About our Authors

Managers

Benjamin Wendorf:

Currently, I am a freelance NHL analytics writer, most recently for The Hockey News and the Chicago Tribune. Previous to Hockey Graphs, I was an editor at Gabe Desjardins’ Behind the Net blog and later Arctic Ice Hockey, and a contributor at NHL Numbers. I was also editor-in-chief of the Maple Leaf Press Season Preview magazine for the Winnipeg Jets’ inaugural season (2011-12). Overall, I have been researching and writing hockey analysis for six years; my work has been hosted or promoted by the National Post, NHL.com, Wall Street Journal, NBC’s Pro Hockey Talk, FiveThirtyEight.com, and Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog. I also appeared in a Grantland/ESPN documentary on analytics and fighting in the NHL. My Fenwick charts innovation was a staple at Darryl Metcalf’s Extra Skater website and is currently being used by NHL teams, in television broadcasts, and by NHL stats sites including War-on-Ice.com, HockeyStats.ca, and NaturalStatTrick.com. The bulk of my archived graph work is viewable and searchable at HockeyVisualized.com, and I have also put together most of the interactive graphs here at HG (link). I tweet regularly from @BenjaminWendorf and can be reached by email at wendorf [dot] benjamin [at] gmail [dot] com.

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“Garik16”

Garik16 is a former Pitchf/x analyst at The Hardball Times and Beyond the Box Score (with guest spots at Amazin Avenue) who has in the last few years turned his eye to hockey analytics, mainly covering the New York Islanders unofficially at Lighthouse Hockey.  He enjoys trying to teach people about so-called hockey fancy stats and somehow tries to manage his spare time well enough to track Isles’ zone entries.  In his real life he’s an attorney on Long Island.  He can be reached at Twitter at @garik16 or by email at garik16[at] gmail [dot] com.

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Garret Hohl:

After concluding his career as a touring musician, Garret was reinvigorated by the return of his hometown Winnipeg Jets and immersed himself into the hockey blogosphere. Garret was introduced to advanced statistics through the writings of Gabriel Desjardins on the now defunct blog Behind the Net. With a scientific background while studying Combined Honours in Biology and Chemistry as a student at the University of British Columbia, the analytical approach to viewing hockey statistically evoked extreme interest. Garret works as an Analytics Specialist for CKM Sports Management. He also runs and operates the hockey statistical research blog ‘Hockey-Graphs’, while managing the Winnipeg Jets fan blog ‘Jets Nation’. He has previously written in the Winnipeg Free Press, Hockey Prospectus, and Arctic Ice Hockey. You can follow him on Twitter: @GarretHohl.

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Contributors

Adam Stringham

Adam is a native of the greater DC metropolitan area and is a life long Capitals fan. He began writing about hockey statistics in January of 2014 and is now an associate editor for Japers’ Rink. His favorite activities include: reminiscing about how exciting the Capitals used to be, begrudging line combinations, and spending time with friends and family. Adam graduated Duquesne University in 2013 and currently works as a financial analyst for a medical device company in Baltimore, Maryland. You can follow him on Twitter @stringhama.

Alex Novet

Alex Novet is a strategy data analyst in Berkeley, California. He was born on Long Island to a family of Islander fans and never had a chance to escape what that fandom entailed. He is interested in all aspects of hockey analytics, especially neutral zone work, and his previous work can be found on his blog at www.fancystatsisland.wordpress.com. He can be reached at anovet@gmail.com or on Twitter at @GhostofNyles. He previously graduated from the University of Chicago, where he majored in Economics and Political Science.

Asmean

“Asmean” developed an interest in analytics due to her relentless motivation to convince people that her favorite player, Brad Marchand, is an elite player. She’s also passionate about science, medicine and asinine shot quality debates on twitter dot com.

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 Article she co-authored (1)

Article she co-authored (2)

Carolyn Wilke

“I am the Dallas defense.”

Best known for her research into salary and player valuation, Carolyn’s work can also be found at Today’s Slapshot, Two Bearded Ladies, and occasionally My NHL Trade Rumors. Find Carolyn on twitter @Classlicity.

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Conor Tompkins

Conor Tompkins is a hockey writer focusing on data visualization, modern hockey statistics, and discovering new ways to look at the game. Conor is a 9th year Penguins bandwagoner living in the city of Pittsburgh. He currently blogs at NullHypothesisHockey.com. You can find him on twitter @Null_HHockey, and by email at NullHHockey [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Dom Luszczyszyn

Dom is a freelance hockey writer for The Hockey News with a focus on modern statistics and the stories they tell. Mostly, he just makes charts and attaches some words to them. He’s played, watched and studied hockey for most of his life with an affinity to the numbers side of the game. He’s a graduate of Ryerson University with a degree in journalism. Dom can be found on Twitter at , or via email at d.luszczyszyn at gmail dot com.

