Text Mining of Scouting Reports as a Novel Data Source for Improving NHL Draft Analytics

By Timo Seppa, Michael E. Schuckers, Mike Rovito Abstract Combining performance data (“stats”) and scouting information is the Holy Grail of sports analytics. In this paper, we develop a methodology to combine scouting report information with performance metrics to improve Continue reading Text Mining of Scouting Reports as a Novel Data Source for Improving NHL Draft Analytics