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.

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
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
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
Sv% Save 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
FF Fenwick for
FO% Faceoff win percentage
FOL Faceoff losses
FOW Faceoff wins
G Goals
GP Games played
Hit +/- Hit plus/minus: hits for - hits against
HitA Hits against
HitF Hits for
MS Missed shots
P Points
P1 Primary points: goals + primary assists
Pen Penalties taken
Pen +/- Penalty plus/minus: penalties drawn - penalties taken
PenD Penalties drawn
S Shots
ShB Shots against blocked
TOI/60 Time on ice, minutes, per 60 minutes of team play

Player on-ice stats#

CA 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
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
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
SA 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
Sv% Save percentage
TOI Time on ice, minutes

Player deployment stats#

DZSt Defensive zone starts at even strength
DZSt% Defensive zone start percentage at even strength
EVTOI Even strength time on ice, minutes
EVTm% Percentage of team's even strength ice time that player is on ice for
FO Total faceoffs (zone starts) on ice for at even strength
NZSt Neutral zone starts at even strength
NZSt% Neutral zone start percentage at even strength
O/DSt% Zone start ratio: OZ starts at EV / (OZ + DZ starts at EV)
OZSt Offensive zone starts at even strength
OZSt% Offensive zone start percentage at even strength
PPTOI Power play time on ice, minutes
PPTm% Percentage of team's power play ice time that player is on ice for
SHTOI Shorthanded time on ice, minutes
SHTm% Percentage of team's shorthanded ice time that player is on ice for
TOI Time on ice, minutes
TotTm% Percentage of team's total ice time that player is on ice for

Player quality of competition#

TotTm% D QoC Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice opposing defencemen
TotTm% D QoC A Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice opposing defencemen, away games
TotTm% D QoC H Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice opposing defencemen, home games
TotTm% F QoC Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice opposing forwards
TotTm% F QoC A Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice opposing forwards, away games
TotTm% F QoC H Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice opposing forwards, home games
TotTm% QoC Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice opponents
TotTm% QoC A Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice opponents, away games
TotTm% QoC H Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice opponents, home games

Player quality of teammates#

Def 1 #1 defenceman by 5-on-5 ice time with player
Def 2 #2 defenceman by 5-on-5 ice time with player
Fwd 1 #1 forward by 5-on-5 ice time with player
Fwd 2 #2 forward by 5-on-5 ice time with player
Fwd 3 #3 forward by 5-on-5 ice time with player
TOI% Percentage of player's 5-on-5 ice time that forward/defenceman was on the ice for
TotTm% D QoT Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice teammate defencemen
TotTm% D QoT A Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice teammate defencemen, away games
TotTm% D QoT H Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice teammate defencemen, home games
TotTm% F QoT Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice teammate forwards
TotTm% F QoT A Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice teammate forwards, away games
TotTm% F QoT H Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice teammate forwards, home games
TotTm% QoT Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice teammates
TotTm% QoT A Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice teammates, away games
TotTm% QoT H Average (time-weighted) TotTm% of 5-on-5 on-ice teammates, home games

Player shooting stats#

BkhG% Percentage of player's goals that come from backhand shots
CSh% Corsi shooting percentage: Sh% including missed and blocked shots
DflG% Percentage of player's goals that come from deflections
FSh% Fenwick shooting percentage: Sh% including missed shots
Sh% Shooting percentage
ShDst Average shot distance
SlpG% Percentage of player's goals that come from slap shots
SlpS Slap shots
SlpSh% Shooting percentage on slap shots
SnpG% Percentage of player's goals that come from snap shots
SnpS Snap shots
SnpSh% Shooting percentage on snap shots
TipG% Percentage of player's goals that come from tip-ins
WrpG% Percentage of player's goals that come from wraparounds
WrtG% Percentage of player's goals that come from wrist shots
WrtS Wrist shots
WrtSh% Shooting percentage on wrist shots
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