Glossary

There are a lot of acronyms and short forms used on Extra Skater. Here they are, explained.

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General concepts#

Close Close refers to game situations where the score is tied in any period or within one goal in the first or second periods. This does a pretty good job of removing score effects, which are the result of a team going into a defensive shell or going all-out to score a goal. Close numbers have proven to be a better predictor of future results in some instances than numbers from all game situations.
Corsi Corsi is the number of shot attempts by a team or player. In other words, it's the sum of a team or players's goals, shots on net, shots that miss the net, and shots that are blocked. It's used as a proxy for puck possession: since we can't (yet) measure how long a player or team has possession of the puck, we use corsi as an approximation. We're interested in puck possession because you can't score if you don't have the puck (and the team that has puck more often usually wins). For players, we usually measure "on-ice" corsi, or all of their team's shot attempts while they're on the ice.
Fenwick Fenwick is the number of unblocked shot attempts by a team or player. It's the same as corsi, but excludes shots that are blocked. It's used because over many games it's a slightly better proxy for possession than corsi. It's not used exclusively instead of corsi mainly because over smaller sample sizes, the larger corsi number is more accurate in reflecting puck possession.
Relative For players, relative stats are how a player's stats compare to his team's stats when he is not on the ice. For example, if a player has a 52.1% CF% and his team has a 49.6% CF% when he is not on the ice, his relative CF% (CF% rel) is +2.5%. For percentage stats, like CF% and ZS%, relative stats are stated in percentage points (differences in percentages).

For a more general overview of advanced hockey statistics, check out SB Nation's introduction to the topic.

Team stats#

CA Corsi against
CD Corsi differential: corsi for - corsi against
CF Corsi for
CF% Corsi for percentage
FA Fenwick against
FD Fenwick differential: fenwick for - fenwick against
FF Fenwick for
FF% Fenwick for percentage
GA Goals against
GD Goals differential: goals for - goals against
GF Goals for
GF% Goals for percentage
PDO Shooting percentage + save percentage
S-A Score-adjusted fenwick for percentage: FF% relative to league average at different score situations
SA Shots against
SD Shots on goal differential: shots for - shots against
SF Shots for
SF% Shots for percentage
Sh% Shooting percentage
Sv% Save percentage
TMSh% On-ice teammates' shooting percentage
TOI Time on ice, minutes

Player standard stats#

A Assists
A1 Primary (first) assists
A2 Secondary assists
BS Blocked shots for
CF Corsi for: shots on goal + missed shots + blocked shots
FF Fenwick for: shots on goal + missed shots
FO% Faceoff win percentage
FOL Faceoff losses
FOW Faceoff wins
G Goals
GP Games played
Gv Giveaways
HitA Hits against
HitD Hit differential: hits for - hits against
HitF Hits for
MS Missed shots
P Points
P1 Primary points: goals + primary assists
PSR Pass/shot ratio: setup passes / corsi for. Higher number = higher pass tendency.
PenD Penalty differential: penalties drawn - penalties taken
PenDr Penalties drawn
PenT Penalties taken
S Shots on goal
SP Setup passes: estimate of passes that directly result in a shot attempt
ShB Shots against blocked
TOI/60 Time on ice, minutes, per 60 minutes of team play
Tk Takeaways

Player possession stats#

CA Corsi against
CD Corsi differential: corsi for - corsi against
CF Corsi for
CF% Corsi for percentage
CF% rel Corsi for percentage relative to team's CF% with player not on ice
FA Fenwick against
FD Fenwick differential: fenwick for - fenwick against
FF Fenwick for
FF% Fenwick for percentage
FF% rel Fenwick for percentage relative to team's FF% with player not on ice
GA Goals against
GD Goals differential: goals for - goals against
GF Goals for
GF% Goals for percentage
GF% rel Goals for percentage relative to team's GF% with player not on ice
PDO Shooting percentage + save percentage
PDO rel PDO (Sh% + Sv%) relative to team's PDO with player not on ice
S-A Score-adjusted fenwick for percentage: FF% relative to league average at different score situations
SA Shots against
SD Shots on goal differential: shots for - shots against
SF Shots for
SF% Shots for percentage
SF% rel Shots for percentage relative to team's SF% with player not on ice
Sh% Shooting percentage
Sh% rel Shooting percentage relative to team's Sh% with player not on ice
Sv% Save percentage
Sv% rel Save percentage relative to team's Sv% with player not on ice
TMSh% On-ice teammates' shooting percentage
TOI Time on ice, minutes

