Ever wondered if players check their own stats? What about if players check their own advanced stats? Of course you haven’t. And players, yeah they don’t give a crap about analytics. Just ask Golden Knights defenseman, Colin Miller.
Are you aware of your Corsi and Fenwick numbers? -SinBin.vegas
Not really. I’ve heard a little bit about them. Am I good or bad? -Miller
You are like the king of it. -SinBin.vegas
Oh nice, well that’s good. I just try to get the shots through as often as I can. -Miller
You know with Corsi they don’t even need to get through. -SinBin.vegas
Oh, good, so I can just rip em at the glass? -Miller
Colin Miller: Corsi For- 60.34%
Nate Schmidt: Corsi For- 53.48%
Reilly Smith: Corsi For- 52.47%
James Neal: Corsi For- 52.20%
(If you don’t remember what in the hell these numbers mean, go back and read our Advanced Stats for VGK Dummies article on Corsi For %.)
Miller is however fully aware of the style of game he plays. He doesn’t need an advanced stat measuring shot attempts to prove himself. Vegas knows his skill and will need Miller’s offensive involvement this season and beyond. We asked the 24-year-old if he thought his role would expand with the Golden Knights.