Contract Analysis: San Jose Sharks

In the “Contract Analysis” series, we will be compiling a ranking of forwards, defenseman, and goalies according to their contract value factor (production / $0.5 million). First, players on individual teams will be looked at. These results will be combined to form an overall ranking (one for forwards, another for defensemen, and one for goalies).

It is important to note that the stats that are to be used are their midseason statistics (stats they have accrued when respective team has played 41 games / half an NHL season) and that their total cap hit, per Spotrac, will be utilized.

  • This first formula will be used to calculate the contract value factor of forwards and defensemen: Total cap hit / $0.5 million = x; points / = contract value (p points / $0.5 million)
  • This second formula will be used to calculate the contract value factor of goalies: Total cap hit / $0.5 million = x; wins / x = contract value (g wins / $0.5 million)

Players will only be excluded if they…

  • are non-roster players OR
  • were acquired via trade within the 2 weeks leading up to their new team’s 41st game

* (asterisk) = a player who has been demoted to the AHL

@ (at sign) = a player, due to injury, has missed all of the 2018-19 season thus far.

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

Metropolitan Division

Western Conference

Central Division

Pacific Division

San Jose Sharks

Forwards

RW Joonas Donskoi (age 26)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 20 (9 goals and 11 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $1.9 million
  • Contract value factor: 5.26 (5.26 points / $0.5 million)

RW Kevin Labanc (age 22)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 24 (4 goals and 20 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $0.7175 million
  • Contract value factor: 16.72

RW Marcus Sorensen (age 26)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 14 (7 goals and 7 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $0.7 million
  • Contract value factor: 10

C Logan Couture (age 29)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 39 (15 goals and 24 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $6 million
  • Contract value factor: 3.25

C Tomas Hertl (age 24)

  • Games played: 36
  • Points: 33 (14 goals and 19 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $5.625 million
  • Contract value factor: 2.93

C Joe Thornton (age 39)

  • Games played: 32
  • Points: 18 (6 goals and 12 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $5 million
  • Contract value factor: 1.8

C Melker Karlsson (age 23)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 9 (6 goals and 3 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $2 million
  • Contract value factor: 2.25

C Rourke Chartier (age 22)

  • Games played: 13
  • Points: 1 (1 goal and 0 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $0.6725 million
  • Contract value factor: 0.74

LW Evander Kane (age 27)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 26 (11 goals and 15 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $7 million
  • Contract value factor: 1.86

LW Joe Pavelski (age 34)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 33 (23 goals and 10 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $6 million
  • Contract value factor: 2.75

LW Timo Meier (age 21)

  • Games played: 38
  • Points: 35 (18 goals and 17 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $0.894167 million
  • Contract value factor: 19.57

LW Barclay Goodrow (age 25)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 11 (5 goals and 6 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $0.65 million
  • Contract value factor: 1.3

LW Lukas Radil (age 28)

  • Games played: 16
  • Points: 7 (4 goals and 3 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $0.75 million
  • Contract value factor: 4.67

Defensemen

D Brent Burns (age 33)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 40 (6 goals and 34 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $8 million
  • Contract value factor: 2.5

D Marc-Edouard Vlasic (age 31)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 10 (1 goal and 9 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $7 million
  • Contract value factor: 0.71

D Erik Karlsson (age 28)

  • Games played: 39
  • Points: 32 (3 goals and 29 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $6.5 million
  • Contract value factor: 2.46

D Justin Braun (age 31)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 9 (1 goal and 8 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $3.8 million
  • Contract value factor: 1.18

D Brenden Dillon (age 27)

  • Games played: 41
  • Points: 10 (1 goal and 9 assists)
  • Base salary: $3.27 million
  • Contract value factor: 1.53

D Radim Simek (age 26)

  • Games played: 14
  • Points: 5 (1 goal and 4 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $0.675 million
  • Contract value factor: 3.70

D Tim Heed (age 27)

  • Games played: 3
  • Points: 1 (1 goal and 0 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $0.65 million
  • Contract value factor: 0.77

D Joakim Ryan (age 25)

  • Games played: 26
  • Points: 5 (0 goals and 5 assists)
  • Total cap hit: $0.65 million
  • Contract value factor: 3.85

Goalies

G Martin Jones (age 28)

  • Games played: 29
  • Wins: 16
  • Total cap hit: $5.75 million
  • Contract value factor: 1.39 (1.39 wins / $0.5 million)

G Aaron Dell (age 29)

  • Games played: 13
  • Wins: 5
  • Total cap hit: $1.9 million
  • Contract value factor: 1.32

Contract Value Rankings

Forwards

1. LW Timo Meier (age 21)

  • Games played: 38
  • Contract value factor: 19.57

2. RW Kevin Labanc (age 22)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 16.72

3. RW Marcus Sorensen (age 26)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 10

4. RW Joonas Donskoi (age 26)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 5.26

5. LW Lukas Radil (age 28)

  • Games played: 16
  • Contract value factor: 4.67

6. C Logan Couture (age 29)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 3.25

7. C Tomas Hertl (age 24)

  • Games played: 36
  • Contract value factor: 2.93

8. LW Joe Pavelski (age 34)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 2.75

9. C Melker Karlsson (age 23)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 2.25

10. LW Evander Kane (age 27)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 1.86

11. C Joe Thornton (age 39)

  • Games played: 32
  • Contract value factor: 1.8

12. LW Barclay Goodrow (age 25)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 1.3

13. C Rourke Chartier (age 22)

  • Games played: 13
  • Contract value factor: 0.74

Defensemen

1. D Joakim Ryan (age 25)

  • Games played: 26
  • Contract value factor: 3.85

2. D Radim Simek (age 26)

  • Games played: 14
  • Contract value factor: 3.70

3. D Brent Burns (age 33)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 2.5

4. D Erik Karlsson (age 28)

  • Games played: 39
  • Contract value factor: 2.46

5. D Brenden Dillon (age 27)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 1.53

6. D Justin Braun (age 31)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 1.18

7. D Tim Heed (age 27)

  • Games played: 3
  • Contract value factor: 0.77

8. D Marc-Edouard Vlasic (age 31)

  • Games played: 41
  • Contract value factor: 0.71

Goalies

1. G Martin Jones (age 28)

  • Games played: 29
  • Contract value factor: 1.39

2. G Aaron Dell (age 29)

  • Games played: 13
  • Contract value factor: 1.32

Average forwards contract value factor (13): 5.62

Average defensemen contract value factor (8): 2.09

Average goalies contract value factor (2): 1.36

Average contract value factor (encompassing all positions): [(5.62 * 13) + (2.09 * 8) + (1.36 * 2)] / 25 = (73.06 + 16.72 + 2.72) / 23 = 4.02

The average contract value factor for forwards, defensemen, and goalies are not comparable. It is also important to note that these values do not indicate which player is most valuable going forward; rather they convey who is contributing most (offensively) relative to their total cap hit (what counts towards their team’s salary cap) thus far this season. Additionally, one can examine a player’s contract value factor relative to the team’s average contract value factor for that position (forwards, defensemen, or goalies).

We can also compare team A’s average contract value factor to team B’s average contract value factor to see which team is getting more (production) for their money.

Thanks for reading.

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