I received an email question the other day asking me for a list of my favorite hockey analytics follows. I’m not going to do any sort of ranking, but rather go through some genres and people who I follow for certain information.
Let’s jump right in.
- Nick Mercandante – Creator of advanced goalie stats
- In Goal Magazine – Publication that focuses on goalie strategy.
- Ian Fleming – Visualizes goalie stats. Check out his website here.
- Steve Valiquette – Former NHL goalie and current analyst.
- Micah Blake McCurdy – Creates NHL team and player hockey visuals and runs HockeyViz.com He also created a twitter bot to post charts @HockeyViz
- Sean Tierney – Creates many NHL player and team visuals and writes for various websites such as The Athletic
- Muneeb Alam – Game charts and rolling viz.
- Evolving Wild – Has been doing a lot of work recently comparing WAR based stats with NHL contracts.
- Carolyn Wilke – Creator of plenty of visuals.
- Don’t Tell Me About Heart – creator of stats and visuals.
- Scott Cullen – Does analytical analysis for TSN.
- Rob Vollman – Author of Statshot and the annual Hockey Abstract.
- Dimitri Filipovic – Does analytical analysis for SportsNet and has a great podcast.
- NHL Numbers – Salary Cap and general statistical analysis
- Matt Cane – Does a lot of research and statistical analysis
- Shane O’Donnell – Writes for Hockey Prospectus and makes hockey gifs
- Andrew Berkshire – Contributor at Sportsnet
- Jonathan Willis – Sportsnet Contributor.
- Ryan Stimson – Runs a group of people who track NHL games and makes the data available to the public. For the 2015-16 season, he ran a project that looked at the three passes that preceded every shot attempt.
- Corey Sznadjer – Tracks every NHL games and makes data available to the public.
- Cap Friendly – All things NHL salary cap.
- Dom – Game predictions and NHL gamescore creator. Check out his website.
- Money Puck – Game and playoff predictions. Power rankings. Check out their website.
There are plenty of other people I could put on this list and many I might have wanted to but forgot. Either way, this is a good Hockey Twitter Starter Pack.