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NHL - Nationality/US State Demographics

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Really interesting charts put together by my buddy who runs NHLtoSeattle, a grassroots organization here in town stirring up interest and awareness for hockey for the past several years.

Couple of interesting points:

-% of all NHL players who are Canadian at an all time low

-% of all NHL players who are American at an all time high

-31 US States represented in the NHL currently,  highest ever.

This info was published here

https://nhltoseattle.com/2019/12/05/nhl-players-nationality-and-birth-state/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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EDIT: I just chatted with him and he's working on this for me/the world:  of all players within a nationality, what % are goalies?  I bet Finland has the highest %.

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The stranger thing is that a first round pick is from Arizona (Auston Matthews), which twenty years ago would have only happened if they were born there, but raised in a traditional hockey market, like in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin or in Canada.  

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5 minutes ago, bunnyman666 said:

The stranger thing is that a first round pick is from Arizona (Auston Matthews), which twenty years ago would have only happened if they were born there, but raised in a traditional hockey market, like in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin or in Canada.  

Yeah, the expansion of hockey in the US with NHL expansion has been remarkable. 

It's one good thing under Bettman that has been achieved, for sure.

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21 minutes ago, seagoal said:

Yeah, the expansion of hockey in the US with NHL expansion has been remarkable. 

It's one good thing under Bettman that has been achieved, for sure.

There are plenty of questionable things Bettman did during his tenure, but you can’t deny that hockey has expanded exponentially in that time.

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2 minutes ago, bunnyman666 said:

There are plenty of questionable things Bettman did during his tenure, but you can’t deny that hockey has expanded exponentially in that time.

Yup, agreed.

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Number of registered USA Hockey players have also increased in the last 10 years from 500k to about 570k. Not sure if that is a big increase or not, but at least not a decrease. Altho if you go back to 1995, then the number of players doubled...

https://www.usahockey.com/membershipstats

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Here's some data on what % of each nationality are goalies from last season, very likely not significantly different this season. 

My theory was Finland as the highest which is technically incorrect but the only higher % are from statistically less signficant #s.  So I was almost-ish correct.

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29 minutes ago, seagoal said:

Wait, why  is the beaver not holding hockey sticks??

Shit - #memefail, eh! I’ll walk over to our Prime Minister (3rd igloo on the left), and ask him if he knows aboot this.

😁

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1 hour ago, Lucky Pucker said:

Shit - #memefail, eh! I’ll walk over to our Prime Minister (3rd igloo on the left), and ask him if he knows aboot this.

😁

Noh- I bet he don’t 

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22 minutes ago, coopaloop1234 said:

It's not like everything from Alberta to Quebec isn't just farmland. ;)

Lots of wheat, yeah/eh?

Brandon Wheat Kings.......I know those guys. Sweet jerseys.

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17 minutes ago, seagoal said:

Lots of wheat, yeah/eh?

Brandon Wheat Kings.......I know those guys. Sweet jerseys.

You mean you know all of the Brandon Wheat Kings?!?!?!?

That's a lot of wheaties

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