Today, we bring you a special version of Stats of the Stars that is aimed at helping you make your decision when voting begins on tomorrow.
This article will compare the statistics of the 16 defenders that we have selected to be in with a chance of winning the two spots on the blueline in our all-time starting six.
However, you can still send in your own suggestions for other players we have not listed by using #StarsStartingSix.
Firstly, we begin by looking at how many games each defenseman played for the club and this includes both regular season and playoff matches.
Scottish blueliner, McCluskey played a total of 10 seasons with the club, so it is no surprise to see him a top of this list but Rawlyk, who played the least amount of games, did make one of the more sizeable impacts during his year in Dundee.
Next, we rank the players by their total amount of points they collected with the Stars.
Many of the players who were skating for the Stars in the British National League era sit high up this list, as the team had a lot of offensive success in those four years.
However, Dow standouts as he put up that high total in just two Elite League seasons and it is a good return for a defenseman.
The players were then ranked by how many goals each scored for the club.
The same defenders are standing out at the top but while Marshall played six seasons for the Stars, Scott Young is not far behind him after only playing one full year in Dundee and small parts of two others.
Next to be compared was every defenders total number of assists in a Stars jersey.
The two longest serving players out of the 16 top the list and the usual combination of BNL players and some of the best Elite League defenders to play for the club, are also high on the list.
Each defenders total of penalty minutes was next to be ranked and while some people see more as better, you typically want to spend more time on the ice than in the box.
McCluskey’s 10 year service does cause him to be high up this list but his average penalty minutes per season was only 47 minutes.
Whereas, players like Zarb and Young, who only spent a few years in Dundee, racked up quite a lot compared to Sullivan’s one season tally of 27.
Finally, each players points per game totals were compared and this statistic is calculated by taking a players total points and dividing that by their total games played.
Some of the BNL players were well clear at the top of this list and those who have a PPG over 1, they all played more than just one season with the club.
However, to be achieving close to a point per game in the EIHL era is still a remarkable achievement.
GP – Games Played
G – Goals
A – Assists
P – Points
PIMS – Penalty Minutes
PPG – Points Per Game
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