As scouts build their draft lists, the analytics department for each front office will send its area scouts a list of stat-based follows. In many instances, the names on this list will match those already on a scout’s personal draft list (Niko Kavadas, Henry Davis, Tyler Hardman as examples). In other instances, names on the stat-based list may be new to a scout (Griffin Doersching, Connor Denning, Charlie Fischer, Joey Porricelli to name just a few), prompting the scout to get out and take a look at the office’s recommendations.

We have approached the analytics process in similar fashion—to[…]