Who were the top playmakers in 2022-23 at 5v5?
Using AllThreeZones tracked passing data weighed by pass type, here are the top 40: pic.twitter.com/xcce6g8PE5
– JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 28, 2023
He is by far the club’s best marksman, but Nick Suzuki managed to catch up with him in terms of goals at the very end of the season, playing all 82 games.
According to statistics compiled on the AllThreeZones website by EP Rinkside analyst JFresh, the Tricolore have two of the NHL’s top 25 playmakers.
To help you decipher this interesting stat, the number shown for each player is the “pass score”. It’s based on several types of passes made by players at 5-on-5, over equal playing time for everyone.
Obviously, the higher the number, the better the player is at passing, but to give you a comparison, a score above 1 is very good and above 1.25, the player is among the NHL’s elite.
It should also be borne in mind that both players, especially Dach, are fairly young and haven’t yet reached their full potential.
Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Dach crack the top-10 in a few years’ time. That’s one of the reasons why I support the decision to separate Caufield and Suzuki next year.
Realistically, though, Suzuki will probably become a better overall player than Dach. In fact, his defensive skills place him among the NHL’s elite on the power play.
In any case, the CH is in a good position with two of the league’s best playmakers.
– Good news for the Blue Jays.
Hyun Jin Ryu will make his season debut for the Blue Jays on Tuesday, August 1st against the Orioles. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/CDNWQDWSbz
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– Such kind words for his best friend.
Nick Suzuki on his BFF Cole Caufield ♥️
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– At 43, it’s time for Haslem to retire.
He ends his career at the top of the franchise for rebounds. https://t.co/FvRxm5bH2A
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– He never scored a goal by coming around the back of the net to surprise the goalie.
Alex Ovechkin is closing on Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goals record, and the Capitals captain has scored on almost every single shot there is.
– Sammi Silber 🏒 (@sammisilber) July 28, 2023