Ranking Every NLL Position Player: Weighted Average 2.0

Last week, the LaxMetrics blog introduced you to a new metric that allows for cross-positional comparisons: the Weighted Average. A week later, we’re here to publish the updated rankings, now from 1 to 318, following Brandon Robinson’s debut over the weekend. You’ll be able to find the updated figures and Weighted Average Rankings 2.0 at the bottom of the page.

At the top of the rankings, Buffalo’s Dhane Smith overtook Albany’s Joe Resetarits for the top spot. This was inevitable to some degree, given Smith’s higher Weighted Average Per Game mark and his fewer games played. By playing twice this weekend, Smith enjoyed double the opportunity to add to his statistical resume. As he always seems to do, Smith put on a show.

Like Smith at the top, a number of the biggest movers from Rankings 1.0 to 2.0 play for either Buffalo or Halifax. As the only two teams on double duty in Week 17, players from each team had twice the opportunity to improve their resumes and accumulate stats. In fact, each of the top eight largest jumps were made by either Bandit or Thunderbird players.

Looking at the top-10, there is only one new name among the league’s most elite: Toronto’s Mitch de Snoo. Calgary’s Jesse King, who was previously ranked #10, slid two places to #12, as he was surpassed by de Snoo and Vancouver’s Reid Boweering (#11). With King falling out of the top-10, Saskatchewan is now the only team with more than one player among the league’s 10 best. Mark Matthews (#4) leapfrogged Lyle Thompson, who was on the IR. Robert Church (#8) remains in the top-10, but was leapfrogged by Vancouver’s Keegan Bal, who jumped from #8 to #6 with his performance against San Diego.

There was a fair amount of movement within the top-30, but only one new individual entered the group. Halifax’s Shawn Evans lept from #33 to #23 after a highly productive weekend in which he created 20 Total First Order Chances (16 Unrealized Assists & 4 First Order Assists). Eli McLaughlin, who was quiet in Colorado’s loss to Panther City, slipped out of the top-30, dropping eight spots from #27 to #35.

Within the top-100, we saw plenty of movement, including a handful of big jumps. Halifax’s Cody Jamieson climbed into the top-50, moving from #75 to #49 with his productive weekend. Buffalo’s Kevin Brownell made the biggest jump of any player in the top-100, covering 52 places and moving from #131 to #79. Only Halifax’s Scott Campbell, who covered 56 places, had a bigger jump from Rankings 1.0 to 2.0. Like Campbell, Halifax forward Dawson Theede remains outside the top-100 despite a massive jump in the rankings. Theede catapulted 46 spots into 148th overall after his breakout debut weekend for the T-birds.

Whereas Shawn Evans was the only new entrant into the top-30, there were a handful of new faces joining the top-100. In addition to Brownell mentioned above, Buffalo’s Kyle Buchanan and Chase Fraser entered at #90 and #96 respectively. San Diego rookie Tre Leclaire jumped 19 spots to enter at #95. After beating the Seals, Vancouver’s Riley Loewen jumped from #107 to #98. And lastly, Panther City’s Patrick Foley inched into the group, checking in at #100.

In a pair of short drops, Saskatchewan forwards Dan Lintner (#102) and Jeff Shattler (#103) each fell out of the top-100. Albany’s Joe Nardella (#110), Vancouver’s Brandon Goodwin (#112), and Calgary’s Tyler Burton (#118) also slipped outside of the top-100. Goodwin and Burton endured two of the three largest drops from Rankings 1.0 to 2.0, as Goodwin tumbled 19 places, while Burton slipped 17 spots. Sandwiched between them for the second-largest fall was Toronto’s Reid Reinholdt, who fell 18 slots, but remained among the top-100 (#83).

Buffalo leads the league with 10 players in the top-100, while Calgary has the fewest with four. Of the 14 teams in the NLL, nine have either seven or eight players ranked in the top-100. In fact, the average is exactly 7.0 top-100 players per team.

Overall, the median movement from Rankings 1.0 to 2,0 was a drop of one place. The average was a rise of 0.58 places with a standard deviation of 10.03. 

Stay tuned for Weighted Average Rankings 3.0 following Week 18’s games. You’ll be able to find them right here on the LaxMetrics blog every Wednesday. Be sure to subscribe so that you can get each update as well as all new blog posts sent directly to your email inbox!

