Vegas Golden Knights 3rd Quarter 2019-20

The Vegas Golden nights have now played 61 games in the 2019-20 NHL season which means they are three quarters of the way through the season now. So we are going to take a look and see where they stand thus far. The overall data comes from Hockey Reference while 5-on-5 data is from Natural Stat Trick and is all up to date prior to playing game #62 on Thursday February 20.

 

Team Data

Vegas has gone 31-22-8 (24-7-8-22) through the year, outscoring their opponents 189-183 and outshooting them 2105-1813. They are currently 3rd in the Pacific Division, 6th in the Western Conference, and 15th in the NHL with a 57.4 P%.

They are 15th in the league with 3.10 goals for per game, 12th with a 3.00 goals against per game, and 14th with a 50.8% goal differential. They lead the league with 34.5 shots for per game, 5th with 29.7 shots against per game, and lead the NHL with a 53.7% shot differential. They are 20th with a 9.0 Sh%, 20th with an 89.9 Sv%, and 25th with a 98.9 luck differential.

They scored on 37/172 power play opportunities for a 21.5 PP% (#12 in the NHL) and stopped 151/193 opportunities against for a 78.2 PK% (#22). They have scored 9 shorthanded goals (3rd in the league) and only gave up 3 shorthanded against (also 3rd).

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Vegas Golden Knights – Defensive Pairings

We are currently in the All-Star break, a little over half way through the 2019-20 NHL season, and are a month away from the February 24 trade deadline. The Vegas Golden Knights have had their struggles this year, particularly in their own end, so the buzz in the rumour mill has been discussing what kind of moves they could make to get better on D. So I wanted to take a look at the defensive pairings and try to figure out what their issues may be.

VGK D

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Vegas Golden Knights Prospect Update January 2020

I had meant to work on an update after the 2020 World Junior Championships completed but I got busy and am now about a week behind schedule. So here we go, let’s take a look at the Vegas Golden Knights prospects who are playing in the juniors, the NCAA, and in Europe during the 2019-20 season.

 

Goaltenders

Jiri Patera – 13-7-2 with a 2.54 GAA and 92.3 Sv% with Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League

A 20-year-old 2017 7th round pick. The goalies are still fairly evenly splitting starts but he has turned things around and now has more games and much better stats than his teammate. He is 13th in the WHL for GAA and 6th in Sv% out of 63 netminders so far this year. Brandon is currently 3rd in the East Division, 7th in the Eastern Conference, and 13th in the WHL with an 21-17-3 record (54.9 P%).

 

Jordan Kooy – 5-5-2 with a 4.33 GAA and 87.7 Sv% with London Knights, Sarnia Sting, and Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League

A 19-year-old 2018 7th round pick. He was traded from London to Sarnia at the end of October after being passed up in the depth chart and then was out since the middle of November, returning this past week just prior to being traded to Oshawa. He is currently 34th in GAA and 30th in Sv% amongst 51 netminders. His numbers have improved with each trade (84.2 Sv% in London to 88.9 Sv% in Sarnia to 90.3 Sv% in Oshawa) and he appears to have been put in place as the new starter. Oshawa is currently 3rd in the East Division, 3rd in the Eastern Conference, and 8th in the OHL with a 20-13-5 record (59.2 P%).

 

Isaiah Saville – 7-5-2 with a 3.03 GAA and 88.9 Sv% as a Freshman with University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference

A 19-year-old 2019 5th round pick. He has been the starter playing 15 of the 17 games he was dressed for, although his backup has slightly better stats right now and his stats have started to decline as the season progressed. He is 57th in GAA and 65th in Sv% amongst 73 netminders and 9th/10th amongst 12 Freshmen. He represented Team USA at the WJC but did not play. UNO is currently 6th in the NCHC with a 3-5-1 conference record (9-9-3 overall).

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Vegas Golden Knights 1st Half 2019

The Vegas Golden Knights finished their 41st game of the season on Friday, meaning they are now halfway through the 2019-20 NHL season. I was a bit busy over the weekend but did take the time to save the data before their 42nd game on Saturday, so we will be looking at just the first half data.

 

Team Data

Vegas went 20-15-6 (15-5-6-15) through the first half, breaking even scoring at 122-122 while outshooting their opponents 1389-1281. After their 41st game they were 3rd in the Pacific Division, 8th in the Western Conference, and 18th in the NHL with a 56.1 P%.

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Vegas Golden Knights Prospect Update – November 2019

I had planned to do an update at the beginning of the month but I never got around to it, but I seem to have free time at the moment so let’s go ahead and take our first look at how the Vegas Golden Knights prospects playing in Europe, the juniors, and the NCAA have performed thus far in the 2019-20 season.

 

Goaltenders

Jiri Patera – 4-5-0 with a 3.10 GAA and 90.5 Sv% with Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League

A 20-year-old 2017 7th round pick. For the most part the goalies split starts but he has played fewer games and his stats are slightly worse than his partner. He is 31st in the WHL for GAA and 26th in Sv% out of 57 netminders so far this year. Brandon is currently 4th in the East Division, 8th in the Eastern Conference, and 16t in the WHL with an 11-14-1 record.

 

Jordan Kooy – 3-4-2 with a 4.52 GAA and 86.9 Sv% with London Knights and Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League

A 19-year-old 2018 7th round pick. He was traded from London to Sarnia at the end of October after being passed up in the depth chart and he has been splitting starts with his new teammate. He is currently 38th in GAA and 35th in Sv% amongst 48 netminders. His numbers have improved since joining Sarnia (4.40 GAA and 88.8 Sv%) but his teammate has outperformed him over the past 5 games so it doesn’t look like he will be taking over. Sarnia is currently 4th in the West Division, 8th in the Western Conference, and 14th in the OHL with an 11-12-0 record.

 

Isaiah Saville – 5-3-2 with a 2.48 GAA and 90.5 Sv% as a Freshman with University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference

A 19-year-old 2019 5th round pick. He has been working as the starter at UNO while his backup is also a Freshman. He is 35th in GAA and 47th in Sv% amongst 73 netminders and 4th/10th amongst 15 Freshmen. UNO is currently 7th in the NCHC with a 1-2-1 conference record (6-4-2 overall).

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