Where do college hockey players come from? Dom Liberatore(@YeaDom18) created this Google Map to find out. He’s plotted out of the hometown of every rostered NCAA hockey player in this fun, interactive map.
It’s a cool visualization of the trends in hockey development. Obviously the upper Midwest and East Coast dominate the map, but it’s cool to see strong clusters in NHL markets like southern California, south Florida, Dallas, St. Louis, and the Bay area. It’s also fun to see some of the outliers like Sacred Heart’s Jackson Barlant from New Mexico, or Boston College’s Zach Walker from Boise, Idaho.