Players’ shares of their team’s goals

Justin Bourne of theScore wondered on twitter if there were any player in on a higher percentage of their team’s goals than John Tavares. As it turns out, there is one: Crosby. Here are each team’s highest scorer as a percentage of their goals. Teams higher on the list are more “lean on one guy” types; teams lower are more “balanced attack” (or “no superstar”) types.

Team Player(s) % of team’s goals
Penguins Sidney Crosby 44.4%
Islanders John Tavares 43.4%
Flames Jiri Hudler 37.0%
Maple Leafs Phil Kessel 36.8%
Capitals Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom 36.6%
Oilers Taylor Hall 35.7%
Lightning Martin St. Louis 35.5%
Sharks Joe Thornton 34.6%
Devils Jaromir Jagr 33.9%
Hurricanes Eric Staal 33.6%
Stars Tyler Seguin 33.6%
Senators Erik Karlsson 33.6%
Ducks Ryan Getzlaf 33.5%
Flyers Claude Giroux 32.8%
Kings Anze Kopitar 32.8%
Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg 32.5%
Canucks Henrik Sedin 32.3%
Blackhawks Patrick Kane 31.3%
Sabres Cody Hodgson 30.0%
Rangers Brad Richards 29.6%
Avalanche Matt Duchene 29.5%
Wild Mikko Koivu 29.4%
Jets Bryan Little 29.4%
Canadiens P.K. Subban 28.5%
Predators David Legwand 28.2%
Bruins David Krejci 27.9%
Blue Jackets Ryan Johansen 26.9%
Coyotes Radim Vrbata 25.5%
Blues T.J. Oshie 24.7%
Panthers Aleksander Barkov 20.9%

And here’s that same metric, but this time only for 5v5 goals.

Team Player(s) % of team’s 5v5 goals
Maple Leafs Phil Kessel 37.5%
Penguins Sidney Crosby 37.1%
Islanders Kyle Okposo, John Tavares 36.0%
Oilers Taylor Hall 35.8%
Flames Jiri Hudler 34.7%
Stars Jamie Benn 32.6%
Ducks Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf 31.7%
Lightning Martin St. Louis 31.2%
Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog 30.5%
Sharks Joe Thornton 30.0%
Senators Bobby Ryan 29.3%
Devils Jaromir Jagr 28.4%
Canucks Henrik Sedin 27.8%
Rangers Brad Richards 27.5%
Kings Anze Kopitar 27.3%
Capitals Mikhail Grabovski 27.2%
Bruins Reilly Smith 26.1%
Hurricanes Eric Staal 26.0%
Sabres Zemgus Girgensons 25.9%
Predators Craig Smith 25.9%
Jets Bryan Little 25.8%
Blackhawks Patrick Kane 25.8%
Canadiens Tomas Plekanec 25.7%
Flyers Claude Giroux 25.6%
Blues T.J. Oshie 25.5%
Wild Jason Pominville 25.3%
Coyotes Martin Hanzal, Mikkel Boedker 25.3%
Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg 25.0%
Blue Jackets Ryan Johansen 24.4%
Panthers Brad Boyes 23.3%

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