Player on-ice event stats#

AShr Assist share: percentage of on-ice teammates' goals assisted by player
CShr Corsi share: percentage of on-ice corsi (S + MS + BS) player took
FShr Fenwick share: percentage of on-ice fenwick (S + MS) player took
GShr Goal share: percentage of on-ice goals for scored by player
IceDr Icings drawn: on-ice icings by opposing team
IceDr% Icing drawn percentage
IceT Icings taken: on-ice icings by player's team
PShr Point share: percentage of on-ice goals player had a point on
SADist Average distance of on-ice shot attempts (S + MS) against
SFDist Average distance of on-ice shot attempts (S + MS) for
SShr Shot share: percentage of on-ice shots player took

Player deployment stats#

DZS% Defensive zone start percentage: percentage of player's zone starts coming in DZ
DZShr Defensive zone start share: percentage of team's DZ starts player was on ice for
DZSt Defensive zone starts
EVTOI Even strength time on ice, minutes
EVTOI% Percentage of team's even strength ice time that player is on ice for
NZS% Neutral zone start percentage: percentage of player's zone starts coming in NZ
NZShr Neutral zone start share: percentage of team's NZ starts player was on ice for
NZSt Neutral zone starts
OZS% Offensive zone start percentage: percentage of player's zone starts coming in OZ
OZShr Offensive zone start share: percentage of team's OZ starts player was on ice for
OZSt Offensive zone starts
PPTOI Power play time on ice, minutes
PPTOI% Percentage of team's power play ice time that player is on ice for
SHTOI Shorthanded time on ice, minutes
SHTOI% Percentage of team's shorthanded ice time that player is on ice for
TOI Time on ice, minutes
TOI% Percentage of team's total ice time that player is on ice for
ZS Zone starts: faceoffs on ice for
ZS% Zone start percentage: OZ starts / (OZ starts + DZ starts)
ZS% rel ZS% relative to team's ZS% with player not on ice

Player quality of competition#

QoC TOI% Quality of competition, measured by TOI%
QoC TOI% D Quality of competition of defencemen, measured by TOI%
QoC TOI% D rel Quality of competition of defencemen relative to team's QoC% D with player not on ice
QoC TOI% F Quality of competition of forwards, measured by TOI%
QoC TOI% F rel Quality of competition of forwards relative to team's QoC% F with player not on ice
QoC TOI% rel Quality of competition relative to team's QoC% with player not on ice

Player quality of teammates#

Def 1 #1 defenceman by ice time with player
Def 2 #2 defenceman by ice time with player
Fwd 1 #1 forward by ice time with player
Fwd 2 #2 forward by ice time with player
Fwd 3 #3 forward by ice time with player
QoT TOI% Quality of teammates, measured by TOI%
QoT TOI% D Quality of teammates of defencemen, measured by TOI%
QoT TOI% D rel Quality of teammates of defencemen relative to team's QoT% D with player not on ice
QoT TOI% F Quality of teammates of forwards, measured by TOI%
QoT TOI% F rel Quality of teammates of forwards relative to team's QoT% F with player not on ice
QoT TOI% rel Quality of teammates relative to team's QoT% with player not on ice
TOI% Percentage of player's ice time that teammate was on the ice for

Player shooting stats#

Blk% Block percentage: percentage of shots that are blocked
CSh% Corsi shooting percentage: Sh% including missed and blocked shots
FSh% Fenwick shooting percentage: Sh% including missed shots
Miss% Miss percentage: percentage of shots that miss the net
ON% On net percentage: percentage of shots that hit the net
SDist Average shot distance
Sh% Shooting percentage
SlpG Slap shot goals
SlpS Slap shots
SlpSh% Shooting percentage on slap shots
SnpG Snap shot goals
SnpS Snap shots
SnpSh% Shooting percentage on snap shots
WrtG Wrist shot goals
WrtS Wrist shots
WrtSh% Shooting percentage on wrist shots

CHL-specific player stats#

EVeTOI% Estimated percentage of team's even strength ice time that player is on ice for
PPeTOI% Estimated percentage of team's power play ice time that player is on ice for
QoC eTOI% Quality of competition, measured by estimated TOI%
QoT eTOI% Quality of teammates, measured by estimated TOI%
SHeTOI% Estimated percentage of team's shorthanded ice time that player is on ice for
eTOI Estimated time on ice
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