Canucks Stats Leaders Through 39 Games

You will see these guys' names pop up frequently for the Canucks' offensive stats. - Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

I'm just browsing through all the NHL.com individual stat categories, seeing where Canucks team stats leaders rank with the rest of the NHL. I will share my findings.

FORWARDS

TOTAL GOALS

Ryan Kesler: 15. Tied for 10th in the NHL with Martin St. Louis, Zach Parise, Tomas Hertl (now injured long-term), Max Pacioretty. Daniel Sedin's 12 goals only rank him 1 higher than Chris Higgins, if you can believe that.

11 of Kesler's 15 goals have come on the road, which is 3rd-best in the NHL.

EVEN-STRENGTH GOALS

Chris Higgins: 11. Ranks him tied for 5th in the NHL. Career year coming, perhaps.

ASSISTS

Henrik Sedin: 24. Tied for 7th in the NHL. Daniel Sedin is tied for 9th with 21 assists. Somebody screw Dan's head on straight so he goes back to goal-scoring.

POINTS

Dank and Hank are tied with 33 in 39 games. That ranks them in a tie at 11th in the NHL.

PLUS / MINUS

Mike Santorelli: +14. Tied for 7th in the NHL. Bring on the Selke! Maybe. He is +7 at home and +7 on the road. Gotta love Santorelli, the unwanted man last summer. Daniel Sedin leads the forwards with a +9 at home

PENALTY MINUTES

Tom Sestito: 92. That is the 4th most PIM's in the League.

POWER PLAY GOALS

Ryan Kesler: 5. Tied for 6th in the NHL with a whole slew of players. The Sedin brothers have 4 PPG's each.

SHORTHANDED GOALS

Brad Richardson: 2. Tied for 1st in the NHL with 7 other players.

GAME-WINNING GOALS

Ryan Kesler: 5. Tied for 3rd in the NHL. Chris Higgins is second on the team with 4 GWG's.

OVERTIME GOALS

Mike Santorelli: 2. Top in the NHL along with Alexander Ovechkin and Anze Kopitar.

SHOTS

Ryan Kesler: 141. That is 5th in the NHL. Daniel Sedin has 127. This may or may not surprise you, but Higgins is next with 121 shots.

SHOOTING PERCENTAGE

Zack Kassian has scored 7 goals on 34 shots, which is good for a 20.6% shooting percentage. Brad Richardson is just behind him with 7 goals on 36 shots.

TIME ON ICE PER GAME AVERAGE

Ryan Kesler's 22:05 if time per game is second highest in the NHL amongst forwards and ranks him only behind Sidney Crosby (22:11). Henrik and Daniel are 4th and 5th in the NHL in ice time with 21:28 and 21:24 ice time respectively.

FACEOFF WINNING %

BAH! David Booth may lead the guys with a 60% faceoff winning percentage, but he's only been in the dot 10 times. So the true leader there is Mike Santorelli at 53.3% followed by Brad Richardson at 51.9%.

HITS

Tom Sestito: 59. Kesler is 2nd with 55. That ranks them way down the NHL list somewhere. It's not a surprise because as I say in the game previews: the Canucks' overall team hits having been dropping like a Miley Cyrus single for weeks now.

BLOCKED SHOTS

Ryan Kesler: 37. Tied for 4th in the NHL. What a beast.

GIVEAWAYS

Ryan Kesler: 15. Not very many compared to the NHL average. I hate that stat anyway. Can the count be trusted?

TAKEAWAYS

Ryan Kesler: 25. The League leaders are Pavel Datsyuk and Marian Hossa with 44 each.

SHOOTOUT GOALS

Mike Santorelli: 2, which accounts for half of the Canucks' shootout goals total.

DEFENCEMEN

GOALS

Jason Garrison, Dan Hamhuis and Chris Tanev all have 4 goals each. If Alex Edler wasn't hurt he'd be walking away with this stat.

PP GOALS


Jason Garrison: 3. Ranks him in a tie for 4th in the NHL amongst defencemen. (Just 3?)

GAME-WINNING GOALS

Chris Tanev: 2. That is 2nd most in the NHL for a defenceman.

ASSISTS

Jason Garrison: 19. 6th in the NHL. Kevin Bieksa is 2nd on the team with 13 assists.

POINTS

Jason Garrison: 23. 7th best in the NHL. Bieksa has 14 points. Is it just me or are these point totals LOW?

EVEN STRENGTH POINTS

Kevin Bieksa, Christopher Tanev and Ryan Stanton lead the Canucks with 11 ESP.

POWER PLAY POINTS

Jason Garrison: 10. Tied for 5th in the NHL.  Bieksa is 2nd on the team with 3 (THREE!) power play points.Gotta get more PP points from the D-men than THAT! Good Lord. I think that explains the general PP futility, doesn't it?

SHORTHANDED POINTS

Mr. Garrison: 3. Tops in the League, baby!

PLUS / MINUS

Dan Hamhuis: +10. Tied for 11th in the NHL. Hammer's D partner Tanev is a +9. However, Hamhuis is an even 0 on the road and Tanev is a -1 away from the Rog. Huh. Ryan Stanton has the best Canucks' road +/- with a +6.

