Some surprising statistics after the Canucks' first 11 games
After more than 10 percent of the NHL season has elapsed, who would have guessed that Brad Richardson would have the top shooting percentage on the Vancouver Canucks?
In the last four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, Richardson's best shooting percentage was 7.4 percent when he scored a whopping 11 goals in 2009–10.
This year in a Canucks uniform, Richardson boosted his shooting percentage to 36.4 percent after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the New York Islanders. Two of Richardson's four goals this year have been shorthanded.
In second place in shooting percentage is the traditionally low-scoring tough guy Dale Weise at 20 percent.
He's followed by Mike Santorelli with a 17.4 percent shooting percentage.
Daniel Sedin is way back at 7.1 percent.
Another surprise is in penalty minutes. Here, Henrik Sedin is tied for the team lead with brawler Tom Sestito at 12 minutes in the sin bin.
That's more than a minute a game for Henrik—something he's never come close to serving in his previous 12 NHL seasons.
On the plus-minus margin, defenceman Kevin Bieksa is way ahead of the pack at plus 10. Next at plus four is Henrik Sedin, who leads the team in scoring with 13 points. That final statistic shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.