NHL players lose more than they did a year ago, study finds
A year ago this week, the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association released a report that showed an overall decline in hockey players’ body mass index (BMI) and that they had lost an average of 1.2 kilograms (2.2 pounds) over the past year.
While the numbers have gone up, they’ve actually been a lot less than the previous five-year period.
In fact, over that same period, NHL players had gained an average 1.7 kilograms (3.4 pounds) on average.
That means players gained less than an ounce (0.8 ounces) of muscle during the same period.
Here’s a look at how those numbers have changed over the last 10 years: