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.

2 responses to “Statistically Speaking: Winnipeg Jets End of the Year Power Rankings”

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

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