In today’s world of advanced stats in hockey, there’s not a lot to be had in the American Hockey League. I’m working to change that. Here’s a look at the Oklahoma City Barons on-ice stats through 34 games. Sample size means everything, so some of these numbers you can take with a grain of salt. But it does give a nice look at how some players are being used so far this season.
Jason Williams continues to lead the team in goal differential with a +25. Right behind him are Andrew Miller (+24), Anton Lander (+20), and Brad Hunt (+20). Travis Ewanyk brings up the rear with a -13.
Iiro Pakarinen leads the team in even strength goal differential, posting a +14. Brandon Davidson is second on the team to lead all defensemen with a +10.
Hunt is obviously the most-relied upon defenseman, with an estimated TOI of nearly 30 minutes. Martin Marincin since coming back to OKC has averaged an estimated 20+ minutes per game. Davidson also has averaged over an estimated 20 minutes per game.
Bogdan Yakimov has been getting utilized a lot more over the last twenty games, and that will be the case more often now with Anton Lander in Edmonton. At the last update after 14 games, Yakimov was hovering just over the 10 minute mark. Now, he sits at 12:42.
Mitch Moroz, still in search of his first AHL goal, still sits at the bottom of the list in eTOI with a 7:09. Travis Ewanyk, Jujhar Khaira, and call-ups Connor Jones and Josh Winquist all sit below 10 minutes per game.