MLD 2011 Draft Thread II
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07-28-2011, 01:24 AM
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You appear to be right about this one. The season before the eye injury, he averaged 23:35 minutes per game.
Edit: How much PP time did he have? 70s numbers were ES time, apparently:
I was using ES time. 6 seasons in a row top-4 in even strength ice time per game.
NHL.com doesn't have ice time figures for 1997, but baed on goals for and against figure, he was definately a top-4 guy that season as well (he was likely 3rd, but 4th at worst). Looks like that is actually 7 seasons in a row where he was top-4 in ES TOI.
I just added the thing about overall ice time. I think overall ice time is more important anyway.
It's not strange at all that 1998-99 was his best season from an ice-time perspective. He was 21 and finally rounding into becoming a solid defenseman. The eye injury happened in March, 2000, and he basically became a specialist after that.
Based on his NHL.com ice time figures, he didn't become a specialist untill 2006. He was a big-time PP minute guy for his whole career, but before then he was always a top-4 defenseman.
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