Hockey journalist James Mirtle released his annual compilation of team stats on Wednesday. The report details the average height, weight and age for all 30 NHL teams based on each team’s opening night rosters.
The Capitals are the 5th tallest team, at an average of 6′-2″; the 8th heaviest team at an average of 205 pounds per player, and the 13th youngest team with an average age of 27.7 years of age.
The Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins are one of the shorter teams in the league, ranked 20th overall, and one of the lightest teams in the league, weighing in at an average of 197 pounds per player, 27th in the league. However, Pittsburgh has the second oldest team in the league at 28.4 years of age.
The San Jose Sharks, the Western Conference champions from last season, are the oldest team in the league. The Columbus Blue Jackets are the youngest. Columbus is also the heaviest team in the league, while Vancouver is the lightest team in the league.
By Jon Sorensen