Richard Coleman

CEO of Hockey analytics-NHL

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Richard 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 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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May 29, 2023

What Every Hockey Fan Needs to Know

Hockey is a sport that has captured the hearts of millions around the world with its fast-paced action, physical play, and unparalleled excitement. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just someone who enjoys watching the occasional game, there are certain things every hockey fan should know. This article closely examines the game’s rules, some interesting […]

Hockey Films
May 26, 2023

The Best Hockey Films Every Supporter Should See

Hockey is not just a sport, it’s a way of life for many fans around the world. With its fast-paced action, physicality, and skill, hockey has captured the hearts of many film-makers who have produced some of the most memorable movies in the genre. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just someone looking for an […]

defensive performance
March 28, 2023

Richard Coleman Hockey Analytics discusses measuring defensive performance

It is relatively easy to measure the defensive performance hockey analytics of your team. The video coach can look at all of the opponents’ scoring chances and break them down into types, for example, regular chances versus super chances (recall that regular chances have an 8% probability of becoming a goal and super chances a 31% […]

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