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08-23-2012, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by FreddtFoyle View Post
MacDougall is deceptively good on faceoffs, and certainly uses his size to squeeze guys along the boards. He is very hard to play against, so he'll probably get more ice-time than some of his non-fans believe he deserves.
He is very good on face-offs...I kept track of UNB's face-off numbers over the course of last season (for my own interest and curiosity) and IIRC he was second on the team behind only Bailey in face-off percentage at well over 50%. I expect him and Culligan to be taking most of the important face-offs this season.

Unfortunately season face-off numbers aren't kept track of on the AUS site so people can see, and isn't a particularly "sexy" stat or something a casual observer would notice, but the difference between winning and losing a face-off can be pretty significant. Case in point...against Calgary at Nationals.

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