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Worst 20 Players By Adjusted +/-

Today I will continue my summer sabermetrics and hockey series by listing the 20 worst players in 2015/16 by adjusted +/- ratings.  The idea behind adjusted +/- is that a baseline is determined for each team which is taken as the zero point for players on that team so that comparisons can be done from one team to the next.  A few days ago I listed the top 20 players in 2015/16 and today I want to look at the bottom players.  This is a group of players who struggled in the roles they played with their teams.  When they were on the ice, the opponents were far more likely to score than their team.

Here are the worst 20 players in 2015/16 by adjusted +/- among players with 50 or more games played with one team:

1. Patrick Marleau San Jose Sharks -25.0
2. Mikkel Boedker Arizona Coyotes -24.0
3. Drew Stafford Winnipeg Jets -22.8
4. Bo Horvat Vancouver Canucks -21.2
4. Radim Vrbata Vancouver Canucks -21.2
6. Jordan Tootoo New Jersey Devils -20.0
7. Rasmus Ristolainen Buffalo Sabres -19.8
8. Chris Tierney San Jose Sharks -19.0
9. Niklas Kronwall Detroit Red Wings -18.4
10. Joel Ward San Jose Sharks -18.0
11. Jarome Iginla Colorado Avalanche -17.8
12. Kyle Turris Ottawa Senators -17.4
13. Trevor Lewis Los Angeles Kings -17.2
13. Nick Shore Los Angeles Kings -17.2
15. Tobias Rieder Arizona Coyotes -17.0
16. Nick Bjugstad Florida Panthers -16.8
16. Elias lindholm Carolina Hurricanes -16.8
18. Kevin Shattenkirk St Louis Blues -16.6
19. David Schlemko New Jersey Devils -16.0
20. Justin Faulk Carolina Hurricanes -15.8
20. Mike Fisher Nashville Predators -15.8
20. Logan Shaw Florida Panthers -15.8

This is a group of 22 players due to a tie in 20th place.  These are players who failed in 2015/16 in the roles they held.  It includes some big name players including Jarone Iginla, who is a future Hall of Famer.  He is in the twilight of his career in Colorado and no longer a first class NHL player.  Another player in a similar situation is Patrick Marleau who has over 1000 career points, but he is no longer a first class NHLer.  There are defensemen who have struggled in their own zones in Rasmus Ristolainen, Justin Faulk and Kevin Shattenkirk.  Many of these players are not well known NHL players.  This group includes Nick Shore, Logan Shaw and David Schlemko.  In general, you can expect these players to play reduced roles with their teams next season and you can expect that some will not remain in the NHL.

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