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Ovechkin by Shot Type

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I was looking over Alexander Ovechkin's career shooting data and I thought it merited being posted.  First, his progression at even-strength, per 3600 seconds of ice time:

 

ES Slap Snap Wrist Other Total
2005-06 2.00 3.63 6.89 1.53 14.04
2006-07 1.50 3.74 6.31 1.73 13.27
2007-08 1.61 3.81 6.91 1.31 13.64
2008-09 1.87 4.01 8.52 1.09 15.50
2009-10 1.60 3.25 7.29 1.10 13.24
Total 1.71 3.70 7.19 1.35 13.95

 

The most interesting change, I think, is the drop-off in slap shots from his rookie season.  Contrast that with his play on the PP:

 

PP Slap Snap Wrist Other Total
2005-06 5.73 2.86 5.73 0.58 15.54
2006-07 3.97 3.57 4.76 0.47 13.63
2007-08 7.22 2.97 4.64 0.17 15.35
2008-09 11.08 4.49 8.56 0.32 25.11
2009-10 7.75 2.97 5.77 0.15 16.97
Total 7.02 3.35 5.85 0.33 17.16

 

Here, his slap shot rate has gone way up.  So Washington is setting Ovechkin up for vastly more one-timers on the PP than when he was a rookie, while teams are preventing same at even-strength.  How does he compare to the rest of the league?

 

League Slap Snap Wrist Other Total
ES 8.4 5.1 13.9 5.1 32.5
PP 20.3 7.0 17.2 1.2 51.9
% Delta 143 37 24 -76 60
Ovechkin 311 -9 -19 -76 23

 

Clearly there are way more one-timer slap shots on the PP than at ES, but Ovechkin increases his rate even more than the league as a whole.