With the advancement of hockey statistics over the past few years, one of the leaders at the forefront of this movement has been Rob Vollman.
He may be the founder of HockeyAbstract.com, but he is also a founding writer of Hockey Prospectu and a regular contributor to ESPN Insider, NHLnumbers.com and Arctic Ice Hockey. You may remember us having him one our podcast, or you may recall us publishing the Ottawa Senators' Player Usage Charts in a blog article earlier in the year.
Even if you only have a passing interest in the advancement of stats in hockey, at some point, you have invariably come across some of his work.
One of his innovations is the Snepts System that is used to make statistical projections for current NHL players based upon similar historical players.
Borrowing from HockeyAbstract.com, Vollman explains the Snepts System in detail:
The system of searching NHL's history to find statistically similar players for a variety of purposes, mos...