USA Hockey just released their annual membership report for 2017-18 so I updated my USA Hockey Membership Report dashboard.
I looked at the make up of the rosters of the 4 conference final teams to see who was homegrown via the draft.
I also looked at the % of 1st round draft picks on the roster as well as Undrafted.
Following a similar trend in the regular season, scoring in the playoffs is up over years past. Posting 5.97 goals per game through round 2.
However, the games have not been as close as they have in previous years posting the highest goal differential in the last 20 seasons.
With the playoffs in full swing, I took at look at the roster make up across some basic demographic information.
Birthplace is not quite nationality so I am sure there are several players that were born in one country and raised in another.
There has been a lot of talk about the scoring being up this season so far.
Although November dipped a bit from October, the numbers are still up over the last 8 seasons.
Lots of theories into why this is the case but I don’t hear any complaints….except from maybe the goalies.
NBC and the NHL announced the TV schedule for the next season so naturally I did a comp vs. last year.
Below is the interim MLB Attendance Report through games played in May. League wide attendance is virtually flat, down .6% through similar time period as last year. As expected, Cleveland is riding last years World Series run right into 2017, while Atlanta opened a new facility.
Here is a team by team report to look at attendance performance over the years.
For a mobile friendly versions go here.
Someone asked for a look at all teams rosters after I posted the playoff rosters. Note that for players that were traded, they are represented in the team they were on at the end of the year. (i.e. Iginla is represented on the LA Kings, not the Colorado Avalanche.)
Here is the playoff rosters (after 1 game).
When the NHL serves up a gap in the Stanley Cup Playoff Schedule, I get a bit antsy for more. So instead of taking care of pilling up house work or running some errands I look at playoff roster data. Sharing is caring.