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Icetistics [ īs’tistiks ] - A New Genre of Hockey Analytics

Here at we apply novel algorithms to NHL play-by-play files to discern valuable information that is often overlooked. Our methods are presented with background research (when applicable), justifications, and analyses.

All statistics and analytics on this website were generated using the R programming Language in RStudio. Please visit for more information.

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NHL Data QA/QC Framework

There are sometimes errors and/or invalid data entries within NHL play-by-play data. We developed an automated process that downloads and processes NHL play-by-play datasets, and identifies and cleans innacurate entries within these datasets.