Stat Pack: Freshman Scorers

Surging rookies, top senior classes and even-strength points lead this week's in-depth statistical look.
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Vermont's Mario Puskarich led the BCHL in scoring last season.

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. Some freshmen get better as the year progresses - Vermont's Mario Puskarich, who has won four of the last six Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors, appears to be one. Here are the top freshmen scorers since the holiday break:

Leading Freshmen Scorers, Since Dec. 25
11 points - Mario Puskarich, Vermont (5g-6a)
9 - Mike Szmatula, Northeastern (3-6)
8 - David Norris, AIC (1-7)
7 - John Stevens, Northeastern (1-6)
7 - Sam Anas, Quinnipiac (3-4)

 

2. Looking for senior leadership? Here are the senior classes providing the most offense this season:

Top Scoring Senior Classes
112 points - New Hampshire
105 - Wisconsin
100 - Quinnipiac
97 - Notre Dame
94 - Boston College
89 - St. Lawrence
77 - Union
73 - Massachusetts
71 - Ferris State
70 - RIT

 

3. The top three even-strength scorers nationally all play for Boston College, but the next five all represent different teams:

Most Even-Strength Points
37 - Johnny Gaudreau, BC
31 - Kevin Hayes, BC
23 - Bill Arnold, BC
23 - Matthew Zay, Mercyhurst
22 - Ross Mauermann, Providence
21 - Sam Warning, Minnesota
21 - Cole Gunner, Air Force
21 - Kevin Goumas, UNH

 

4. Quinnipiac has allowed 3.89 shots per game fewer than any other team. Their total not only leads the nation, but that is more than twice as big as the next largest gap between one team and the next-closest when all 59 teams are ranked by shots allowed per game.

Fewest Shots Against Per Game
21.07 - Quinnipiac
24.96 - Clarkson
25.08 - Minnesota State
25.26 - Notre Dame
25.29 - Alaska Anchorage

 

5. Offense from the blueline can come in the form of points, but also simply shots on net. The top-shooting defensive corps:

Most Shots Per Game by Defensemen
11.00 - Minnesota
10.45 - Union
10.31 - New Hampshire
9.77 - Boston University
9.71 - Denver

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