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Swedish Elite League Advanced Stats: Forwards


Continuing on from my efforts yesterday to look at what we can do with KHL statistics, I`ve taken a gander to see what can be done for the next best European pro-league, the Swedish Eliteserin.

Bar none, the SEL has the best stats package of the entire pro hockey universe besides the NHL. They have everything the KHL does, plus a break down of the goals for and against that go into a player`s plus minus. For our purposes this means we can put together the rate stats for shots, shot attempts, goals, points, team goals for and team goals against. Unfortuantely the +/- is done by the standard silly method of not counting PP goals for but PP goals against and counting SH goals for which makes it a misleading measurement of who is controlling the balance of play.

Here is the current database for SEL forwards, including the 159 that have played over an hour of hockey as of October 22, ranked by points per minute.

NAME Shots Per 60 Goals per 60 Points per 60 GF per 60 GA per 60 GF-GA per 60

1

Bud Holloway

10.58

1.27

4.44

3.60

1.06

2.54

2

Viktor Stålberg

13.71

2.57

4.28

5.14

2.57

2.57

3

Pär Arlbrandt

10.94

1.78

4.07

3.81

2.03

1.78

4

Alexander Steen

11.47

1.36

3.82

2.73

1.36

1.36

5

Carl Söderberg

9.56

2.57

3.73

3.73

2.10

1.63

6

Mathis Olimb

5.07

2.17

3.62

2.90

0.72

2.17

7

Joakim Lindström

9.74

0.93

3.48

2.09

0.70

1.39

8

Rhett Rakhshani

8.17

1.32

3.42

2.63

1.58

1.05

9

Oscar Lindberg

12.62

1.35

3.38

2.70

1.58

1.13

10

Elias Lindholm

6.84

1.24

3.11

1.24

0.93

0.31

11

Oscar Möller

13.00

1.71

3.08

2.40

1.37

1.03

12

Joel Lundqvist

4.16

0.38

3.02

2.65

2.08

0.57

13

Marcel Müller

9.09

0.98

2.95

2.95

1.72

1.23

14

Erik Forssell

5.57

1.06

2.92

1.86

0.53

1.33

15

Calle Järnkrok

9.91

0.44

2.86

1.10

1.10

0.00

16

Simon Hjalmarsson

4.73

0.24

2.84

3.78

2.36

1.42

17

Dave Spina

10.04

1.54

2.83

1.54

1.29

0.26

18

Per Åslund

6.73

1.30

2.82

2.17

1.30

0.87

19

Mattias Weinhandl

9.11

1.77

2.78

2.28

2.53

-0.25

20

Jason Krog

6.77

1.00

2.76

2.76

1.25

1.50

21

Dick Axelsson

4.39

1.10

2.74

2.74

0.55

2.19

22

Marcus Paulsson

10.52

1.58

2.63

2.37

2.37

0.00

23

Mikael Johansson

5.97

0.78

2.60

2.08

1.30

0.78

24

Marcus Nilson

10.47

1.41

2.55

2.26

1.41

0.85

25

Matt Duchene

5.02

0.84

2.51

5.02

2.51

2.51

26

Jens Jakobs

9.18

1.22

2.45

2.45

2.45

0.00

27

Jimmie Ericsson

6.97

0.70

2.44

1.05

1.05

0.00

28

Niklas Olausson

5.51

0.88

2.42

1.98

0.66

1.32

29

Nicklas Jensen

9.23

1.85

2.37

1.32

2.11

-0.79

30

Jakob Johansson

6.60

0.64

2.34

1.92

2.13

-0.21

31

Niklas Fogström

2.33

0.00

2.33

2.91

1.16

1.75

32

Magnus Kahnberg

8.81

0.65

2.28

1.96

1.96

0.00

33

Niklas Nordgren

6.19

0.74

2.23

1.24

1.73

-0.50

34

Jonas Nordquist

4.08

0.00

2.20

1.26

1.88

-0.63

35

