New York Islanders Stats after 60 Games: Transition Looms

Sparky's Intermission Zone Starts are through the roof. - Bruce Bennett

Hammering a stake in the ground before the personnel changes for the fourth quarter of 2013-14.

After the Olympic break, the New York Islanders began the fourth quarter of their season with a completely different look that is destined to change even further once the trade deadline dust settles.

No John Tavares, and soon no Thomas Vanek and probably no Andrew MacDonald either. Frans Nielsen too missed the first post-break game and possibly more, as did Matt Martin.

That meant Ryan Strome and Anders Lee got their season debuts er, first NHL games in a while, and Mike Halmo his first NHL game of any season.

With that in mind, I wanted to benchmark the individual stats thus far, so that we have something to compare to after some of the remaining players have been used in elevated roles. Below are the "boxscore" traditional stats through the first 60 games, followed by the "advanced" analytic rate stats through 61 (oops).

I'd encourage you to also check garik16's data on neutral zone play, helpfully highlighted in the MORE right here:


Anyway, what follows are stats most will have seen already, but they should be useful to revisit after Game 82. Because of the size of the tables, you may have to tinker with your Internet Viewing Device.

# Pos Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH TOI S S%
91 C John Tavares 59 24 42 66 -6 40 8 0 21:14 188 12.8
21 R Kyle Okposo 59 24 35 59 -6 43 4 0 20:35 165 14.5
51 C Frans Nielsen 60 18 25 43 -13 8 4 1 17:53 119 15.1
26 L Thomas Vanek 44 15 25 40 6 32 4 0 20:02 123 12.2
47 D Andrew MacDonald 60 4 20 24 -16 34 2 0 25:44 69 5.8
12 L Josh Bailey 55 5 16 21 -9 10 0 0 14:55 66 7.6
40 R Michael Grabner 56 9 11 20 -10 12 0 1 14:06 121 7.4
29 C Brock Nelson 50 10 9 19 -6 6 2 0 13:02 83 12.0
14 D Thomas Hickey 60 4 12 16 5 22 0 0 18:25 69 5.8
53 C Casey Cizikas 58 5 7 12 -10 22 0 0 12:52 48 10.4
15 R Cal Clutterbuck 54 7 4 11 -11 32 0 3 13:54 119 5.9
44 D Calvin de Haan 34 2 8 10 -10 16 0 0 20:16 48 4.2
13 R Colin McDonald 48 4 5 9 -19 28 0 0 11:55 63 6.3
3 D Travis Hamonic 48 1 8 9 -4 24 0 0 24:50 99 1.0
37 D Brian Strait 37 3 5 8 -9 10 0 0 17:59 36 8.3
17 L Matt Martin 60 4 4 8 -9 74 0 0 11:24 95 4.2
46 D Matt Donovan 36 1 6 7 -8 10 1 0 17:24 55 1.8
11 D Lubomir Visnovsky 14 2 3 5 -3 6 2 0 20:04 20 10.0
36 L Eric Boulton 19 2 2 4 1 57 0 0 6:31 15 13.3
18 C Ryan Strome 15 1 3 4 -1 2 1 0 13:30 33 3.0
7 D Matt Carkner 38 0 3 3 -9 95 0 0 11:58 39 0.0
4 D Radek Martinek 13 0 3 3 4 4 0 0 15:28 12 0.0
55 D Aaron Ness 20 1 2 3 -13 10 0 0 4:47 23 4.3
Penalty Kill Faceoffs

One random stat I encountered while looking at the Islanders penalty kill (which is a topic for another post): On faceoffs while on the penalty kill (4 on 5 only), Frans Nielsen is 46.8%. Casey Cizikas is ... 32.6%. I wonder how much their lone wingers affect that.

Extra Skater Data

Here is a snapshot of "advanced stats" data (5-on-5) from Extra Skater after 61 games. (Mike Halmo's percentages will never be higher than they are today.)

If none of this makes sense, go there for the glossary, or ask in comments, or move along to the next topic in peaceful tranquility.

