The Winnipeg Jets powerplay stunk, but it stands to reason that not all players stunk equally. Dustin Byfuglien for example is known for is powerplay prowess. In this piece we will take a look at he and other Winnipeg Jets defenders performed relative to eachother and the team totals.
Team Powerplay Numbers:
|PP Opp||PP%||GF||GA||Goal Diff||FF/60||FA/60||Sh%||Sv%|
Winnipeg Jets' Defenders On-Ine Numbers:
- There are some funny looking column titles there. All numbers are based on Fenwick. TMFF/60 is the team's Fenwick numbers while the listed player is off the ice. This offers a comparison from the on-ice FF/60 numbers.
- A relatively small cast of characters was used on the powerplay. At times the team rotated a forward onto the point (four forwards, one defender), so nobody else got close to a significant sample of ice time.
- Surprises!! Dustin Byfuglien was the Jets most dangerous powerplay defender. Toby Enstrom also remains good at his job.
- It is of course worth mentioning that the first unit players should have better numbers than the second unit guys.
Of course on-ice numbers don't tell us the full story about a player's offensive contributions. Let's take a look at the player stats.
Individual Player Stats:
- iFen/60 is unblocked shot attempts per 60 minutes of ice time. Byfuglien shoots a lot.
- Shoot!! Tobias Enstrom doesn't shoot a lot, but he scores at a solid clip.
- Zach Bogosian shoot at a good clip too, but...
- Neither Jacob or Bogo scored a powerplay goal this year. Keaton Ellerby did.
- IPP stands for Individual Points Percentage. What is means; Dustin Byfuglien recorded a point on 77.8% of the powerplay goals that were scored with him on the ice. That is a lot.
Jacob Trouba is young and his future is bright, but he is not yet ready to run a dominant powerplay unit. The second unit's powerplay numbers could improve next year with the return of Grant Clitsome and Paul Postma (possibly Zach Redmond), but much of that will be up to the forwards.
All numbers are from Extra Skater, Behind the Net and Hockey Analysis