Eric Himelfarb

7.02

0.81

2.16

2.16

2.70

-0.54

36

Jesper Fasth

5.97

1.43

2.15

1.67

0.96

0.72

37

Toni Koivisto

9.61

0.80

2.14

1.87

0.80

1.07

38

Christian Berglund

12.50

0.80

2.13

1.86

1.06

0.80

39

Ladislav Nagy

11.77

0.69

2.08

2.77

1.62

1.15

40

Max Friberg

6.34

0.76

2.03

1.27

2.03

-0.76

41

Per-Åge Skröder

7.97

0.89

1.99

1.55

1.77

-0.22

42

Andreas Jämtin

9.02

0.85

1.97

1.41

2.82

-1.41

43

Kim Hirschovits

3.94

0.84

1.97

2.81

0.84

1.97

44

Esa Pirnes

7.53

0.97

1.94

1.46

1.94

-0.49

45

Rickard Wallin

7.58

0.42

1.90

2.11

1.69

0.42

46

Anton Axelsson

9.16

0.81

1.89

2.42

0.54

1.89

47

Tommy Kristiansen

5.65

1.26

1.88

2.51

4.39

-1.88

48

Jari Tolsa

5.16

0.70

1.88

2.34

2.34

0.00

49

Joakim Nordström

8.19

1.12

1.86

1.86

2.98

-1.12

50

Fabian Brunnström

10.23

0.79

1.84

2.88

2.36

0.52

51

Linus Klasen

7.92

0.61

1.83

1.83

0.91

0.91

52

Anton Hedman

9.50

1.10

1.83

2.19

1.46

0.73

53

Mike Iggulden

6.27

0.40

1.82

1.62

2.02

-0.40

54

Robin Figren

11.82

1.51

1.82

1.51

3.03

-1.51

55

Melker Karlsson

3.12

1.11

1.78

1.11

1.56

-0.45

56

Johan Lindström

9.70

1.76

1.76

2.64

0.88

1.76

57

Linus Persson

7.75

0.70

1.76

2.11

0.00

2.11

58

Johan Harju

10.33

1.20

1.68

1.68

0.72

0.96

59

Karl Fabricius

5.43

0.27

1.63

2.44

0.54

1.90

60

Viktor Lindgren

6.13

1.07

1.60

1.33

1.87

-0.53

61

Jonathan Hedström

5.04

0.53

1.59

1.59

2.39

-0.80

62

Jack Connolly

5.43

0.45

1.58

2.04

1.81

0.23

63

Mats Rosseli Olsen

7.21

0.63

1.57

1.57

1.88

-0.31

64

Niklas Sundström

3.11

0.67

1.56

1.56

1.78

-0.22

65

Petter Emanuelsson

6.96

0.39

1.55

2.32

1.93

0.39

66

Broc Little

6.96

0.65

1.52

1.74

2.17

-0.43

67

Petr Vampola

6.71

0.43

1.51

1.73

1.73

0.00

68

Johan Davidsson

6.25

0.25

1.50

1.25

2.50

-1.25

69

Miikka Männikkö

4.92

0.00

1.48

0.98

1.48

-0.49

70

Chris Abbott

3.91

0.73

1.46

1.46

0.73

0.73

71

Fredrik Hynning

3.99

0.73

1.45

1.45

2.18

-0.73

72

Morten Madsen

4.58

0.86

1.43

1.72

3.44

-1.72

73

Sebastian Enterfeldt

5.70

0.95

1.42

1.19

1.42

-0.24

74

Mario Kempe

10.14

1.13

1.41

1.41

1.97

-0.56

75

Jonas Almtorp

5.35

0.56

1.41

1.13

1.97

-0.84

76

Oscar Steen

3.28

0.23

1.40

1.64

1.40

0.23

77

Sebastian Lauritzen

6.50

0.00

1.39

1.86

1.39

0.46

78

Joachim Rohdin

5.82

0.83

1.39

0.83

1.66

-0.83

79

Mads Hansen

7.15

0.55

1.38

1.38

3.03

-1.65

80

Andreas Molinder

2.75

0.00

1.37

1.37

2.75

-1.37

81

Sebastian Karlsson

2.99

0.00

1.36

1.36

2.72

-1.36

82

Andrée Brendheden

4.98

0.45

1.36

0.91

1.81

-0.91

83

Christian Sandberg

6.21

0.00

1.35

1.62

2.43

-0.81

84

Joonas Vihko

7.35

1.00

1.34

1.34

0.67

0.67

85

Pontus Petterström

6.67

0.00

1.33

2.67

0.89

1.78

86

Oscar Ahlström

8.22

0.53

1.33

1.59

2.65

-1.06

87

Johannes Salmonsson

2.92

0.53

1.33

2.39

2.92

