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Inside the Numbers: Decision to Draft Larkin in 2014 Has Paid Off



Dylan Larkin, Detroit Red Wings

Eight statistical notes involving the Detroit Red Wings and their captain Dylan Larkin that may have escaped your notice:

  1. Dylan Larkin, the No. 15 pick of the 2014 NHL draft, is tied for fifth for career NHL scoring in that draft class. Larkin boasts 358 points. Winnipeg’s Nikolaj Ehlers (No. 9) also shows 358. Ahead of them:  Leon Draisaitl (No. 3) at 606, David Pastrnak (No. 25) at 504, Sam Reinhart (No. 2) at 377 and Brayden Point (No. 79) at 368.
  2. The Red Wings top three Corsi forward performers in 2021-22 were Dylan Larkin (49.6), Tyler Bertuzzi (49.4) and Lucas Raymond (48.9). Adam Erne had the worst Corsi rating (42,9). Moritz Seider led defenseman (47.7).  Danny Dekeyser had the lowest Corsi (44.00) among defensemen.
  3. Detroit’s rookies, led by Seider and Raymond, contributed 23.1% of Detroit’s assists last season and 20.7% of the team’s points.
  4. The Red Wings had a chance to secure 52 points in Atlantic Division games and earned 19 of those points. They didn’t win any games against Florida, Ottawa and Toronto.
  5. Defenseman Nick Leddy’s-30 was the NHL’s sixth-worst plus-minus. He was -33 with the Red Wings.  However, he was +3 after being traded to St. Louis.
  6. The Red Wings had their worst month on the power play (7.5%) in April, after they had their best power play month (24.3%) in March.
  7. With three overtime goals this season, Larkin now has seven in his Red Wings career. Sergei Fedorov (12), Brendan Shanahan (9), Steve Yzerman (9) and Pavel Datsyuk (8) are the only Red Wings with more.
  8. Vladislav Namestnikov scored three goals in 15 games after being traded from Detroit to the Dallas Stars. He was, however -3 in his seven playoff games with the Stars.

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