Stat Pack: DU's High-Scoring D

A look at offense from the blue line, top scoring free agents and more.
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Defenseman Joey LaLeggia leads Denver with six goals and 11 points.

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

1. Denver finished a sweep of Western Michigan this weekend thanks to a goal from David Makowski, the 15th goal for a Pioneer blueliner this season. That's easily the most of any team:

Most Goals, Defensemen
15 – Denver
12 – Minnesota
11 – Lake Superior State
9 – Providence, Union

Most Points, Defensemen
38 – Union
34 – Denver
32 – Quinnipiac
31 – New Hampshire
30 – St. Lawrence

2. Quinnipiac boasts the nation's longest unbeaten streak (11-0-1), and the numbers suggest it's no fluke:

Best Shot Differential Per Game
+14.23 – Quinnipiac
+13.27 – Union
+12.80 – St. Cloud State
+8.80 – Minnesota Duluth
+8.17 – Nebraska Omaha

3. Coaches often point to goals in the first or last minute of a period as important. Here are some of the leaders in that regard:

Most Goals in the First Minute of a Period
5 – Lake Superior State
4 – Brown
3 – AIC, Union

Most Goals in the Last Minute
6 – Clarkson, Nebraska Omaha, Ohio State
5 – Ferris State, Niagara, Quinnipiac, St. Lawrence

4. Sixty-four players who played NCAA hockey but were never drafted have played in the NHL this season. These guys hope to join that group:

Top Scoring NHL Free Agents
21 points – Greg Carey, SLU
18 – Ross Mauermann, Providence
18 – Austin Czarnik, Miami
17 – Ryan Haggerty, RPI
17 – Sam Warning, Minnesota

5. Halfway through November, here are the top goaltending performances of the month:

Best Save Percentage, November
.966 – Logan Davis, OSU
.965 – Ryan McKay, Miami
.953 – Will Yanakeff, Michigan State
.953 – Martin Ouellette, Maine
.948 – Jimmy Sarjeant, Mercyhurst

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