Out of the Ice Age: Analytics in the NHL

The use of analytics in ice hockey has been increasing in recent years, with teams integrating advanced metrics for talent acquisition and in-game strategy. Despite this rise, some hockey purists downplay the importance of analytics, believing that tracking metrics does not translate to winning. This panel will discuss how teams are going beyond a mere collection of statistics to fi nding reproducible patterns and important lessons about the game through analytics. Topics will include assessing value under salary cap constraints, cutting edge pre-game and in-game statistics, scouting criteria, and others.

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