NHL stats are the best way to find out how all the teams, including players and each league or division is doing compared to the rest. It’s also a good indicator as to how teams or players are progressing compared to past seasons and in general hockey history. The NHL has a long history of collecting data on teams and that enables coaches, owners and players to analyse and compare to the new players that are coming up. It also gives the fans the numbers to refer too. NHL hockey stats on teams and players include such metrics as: Games played, assists, shots on goal, missed shots, power play goals, hits, face offs won and lost and other critical statistics. Injury stats even play an important in the player’s career and even the team’s chances of advancing during the regular season and especially in the playoffs. Broadcasters on Hockey Night in Canada and other sports television shows rely on the statistics to give them analyse and lots more information to report on. They look and talk as they are much more informed and can deliver great commentary while the game is on in real time or for post game analysis. Throughout history some of the best players and teams have the best stats and even today, those stats still hold in the NHL.
Some of the great NHL hockey players are: Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr, Mark Messier, Rocket Richard and so many more. These players have statistics that young players would love to achieve one day. The best teams in the history of the NHL with the best stats include such teams as the Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, NY Islanders and the Detroit Red Wings. There are more teams that are earning the high stats but these teams are legends and have the numbers to this day that have not been reached. The Montreal Canadiens have 23 Stanley Cup wins, the Detroit Redwings have 11 cups and the Toronto Maple Leafs have 13 cups. No teams have come close to these, but that could change over the coming years. One statistic that is hard to break is that American teams have dominated the NHL. The last time a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup was back in 1993 when the Montreal Canadiens won it. Even if a team or player has great stats does not mean they will win the cup, it comes down to which teams and players will pull through in the end, regardless of the stats or even history at that point. Keep coming back to Team NHL to find out all the latest statistics on players, teams in the regular season and in the playoffs.