Sizing Up the NHL by Height, Weight, and Age

Can you guess who owns this, the biggest butt in the league?

There has been and will continue to be a lot of articles talking about ranking players and teams by how well do they on the ice; goals, points, wins, etc... That's boring. Nobody cares about those kind of stats. What people really want to know is stuff like "Who's the oldest team in the league?" "What about the youngest?" "Are the Canadiens really the shortest team in the league?" "How fat is Martin Brodeur compared to other goalies?" etc....

Well your long, excruciating wait is over because I've collected the data and created a spreadsheet detailing height, weight, and age per team and position. You can check it out here: NHL Height, Weight, and Age Stats

(All data was collected from's active rosters on October 14th, 2010)

After the jump: the findings of my research.

Here's how the teams stack up

And how the players stack up

Some random player facts

Some other fun little tidbits

Take some time to peruse the spreadsheet to find out other interesting trends and statistics and share them in the comments.

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