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Up Close Scorers

10/21/2022 at 4:15pm EDT

from Frank Seravalli of The Daily Faceoff,

The average goal scored in the NHL last season was fired from 22.3 feet away – a number that on paper probably seems further than you might imagine with players hacking and whacking in rebounds from just outside the blue paint.

And that number checks out when you do a deeper dive on the very best Net-Front Scorers in the game, the latest in our Daily Faceoff Archetype Rankings project.

Take a gander at their average shot distances, below, and you’ll see that every one of them blasts an average shot less than 30 feet away from the cage. They are not Corsi Champions who fling the puck on goal from anywhere. They aren’t snipers. These guys greasy and dirty, the battlers who go to the ‘hard’ areas and every other hockey cliche you can conjure as they clean up the garbage.

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