1st - The Hockey News, 2nd - The Sports Forecaster,  3rd - Dobber

The Hockey News had the best Overall Defensive rank projections out of all forecasters.  They got 55.09 out of a possible 200 points. The Forecaster finished in second place with 41.94 points while Dobber finished in third place with 30.71 points.

See 2015/2016 Rankings for a breakdown of other statistical categories rankings.

More information about the ranking process can be found at Our Rationale and The Calculations.


Despite finishing 1st for SO Rank accuracy, TSN finished in last place for Defensive Overall Ranking (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Defensive rankings

The Hockey News had the lowest total absolute error in their Defensive rank predictions.  They were off by 866.88 spots (Figure 2), an average error of 10.84 spots per player. 

Figure 2. Total absolute rank error for all statistical categories