Loved this quoted tweet from @mirtle today. The attached graphic highlights a range of NHL scorers based on their percent of shots taken which result in a scored goal and the average distance of those shots taken. Leave it to now-sophomore phenom Patrik Laine to break away from the pack.
The stats speak to reality, though. Watching Laine each night showcases a generational shooting talent — one which can score from any area in the attacking zone and into any area of the net, at any given time. Here’s the proof.
Such a treat to have Laine playing for the hometown team. He’s worth the price of admission alone.