Prospect Ramblings – NHL Draft by the Numbers

Hayden Soboleski

2016-06-26

Attacking you with draft stats in this Sunday's Ramblings…


I don't have much of a prelude to this Sunday's Ramblings. The 2016 NHL Entry Draft happened on Friday and Saturday and teams re-stocked their prospect cupboards. Here is a look at various prospect numbers that hopefully you find just as interesting as I did, of not for evaluating propscts yourself then to simply gain a better insight into how the league as a whole seems to value various factors. Here you go:

 

Nationality:

  Count Percentage
Canada: 89 42.18
USA: 52 24.64
Sweden: 25 11.85
Russia: 17 8.06
Finland: 14 6.64
Czech Republic 4 1.90
Denmark: 3 1.42
Switzerlad: 2 0.95
Belgium: 2 0.95
Belarus: 1 0.47
Latvia: 1 0.47
Germany: 1 0.47

 

Position:

  Count Percentage
C: 55 27.09
LW: 32 15.76
RW: 23 11.33
D: 75 36.95
G: 18 8.87


Height (by round):

Height Total Percentage Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7
<5' 10" 15 7.11 0 3 2 2 1 4 3
5' 10" 16 7.58 1 3 5 3 0 2 2
5' 11" 27 12.80 3 7 4 5 2 2 4
6' 0" 32 15.17 6 3 4 6 5 4 4
6' 1" 47 22.27 4 10 1 3 12 10 7
6' 2" 29 13.74 8 3 8 5 3 1 1
6' 3" 23 10.90 4 1 2 4 3 4 5
>6' 3" 22 10.43 4 1 4 2 4 3 4

Weight:

Weight Count Percentage
<170 20 9.48
171-180 48 22.75
181-190 49 23.22
191-200 40 18.96
201-210 35 16.59
211-220 10 4.74
>221 9 4.27

 

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On a completely unrelated note: Adam Henrique of the New Jersey Devils did a fun "Ask Me Anything" Reddit post (here's the link). Always great to see players and fans having a fun time.

 

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As always, thank you for reading and best of luck in your summer drafts!

Hayden Soboleski

@soboleskih

 

 

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