Video Tutorial: Creating a Shot Visualization Tool

The primary goal with this video tutorial is to show that shot tracking and shot plotting doesn’t have to be that complicated. The visualization is created in Excel, because it’s what I know, but also because Excel is less intimidating to most people. The end goal is to get more people interested in hockey statistics!Continue reading “Video Tutorial: Creating a Shot Visualization Tool”

Building an xG model – v. 1.0

In this article I will take a first crack at building an xG model from scratch. As with most things I do, the approach is slightly different from the other public xG models. Background and purpose: Before we get to the actual model building, it’s important to understand what an xG model is… And whatContinue reading Building an xG model – v. 1.0

Introduction To Hockey Statistics – First Chapter

You can find the full book here: https://hockeyskytte.gumroad.com/l/Hockey-Statistics Table of contents 2. Shot statistics Most statistics in hockey is based on shots. So, that will naturally be the focus in the first chapter. I think the best way to describe shot statistics is through a shot hierarchy. At the top you have the result, andContinue reading “Introduction To Hockey Statistics – First Chapter”

BDC 2022 – Transforming Event Data Into Possession Data

Abstract The event data by Stathletes for the Big Data Cup is very detailed. This should allow us to determine when (time), where (coordinates) and how (event) a player gains possession of the puck. Likewise, it should be possible to determine when, where and how a player losses possession of the puck. In other words,Continue reading “BDC 2022 – Transforming Event Data Into Possession Data”

Game projection model – Pre-season Model (Part IIIA)

This is the continued saga of “how to build a game projection”. I’d recommend reading the three previous articles of the series before you continue reading this post: The goal in this article is to lay the groundwork for the final game projection model. In the previous article I built the in-season model. Today IContinue reading “Game projection model – Pre-season Model (Part IIIA)”

Game projection model – In-season Model (Part II)

In this article I will start building my game projection model. I’d recommend reading the two first articles of the series before you continue reading this post: The model construction The idea is to build a game projection model that actually consists of two separate models: A pre-season model An in-season model The goal ofContinue reading “Game projection model – In-season Model (Part II)”

Game projection model – The Variables (Part IB)

After I published the last article, I had a great conversation @IanGraph. Based on this conversation, I’ve decided to make a follow-up article. The main question is: Why does my findings on predictability differ from other research on the subject? Tests typically show that corsi and expected goals are better predictors than actual goals. However,Continue reading “Game projection model – The Variables (Part IB)”

Game projection model – The Variables (Part I)

The goal with this series is to build a new game projection model. In this first article I will focus on the different variables/metrics. I want to test how well they predict future results. The old model But first a few comments on the old model. It was built on the basis of Evolving-Hockey’s GARContinue reading “Game projection model – The Variables (Part I)”

Talent distribution – Contract value (Part V)

This is the fifth part of the talent distribution series. You can find the parts here: Percentiles, Predictability, Forwards vs. Defenders and goaltending. In this post I will focus mainly on contracts and contract value. The data set All contract data for this article is from capfriendly.com, and the data goes back to the 2013-2014Continue reading “Talent distribution – Contract value (Part V)”

Talent distribution – Goaltending (Part IV)

This is the 4th article in the talent distribution series. You can find the other articles here: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. This piece will focus on goaltending. What is rink bias? You can’t really discuss goaltender statistics without also mentioning rink bias. Very basically, you can say that rink bias is shotContinue reading “Talent distribution – Goaltending (Part IV)”