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Document Type

Article

Abstract

Hockey has always been a violent sport. Major injuries in sports have made headlines in recent years, so it is important to understand how National Hockey League (NHL) organizations view, use, and sometimes abuse violence. It’s not a secret that some players in the NHL don’t fit the general profile of a skilled hockey player. This paper investigates whether the unofficial title of “enforcer” really exists in the NHL by showing whether teams compensate certain players with non-typical or “enforcer” skill sets. Using a clustering analysis and a regression analysis there is a clear indication that NHL organizations do in fact incorporate this “enforcer” attribute when determining certain players’ salaries.

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Journal Title

Major Themes in Economics

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

49

Last Page

57

Copyright

©2013 by Major Themes in Economics

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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Economics Commons

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