In my Advanced Econometrics class in school, part of our mark (a large proportion)goes towards developing an economic model of something of our choosing. I've decided to try and develop a model for NHL players that would be able to negate negotiating contracts as much as possible. In the end I want my model to replicate what a player should be paid for the following season based on the previous season's statistics (ie: performance-based contracts). Off the top of my head, factors that I will be taking into consideration include: goals assists ice-time experience +/- shots PIM games played Does anyone have any other ideas for variables that I could use in my equation? Right now, I just want variables that can easily be translated into numerical form. I will dig into those other variables later on. I just want a place to start right now. So does anyone have any ideas?