RankPlayerTeamWeighted AvgWAvg/GmChange
1Dhane SmithBUF14.971.151
2Joe ResetaritsALB14.170.94-1
3Zach CurrierCGY13.361.110
4Mark MatthewsSAS11.980.861
5Lyle ThompsonGEO11.790.91-1
6Keegan BalVAN11.550.962
7Jeff TeatNY11.301.13-1
8Robert ChurchSAS11.280.81-1
9Ryan LeeCOL10.550.810
10Mitch de SnooTOR10.370.801
11Reid BoweringVAN10.190.785
12Jesse KingCGY10.150.85-2
13Brad KriTOR10.070.771
14Josh ByrneBUF10.040.7712
15Dane DobbieSD9.820.827
16Ryan BeneschALB9.810.61-3
17Jeremy NobleSD9.770.891
18Tom SchreiberTOR9.680.88-1
19Callum CrawfordNY9.670.810
20Wesley BergSD9.660.88-8
21Shayne JacksonGEO9.570.740
22Brendan BomberryGEO9.540.68-7
23Shawn EvansHFX9.470.6810
24Will MalcomPCLC9.310.72-4
25Jake Withers*HFX9.030.695
26Kyle RubischSAS9.000.64-1
27Mike Messenger*SAS8.940.642
28Kiel MatiszPHI8.910.69-5
29Kevin CrowleyPHI8.670.67-5
30Connor RobinsonCOL8.440.65-2
31Patrick DoddsPCLC8.370.643
32Liam ByrnesPCLC8.310.590
33Ryan DilksSAS8.250.59-2
34Corey SmallPHI8.250.6913
35Eli McLaughlinCOL8.020.62-8
36Curtis DicksonCGY7.950.889
37Clarke PettersonHFX7.840.653
38Rob HellyerTOR7.660.64-3
39Jordan MacIntoshGEO7.630.54-3
40Connor KearnanNY7.580.63-1
41Matt HossackPCLC7.490.582
42Holden CattoniROC7.260.60-1
43Andrew KewALB7.200.60-6
44Austin StaatsSD7.170.804
45Dan CraigTOR7.050.54-3
46Matt RamboPHI7.010.58-8
47Tehoka NanticokeBUF6.980.546
48Robert HopeCOL6.930.53-2
49Cody JamiesonHFX6.930.6326
50Brodie MerrillSD6.850.629
51Challen RogersTOR6.810.52-7
52Chad TuttonGEO6.630.51-2
53Tyler PaceCGY6.620.74-1
54Dan DawsonTOR6.600.601
55Trevor Baptiste*PHI6.500.501
56Chris WardleCOL6.500.506
57Ryan KeenanSAS6.500.46-8
58Scott DomineyNY6.470.54-1
59LaTrell HarrisTOR6.440.722
60Chris CloutierBUF6.380.4914
61Ryan SmithROC6.300.522
62Owen BarkerVAN6.260.52-11
63Jeremy Thompson*PCLC6.260.48-9
64Ian MacKayBUF6.160.5112
65Tony MalcomALB6.110.5119
66Holden GarlentSAS6.050.43-8
67Matt BeersSAS6.020.430
68Brett HickeySD6.010.43-4
69Logan ShussVAN5.990.5413
70Thomas HoggarthROC5.990.500
71Austin ShanksHFX5.980.50-5
72Jordan HallGEO5.960.43-12
73Ben McIntoshPHI5.920.46-2
74Connor FieldsBUF5.810.456
75Adam WiedemannGEO5.800.416
76Anthony JoaquimCOL5.790.39-8
77Reilly O'ConnorALB5.690.412
78Steve PrioloBUF5.680.52-6
79Kevin BrownellBUF5.610.4752
80TJ ComizioGEO5.590.4318
81Dan McRaeNY5.560.467
82Ryland ReesROC5.550.43-6
83Reid ReinholdtTOR5.540.50-18
84Jacob RuestALB5.510.37-15
85Curtis KnightROC5.430.4212
86Kyle KillenVAN5.430.453
87Joel WhiteGEO5.380.38-1
88Brett MydskeVAN5.370.41-3
89Joey CupidoCOL5.330.48-16
90Kyle BuchananBUF5.250.4422
91Phil CaputoPCLC5.240.400
92Nathan GrenonPCLC5.160.43-2
93Jackson NishimuraALB5.150.34-10
94Eli GobrechtSD5.150.43-7
95Tre LeclaireSD5.090.4219
96Chase FraserBUF5.080.3936
97Kieran McArdleNY5.080.42-4
98Riley LoewenVAN5.080.429
99Blaze RiordanPHI5.060.391
100Pat FoleyPCLC5.030.363
101Karson TarbellGEO4.990.3620
102Dan LintnerSAS4.930.35-10
103Jeff ShattlerSAS4.930.41-9
104Tyson BellHFX4.910.4130
105Graeme HossackHFX4.880.3811
106Marty DinsdaleVAN4.880.4123
107Greg DowningALB4.860.41-6
108Billy HostrawserTOR4.780.3717
109Jeff CornwallSAS4.770.370
110Joe Nardella*ALB4.750.32-14
