A regression analysis of NHL cap hits
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This report is a study if a multi linear regression could be used to predict the cap hit of hockey forwards from the NHL. Data was collected during the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 seasons. The chosen variables were common hockey statistics and a few none hockey-related, like origin and age. The initial model was improved by removing insignicant covariates, detected by BIC-test and p-values. The final model consisted of 291 players and had an adjusted R2-value of 0,7820. Of the covariates, goals, assists and ice time had the biggest impact on a player's cap hit.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 27 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155194OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-155194DiVA: diva2:760102
Master of Science in Engineering - Vehicle Engineering