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07-08-2011, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by OldStanley View Post
According to NHL.com height breakdown for all forwards from last year based on height.

1 player 5-5
5 players 5-7
5 players 5-8
13 5-9
45 5-10
68 5-11
442 players 6 foot or taller

137 players under 6 foot, 442 players 6 foot or taller league wide who played in the NHL last year.
This math is even more compelling if you don't make the arbitrary cut-off at 6'. If you do it at 5'11" or even 5'10" it becomes pretty clear that you have to be a VERY special player to make the league if you are more than just an inch or two below average.

If you are just an inch or two shy, you can get by, especially if you have a frame that can carry enough weight to make up for it. At 5'9" and under, it's REAL hard for any frame to carry enough weight to compete with guys who are 6'1"/6'2" and average weights, much less some of the trucks that you see in the league.

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