Wonder how often we get a specific referee? Want to know how often Brooks and Boris are manning the lines? We’ll try to figure that out here.
(All stats are for home games only)
Top 5 referees by appearances:
1. Ingram 6
2. Smith 5
3. Iverson 4
4. Marouelli 4
5. Pearce 4
Top 5 linesmen by appearances:
1. Boris 14
2. Brooks 12
3. Mills 7
4. Creigh 5
5. Brastad 4
Brooks and Boris have been a pair 6 times
Without seeing who actually puts their arm up to make the call, it’s difficult to assign a number to how many penalties are called by a specific referee. So what you’ll see are totals from games that that specific referee has worked divided by how many games that referee has done.
Top 5 average calls against opponent (min 2 games):
1. Ingram 11 penalties per game
2. Rasmussen 10.67 penalties per game
3. Lawrence 9 penalties per game
4. Nissen 8.67 penalties per game
5. Iverson 7.75 penalties per game
Top 5 average calls against Seattle (min 2 games):
1. Rasmussen 11.33 penalties per game
2. Ingram 10.17 penalties per game
3. Iverson 9.75 penalties per game
4. Nissen 9.67 penalties per game
t5. Adair 8 penalties per game
t5. Griffiths 8 penalties per game
Top 5 average PP opportunities for opponent (min 2 games):
1. Rasmussen 6.33 power plays per game
2. Watt 5.5 power plays per game
3. Adair 5.33 power plays per game
4. Iverson 5.25 power plays per game
5. Croft 5 power plays per game
Top 5 average PP opportunities for Seattle (min 2 games):
1. Lawrence 6.67 power plays per game
2. Rasmussen 5.33 power plays per game
3. Croft 5 power plays per game
4. Adair 5 power plays per game
t5. Ingram 4.5 power plays per game
t5. Pearce 4.5 power plays per game
These numbers don’t really mean much. You can read what you want into them but the sample sizes aren’t big enough to get a lot of trends. A couple things do jump out, though.
4 referees are in the top 5 of penalties called against each team which shows how even those games those referees are in are called.
Ingram is involved in games that have a lot of offsetting penalties or non-man advantage penalties. He is top 2 in penalties called on both teams yet shows up in only 1 top 5 of power plays given out.
Lawrence’s number skew towards Seattle. In the games where he is working, the opponent takes 50% more penalties and, because of that, Seattle gets 2 1/3 more power plays per game than their opponent.
If you’d like to see the numbers I used to get these stats, let me know. I’ll be happy to show you.