NHL to add advanced stats to official website

Watch as the Hockey Panel discusses the ongoing growth of technology and analytics in the NHL.

The analytics movement is coming to the official NHL website.

As Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported in Tuesday’s 30 Thoughts column, the NHL website will unveil a comprehensive section to their statistics page to incorporate advanced metrics within the next month.

From Friedman:

NHL COO John Collins said last weekend we will see an overhaul of NHL.com beginning next month. It is the first of several phases intended to make the website a much more comprehensive place.

The plans are ambitious, from enhanced stats (Corsi, Fenwick, PDO) to a cleaner look to greater interactivity. The intention is also to make it easier to compare players, not only today, but era to era.

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“You’re going to see a big change in the way we present our stats, in terms of the depth and the utility of how to do it,” NHL COO John Collins told Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports. “And that’s before the puck tracking [system].”

Collins revealed at the All-Star Game last weekend that the league is preparing a player-tracking system that will help revolutionize possession statistics — and make them more accurate.

“We need to create a digital record of what happens on the ice. That’s standard across the league, and goes much deeper than the current real-time scoring system,” Collins said.

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