Player Value Trends: May 2022

While the playoffs have been front and center in the month of May, front offices are looking ahead to next season and we’ve seen a few pending free agents players sign extensions with their current teams.

I’ve updated the 22/23 season value curves with all active contracts. Let’s take a look at the updated value curves and early trends in the market.

Determining Player Types

It’s obvious to even casual hockey fans that every player is not equal. Skill level is one obvious differentiator that we’ve looked at through the player projections, with overall impact as the measure of a player’s skill. Player type is another way to differentiate players based on how they approach the game and we’re going to delve into it in this post.

A Look At The 2022/2023 Season Models

I’ve been working on improving and updating the models used for the 2021/2022 season projections for next season. Now at the mid-point of the season, there’s enough data to start making some preliminary projections for the 2022/2023 season. With the trade deadline approaching, some teams will be starting to look at next year already so it’s time to a take the new models out of the box and peek at some early projections for next season.

Assessing Player Value Part 2: Other Factors

In a previous post, I looked at the overall value of forwards, defensemen, and goaltenders in the context of all players on NHL full strength rosters. That initial assessment was based solely on player impact, yet there are other considerations in a salary cap league. In this post, we’ll look at two major factors that modify player value.

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