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Flyers even strength zone exits 10 game report

So below we have the 10 game report for Flyers zone exits at even strength.

Quick note for the below charts. A failed exit is defined as an exit attempt that fails to get out of the zone. A successful exit, conversely, is an exit attempt that leaves the zone. An exit with possession is a successful exit attempt where either the puck was carried out of the zone or a successful pass was made to a teammate out of the defensive zone.

First, let's look at the forwards.

# Name # of exits # Failed # Successful % Successful # w/ Possession % w/ Possession
10 BRAYDEN SCHENN 44 4 40 91% 27 61%
12 MICHAEL RAFFL 23 5 18 78% 12 52%
14 SEAN COUTURIER 45 4 41 91% 24 53%
15 TYE McGINN 20 3 17 85% 7 35%
17 WAYNE SIMMONDS 54 5 49 91% 27 50%
18 ADAM HALL 22 2 20 91% 7 32%
19 SCOTT HARTNELL "A" 38 7 31 82% 13 34%
24 MATT READ 48 4 44 92% 24 50%
25 MAXIME TALBOT 35 3 32 92% 23 66%
28 CLAUDE GIROUX "C" 63 5 58 92% 32 51%
36 ZAC RINALDO 24 7 17 71% 11 46%
37 JAY ROSEHILL 15 2 13 87% 6 40%
40 VINCENT LECAVALIER 21 1 20 95% 8 38%
45 KRIS NEWBURY 3 3 0 0% 0 0%
93 JAKUB VORACEK 56 4 52 93% 34 61%
Forward totals 511 59 452 88% 255 50%

So there are a few ways to look at the above data.

1) We can see by the exit attempts who was most involved in clearing the puck out of the zone.

2) We can look at which players were more/less likely to fail on exit attempts

3) We can see which players are able to clear the zone with possession at the highest rates.

#1 of course will be highly influenced by time on ice, so let's focus more on #2 and #3.

Below is the Flyers forwards ranking by % of Successful zone exits (calculated successful zone exits / total zone exit attempts)

Rank Name # Failed # Successful % Successful
1st VINCENT LECAVALIER 1 20 95%
2nd JAKUB VORACEK 4 52 93%
3rd CLAUDE GIROUX "C" 5 58 92%
4th MATT READ 4 44 92%
5th MAXIME TALBOT 3 32 92%
6th SEAN COUTURIER 4 41 91%
7th BRAYDEN SCHENN 4 40 91%
8th ADAM HALL 2 20 91%
9th WAYNE SIMMONDS 5 49 91%
10th JAY ROSEHILL 2 13 87%
11th TYE McGINN 3 17 85%
12th SCOTT HARTNELL "A" 7 31 82%
13th MICHAEL RAFFL 5 18 78%
14th ZAC RINALDO 7 17 71%
15th KRIS NEWBURY 3 0 0%

The top guys on this list, Giroux, Voracek, Lecavalier, Read are all high skilled forwards, white the bottom guys, Newbury, Rinaldo, Raffl, Hartnell, McGinn, Rosehill, are skaters with generally lower levels of skill and poise compared to the better Flyers forwards.

This chart to me shouts common sense. The more skilled players in general are far more successful on their zone exit attempts.

The next chart is the rank of Flyers by % of exit attempts that are successful and with possession

Rank Name # of exits # w/ Possession % w/ Possession
1st MAXIME TALBOT 35 23 66%
2nd BRAYDEN SCHENN 44 27 61%
3rd JAKUB VORACEK 56 34 61%
4th SEAN COUTURIER 45 24 53%
5th MICHAEL RAFFL 23 12 52%
6th CLAUDE GIROUX "C" 63 32 51%
7th WAYNE SIMMONDS 54 27 50%
8th MATT READ 48 24 50%
9th ZAC RINALDO 24 11 46%
10th JAY ROSEHILL 15 6 40%
11th VINCENT LECAVALIER 21 8 38%
12th TYE McGINN 20 7 35%
13th SCOTT HARTNELL "A" 38 13 34%
14th ADAM HALL 22 7 32%
15th KRIS NEWBURY 3 0 0%
Forward totals 511 255 50%

So far, the three strongest guys in this measure have been Talbot, Voracek, and none other than our good friend Brayden Schenn.

On the other end of the spectrum, Top forwards, Hartnell and Lecavalier stand out at particularly weak in exiting the zone with possession. The 4th line forwards (Hall, Rosehill, and Rinaldo) are all pretty poor at retaining possession on zone exits, though Rinaldo is only 4% below average.

Surprising for me is that Giroux sits only 1% above average. With his high level of skill, I would have expected him to be a bit higher on this ranking.

Now, let's do the same thing with Flyers defensemen

# Name # of exits # Failed # Successful % Successful # w/ Possession % w/ Possession
5 BRAYDON COBURN 72 15 57 79% 32 45%
8 NICKLAS GROSSMANN 68 13 55 81% 31 46%
22 LUKE SCHENN 61 9 52 85% 35 57%
26 ERIK GUSTAFSSON 41 9 32 78% 16 39%
32 MARK STREIT 83 11 72 87% 44 53%
41 ANDREJ MESZAROS 23 4 19 83% 11 48%
44 KIMMO TIMONEN "A" 46 9 37 81% 23 50%
Defensemen totals 394 70 324 82% 192 49%

There are the exit stats, so now let us look at the defensemen rankings as we did for the forwards.

# Name # Failed # Successful % Successful
1st MARK STREIT 11 72 87%
2nd LUKE SCHENN 9 52 85%
3rd ANDREJ MESZAROS 4 19 83%
4th NICKLAS GROSSMANN 13 55 81%
5th KIMMO TIMONEN "A" 9 37 81%
6th BRAYDON COBURN 15 57 79%
7th ERIK GUSTAFSSON 9 32 78%
Defensemen totals 70 324 82%

Thoughts on the above chart:

1) It's good to see Mark Streit high on this list. He came here to be a puck moving defenseman, so it's good that he's not failing on a lot of exits compared to the other defensemen.

2) Kimmo's rank here surprises me a bit. He's been the premiere puck mover for the Flyers for the last few years, but so far he's been just average on the Flyers at successfully getting the puck out of the zone

Now, let's look at how good the defensemen were at retaining possession on their zone exit clears.

# Name # of exits # w/ Possession % w/ Possession
1st LUKE SCHENN 61 35 57%
2nd MARK STREIT 83 44 53%
3rd KIMMO TIMONEN "A" 46 23 50%
4th ANDREJ MESZAROS 23 11 48%
5th NICKLAS GROSSMANN 68 31 46%
6th BRAYDON COBURN 72 32 45%
7th ERIK GUSTAFSSON 41 16 39%
Defensemen totals 394 192 49%

Some more thoughts here:

1) Schen has been the best at retaining possession on zone exit attempts, keeping possession via carrying or making successful passes at a 57% rate.

2) Erik Gustaffson . . . ugh!!!!!!

Finally, the goalie data

# Name # of exits # Failed # Successful % Successful # w/ Possession % w/ Possession
29 RAY EMERY 1 0 1 100% 0 0%
35 STEVE MASON 9 2 7 78% 0 0%
Goalie totals 10 2 8 80% 0 0%

So, there is your 10 game zone exit report.

Let me know in the comment section what you think of the above data and what it says so far about certain Flyers players.

This item was written by a member of this community and is not necessarily endorsed by <em>Broad Street Hockey</em>.

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