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TOPHS Data for Free Agent Defensemen (Plus)

As indicated in my post from yesterday on Free Agent Center TurnOvers Per Hundred Shifts (TOPHS), here is a similar study for the top TOI Free Agent Defensemen. As for Centers, I've included the top 10 and bottom 10. Again, using only players who played 20+ games. I only included the FAs that had over 20 minutes TOI per game to keep the table from becoming too unwieldy. Any special requests on where somebody ranks, just ask. One thing to note, only 10% (23 of 230) of the defensemen who played >20 games had a positive TOPHS. By comparison, 256 of the 442 forwards with >20 games played were above 0. Looks like defensemen are more prone to turnovers? I also included the defensemen who played for the Devils last season as well. Oh, and since there was this discussion about Thomas Kaberle, I included him as well.

To review my definition: What this stat really measures though is their net turnover ratio for every hundred shifts, i.e every 100 shifts the player would have netted X number of turnovers. Positive numbers mean the player would have taken the puck away this many more times than given it away. Negative numbers mean the player would have given the puck away this many more times than taken it away.

One surprise, seeing Drew Doughty near the very bottom of the rankings got me curious to see where the other two Norris Trophy nominees ranked, so I included Duncan (No Teeth) Keith and Mike Green as well.

Rank

Player

Team

GP

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

GvA

TkA

TAR

TO/G

TOI/G

Shifts

TO/100S

1

Andrew MacDonald

NYI

46

1

6

7

4

20

22

40

18

0.391

20:05

1,068

1.685

2

Freddy Meyer

NYI

64

4

11

15

-2

40

24

42

18

0.281

16:46

1,339

1.344

3

Mark Popovic

ATL

37

2

2

4

0

10

9

18

9

0.243

14:47

752

1.197

4

Jack Hillen

NYI

69

3

18

21

-5

44

38

54

16

0.232

20:41

1,694

0.945

5

Dustin Kohn

NYI

22

0

4

4

-2

4

4

7

3

0.136

11:35

331

0.906

7

Kyle Cumiskey

COL

61

7

13

20

0

20

37

51

14

0.230

19:47

1,626

0.861

8

Mike Weaver

STL

77

1

9

10

10

29

19

30

11

0.143

16:57

1,853

0.594

9

Peter Harrold

LAK

39

1

2

3

-2

8

3

6

3

0.077

9:14

507

0.592

10

Keaton Ellerby

FLA

22

0

0

0

-1

2

1

2

1

0.045

5:25

175

0.571

6

Pavel Kubina

ATL

76

6

32

38

0

66

37

55

18

0.237

22:37

2,038

0.883

15

Joe Corvo

CAR, WSH

52

6

12

18

-10

12

20

23

3

0.058

23:18

1,400

0.214

26

Dennis Seidenberg

FLA, BOS

79

4

28

32

6

39

25

24

-1

-0.013

22:55

2,115

-0.047

34

Dan Hamhuis

NSH

78

5

19

24

4

49

51

48

-3

-0.038

21:15

2,029

-0.148

36

Scott Niedermayer

ANA

80

10

38

48

-9

38

50

46

-4

-0.050

26:30

2,187

-0.183

38

Adrian Aucoin

PHX

82

8

20

28

2

56

22

17

-5

-0.061

22:33

2,406

-0.208

48

Willie Mitchell

VAN

48

4

8

12

13

48

27

23

-4

-0.083

22:36

1,258

-0.318

49

Paul Martin

NJD

22

2

9

11

10

2

12

10

-2

-0.091

22:30

628

-0.318

50

Zbynek Michalek

PHX

72

3

14

17

5

30

23

16

-7

-0.097

22:38

2,154

-0.325

72

Jordan Leopold

FLA, PIT

81

11

15

26

-2

