Last night a question arose while I was watching a 4-0 Blackhawks win. That question? I wonder how Marian Hossa’s numbers this season compare to other 37 year olds seasons. Magically, a light bulb shined brightly above my head. That’s a perfect idea to investigate I thought, and so I set out today to find the answer.
To obtain the data needed, I used the Hockey-Reference play index. For the data, I used:
- Seasons where the player was 37 year old on February 1st
- Forwards only
- Minimum 40 games
- 2011-12 up to the present season
This is what I found.