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Great Lakes Analytics in Sports Conference

Micah Blake McCurdy

Skater Impact on Shot Locations

It is well-known that in hockey, individual skaters have minimal impact on on-ice save percentage. We examine if the same can be said about shot locations. Attendees will learn to carefully isolate which on-ice outcomes are repeatable for individual skaters, develop a formalism for discussing spatial correlations in a hockey context, and establish granularity of causality for individual skaters and various different shot types.

Dr. Micah Blake McCurdy earned a PhD in mathematics from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is founder of

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