111Josh MedeirosPCLC4.740.364
112Brandon GoodwinVAN4.730.36-17
113Scott CampbellHFX4.680.3956
114Zed WilliamsCOL4.670.39-1
115Stephen LeblancGEO4.660.39-9
116Bobby KiddSAS4.640.36-14
117Bryan ColeGEO4.620.36-6
118Tyler Burton*CGY4.620.58-19
119Chris CorbeilSAS4.620.36-14
120Mitch JonesVAN4.521.13-16
121Colton WatkinsonALB4.510.30-4
122Adam BomberryALB4.490.56-14
123Kyle JacksonPHI4.480.4114
124Turner EvansROC4.460.34-5
125Chris BoushyHFX4.430.37-15
126Patrick ShoemaySD4.340.392
126Ryan TerefenkoHFX4.340.391
128Eric FannellHFX4.340.362
129Larson SundownNY4.240.35-9
130Scott CarnegieCOL4.210.32-12
131Taylor StuartVAN4.190.30-6
132Alex PacePHI4.150.35-8
133John LaFontaineALB4.130.28-11
134Connor SellarsPCLC4.060.37-12
135Adam CharlambidesVAN4.010.3110
136Zack GreerSD3.980.3623
137Zach MannsTOR3.950.3915
138Dan TaylorCGY3.940.360
139Jordan GillesCOL3.920.36-6
140Cam MilliganPCLC3.880.7817
141Alex CrepinsekPHI3.840.326
142John LintzCOL3.820.29-7
143Matt SpangerBUF3.810.355
144Curtis ManningCGY3.780.38-2
145Damon EdwardsNY3.770.3417
146Nick ChaykowskyALB3.750.29-7
147Tyler DigbyNY3.730.34-11
148Dawson TheedeHFX3.700.4646
149Paul DawsonROC3.690.2814
150Mike ByrneALB3.670.28-9
151Matt GilrayROC3.670.31-11
152Liam LeClairCGY3.660.31-6
153Brad GilliesHFX3.660.3029
154Jake FoxNY3.640.30-5
155Charlie KitchenALB3.640.28-12
156Cam HoldingSD3.630.36-6
157Jay Thorimbert*NY3.620.3011
158Josh JubenvilleTOR3.610.28-14
159Dean FairallPCLC3.590.601
160Dan CoatesROC3.560.2725
161Justin SaltVAN3.540.29-5
162Charlie BertrandROC3.480.27-4
163Trevor SmythHFX3.450.272
164Ryan WagnerPHI3.450.29-10
165Darryl RobertsonNY3.430.29-10
166Matt MarinierNY3.380.42-15
167Connor McClellandSAS3.370.26-14
168Garrett McIntoshVAN3.350.26-7
169Eli SalamaCGY3.340.3318
170Adrian SorichettiALB3.260.22-6
171Thomas WhittyROC3.210.27-5
172Liam PattenPCLC3.200.27-5
173Jalen ChasterCOL3.180.29-4
174Steph CharbonneauPHI3.080.28-3
175Jamison DilksTOR3.060.244
176Tyson GibsonCOL3.060.220
177Mac O'KeefeSD3.050.25-3
178Graydon BradleySD3.010.27-3
179Ethan WalkerGEO3.000.30-7
180Chad CummingsPCLC2.990.230
181Tor ReinholdtSD2.970.30-4
182Zach HerreweyersCGY2.950.30-9
183Tanner CookCGY2.890.24-5
184Phil MazzucaTOR2.880.326
185Ryan MacSpadyenGEO2.850.201
186Mike TrioloPCLC2.720.34-5
187Stephen KeoghHFX2.720.3430
188Haiden DicksonCGY2.710.3011
189Nick Weiss*BUF2.700.2525
190Josh CurrierSAS2.690.21-6
191Cory VitarelliPHI2.640.38-8
192Matthew BennettROC2.620.248
193Brett ManneyALB2.580.20-4
194Brandon SladeTOR2.560.26-6
195Bryce SweetingBUF2.560.217
196Colton ArmstrongHFX2.550.20-4
197Justin MartinBUF2.530.259
198Shane SimpsonCGY2.530.28-7
199John RanaganPHI2.500.19-6
200TD Ierlan*TOR2.500.23-4
201Isaiah Davis-AllenPHI2.490.192
202Drew BelgraveSD2.450.242
203Ethan TicehurstCGY2.430.202
204Harrison MatsuokaCGY2.410.22-9
205Justin RobinsonBUF2.410.2020
206Travis CornwallPCLC2.380.22-9
207Kyle WatersCGY2.350.29-9
208Chris WillmanROC2.320.210
209Ron JohnNY2.260.214
210Bryce TolmieNY2.250.37-9
211Tyrell Hamer-Jackson*VAN2.210.22-4
212Jeff HenrickGEO2.190.203
213Matt SykesSD2.140.197
214Ethan O'Connor*BUF2.130.185
