Richard Coleman

CEO of Hockey analytics-NHL

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Richard M. Coleman is a renowned statistical analyst and data guru, having spent more than 15 years at the forefront of leading-edge analytics in hockey. After completing his studies at Harvard Medical School, he established his company, Coleman Analytics. Subsequently, he joined Stanford University Medical School, where he further developed his data analysis and interpretation skills. Coleman Analytics specializes in creating sophisticated analytics solutions to evaluate team and individual player performance. Their calculations employ Corsi, Fenwick, Expected Goals and PDO - making their assessments surpass standard methods. An example is Corsi, which tracks goal attempts rather than just shots that make it past the goalkeeper, or Expected Goals, which considers the danger posed by a shot. Additionally, Fenwick disregards blocked shots for evaluation, while PDO reviews whether teams are "fortunate" or "unlucky" based on their shooting plus save percentage. In addition to all this work, Richard Coleman, of Coleman Consulting Group helped develop software programming with Mike Smith, giving deeper insight into hockey matches by breaking down games layer-by-layer for easier player tracking. His impressive achievements have cemented his place as a pioneer in hockey analytics and statistical data interpretation across various sports. He has been awarded the prestigious Stanley Cup victory five times after helping different clubs become league champions throughout his career. This significant cup was designed by Lord Stanley of Preston (Governor General of Canada) in 1892 and remained North America's oldest trophy honouring successful professional franchises. On top of these accomplishments, he has even published two books regarding his experience in this field.

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November 28, 2023

The Shocking Evolution of Hockey: From Frozen Ponds to High-Tech Arenas

Hockey, a sport that traces its roots to frozen ponds and backyard rinks, has evolved dramatically. What began as a simple outdoor pastime has transformed into a high-paced, high-tech spectacle that captures the hearts of millions worldwide. From changes in equipment to advancements in playing styles, the journey of hockey through time is nothing short […]

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November 17, 2023

The Evolution of Hockey: From Pond to Professional

Hockey’s journey from its humble origins on frozen ponds to the high-octane professional sport we know today is a tale of passion, innovation, and resilience. This evolution reflects changes in the game and the societies and cultures where it took root and flourished. Let’s skate through the evolution of hockey, exploring how it transformed from […]

October 28, 2023

8 Must-Visit Hockey Arenas Across North America

Hockey arenas are the sacred temples of this beloved sport, where fans gather to witness the thrill of the game, and players battle for victory. Across North America, there are numerous arenas with unique histories, iconic atmospheres, and passionate fan bases. In this article, we’ll take you on a tour of 8 must-visit hockey arenas […]

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October 24, 2023

The History of Hockey: From Pond Skating to the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Hockey is a sport deeply embedded in the cultural fabric of North America, with a rich history that spans centuries. From its humble beginnings as a pastime played on frozen ponds to the grand spectacle of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the evolution of hockey is a captivating journey. In this article, we’ll explore the fascinating […]

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