How does the NHL's
Different Statistics
Impact Performance?

What do the NHL payroll rankings look like over time? How does that relate to regular season points or even Stanley Cup winners? What about Penalty Minutes, how does that impact results? Explore those questions for a number of interesting metrics in this interactive tool. Choose a metric from the buttons below and hover to highlight different teams. Click the chart to toggle the tooltips on and off.

We've highlighted a few interesting stories at the bottom. You can share specific stories you find by copying the URL from your browser.

Payroll Ranking

Ranking anchored to the
Stanley Cup Champion
Legend
Champ
Finals
Playoffs
DNQ
Stanley Cup Champion

Payroll vs Points

Payroll compared to regular season points

Points

Payroll (USD)

 

2012 Payroll

A look at Payroll (USD) for just one year


Stories in the Data
 

CHIPPY CHAMPIONSHIP

With more regular season penalty minutes than any team in the league, the 2007 Anaheim Ducks still manage to thrash their way to a Stanley Cup Championship

WHO’S WATCHING?

Nobody came to watch regular season games when the 2012 Los Angeles Kings were in town, but the low road attendance didn’t stop the Kings from taking home the Cup.

PAYROLL NOT PAYING OFF

In 2003 the New York Rangers paid over $76 million in salaries and they didn’t even make the playoffs. Then they did the same thing in 2004, and got the same result.

 

Data Sources: NHL.com, USA Today, ESPN

 

Created by: Joey Cherdarchuk, Eugene Chen at

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All Years 2012     Rank
Regular Season Points
Payroll
Goals Scored
Plus/Minus
Penalty Minutes
Road Attendance
Shots on Goal

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