215Warren JeffreyCOL2.100.17-7
216Reece CalliesCGY2.060.21-8
217Mackenzie MitchellNY2.060.23-9
218Taite CattoniPCLC2.040.41-6
219Andrew BorgattiNY1.930.18-1
220Mark GliciniSD1.900.21-4
221Anthony KalinichVAN1.810.140
222Austin MurphySAS1.640.270
223Leo StourosNY1.640.163
224Cory HighfieldROC1.630.20-1
225Dylan KinnearCOL1.630.23-1
226Brent Noseworthy*NY1.620.1814
227Curtis ConleyALB1.560.2212
228Tim Edwards*COL1.530.22-1
229Brandon Clelland*SD1.510.17-1
230Dylan HutchinsonPCLC1.450.15-1
231Tyler CodronVAN1.440.112
232Jordan McBrideVAN1.420.24-2
233Ryan MartelVAN1.420.2421
234Tyler BilesROC1.380.11-2
235Tanner ThomsonALB1.380.17-4
236Matt BoissonneaultSD1.360.34-3
237Casey JacksonSD1.330.33-2
238Derek LloydVAN1.310.19-2
239Josh SullivanCOL1.300.10-2
240Chris WeierTOR1.280.32-2
241Robert HudsonGEO1.210.091
242Sam LeClairPHI1.190.24-1
243Dan LomasNY1.160.3920
244Andrew MullenCGY1.140.19-1
245Connor WatsonHFX1.090.360
246Jordan TrottierPCLC1.080.10-2
247Ian LlordPHI1.060.111
248Ryan FournierNY1.020.11-2
249Sheldon BurnsTOR0.970.092
250Doug UttingROC0.970.19-3
251Tyler HallsROC0.920.18-2
252Nate WadeCGY0.920.15-2
253Jack JasinskiPCLC0.890.44-1
254Nonkon ThompsonHFX0.870.152
255Jordan StourosBUF0.810.160
256Jordan DurstonALB0.800.08-3
257Connor KirstGEO0.760.050
258Mike BurkeROC0.750.3714
259Ethan RiggsGEO0.750.070
259Luc MagnanHFX0.750.150
261Jackson SubochPHI0.750.153
262Mitch OgilvieROC0.730.18-1
263Jordi Jones-SmithSAS0.700.0614
264Tyler GarrisonSD0.680.23-2
265David BrockHFX0.660.098
266Erik TurnerCOL0.660.059
267Adam JayTOR0.620.102
268Justin ScottTOR0.620.12-3
269Ryan McLeanPCLC0.620.08-3
270Rhys DuchHFX0.610.30-3
271Kellen LeClairCGY0.600.200
272Carter McKenzieCGY0.580.10-14
273Marshall PowlessSAS0.580.12-5
274John WagnerROC0.570.069
275Mike MallorySAS0.570.07-5
276Mitch WildeCGY0.550.18-2
277Alex Woodall*COL0.540.131
278Tanner BuckGEO0.460.23-2
279Brandon RobinsonHFX0.390.390
280Travis LongboatGEO0.360.183
281Tyson RoeVAN0.360.09-2
282Marshal KingCGY0.340.17-2
283Harrison SmithPCLC0.340.34-2
283Max AdlerBUF0.340.066
285Eric ShewellPHI0.330.0513
286Vaughn HarrisGEO0.330.08-4
287Brad McCulleyBUF0.260.06-2
288Devyn MayeaSD0.250.25-2
289Keegan BellVAN0.250.25-2
289Tyson BomberrySD0.250.08-1
291Blake Gibson-McDonaldPHI0.230.083
292Jacob DunbarSD0.200.10-2
293Jordan McKennaTOR0.180.18-2
294Jason NobleTOR0.160.03-2
295Aaron ForsterTOR0.140.05-2
296Brad VoigtGEO0.110.05-1
297Luke Van SchepenNY0.100.050
298Colton PorterVAN0.100.100
299Jeff WittigROC0.090.02-3
300Ty ThompsonNY0.080.040
301Mikie SchlosserSD0.060.032
302Johnny PearsonPCLC0.060.06-1
302Tristan RaiSAS0.060.02-1
304Curtis RomanchychALB0.050.050
305Brayden HillHFX0.030.031
305Oliver BolsterliSD0.030.031
307Thomas SempleGEO0.030.01-2
308Cole PickupCGY0.010.009
309Clark WalterSAS-0.01-0.01-1
309Dalton SulverBUF-0.01-0.01-1
311Marcus MinichielloBUF-0.01-0.01-1
311Nick ScottCGY-0.01-0.010
313Brad SmithALB-0.03-0.03-2
313Sam La RoueBUF-0.03-0.03-2
315Liam PhillipsPCLC-0.03-0.03-2
316Kyle MarrPHI-0.04-0.04-2
317LeRoy HalftownNY-0.06-0.06-2
318Mark CockertonTOR-0.07-0.07-2

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