When Pete DeBoer was hired by the Golden Knights many of us had questions. One in particular was; will Shea Theodore’s role (higher TOI, tougher assignments, heavier workload, etc.) increase?
Thankfully, David Schoen of the RJ asked DeBoer yesterday after practice in Boston following Theodore’s heavy workload on Saturday.
With a small sample size of only two games, it’s still premature to read into Theodore’s game logs too deeply, however his ice time was higher. Albeit, one ended in overtime.
Shea Theodore Average Time on Ice per Game
- Games 1-49: 21:13 ATOI
- Games 50-51: 25:44 ATOI
Remember, while coaching in San Jose, DeBoer relied heavily on his two talented mobile defensemen. In all situations.
Brent Burns averages 2018-2020:
- 24:58 TOI
- 18:55 Even-Strength
- 2:51 Power Play
- 2:31 Shorthanded
Karlsson averages: 2018-2020
- 24:30 TOI
- 19:02 Even-Strength
- 3:07 Power Play
- 2:41 Shorthanded
Of course, they’re established All-Star defenseman, but Theodore has the ability to log heavy minutes and play the workhorse role for his new coach.