In case you missed it, Ilya Kovalchuk played for the Washington Capitals for a minute there.
|14.7||time on ice per game|
|55.7||5-on-5 shot-attempt percentage, adjusted|
|61.9||5-on-5 expected goal percentage, adjusted|
|44.3||5-on-5 goal percentage, adjusted|
About this visualization: This series of charts made by Micah Blake McCurdy of hockeyviz.com shows lots of information for the player over the season. A short description of each chart:
In Washington’s five-game series against the Islanders, forward Ilya Kovalchuk put one shot on goal in sixty minutes of ice-time.
(It did not go in.)
Kovalchuk returned to the NHL last season. In January he signed a one-year deal with Montreal for $700k. The Habs retained half of that when they traded Kovalchuk to Washington at the deadline.
Hmm. I usually do some kind of research here and make a data visualization. But I’ve got nothing. So, um, here’s a picture of Leonard Nimoy with some garlic.
I’m not sure what I’m supposed to say here. This was an extremely low-risk experiment by Brian MacLellan, and it extremely did not work.
Kovalchuk spent much of the playoffs with Hagelin and Boyd. I tried to pull up their combined stats, but my monitor started gushing blood. That can’t be good.
The following forwards got fewer shots than Kovalchuk in the playoffs: Oskar Lindblom. That’s the entire list.
We’re told Kovalchuk is going back to Montreal next season. Cool.
So, uh, sup?
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