-0.53

88

Mats Lavander

6.25

0.00

1.31

1.64

2.30

-0.66

89

Liam Reddox

8.99

0.86

1.28

1.93

1.93

0.00

90

Björn Svensson

5.54

0.43

1.28

2.56

1.71

0.85

91

Cam Abbott

6.88

0.31

1.25

1.88

0.31

1.56

92

Daniel Widing

14.41

1.23

1.23

1.23

1.53

-0.31

93

Sebastian Collberg

7.95

0.00

1.22

1.84

0.61

1.22

94

Alexander Larsson

4.58

0.61

1.22

0.92

2.44

-1.53

95

Alexander Lindqvist Hansen

7.33

0.39

1.16

1.54

0.77

0.77

96

Anders Bastiansen

7.78

0.86

1.15

1.15

1.73

-0.58

97

William Karlsson

5.64

0.00

1.13

1.98

0.56

1.41

98

Marius Holtet

6.86

0.27

1.10

1.10

1.37

-0.27

99

Simon Önerud

7.92

0.82

1.09

1.09

1.64

-0.55

100

Victor Ahlström

8.37

0.81

1.08

1.08

2.16

-1.08

101

Oscar Sundh

5.39

0.00

1.08

1.44

1.44

0.00

102

Steve Saviano

7.79

0.71

1.06

1.77

3.19

-1.42

103

Erik Josefsson

3.63

0.52

1.04

1.56

1.04

0.52

104

Kristian Forsberg

5.43

0.34

1.02

2.04

3.05

-1.02

105

Mattias Janmark-Nylén

6.19

0.74

0.99

1.73

1.73

0.00

106

Jonathan Granström

4.42

0.00

0.98

0.74

1.97

-1.23

107

Erik Thorell

6.36

0.49

0.98

1.47

0.49

0.98

108

Johan Forsberg

4.78

0.48

0.96

0.96

1.43

-0.48

109

Patrik Carlsson

6.98

0.95

0.95

2.22

0.63

1.59

110

Viktor Arvidsson

9.79

0.63

0.95

1.89

1.58

0.32

111

Emil Molin

6.62

0.95

0.95

0.95

1.89

-0.95

112

Christian Söderström

8.92

0.47

0.94

0.94

1.17

-0.23

113

Mikael Eriksson

7.46

0.47

0.93

0.93

0.93

0.00

114

Ted Brithén

5.78

0.00

0.91

0.61

1.22

-0.61

115

Peter Öberg

6.34

0.60

0.91

0.91

2.72

-1.81

116

Dennis Everberg

4.50

0.90

0.90

1.20

2.10

-0.90

117

Fredrik Warg

10.71

0.89

0.89

1.78

2.68

-0.89

118

Tomas Marcinko

4.46

0.00

0.89

2.68

3.57

-0.89

119

Yared Hagos

4.13

0.00

0.88

0.29

1.18

-0.88

120

Alexander Barta

4.60

0.44

0.88

0.88

1.97

-1.10

121

Per-Johan Axelsson

3.46

0.00

0.87

1.15

0.58

0.58

122

Per Ledin

4.85

0.29

0.86

1.71

1.43

0.29

123

Tomi Kallio

10.43

0.42

0.83

0.83

1.88

-1.04

124

Christopher Liljewall

2.66

0.00

0.80

1.06

1.59

-0.53

125

Joakim Hillding

9.06

0.39

0.79

1.18

0.79

0.39

126

Jesper Ollas

13.10

0.37

0.75

1.12

3.74

-2.62

127

Jonas Berglund

2.23

0.00

0.74

2.23

1.49

0.74

128

Andreas Thuresson

9.24

0.24

0.71

0.95

1.42

-0.47

129

Sebastian Strandberg

5.46

0.00

0.68

2.73

2.05

0.68

130

Per Hallin

5.17

0.32

0.65

0.65

1.94

-1.29

131

Robert Rosén

7.10

0.65

0.65

0.86

1.51

-0.65

132

Björn Melin

7.71

0.32

0.64

0.32

2.89

-2.57

133

Johan Andersson

7.31

0.00

0.64

1.27

0.95

0.32

134

Brad Moran

4.10

0.63

0.63

1.58

3.47

-1.89

135

Johan Markusson

3.10

0.00

0.62

1.55

1.24

0.31

136

Max Görtz

12.13

0.61

0.61

1.21

0.00

1.21

137

David Lillieström-Karlsson

3.45

0.00

0.57

1.15

3.45

-2.30

138

Joachim Nermark

3.41

0.00

0.57

0.57

1.14

-0.57

139

Martin Johansson

8.49

0.57

0.57

1.13

