Big Ten: A Look Into Corsi, Penn State

Posted by: Jashvina Shah

Each week this season I’ve looked into Big Ten Corsi stats. A few days ago, College Hockey News introduced metrics for each game – which accounts for all shots taken by each player on each team.

The stats are lifted off shot charts, so it displays attempts that were blocked, wide, hit the post, saved or were goals. This allows us to calculate the Corsi For total for each players. Unfortunately we have no way of knowing (yet) how many shots were taken against these players while they were on the ice. But looking at the Corsi For totals for each player can give us a better idea who’s shooting the most, where their shots are going, and how many of their attempted shots are goals.

Penn State is a team known for puck possession. They average 40.29 shots on goal per game, most in the country. And they average 73.38 attempts per game. Of all their attempts, Penn State has recorded 71 goals – converting on 4.61 percent of their total shots attempted.

Casey Bailey leads Penn State with 26 goals, and he leads the team in shot attempts at 212. Almost half of Bailey’s shots have been on target, and he’s converted on 10.85 percent of his total attempted shot. In close situations, Bailey isn’t converting as much. But the forward still leads Penn State players with 142 attempts. So in close situations, Bailey averages 6.76 shots per game, and in total he averages 10.10 shots per game. 

Bailey, David Goodwin and Taylor Holstrom make up Penn State’s top line. The line has a Corsi For of 397, which is roughly a quarter of Penn State’s total attempted shots. The line has combined for 31 goals, which means they’re converting on 7.8 percent of their total shots.

Curtis Loik has 114 total shots, followed by freshman Scott Conway, who has 98. Fellow freshman Erik Autio has 91 attempted shots. Over half of Conway’s shots are on target.

Luke Juha and Eric Scheid have the best shooting percentage (on total shots taken) in Corsi close situations. Scheid’s shooting percentage is 19.51 percentage, while Juha’s is 12.50 percent.

That’s just a small breakdown of Penn State’s shots and where and who they’re coming from. Maybe one day we’ll be able to measure Corsi Against for each individual player, but for now we can tell which players possess the puck more.

Below there’s a breakdown of the total shots for the season for each Penn State player:

Total Corsi For:

Penn State: B: 357 W: 351 P: 25 S: 776 G: 71 Total: 1541
David Goodwin: B: 25 W: 34 P: 10 S: 47 G: 9 Total: 107
Casey Bailey: B: 52 W: 53 P: 1 S: 100 G: 23 Total: 212
Taylor Holstrom: B: 18 W: 17 P: 4 S: 36 G: 4 Total: 78
Luke Juha: B: 30 W: 27 P: 1 S: 34 G: 0 Total: 88
Scott Conway: B: 18 W: 19 P: 0 S: 57 G: 4 Total: 98
Nate Jensen: B: 20 W: 10 P: 0 S: 20 G: 1 Total: 51
Connor Varley: B: 14 W: 13 P: 0 S: 22 G: 1 Total: 50
Patrick Koudys: B: 19 W: 25 P: 0 S: 42 G: 10 Total: 76
Max Gardiner: B: 3 W: 14 P: 0 S: 33 G: 3 Total: 54
Tommy Olczyk: B: 10 W: 9 P: 0 S: 24 G: 2 Total: 44
Eric Scheid: B: 16 W: 7 P: 0 S: 30 G: 8 Total: 61
Zach  Saar: B: 4 W: 3 P: 0 S: 15 G: 0 Total: 22
Curtis Loik: B: 12 W: 29 P: 0 S: 66 G: 6 Total: 114
James Robinson: B: 5 W: 8 P: 0 S: 34 G: 2 Total: 49
Dylan Richard: B: 7 W: 5 P: 1 S: 33 G: 2 Total: 48
David Thompson: B: 14 W: 9 P: 1 S: 19 G: 0 Total: 43
Erik Autio: B: 35 W: 21 P: 0 S: 35 G: 0 Total: 91
David Glen: B: 9 W: 15 P: 1 S: 22 G: 3 Total: 50
Ricky DeRosa: B: 5 W: 6 P: 1 S: 26 G: 2 Total: 42
Kenny Brooks: B: 3 W: 2 P: 0 S: 23 G: 9 Total: 28

Corsi Close For:

Penn State: B: 229 W: 248 P: 13 S: 523 G:42 Total: 1055
David Goodwin: B: 16 W: 18 P: 1 S: 32 G: 4 Total: 71
Casey Bailey: B: 33 W: 35 P: 1 S: 67 G: 6 Total: 142
Taylor Holstrom: B: 10 W: 12 P: 3 S: 23 G: 1 Total: 49
Luke Juha: B: 23 W: 17 P: 0 S: 23 G: 9 Total: 72
Scott Conway: B: 9 W: 17 P: 0 S: 36 G: 2 Total: 64
Nate Jensen: B: 14 W: 10 P: 0 S: 14 G: 1 Total: 39
Connor Varley: B: 9 W: 7 P: 0 S: 13 G: 1 Total: 30
Patrick Koudys: B: 11 W: 15 P: 0 S: 23 G: 1 Total: 50
Max Gardiner: B: 2 W: 11 P: 0 S: 26 G: 3 Total: 42
Tommy Olczyk: B: 9 W: 8 P: 0 S: 18 G: 0 Total: 38
Eric Scheid: B: 9 W: 4 P: 1 S: 19 G: 8 Total: 41
Zach  Saar: B: 4 W: 0 P: 0 S: 9 G: 0 Total: 13
Curtis Loik: B: 9 W: 21 P: 3 S: 39 G: 4 Total: 76
James Robinson: B: 5 W: 7 P: 0 S: 28 G: 2 Total: 42
Dylan Richard: B: 4 W: 4 P: 0 S: 23 G: 2 Total: 33
David Thompson: B: 11 W: 8 P: 1 S: 16 G: 0 Total: 36
Erik Autio: B: 19 W: 19 P: 0 S: 26 G: 0 Total: 64
David Glen: B: 9 W: 15 P: 1 S: 22 G: 3 Total: 50
Ricky DeRosa: B: 4 W: 1 P: 1 S: 16 G: 1 Total: 23
Kenny Brooks: B: 6 W: 4 P: 1 S: 36 G: 0 Total: 47

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