Anonymous asked in SportsHockey · 8 years ago

NHL scoring average..........?

On average how many goals and assists would the average NHL forward and defencemen get a year?

3 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    By average I will use the NHL stats for last year.

    There were 894 players that suited up as a skater (non goalie) last year. The median player would be the one who finished 447th in scoring. This was Jason Demers with 4 goals and 9 assists for 13 points.

    At Defense Scott Hannah was 149th out of 297 defensemen. He scored 2 goals and had 10 assists.

    At Forward Derek McKenzie was 299th out of 597 forwards. He had 7 goals and 7 assists.

    There were 6545 goals scored in the NHL last year. There were 30 teams and each team dressed 18 skaters for each game therefore the average player scored (6545/30*18) 12 goals last year. Since the record of assists per team is harder to find I will assume 1.5 assists per goal or 18 assists. So the average player will have 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points.

    The average salary in the NHL is $2.4MM Lee Stempniak was paid $2.5MM last year about average. He scored 14 goals and had 14 assists for 28 points again about average. So Lee Stempniak would be your poster boy for average.

  • 8 years ago

    I'd say the typical forward would be about...

    15 goals and 25 assists

    The typical defensemen would be about...

    8 goals and 20 assists

  • Bob
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    It depends on how good the player is.

    Usually about 20 goals and 50 assists

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