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Atlantic Hockey: Ranking Teams by Percentage of Offense Returning

Bentley is returning a larger percentage of its offense than any other team in Atlantic Hockey.

Bentley senior forward Brett Gensler is the leading returning scorer in terms of points per game in the Atlantic Hockey Association.
Bentley senior forward Brett Gensler is the leading returning scorer in terms of points per game in the Atlantic Hockey Association.
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The ranking was determined by dividing the points scored last season by the points of the players returning to find the percentage of offense returning for each team in the Atlantic Hockey Association.

Obviously this isn't the sole way to determine how a team's offense is going to produce this season. Players can improve from year-to-year or one player who graduated might have been more important than realized. The impact of the incoming freshmen isn't factored into these rankings. However, it does give a good representation of the returning talent on each team.

Team Pct. Points Returning Pct. Goals Returning 2012-13 Off. Rank Leading Returning Scorer
Bentley 88.6% 85.5% 5 Brett Gensler, Sr. (16-24--40)
Canisius 81.7% 80.5% 9 Kyle Gibbons, Sr. (21-22--43)
Mercyhurst 81.2% 77.3% 3 Matthew Zay, Jr. (13-26--39)
UCONN 79.6% 82.3% 8 Brant Harris, Sr. (15-16--31)
RIT 78.9% 73.8% 2 Matt Garbowsky, Jr. (11-22--33)
Army 78.6% 80.8% 12 Mac Lalor, Jr. (6-12--18)
Air Force 69.2% 65.8% 1 Cole Gunner, Jr. (7-22--29)
Robert Morris 67.6% 74.6% 4 Cody Wydo, Jr. (21-12--33)
Sacred Heart 66.9% 63.9% 11 Brian Sheehan, Jr. (11-17--28)
Niagara 65.1% 64.7% 6 Ryan Murphy, Sr. (15-21--36)
Holy Cross 59.8% 63.1% 7 Shayne Stockton, Sr. (13-15--28)
AIC 59.7% 60.2% 10 Jon Puskar, Sr. (12-12--24)

  • Bentley senior forward Brett Gensler scored more points per game last season than any other returning player in the AHA.
  • Canisius senior forward Kyle Gibbons and Robert Morris junior forward Cody Wydo both tallied 21 goals last season, tops among returning players in the AHA.
  • There are six seniors and six juniors who are their teams' leading returning scorer.
  • Army junior Mac Lalor is the only defenseman who is his team's leading returning scorer. His 18 points also is the lowest point total of any of the leading returning scorers on AHA teams.
  • The number of games each team played last season skews this statistic somewhat, but Mercyhurst (281), RIT (262), Bentley (257) and Canisius (246) are the top four teams in terms of how many points return from last season's team.

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Jeff Cox is a hockey reporter for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.