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Scoring With The Wrist Shot

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

The sweet spot, for scoring in the NHL, would appear to be from 11 to 15 feet from the net. The weapon of choice: The wrist shot.

The Star analyzed every one of the 6,949 goals scored in the NHL over the 2011-2012 season (including shootout goals) from data available on the NHL’s website and analyzed by Star number cruncher Andrew Bailey.

The wrist shot proved the most deadly, accounting for 3,369 goals, 48.5 per cent of all goals. Shots from the 11-to-15 foot range accounted for 1,577 goals (22.7) per cent with the six-to-10 foot range a close second (1,426, 8.5 per cent).

Almost as many wrist shots — 842 — were scored in the 11-15 foot range as all the slapshots (892) combined from all distances.


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