# Person Pos
TOI GF GA CF CA CF% CF%rel FF FA FF% FF%rel SF SA SF% SF%rel Sh% Sv%
43 Mike Halmo F
0.2 0 0 6 1 85.7% +38.7% 5 1 83.3% +31.4% 5 1 83.3% +29.3% 0.0% 100.0%
27 Anders Lee C 8.9 1 0 9 8 52.9% +2.9% 8 6 57.1% +2.6% 7 4 63.6% +7.4% 14.3% 100.0%
46 Matt Donovan D 528.7 25 33 578 467 55.3% +6.8% 430 359 54.5% +6.9% 301 252 54.4% +5.1% 8.3% 86.9%
29 Brock Nelson C 545.9 21 28 536 448 54.5% +6.4% 368 328 52.9% +5.4% 267 254 51.2% +2.8% 7.9% 89.0%
44 Calvin de Haan D 601.3 22 27 574 520 52.5% +6.0% 417 385 52.0% +6.3% 314 271 53.7% +7.5% 7.0% 90.0%
16 Peter Regin C 457.9 10 21 442 411 51.8% +3.1% 320 300 51.6% +3.9% 241 217 52.6% +3.9% 4.1% 90.3%
18 Ryan Strome C 180.0 4 4 160 159 50.2% +2.9% 120 113 51.5% +4.8% 94 78 54.7% +7.4% 4.3% 94.9%
7 Matt Carkner D 434.3 13 21 443 446 49.8% +0.3% 329 323 50.5% +2.0% 259 228 53.2% +4.3% 5.0% 90.8%
11 Lubomir Visnovsky D 217.1 6 7 214 194 52.5% +7.4% 145 142 50.5% +5.5% 117 101 53.7% +8.1% 5.1% 93.1%
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard C 331.2 7 17 330 316 51.1% +1.5% 244 240 50.4% +0.9% 181 165 52.3% +2.4% 3.9% 89.7%
12 Josh Bailey C 699.7 27 33 655 617 51.5% +3.1% 460 454 50.3% +2.1% 341 321 51.5% +2.3% 7.9% 89.7%
40 Michael Grabner R 631.2 23 36 598 565 51.4% +3.2% 423 421 50.1% +2.1% 331 311 51.6% +2.6% 6.9% 88.4%
4 Radek Martinek D 195.0 13 10 210 193 52.1% -0.5% 153 153 50.0% -2.3% 109 113 49.1% -4.1% 11.9% 91.2%
15 Cal Clutterbuck R 592.7 11 24 548 563 49.3% -0.0% 399 403 49.8% +1.3% 295 286 50.8% +1.2% 3.7% 91.6%
51 Frans Nielsen C 691.9 28 39 640 625 50.6% +1.9% 455 468 49.3% +1.1% 335 345 49.3% -0.1% 8.4% 88.7%
3 Travis Hamonic D 963.8 34 38 891 899 49.8% +1.7% 634 655 49.2% +1.0% 459 467 49.6% +0.6% 7.4% 91.9%
14 Thomas Hickey D 944.9 41 37 891 899 49.8% +0.9% 626 658 48.8% +0.3% 475 472 50.2% +1.0% 8.6% 92.2%
21 Kyle Okposo R 936.1 53 48 979 966 50.3% +2.2% 697 737 48.6% +0.4% 502 530 48.6% -0.9% 10.6% 90.9%
91 John Tavares C 932.2 50 43 960 970 49.7% +1.0% 679 731 48.2% -0.5% 485 515 48.5% -1.2% 10.3% 91.7%
13 Colin McDonald R 549.7 14 30 437 504 46.4% -3.3% 324 364 47.1% -1.3% 245 255 49.0% +0.0% 5.7% 88.2%
26 Thomas Vanek L 684.6 40 28 702 736 48.8% -1.1% 502 564 47.1% -3.3% 345 400 46.3% -5.3% 11.6% 93.0%
55 Aaron Ness D 264.4 3 13 252 271 48.2% -0.0% 179 203 46.9% -1.2% 123 143 46.2% -2.8% 2.4% 90.9%
17 Matt Martin L 609.2 16 20 458 597 43.4% -7.1% 346 411 45.7% -3.4% 266 277 49.0% -0.4% 6.0% 92.8%
37 Brian Strait D 563.0 19 30 457 556 45.1% -4.5% 337 409 45.2% -3.5% 250 300 45.5% -4.6% 7.6% 90.0%
53 Casey Cizikas C 599.8 11 22 448 592 43.1% -7.9% 335 418 44.5% -5.4% 251 289 46.5% -3.9% 4.4% 92.4%
47 Andrew MacDonald D 1109.2 39 50 889 1159 43.4% -9.1% 633 832 43.2% -8.5% 454 584 43.7% -8.9% 8.6% 91.4%
26 Matt Moulson L 154.0 5 3 130 161 44.7% -2.4% 86 116 42.6% -3.7% 62 79 44.0% -4.2% 8.1% 96.2%
36 Eric Boulton L 123.3 4 3 83 147 36.1% -14.2% 71 101 41.3% -8.4% 56 67 45.5% -5.1% 7.1% 95.5%
45 Anders Nilsson G 264.7 7 9 261 246 51.5% +13.5% 196 181 52.0% +15.6% 149 117 56.0% +10.2% 4.7% 92.3%
20 Evgeni Nabokov G 1362.0 46 59 1235 1303 48.7% -4.1% 890 945 48.5% -0.8% 657 686 48.9% +0.2% 7.0% 91.4%
60 Kevin Poulin G 1283.1 55 65 1208 1249 49.2% -10.6% 859 933 47.9% -11.8% 628 662 48.7% -16.8% 8.8% 90.2%
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