the salary-cap era, player evaluations and projections have become vital to achieving sustained success as an organization. In the search for a competitive advantage, a number of NHL teams made a splash last off-season by hiring several top names in the analytics community. With many teams now publically testing the waters on data-driven decision making, this panel discusses the different approaches teams take with respect to using analytics throughout the organization. Specific topics include: drafting/player projection, player development, pre-game and in-game statistics (conventional vs. advanced), TOI combinations, and others.

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