Stats: Regular Season and Playoff Zone Starts

Advanced Metrics website Behind the Net tracks a statistic named Zone Start that tracks how often a player starts his shift in the offensive zone and how often a player finishes his shift in the offensive zone.

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This is something that Alain Vigneault used a lot in Vancouver.

Below are the zone starts and finishes for the Rangers forwards in the regular season,

RankPlayerO-Zone Start%O-Zone Finish%
1Mats Zuccarello64.2%55.8%
2Brad Richards63.4%58.1%
3Chris Kreider62.5%54.1%
4JT Miller61.1%56.4%
5Rick Nash60.1%56.4%
6Derek Stepan58.4%51.9%
7Taylor Pyatt53%49.5%
8Ryan Callahan53%53.4%
9Ryane Clowe52.3%52.9%
10Carl Hagelin49.7%52.4%
11Derick Brassard47.5%50.9%
12Darroll Powe41.5%50%
13Arron Asham40.7%47%.3%
14Brian Boyle38.3%45.6%

Playoff Zone Starts

RankPlayerO-Zone Start%O-Zone Finish%
1Rick Nash57.4%49.4%
2Brad Richards56.4%53.6%
3Derek Stepan54.3%47.7%
4Derick Brassard52.7%47.3%
5Mats Zuccarello52.6%45.1%
6Chris Kreider51.5%53.8%
7Carl Hagelin51.2%52%
8Ryan Callahan49%50.9%
9Arron Asham45.5%59.1%
10Derek Dorsett37.7%48.8%
11Brian Boyle29.8%50.9%
12Taylor Pyatt29.1%42.4%