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Front Line: The 'production' statistic

Updated: December 5, 2011, 4:09 PM ET
By Sean Allen | Special to ESPN.com

There is no exact formula that can quantify additional success for increased playing time, but it goes without saying that more minutes on the ice often means more points. A player must take a shot in order to have a chance to score … and a player obviously must be on the ice to even have that opportunity.

The production statistic is a measurement of how often a player earns a point. Calculated by dividing time on ice by points, production shows how many average minutes of ice ...

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