The Devils are old, the Senators are tall, and the Ducks are heavy
The NHL announced all 30 opening-day rosters today. (For a PDF of said rosters, click here.)
With that, the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle was able to take to his personal blog and publish his annual rankings of average height, weight, and age for each team in the league.
The weight and age rankings are, obviously, the most interesting. (Not sure there’s any correlation between the quality of a hockey team and its players’ average height, but for the record, the Senators are the tallest, while the ‘Canes and Rangers -- Brian Boyle’s in Tampa Bay now, remember -- are tied for the shortest.)
The heaviest team in the NHL? That would be the Anaheim Ducks, who weigh in at an average of 210.1 pounds. Sami Vatanen is the least heavy of the Ducks, listed at 180 pounds.
The lightest team on average is Calgary, at 196.3 pounds. Which Brian Burke must love to see.
The oldest team is -- no surprise -- New Jersey, with an average age of 31.0. Even without Martin Brodeur, the Devils still have six players who were born in the 1970s.
The youngest? Columbus, at 26.2 (And zero players born in the ‘70s.)