The Stone Hands of Tanner Glass: Shooting Percentage of New York Rangers Forwards in the 2014-15 Season

He scores one point every 11 games, has 19 career goals, skates 10 minutes per game, and is an mainstay on the New York Rangers roster. Rangers fans across the nation were at a loss for words when superstar Tanner Glass was signed for 3 years at $4.35 million. While he didn’t quite live up to his 20 point potential last season he did bring one thing night in and night out – intangibiles.

Unfortunately we’ll never know how much these intangibles contribute to the success of the Rangers but one thing we know for sure is that his presence always has the potential to be a game changer. Looking at something we can measure let’s see how Tanner matches up against his teammates in shooting percentage.

Shooting % of New York Rangers Forwards (2014-15 Regular Season, min. 41 GP)

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Focusing your attention on the lower left of the chart you’ll find Glass who is slightly separated from the rest of the Rangers squad. If you’re trying to figure out what his exact shooting percentage was I’ll save you the trouble – it’s 1.9 percent. The next closest player to Glass is veteran Dominic Moore at a respectable 8.6 percent. As a whole the Rangers team shooting percentage is 9.6 which was the 6th highest in the league last season. Fortunately Glass will have plenty of time to familiarize himself with his new club as he will be with the Rangers until 2017.

Kevin Hayes deserves a special shoutout for his team high 15.3 shooting percentage. He potted the the 5th most goals on the Rangers despite averaging only 13:02 in ice time per game (9th on team). If you’re interested the exact shooting percentages for all Rangers forwards last season are as follows:

Player Shooting %
Tanner Glass 1.9
Dominic Moore 8.6
Carl Hagelin 9.2
Mats Zuccarello 9.7
Derek Stepan 10.3
Lee Stempniak 10.5
J.T. Miller 10.9
Derick Brassard 11.3
Jesper Fast 11.5
Chris Kreider 11.7
Rick Nash 13.8
Martin St. Louis 14.6
Kevin Hayes 15.3

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