Wakiji on Erne’s significant digits

DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji examines significant figures in restricted free agent forward Adam Erne’s 2019-2020 season via a “By the Numbers” article this morning. Wakiji notes that Erne is a restricted free agent this fall, and he posted solid numbers in a grinder’s role this past season…

142 – With 142 hits in just 56 games, Erne ranked second on the team behind Glendening, who led the way with 147.

63 – Erne had 63 shots during the season, tied with Valtteri Filppula. Dylan Larkin led the team with 223 shots. He had 70 shots during the 2018-19 season.

60.6 – Although Erne did not take very many face-offs, 33 total, he was successful when he did as he had a 60.6 face-off win percentage.

11:49 – Erne averaged 11:49 of ice time, which was a new career high. His previous high was 11:48, which came in the 2016-17 season with the Lightning.

Continued; as I’ve said previously, if I were the GM (and I’m not), I’m not sure that I would submit a qualifying offer to keep Erne’s rights given the Wings’ glut of young forwards.

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One thought on “Wakiji on Erne’s significant digits”

  1. I think Erne is an interesting prospect destined for the 4th line, only thing keeping him from the 3rd line is lack of offense. Most of the good teams have a fist line and lines 2/3 not far behind.
    Erne does have some interesting skills, maybe PK, good on faceoffs, not an old Goat,… Nice to keep him but certainly not a top priority, JMO.

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