GTD: Hockey Analytics Pt. 4 Professional Analytics with Matt Cane

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UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 29: Pucks sit in the net during warmups prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on December 29, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 2-1 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

This is part three of a multi-part series tackling the nitty-gritty of hockey’s newest statistics. Episodes will be released every Wednesday. Coming up next week: The Tracking Passing with Ryan Stimson

Check out Episode 1: Goaltender Statistics with Ian Fleming here
Check out Episode 2: Data Visualization with Sean Tierney here
Check out Episode 3: Tactics and Video with Rachel Doerrie here

Professional Analytics

Hockey’s newest statistics, otherwise known as hockey analytics have come a long way since their inception in the mid-2000’s, and they are ever growing. Part of that growth involves moving from the Twittersphere into the corporate sphere. With statistics companies on the rise, recently hired Matt Cane gives us the inside scoop on life in professional analytics. We also touch on his work on special teams, weighted shots, and rebounds.

Matt Cane

Matt has quietly been gaining notoriety in hockey’s statistics community. The work he’s put out on his blog, and at Hockey-Graphs is excellent, and unlike anything we currently have in the Twittersphere. Matt has recently joined the fine analysts at Winner’s View, where the video content they put out is both entertaining, and informative. You can follow him on Twitter @Cane_Matt

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Colton Praill
I host my own radio show across Manitoba, CA. When I’m not regaling you with whimsical stories, I’m writing, podcasting, or lamenting the woes of Arsenal, Detroit Lions, and Ottawa Senators fandom.

Nick Seguin
A brand marketer by day, a writer by night. Nick is a lover of all things hockey and a die hard fan of the Detroit Red Wings. With contributions to multiple blogs, Nick is continuing to marry his two passions: writing and hockey.

Graham Anderson
I’m a recent Brock University grad and a huge Blue Jays and Wild fan. I spent two years in the UK and am happy to be back in London Ontario for the 2016-17 MLB playoffs and NHL season.

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