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“Don’t Tell Me About Heart”

DTM About Heart is Canadian studying economics in America. He currently “plays the game” and used to be ranked by NHL Central Scouting, so feel free to appeal to his authority. He has been writing about NHL analytics for about a year now. Some of his more prominent work to-date includes his NHL Draft Probability Model, xSV% (Expected Goals) and Corsi Plus-Minus. Until now he has exclusively written at his own blog. You can find him on twitter @DTMAboutHeart or reach by email at dtmaboutheart [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Matt Cane

As a Sens fan living in Toronto, Matt Cane has come to rely on statistics as a defence against the constant insistence of friends, coworkers, and random strangers that this year will really be different for the Maple Leafs. His work to date has included developing a Weighted Shots Metric, investigating the effects of zone starts, and tackling some of hockey’s biggest questions, like whether an AHL team could actually beat the 2014-2015 Buffalo Sabres. Matt’s articles are available on Hockey Prospectus and at his website, Puck++. Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Management from McMaster University, and a Master of Science in Applied Math from Ryerson University, and is currently employed in Risk Management at a Canadian bank. When he’s not splitting his laptop screen between a Gamecentre window and a spreadsheet, Matt can be found flailing helplessly in net for his ball hockey team or willing the Blue Jays to finally end their World Series drought. Matt can be reached on Twitter at @Cane_Matt, or via e-mail at puckplusplus [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Matt Pfeffer

Matt Pfeffer is a native of Ottawa. His statistical analysis career began at 10 years old when he called in to Team 1200 to support the 2004 MVP candidacy of Ilya Kovalchuk. Later, while studying at Trent University, he began working for the Peterborough Petes, and later the Ottawa 67’s. He was recruited by Misha Donskov to join the Hockey Canada team and has worked for them ever since providing analytical information for the men’s national teams. Along the way Pfeffer has consulted for NHL teams, written for sites like Hockey Prospectus and his own former pet project, Progressive Hockey, and during his time with Powerscout he had the opportunity to work with camera-captured hockey data. Pfeffer is a baseball and soccer enthusiast, his favourite team being Manchester City. He can be found tweeting at @MattPfefferHky.

Muneeb Alam

Muneeb has been a Caps fan since 2003, making him the exact opposite of a bandwagon fan. He grew up (mostly) in Virginia and starting writing about the Caps at his own blog just before they got “Halak’d,” and started contributing to Japers’ Rink  in 2013. Muneeb graduated from Columbia in 2015 with a major in astrophysics and a minor in economics, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Imperial College London. You can contact him over Twitter @muneebalamcu  or via email at redarmylinecaps [at] gmail [dot] com.

Nicholas Emptage

Nick is a Pittsburgh native; after many years spent living in California, he has recently moved to the Portland, OR area, where he is looking forward to fewer Gamecenter blackouts. After taking an interest in hockey analytics during the 2012-13 season, he launched the website Puck Prediction. At this site, he conducted an experiment in single-game prediction for the 2013-14 season, and has used it as a hub for publishing playoff series predictions and original research. He is also a contributor to the Sharks website Fear the Fin. He has a Master’s in applied economics from the University of Michigan, and has worked as an economist and principal consultant to numerous large healthcare organizations.

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Nick Mercadante

Nick Mercadante is a former goaltender who has been passionate about analyzing hockey since he was young (not coincidentally around the same time he was told he was too short to ever make it to the show). He has coached at the youth, high school, junior and collegiate levels. His passion for in-depth, data-driven, analysis prompted him to start writing and tweeting about the game. His work can be found on BlueshirtBanter.com. Nick is a Tulane University Law School Grad and Connecticut native, where he now practices law and lives with his wife and their three dogs. Yes, he has a Whalers tattoo. He is on Twitter @nmercad or can be reached through email at nick [dot] mercadante [at] gmail [dot] com.

Prashanth Iyer

Prashanth is a long-time Red Wings fan, having spent the better part of his childhood living outside of Detroit. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 with his doctorate in pharmacy and is finishing his cardiology residency at UNC Medical Center. You can find his previous work and Red Wings-focused work over at Winging It In Motown. He is always willing to spend the time to explain concepts so please do not hesitate to ask! You can contact him over at Twitter @iyer_prashanth or via email at piyer97 [at] gmail [dot] com.

“Petbugs”

As a long suffering Canucks’ fan, pb takes comfort in the idea Einstein was only half right: God might not play dice with the world, but the Hockey Gods do. Bringing together a background in engineering and business, pb is interested in finding new ways of looking at the relationships between data and outcomes, both on the ice and in the boardroom. You can find his previous work at NHLNumbers, or, if you need a laugh, he writes at Canucks Army and can be found posting Graphic Comments at the Sportingnews. pb is on Twitter at @petbugs13 and @GraphicComments or you can email him at petbugs [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Ryan Stimson

Ryan created and manages the Passing Project, a collection of fans who share his enthusiasm for learning more about the game, one speadsheet at a time. Through this project, Ryan’s team has provided new insight into measuring how players contribute to shot attempts as well as new methods for evaluating goalies and how teams score goals. He is always looking for more volunteers to contribute to this ground-breaking project, so don’t hesitate to reach him on Twitter (@RK_Stimp). His work can be found at The Washington Post, InLouWeTrust, Hockey Prospectus, The Committed Indian, Japer’s Rink, and Blueshirt Banter (regrettably haha). He has also been a guest on Wharton Business Radio.

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Sean Tierney

Sean Tierney writes hockey articles that really heavily on graphs. He works hard to fuse scouting reports and they eye test into his writing. Sean’s been accused of being a Leafs fan but that’s difficult to prove. He also writes at Today’s Slapshot and Jets Nation and  is totally willing to spend time with you discussing the value of draft picks. He’s a teacher by day, a writer after dark. You can follow him @seantierneytss.

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Alumni

Andrew Hirsh: Andrew’s H-G Archive Link

Arik Parnass: Arik’s H-G Archive Link

Emmanuel Perry: Emmanuel’s H-G Archive Link

Gabe Desjardins: Gabe’s H-G Archive Link

Jack Han: Jack’s H-G Archive Link

Jared Sexton: Jared’s H-G Archive Link

Josh Weissbock: Josh’s H-G Archive Link

Micah Blake McCurdy: Micah’s H-G Archive Link

“MoneyPuck”: Moneypuck’s H-G Archive List

Rob Vollman: Rob’s H-G Guest Post

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