Stat Pack: On the Draw

Faceoffs, surging defensemen, clutch scorers and more in this week's edition.
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Mike Borkowski leads Colgate in faceoffs won and taken.

In our Stat Pack feature, College Hockey Inc. highlights five obscure but telling statistics from the world of college hockey. You can find many more, in our filtered stats database.

1. Possession is a big part of hockey. Nine schools have won at least 53% of their faceoffs:

Leading Faceoff Teams
56.2% - Quinnipiac
54.9% - Colgate
54.7% - Holy Cross
54.4% - Minnesota
54.3% - Wisconsin
54.2% - Clarkson
54.0% - Michigan Tech
53.2% - St. Lawrence
53.1% - Bowling Green
53.0% - Air Force

 

2. Since the holiday break, the following defensemen have helped power their teams' offenses:

Leading Defensemen Scorers, Since Dec. 25
11 points - Michael Paliotta, Vermont (1g-10a)
10 - Matt Blomquist, Bentley (1-9)
9 - Mike Reilly, Minnesota (1-8)
9 - Steve Weinstein, Bentley (0-9)
8 - Eric Knodel, UNH (3-5)
8 - Gus Young, Yale (3-5)
8 - Kenney Morrison, WMU (0-8)

 

3. It's hard to quantify clutch scoring in hockey, but here are the nation's top five scorers while tied or trailing in the third period and overtime:

Leading Scorers, Tied or Trailing in 3d Per./OT
12 points - Cody Kunyk, Alaska (5g-7a)
10 - Matthew Zay, Mercyhurst (5-5)
10 - Colton Beck, Alaska (4-6)
9 - Ross Mauermann, Providence (4-5)
9 - Matt Lorito, Brown (3-6)

 

4. Which teams are sacrificing themselves most often to keep pucks away from their goalies?

Most Blocked Shots, Team
439 - Alabama Huntsville
423 - Holy Cross
419 - American International
415 - Bemidji State
408 - Robert Morris
405 - Michigan State
397 - Alaska
391 - Ferris State
388 - New Hampshire
381 - Colorado College

 

5. Despite being only a junior, Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau (Carney's Point, N.J./Dubuque-USHL/CGY) has more career points than all but three players nationally, and two of those are within his sights:

Most Career Points, Active Players
172 points - Greg Carey, SLU (80g-92a)
149 - Brett Gensler, Bentley (68-81)
148 - T.J. Tynan, Notre Dame (51-97)
145 - Johnny Gaudreau, BC (64-81)
142 - Mark Zengerle, Wisconsin (30-112)

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