Statistically Speaking: Winnipeg Jets End of the Year Power Rankings

Posted by David Minuk in Statistically Speaking,Winnipeg Jets on May 13, 2013 — 2 Comments

We are happy to introduce a new column from Tim Hiebert  (Follow Tim on twitter @JetsStatsGuy).  Tim is a “numbers guy” who enjoys analyzing the Winnipeg Jets using rankings and statistics.

End of Season Power Rankings

In his first column for Illegal Curve, Tim takes a look back and gives you his end of the year power rankings for the players.

Key Stats
Player GP G A PTS (+/-) PIM Shots SH% TOI/G Hits Blocks Analysis Status
1 Andrew Ladd 48 18 28 46 10 22 121 14.9 19:40 98 26 Career year from the captain who lead the team in scoring and learned how to not take a dumb penalty. Signed for 3 more years
2 Blake Wheeler 48 19 22 41 -3 28 129 14.7 18:48 90 39 Lead team in goals and did not have a negative +/- in last 10 games. (+9 during streak, -3 for the year) Restricted Free Agent
3 Evander Kane 48 17 16 33 -3 80 190 8.9 20:27 147 22 Played hurt and still found a way to score 17 goals. Lead all forwards in average TOI. Signed for 5 more years
4 Zach Bogosian 33 5 9 14 -5 29 85 5.9 23:07 79 50 Stats aren’t amazing but his all around play is. Still only 22 years old. Needs to stay healthy. Restricted Free Agent
5 Ondrej Pavelec 44 21-20-3, 0 SO, 0.905 SV%, 2.80 GAA Came around after slow start but played too many games and was too inconsistent. Signed for 4 more years
6 Bryan Little 48 7 25 32 8 4 84 8.3 19:47 32 19 Solid but unspectacular season. A possible Lady Byng Finalist one day? Restricted Free Agent
7 Dustin Byfuglien 43 8 20 28 -1 34 142 5.6 24:24 80 47 A unique player with tremendous offensive ability that once again had too many defensive mistakes. Signed for 3 more years
8 Tobias Enstrom 22 4 11 15 -8 8 21 19 22:31 8 9 Point per game player before getting hurt the first time. Did not miss a game first three years in league. Signed for 5 more years
9 Grant Clitsome 44 4 12 16 10 18 56 7.1 18:50 82 54 Got stronger as the season went on. Finished tied with Ladd for the team lead in +/- at +10. Unrestricted Free Agent
10 Alexander Burmistrov 44 4 6 10 0 14 55 7.3 15:38 106 16 Had some ups and downs but was an excellent penalty killer and saw his ice time increase down the stretch. Restricted Free Agent
11 Zach Redmond 8 1 3 4 0 12 13 7.7 19:34 12 8 Solid play when given the chance and of course made a miraculous recovery from his injury. Restricted Free Agent
12 Mark Stuart 42 2 2 4 5 53 40 5 16:42 111 81 Does everything you could want from a 5/6 defencemen. Managed a +5 while only having 4 points. Signed for 1 more year
13 Nik Antropov 40 6 12 18 6 16 56 10.7 15:57 76 27 Uninspiring season from one of the few veterans on the team. May have played last game as a Jet. Unrestricted Free Agent
14 Jim Slater 26 1 1 2 -3 19 22 4.5 10:27 41 12 Faceoff specialist had hard time getting big minutes when healthy. Only managed 2 points in 26 games. Signed for 2 more years
15 Kyle Wellwood 39 6 9 15 0 2 37 16.2 12:58 10 10 Ice time and offense went way down from previous season. Averaged on hit every 10 games. Unrestricted Free Agent
16 James Wright 38 2 3 5 -5 31 32 6.3 11:35 43 17 Waiver wire pickup showed some nice potential with his high energy. Great penalty killer. Signed for 1 more year
17 Al Montoya 7 3-1-0, 1 SO, 0.899 SV%, 2.91 GAA Didn’t get much time to shine but was very good in his starts. Had Jets only shutout. Unrestricted Free Agent
18 Eric Tangradi 36 1 3 4 -4 22 44 2.3 10:18 81 21 Hitting machine showed some nice chemisty on line with Santorelli and Burmistrov at end of year. Restricted Free Agent
19 Aaron Gagnon 10 3 0 3 2 2 11 27.3 8:09 7 4 Limited role on 4th line in 10 games but did manage to score 3 goals on only 11 shots. Unrestricted Free Agent
20 Ron Hainsey 47 0 13 13 -8 10 52 0 22:51 36 123 2nd straight season without a goal for a player with a lot of TOI. Mistakes were often glaring. Unrestricted Free Agent
21 Olli Jokinen 45 7 7 14 -19 14 85 8.2 17:07 91 27 Big free agent signing was a giant flop. Team worst -19 +/- and was terrible on the point on the power play. Signed for 1 more year
22 Paul Postma 34 4 5 9 -5 6 32 12 15:01 17 27 Showed some nice offensive ability scoring 4 goals but is still lacking on defense which prevents more TOI. Restricted Free Agent
23 Mike Santorelli 10 0 1 1 -5 0 14 0 13:43 5 0 Scored a big shoot out goal but that was about it in his cup of coffee with the team late in the season. Unrestricted Free Agent
24 Antii Miettinen 22 3 2 5 -3 2 26 11.5 12:38 29 7 A season to forget as injuries derailed him from the start and was involved in the Redmond accident. Unrestricted Free Agent
25 Derek Meech 16 0 1 1 0 2 5 0 14:41 24 12 Steady, boring season as he stepped in after injuries to Enstrom and Bogosian. Unrestricted Free Agent
26 Chris Thorburn 42 2 2 4 -5 70 13 15.4 6:19 65 19 Averaged just over 6 minutes per game but did his role and even managed to score a couple times. Signed for 1 more year
27 Anthony Peluso 5 0 2 2 1 14 4 0 4:59 7 0 Actually gave the team a spark when he played. Hard to dress him and Thorburn in the same game. Restricted Free Agent
28 Patrice Cormier 10 0 0 0 -3 7 4 0 3:53 15 2 Hard to do anything with 4 minutes of ice time per game. Fairly invisible. Restricted Free Agent
29 Mark Scheifele 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 11:31 4 0 Was given a very small opportunity at the start of the season before having a great season for the Barrie Colts. Signed for 3 years
30 Jacob Trouba - - - - - - - - - - - Signed late in the season after his time at Michigan ended but did not see any game action. Signed for 3 years
31 Arturs Kulda - - - - - - - - - - - Signed mid-season for depth but never saw game action. Restricted Free Agent

Anything you notice?  Any numbers stand out?

Share your ideas about this article or a possible future column about statistics and your Winnipeg Jets with Tim aka @JetsStatsGuy on twitter.

  • http://twitter.com/Chambers3030 Travis Chambers

    So are these rankings simply subjective opinions, or are they based on something? I would think in a feature called “statistically speaking” there would be a bit more of a focus on statistical analysis. What about modern advanced stats (corsi, PDO, zone starts, etc, will this be included in future posts?

  • http://twitter.com/JetsStatsGuy Winnipeg Jets Stats

    These are subjective opinions… my goal for these rankings is for it to be a conversation starter. Do you agree or disagree with the rankings and why? Lots of sites have team power rankings but I thought it would be interesting to see rankings for individual players on a team. I may include more “modern” stats in future posts.