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Canucks: Elias Pettersson’s performance in light of a new advanced stats metric

Among the NHL’s young star forwards, Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson ranks right near the top in a comparison of these players’ first two seasons in the league.

More specifically, he is second in terms of “points per game,” and also second in terms of “points per 60 minutes” (“pts/60”). However, both of these metrics fail to consider an important factor in the assessment of offensive statistics, and that is the collective defensive strength each player faces over the course of a season. And this article will work to develop a new metric that takes this factor into consideration.