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Statistically Speaking: Winnipeg Jets End of the Year Power Rankings

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

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
1Andrew Ladd48182846102212114.919:409826Career year from the captain who lead the team in scoring and learned how to not take a dumb penalty.Signed for 3 more years
2Blake Wheeler48192241-32812914.718:489039Lead team in goals and did not have a negative +/- in last 10 games. (+9 during streak, -3 for the year)Restricted Free Agent
3Evander Kane48171633-3801908.920:2714722Played hurt and still found a way to score 17 goals. Lead all forwards in average TOI.Signed for 5 more years
4Zach Bogosian335914-529855.923:077950Stats aren’t amazing but his all around play is. Still only 22 years old. Needs to stay healthy.Restricted Free Agent
5Ondrej Pavelec4421-20-3, 0 SO, 0.905 SV%, 2.80 GAACame around after slow start but played too many games and was too inconsistent.Signed for 4 more years
6Bryan Little487253284848.319:473219Solid but unspectacular season. A possible Lady Byng Finalist one day?Restricted Free Agent
7Dustin Byfuglien4382028-1341425.624:248047A unique player with tremendous offensive ability that once again had too many defensive mistakes.Signed for 3 more years
8Tobias Enstrom2241115-88211922:3189Point per game player before getting hurt the first time. Did not miss a game first three years in league.Signed for 5 more years
9Grant Clitsome44412161018567.118:508254Got stronger as the season went on. Finished tied with Ladd for the team lead in +/- at +10.Unrestricted Free Agent
10Alexander Burmistrov444610014557.315:3810616Had some ups and downs but was an excellent penalty killer and saw his ice time increase down the stretch.Restricted Free Agent
11Zach Redmond8134012137.719:34128Solid play when given the chance and of course made a miraculous recovery from his injury.Restricted Free Agent
12Mark Stuart4222455340516:4211181Does everything you could want from a 5/6 defencemen. Managed a +5 while only having 4 points.Signed for 1 more year
13Nik Antropov40612186165610.715:577627Uninspiring season from one of the few veterans on the team. May have played last game as a Jet.Unrestricted Free Agent
14Jim Slater26112-319224.510:274112Faceoff specialist had hard time getting big minutes when healthy. Only managed 2 points in 26 games.Signed for 2 more years
15Kyle Wellwood396915023716.212:581010Ice time and offense went way down from previous season. Averaged on hit every 10 games.Unrestricted Free Agent
16James Wright38235-531326.311:354317Waiver wire pickup showed some nice potential with his high energy. Great penalty killer.Signed for 1 more year
17Al Montoya73-1-0, 1 SO, 0.899 SV%, 2.91 GAADidn’t get much time to shine but was very good in his starts. Had Jets only shutout.Unrestricted Free Agent
18Eric Tangradi36134-422442.310:188121Hitting machine showed some nice chemisty on line with Santorelli and Burmistrov at end of year.Restricted Free Agent
19Aaron Gagnon10303221127.38:0974Limited role on 4th line in 10 games but did manage to score 3 goals on only 11 shots.Unrestricted Free Agent
20Ron Hainsey4701313-81052022:51361232nd straight season without a goal for a player with a lot of TOI. Mistakes were often glaring.Unrestricted Free Agent
21Olli Jokinen457714-1914858.217:079127Big 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
22Paul Postma34459-56321215:011727Showed some nice offensive ability scoring 4 goals but is still lacking on defense which prevents more TOI.Restricted Free Agent
23Mike Santorelli10011-5014013:4350Scored 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
24Antii Miettinen22325-322611.512:38297A season to forget as injuries derailed him from the start and was involved in the Redmond accident.Unrestricted Free Agent
25Derek Meech16011025014:412412Steady, boring season as he stepped in after injuries to Enstrom and Bogosian.Unrestricted Free Agent
26Chris Thorburn42224-5701315.46:196519Averaged just over 6 minutes per game but did his role and even managed to score a couple times.Signed for 1 more year
27Anthony Peluso5022114404:5970Actually gave the team a spark when he played. Hard to dress him and Thorburn in the same game.Restricted Free Agent
28Patrice Cormier10000-37403:53152Hard to do anything with 4 minutes of ice time per game. Fairly invisible.Restricted Free Agent
29Mark Scheifele4000006011:3140Was given a very small opportunity at the start of the season before having a great season for the Barrie Colts.Signed for 3 years
30Jacob TroubaSigned late in the season after his time at Michigan ended but did not see any game action.Signed for 3 years
31Arturs KuldaSigned mid-season for depth but never saw game action.Restricted Free Agent

Anything you notice?  Any numbers stand out?

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