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Salary determinants of NHL players

Author: Bc. Vít Kulhánek
Year: 2021 - summer
Leaders: Mgr. Roman Kalabiška
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 47
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Abstract: This thesis aims to examine the effect of NHL players’ performances and physical
properties on their salary. There have been studies about NHL salary
determination, however papers are many years old and the significances may
change. Models in this thesis were formulated with original structure of variables
based on data from the latest regular season 2018-2019 in order to depict the most
recent relationships determination. Furthermore, including the separated models
for all position is not observed in any of mentioned papers. Performance variables
as well as physical factors were found significant, however its significances levels
and values of estimates differ among models. This thesis further extends the
research by capturing the effect of goodwill that to the best of our knowledge, has
not been studied yet. Moreover, it provides a quantile regression for the group of
players with the highest salaries that results in differences among variables
significances and estimates compared to the joint model. Goaltenders’ model is
very rarely investigated, since their variables differs compared to the skaters,
therefore it brings new evidence of their salary determination. The goalies’ model
shows positive and significant result of age and games played.




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