The Central Reach Project is the first annual effort by the Hockey Hall of Fame to document the impact of Central Scouting and the NHL’s Expansion Draft on players’ development.
The project focuses on players who were drafted after the Central Scouting cutoff date and whose teams are currently in the playoffs.
Players’ statistics are listed as of June 30.
The Central reaches project will include interviews with players, coaches, executives, scouts, and other members of the hockey community, along with a report that will be released by the HOF on July 7.
The Project’s goal is to create a comprehensive database of Central Reach players and the importance of their contributions to the game of hockey.
Central Scouting is a statistical-based database that uses a wide variety of data sources to identify prospects that could go in the first round or later in the draft.
Each year, the HOMA collects more than 400,000 player profiles from all over the world.
Each profile has a detailed description and a ranking of prospects.
For example, a player’s age and size are listed in the middle of the profile, along in parentheses with their name and position.
Players are rated based on the following four factors: age, size, scoring chance, and overall production.
The top players in each category are selected in the second round, while the bottom-rated players are selected at the end of the first-round draft.
The Central Reach project is also being launched as part of the annual Hockey Hall-of-Fame Hockey Analytics Competition, which will be held in May 2019.
The HOF has developed a database of over 1.4 million Central Reach prospects that it uses to identify players who could go on to make their NHL debuts.
The first Central Reach player to be listed on the database is Florida Panthers defenseman Andrew Ference.
Ference was selected first overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Panthers.
The next Central Reach prospect to be added to the database was Arizona Coyotes forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
Nugent’s name was added in 2009 to the Central Reach database.
Central Reach profiles are listed on a yearly basis through the Central Finders program.
Central Finder profiles are a way to keep track of players who have yet to make the NHL roster.
The goal is for Central Findergers to create profiles for Central Scouting players that have yet yet to enter the draft and have not been signed to a professional contract by their NHL team.
The project has been in the works for years.
In addition to the HMM’s Central Reach Database, Central Finding is a website that provides an easy-to-use tool for fans and media to find Central Reach Prospects.
Central Finding is the only Central Scouting database that is continually updated.
The HOF uses Central Findings to keep the Hometeam informed of Central Prospects who could become NHL players.
Central Reach profiles that are available through Central Findering are ranked according to Central Scouting’s criteria and can be downloaded for free.
The 2014 Central Find Finding Profile is available on Central Find Finder.
Central Finder is the Hombre’s central source for Central Reach information.
The Hockey Hall and Hockey Analytics Project will release a report in July 2019 that will detail Central Reach and Central Scouting data.
The report will also feature the first ever Central Reach Rankings and Central Reach Player Statistics.