Stat Pack: Measuring Eichel's Impact
BU's freshman star enjoying NCAA's best draft-eligible season since Paul Kariya in 1992-93.

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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. How impressive is Jack Eichel's start for Boston University? Here's a look at the best draft-eligible freshmen and best freshmen overall by points per game since 1992-93 (Paul Kariya's rookie year):

Most Points Per Game, Draft-Eligible Freshmen (since 1992-93)
2.56 - Paul Kariya, Maine (1992-93)
1.90 - Jack Eichel, Boston University (2013-14)
1.56 - Zach Parise, North Dakota (2002-03)
1.47 - Dany Heatley, Wisconsin (1999-00)
1.46 - Brian Gionta, Boston College (1997-98)

Most Points Per Game, Any Freshmen (since 1992-93)
2.56 - Paul Kariya, Maine (1992-93, age 18)
1.91 - Ryan Carter, Iona (1998-99, age 21)
1.90 - Jack Eichel, Boston University (2013-14, age 18)
1.62 - Rob Bonneau, Massachusetts (1993-94, age 21)
1.62 - Warren Norris, Massachusetts (1993-94, age 20)

2. Here are the top performing teams in November in several categories:

Best Winning Percentage, November
.875 - Quinnipiac (7-1-0)
.857 - Bowling Green (6-1-0)
.857 - Minnesota Duluth (6-1-0)
.833 - Denver (5-1-0)
.800 - Minnesota State (4-1-0)
.800 - Nebraska Omaha (4-1-0)

Most Goals For/Game, November
4.67 - Denver
4.60 - Michigan
3.86 - UMass Lowell
3.80 - Robert Morris
3.67 - Mercyhurst

Fewest Goals Against/Game, November
1.00 - Providence
1.20 - Northern Michigan
1.57 - Michigan Tech
1.62 - Harvard
1.62 - Quinnipiac

Best Power Play, November
41.2% - Bentley
34.6% - Denver
30.8% - Mercyhurt
30.0% - Michigan Tech
28.0% - Harvard
28.0% - St. Cloud State

Best Penalty Killing, November
96.8% - Harvard
96.7% - Bowling Green
95.5% - Alaska
95.5% - Northern Michigan
94.7% - Nebraska Omaha

3. Here's a look at the top performing goaltenders away from home:

Best Save Percentage, Road/Neutral Games
.966 - Mitch Gillam, Cornell
.966 - Ryan Massa, Nebraska Omaha
.956 - Steve Michalek, Harvard (MIN)
.955 - Jamie Phillips, Michigan Tech (WPG)
.950 - Kevin Boyle, UMass Lowell

4. The following teams have produced the most offense at the start and end of each period:

Most Goals, First Minute of a Period
4 - Boston University, Michigan, Minnesota

Most Goals, Last Minute of a Period
5 - Bemidji State, Maine, Michigan Tech, Nebraska Omaha, Quinnipiac

5. The following teams have received the biggest offensive contributions from their senior classes:

Most Points, Seniors
53 - Mercyhurst (19g-34a)
49 - Air Force (17-32)
44 - Miami (17-27)
44 - Minnesota State (14-30)
41 - Canisius (17-24)