Anton Volchenkov: Hockey’s “Moneyball” Player

Check out this great article by Sylvain St-Laurent of regarding Anton Volchenkov’s block shots record and how block shots have become a legitimate statistical category in the hockey world.

Please note that the excerpt below is an English translation of Mr. St-Laurent’s original work.

Statisticians of the National Hockey League have begun to recognize the blocked shots in a serious and strict at the beginning of the 2005-2006 season, the return of the long lockout.

Four and a half years later, the first player will soon “be proud” of having been struck by a thousand slices.

Anton Volchenkov blocked the 999th shot of his career Tuesday in Edmonton.

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