SHOTS

Jason Garrison: 105. That's 4th-most in the NHL. Bieksa and Hamhuis are 2nd on the team with 81 shots and are ranked 12th in the League. Garrison leads the Canucks with missed shots, which can go hand-in-hand with the amount of shots he takes.

SHOOTING PERCENTAGE

Chris Tanev: 10%. 4 goals and 40 shots. That ranks him 10th in the NHL with defenceman that have over 30 shots and 6th with D-men with 40 or more shots. In second place in shooting accuracy is a Storm Trooper, followed by Yannick Weber and Dan Hamhuis.

TIME ON ICE PER GAME AVERAGE

Dan Hamhuis: 23:28, which ranks 35th amongst NHL defencemen. Alex Edler is a close 2nd with 23:26, followed by Bieksa: 23:08. Hammer's TOI is continually increasing with the Edler injury.

EVEN STRENGTH TIME ON ICE PER GAME AVG.

Kevin Bieksa: 18:57. That's 20th in the NHL. Hamhuis is 2nd with 18:33.

POWER PLAY TIME ON ICE AVERAGE

Jason Garrison: 2:56. About 38th in the League. Edler is 2nd with 2:56 average PP time. Hammer is 3rd with 2:26. Really a revolving door with the D-men on the point.

SHORTHANDED TIME ON ICE AVERAGE

Chris Tanev: 2:33, which is ranked 40th in the NHL. It says a lot about Tanev getting these minutes and the Canucks' PK being tops in NHL. Hamhuis is second on the team with 2:28 followed by Bieksa at 2:15.

HITS

Kevin Bieksa: 71. That is a low total. It ranks him 22nd in the NHL amongst defencemen. League leader Cody Franson has 132 hits. Not saying guys need to hit to win, but I would think that a rugged guy like Juice would have more hits than that. Ryan Stanton is 2nd on the Canucks with 52 hits. Alex Edler 3rd with 49, and he has played only 27 games so far. So Edler would be the Canucks' hit man on D had he not gotten injured.

BLOCKED SHOTS

Chris Tanev: 73. That ties him for 13th in the NHL. I never foresaw Tanev leading the Canucks' D in blocked shots. You? Bieksa is 2nd on the Canucks with 70 blocked shots. Edler is 3rd with 67. There's Edler again, with high totals despite only playing 27 games so far, which is 12 less games than Tanev or Juice.

GIVEAWAYS

Kevin Bieksa: 37. That's 9th-most in the NHL. Hamhuis is 2nd on the team with 30.

TAKEAWAYS

Dan Hamhuis: 24, which ranks him 8th amongst NHL defencemen. Garrison is 2nd with 14 takeaways. I hate these giveaway and takeaway stats. They just seem like such low tallies.

SHOOTOUT GOALS

Am I seeing this right? The only NHL defencemen with shootout goals are Dan Boyle and Oliver Ekman-Larsson? Check it out.

GOALIES

GAMES STARTED

Roberto Luongo: 32, which is 3rd in the NHL.

TIME ON ICE

Luongo's 1820:16 ranks him 5th in the League.

WINS

Roberto's 16 wins ranks him at a tie for 6th in the League.

SHOTS AGAINST

Lou's 846 shots against is the 9th-most shots faced in the NHL this season.

GOALS AGAINST

Luongo's 68 goals against is the 10th-most in the NHL. That happens when you play that many games in front of a team that doesn't trap it like it's hot. As a comparison, Tuuka Rask has played 29 games and has only allowed 54 goals. But you know damned well how well the B's play in front of him.

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE

Luongo's 2.24 GAA ranks him 6th in the NHL with goalies that have started more than 20 games, and 11th for goalies that have started over 10 games. Eddie Lack's 1.93 GAA in 7 games started is nice to see.

SAVES

Luongo's 778 saves ranks him 9th.

SAVE PERCENTAGE

Strombone's .920 save percentage ranks him 9th in the NHL with goalies that have started in over 20 games (tied with Marc-Andre Fleury) and about 12th in goalies that have started more than 10 games.

EVEN STRENGTH SAVE PERCENTAGE

Luongo: .921

Lack: .928

SAVE PERCENTAGE WHEN PENALTY KILLING

Luongo: 10 goals against on 109 shots against = .908 save %, which is 4th overall with goalies that have played over 20 games. I would have expected better seeing that the Canucks are the #1 PK team in the NHL.

Lack: 3 goals against on 41 shots against = .927 save %. That's 5th overall for goalies that have played in more than 10 games. Lack has only started 7 games. It will interesting to see what he does with more games started in the future.

SHOOTOUT SAVE PERCENTAGE

Luongo: 5 goals against on 17 chances against = .706 save %. That's 5th overall with goalies that have been in 5 or more shootouts. BAH! It's just a skills competition.

SHUTOUTS

Luongo's 3 shutouts puts him in a tie for 1st overall with 7 other goaltenders.

CONCLUSION

Ryan Kesler kicks ass. Chris Tanev is having a monstrous season. Dan Hamhuis is a horse. The Sedins need to step it up in the second half of the season. The D didn't put up enough points in the first half, especially on the PP. There are so many more conclusions to take out of there but I will let you do that. I may have miscounted on a few of the rankings. Keep in mind that this post was created before and after the games tonight.

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