1.13

0.00

140

Jan Urbas

1.09

0.00

0.54

1.09

2.45

-1.36

141

Patrik Lundh

5.62

0.24

0.49

0.98

1.47

-0.49

142

Mathias Tjärnqvist

6.53

0.22

0.44

0.87

1.52

-0.65

143

Mattias Ritola

10.73

0.43

0.43

0.86

0.00

0.86

144

Robin Sterner

4.47

0.41

0.41

0.81

1.63

-0.81

145

Erik Lindhagen

6.19

0.00

0.36

0.73

0.73

0.00

146

Johan Andersson

6.53

0.65

0.33

0.98

2.61

-1.63

147

Alexander Johansson

3.83

0.32

0.32

0.96

1.60

-0.64

148

Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall

3.49

0.32

0.32

0.95

1.90

-0.95

149

Martin Röymark

6.63

0.32

0.32

0.63

0.95

-0.32

150

Fredrik Sjöström

5.24

0.28

0.28

0.55

2.21

-1.66

151

Mikael Johansson

4.30

0.00

0.21

0.43

2.58

-2.15

152

Janos Hari

29.78

0.99

0.00

0.00

0.99

-0.99

153

Gustav Hjalmarsson

9.30

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.93

-0.93

154

Nils Bergström

8.64

0.00

0.00

0.00

1.73

-1.73

155

Martin Lundberg

4.53

0.00

0.00

1.13

0.57

0.57

156

Daniel Mannberg

4.03

0.00

0.00

0.81

2.42

-1.61

157

Nicklas Lasu

3.88

0.00

0.00

0.60

2.69

-2.09

158

Adam Pettersson

3.87

0.00

0.00

0.39

0.77

-0.39

159

Jakob Lilja

3.11

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.62

-0.62

Notes:

-Bud Holloway is a former Kings prospect (2006 draft) that after two strong scoring AHL campaigns without promotion to the big leagues and has been killing it in the Eliteserin with 70 points in 70 games.

-Alex Steen and Matt Duchene are the only ones I`d call current high impact NHLers that have joined the SEL and both are suitably dominating. Stalberg is more of a supporting player in the NHL but is also doing extraordinarily well. It doesn`t appear that hard for a good NHL player to be a top forward in the top Swedish league, which should surprise no one about a league about on par with the AHL.

-Elias Lindholm is a 2013 draft eligible player who is playing at a top line level in a good men`s league. Unless he collapses he should go high in the next draft. The last big time forward to come out of the SEL young was Backstrom who had 26 points in 46 games. Lindholm looks like he could give him a run for his money with 10 in 15 games.

- Relative scoring rates are a lot more tame in the SEL that the KHL this year. This could change if the the lockout is on-going and the SEL opens up fully the locked out NHLers instead of going through a legal battle over them.

- Habs prospect Collberg looks great on shot rates, in the upper third in the league and is about average on points per hour despite having only two assists. He looks like he`s accomplishing things in his limited ice-time.

-Nicklas Jensen looks like he went on a run on shooting percentage to start, sorry `Nucks fans, I don`t think he`s as dominant as 6 goals in 13 games indicates.

Tommorow I`ll extend this piece with a look at the stats for the defensemen in the Eliteserin.

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