Surprising NY Rangers stats from this season
On the most recent Live From the Blue Seats, we went through some pretty surprising NY Rangers stats in a bit of an off the cuff segment. There were some interesting stats that you may not have thought, like how Adam Fox doesn’t have a powerplay goal this season. Or how Ryan Strome only has 12 powerplay points this season. Here are some other surprising NY Rangers stats from this season:
1. Who is the Rangers faceoff percentage leader this year? You guessed it – Chris Kreider.
2. Ryan Reaves has as many goals as Julien Gauthier (3).
3. You all know who the top five in scoring are. But who’s #6 on the Rangers in scoring? Yup. Jacob Trouba.
4. It wouldn’t be surprising if I told you that Trouba (80) and Ryan Strome (63) lead the team in PIMs. But third? Dryden Hunt (50).
5. Tied for third in game winning goals behind Kreider (9) and Panarin (5)? Strome and Alexis Lafreniere with 4 each.
6. It truly is a Trouba bomb season, he’s third on the team in SOG (174).
7. Kreider aside, the leader on the Rangers in even strength goals is Alexis Lafreniere (15).
8. Team leader in penalty differential (penalties drawn vs. penalties taken)? Kevin Rooney.
9. Number nine is dedicated to Filip Chytil. This one is just wild. Chytil’s 7 goals is 9th on the Rangers. His 12 assists is 9th on the team. His 19 points? 9th. Even strength goals (7)? 9th. Even strength points (18)? 9th. Powerplay points (1) – 9th (cheating a little, he’s tied with 5 other Rangers). Ditto game winning goals (1).
10. Most major penalties? Jacob Trouba (6). That’s not surprising, but what is surprising is he’s double the next guy (Ryan Reaves – 3).
11. The top four on the team in hits isn’t surprising – Reaves, Trouba, Hunt, Kreider. Number 5? K’Andre Miller.
12. The team leader in blocked shots is not Ryan Lindgren (125). It’s Jacob Trouba (152).
13. The top five Rangers in giveaways: Panarin (56), Trouba (49), Fox (48), Zibanejad (41), Kreider (38).
14. The top five in takeaways: Fox (65), Panarin (53), Zibanejad (49), Miller (46), Lafreniere (36).
15. There are only 4 Rangers with more than 1 primary powerplay assist: Fox (18), Panarin (13), Zibanejad (7), Strome (5).
16. Number 7 on the team in powerplay shots on goal? Nils Lundkvist (11).
17. Only 6 Rangers average more than a minute per game in OT: Fox, Zibanejad, Panarin, Kreider, Trouba, Strome.