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Hockey

# How does plus and minus work in hockey?

A player is awarded a “plus” each time he is on the ice when his Club scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal. He receives a “minus” if he is on the ice for an even-strength or shorthanded goal scored by the opposing Club.

In this regard, how do you get a +/- in hockey? The plus–minus rating is calculated by dividing the number of skaters on the ice for the team scored upon by the number of skaters on the ice for the scoring team, applied as a plus to all players (including goaltenders) on the ice for the scoring team and as a minus for all players (including goaltenders) on the ice …

Likewise, what does +2 mean in hockey? Plus: 2 (the two even strength goals count, but the power play goal does not) Minus: -1 (the empty net goal at the end at even strength counts as a minus)

Beside the above, is +/- a good stat in hockey? While the plus/minus stat can be a good indicator of a player’s two-way performance, a few factors should be weighed in considering the rating. Brian Rolston’s 31 goals — nine of them short-handed — helped him to a plus-11 last season. First, players on good teams usually have good plus/minus ratings.

Moreover, what is a plus-minus record in hockey? Plus-minus is a statistic that measures the team goal differential when a specific player is on the ice. Players’ plus-minus stats get increased by one every time their team scores an even strength or shorthanded goal while they are on the ice.AGD is currently calculated by accumulating the goal differential of each game, to a maximum of 7, and divides it by the number of games played. … The strength of schedule is computed by averaging the rating of each game opponent. AGD and SCHED are added together to compute a team’s rating.

## What is PPP in hockey?

PPP stands for power play points, which is the sum of goals and assists earned by players on the power play. Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning) led all NHL players with 48 power play points (15G, 33A) in the 2018-19 Season.

## Can you wear 69 in the NHL?

Fun fact: Desjardins and forward Melvin Angelstad (two games with the Washington Capitals in 2003-04) are the only players in NHL history to wear No. 69.

## Is 66 retired in the NHL?

No. 66 isn’t retired League-wide like No. 99 is for Wayne Gretzky. Two players have worn it since Lemieux retired from the NHL in 2006: Ho-Sang and Calgary Flames defenseman TJ Brodie in 2010-11.

## Why are hockey goalies number 30?

Numbers in the thirties were seen as “safe” for goaltenders, since most numbers below thirty were already spoken for by forwards and defensemen (remember that “high numbers” were essentially-unheard of at this time).

## Why is plus-minus flawed?

The main flaw of raw plus-minus in a single game is that when a player either plays mediocre basketball with a strong lineup that outscores the other team well or plays well when their lineup is getting killed, the stat does not capture it. This is often the case, particularly for guys that get less minutes.

## What is a good plus-minus?

+2.0 is a good starter. +0.0 is a decent starter or solid 6th man. -2.0 is a bench player (this is also defined as “replacement level”) Below -2.0 are many end-of-bench players.

## Is plus-minus a useless stat?

“[It is] the most useless statistic ever devised,” says Brian Burke, President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames. “It’s pretty simple. If your team stinks, so does your plus-minus. And it’s compounded if you play against the opposition’s top players.”

## Do empty net goals count?

Empty net goals are charged to the goaltender that was previously in net as empty net goals against (abbreviated as EN, ENG, or ENA). Empty net goals do not count against a goaltender’s goals against average or their save percentage, but rather are tracked separately.

## Who owns hockey rankings?

Neil Lodin: The Man Behind MYHockeyRankings.com.