28

29

16

-13

-0.160

21:55

2,178

-0.597

74

Kim Johnsson

MIN, CHI

60

7

10

17

10

30

33

22

-11

-0.183

22:47

1,819

-0.605

105

Derek Morris

BOS, PHX

76

4

25

29

2

37

32

12

-20

-0.263

21:26

2,165

-0.924

145

Mike Mottau

NJD

79

2

16

18

4

41

52

22

-30

-0.380

22:15

2,489

-1.205

155

Sergei Gonchar

PIT

62

11

39

50

-4

49

40

19

-21

-0.339

24:23

1,646

-1.276

171

Anton Volchenkov

OTT

64

4

10

14

2

38

41

17

-24

-0.375

20:41

1,592

-1.508

177

Henrik Tallinder

BUF

82

4

16

20

13

32

55

22

-33

-0.402

20:36

2,110

-1.564

180

Rob Blake

SJS

70

7

23

30

14

60

51

19

-32

-0.457

21:21

1,990

-1.608

214

Tomas Kaberle

TOR

82

7

42

49

-16

24

63

16

-47

-0.573

22:21

2,088

-2.251

215

Andy Sutton

NYI, OTT

72

5

8

13

-10

107

64

24

-40

-0.556

20:24

1,772

-2.257

221

Toni Lydman

BUF

67

4

16

20

10

30

49

10

-39

-0.582

18:51

1,622

-2.404

222

Drew Doughty

LAK

82

16

43

59

20

54

73

20

-53

-0.646

24:58

2,165

-2.448

223

John Erskine

WSH

50

1

5

6

16

66

37

11

-26

-0.520

15:58

972

-2.675

224

Roman Hamrlik

MTL

75

6

20

26

-2

56

86

28

-58

-0.773

23:26

2,151

-2.696

225

Jonathan Ericsson

DET

62

4

9

13

-15

44

50

13

-37

-0.597

16:42

1,354

-2.733

226

Tyler Myers

BUF

82

11

37

48

13

32

94

30

-64

-0.780

23:44

2,285

-2.801

227

Mike Komisarek

TOR

34

0

4

4

-9

40

36

7

-29

-0.853

19:56

908

-3.194

228

Hal Gill

MTL

68

2

9

11

-10

68

76

17

-59

-0.868

18:20

1,716

-3.438

229

Andreas Lilja

DET

20

1

1

2

-2

4

14

1

-13

-0.650

14:08

374

-3.476

230

Denis Grebeshkov

EDM, NSH

51

7

14

21

-16

32

62

15

-47

-0.922

21:24

1,287

-3.652

73

Martin Skoula

PIT, NJD

52

3

8

11

3

10

19

12

-7

-0.135

17:24

1,165

-0.601

81

Johnny Oduya

NJD, ATL

67

3

10

13

8

30

37

25

-12

-0.179

21:15

1,819

-0.660

92

Bryce Salvador

NJD

79

4

10

14

8

57

33

17

-16

-0.203

18:51

2,096

-0.763

99

Colin White

NJD

81

2

10

12

8

46

40

20

-20

-0.247

20:04

2,372

-0.843

118

Andy Greene

NJD

78

6

31

37

9

14

59

34

-25

-0.321

23:31

2,443

-1.023

121

Anssi Salmela

ATL, NJD

38

2

6

8

-1

22

16

9

-7

-0.184

13:28

669

-1.046

176

Mark Fraser

NJD

61

3

3

6

3

36

19

2

-17

-0.279

12:22

1,089

-1.561

70

Duncan Keith

CHI

82

14

55

69

21

51

59

45

-14

-0.171

26:35

2,419

-0.579

178

Mike Green

WSH

75

19

57

76

39

54

73

44

-29

-0.387

25:28

1,836

-1.580

 

Of the frequently mentioned FA defensemen,Dennis Seidenberg and  Dan Hamhuis rank close to the top as far as puck control "risk" goes, (as njdNYG'cuse so aptly observed in the discussion about centers). Volchenkov, Tallinder, Kaberle, and Sutton rank nearer the bottom, so they would seem to be more puck control risky options.

One not so big surprise on the lower end from my point of view, Mike Mottau is the second worst ranked Devil, above only rookie Mark Fraser. Perhaps less ice time as proposed in many places here might not move him up the rankings, since this is by shift? Who knows!

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