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Rob Vollman, the innovator of Player Usage Charts to see how players are being used, Quality Starts and Home Plate Save Percentage for goaltenders, Goals Versus Salary (GVS) to measure a player's cap value, a history-based projection systems, the Setup Passes statistics, and advances in the field of NHL Translations and League Equivalencies (NHLe) to understand how well players coming from other leagues will perform, happily makes all his data available for public use, free of charge. 

NHL Goalies 2017-18

posted Apr 22, 2018, 3:17 PM by Robert Vollman   [ updated May 26, 2018, 9:38 AM ]

Ever year, I gather every possible shred of statistical information about each and every goalie, and make it available for everyone in this document. In particular, this data comes from the NHL, Hockey Reference, Corsica Hockey, Natural Stat Trick, First Line Stats, among many other sources. Please support these sites.

Please let me know if you find any errors, or if you have suggestions. If you're reading this, then this is just the second version, and there are still some more stats on the way, like home plate save percentage. So, stay tuned, and be prepared to download an update in the future.

Enjoy!

May 26: Added shootout data, quality of competition, saves above opponent-based expectations, etc.

NHL 2017-18

posted Apr 19, 2018, 2:59 PM by Robert Vollman   [ updated May 14, 2018, 8:05 PM ]

Here's every single individual player statistic that I could find for everyone who played even a single game in the 2017-18 season, broken down by manpower situation. In total, there are several hundred stats per player from about a dozen different sources. This will save everyone the trouble of going to different sites, gathering the data, and mapping them together when there might be slight differences in player names (e.g. Matt Benning or Matthew Benning).

This is the 12th year that I've done this, and it's a bigger job every year. My first spreadsheet was back in 2006-07 for the few dozen members of Iain Fyffe's Hockey Analysis Group, which was a discussion board on Yahoo.

I should warn you that this is not an introductory document. While it does include basic stats, most of these are metrics that you'll have to look up if you're not familiar with them. I do have a glossary, but it's very brief. I've also done my best to organize them by category.

Initially, everything inside these spreadsheets come from official NHL play-by-play files and shift charts. However, people have extracted some rather clever statistics from them, like figuring out which shots were rebounds, or counting up how many hits a player has received, not just how many he's thrown. 

Because of all the hard work involved, it's pretty important to us that you recognize the contributions and support the work of those who make this information available for all of us. Not only does that include those at the NHL itself, but also Hockey Reference, Emmanuel Perry's Corsica Hockey, Natural Stat Trick, and Craig Tabita's Puck Base. There's a full list of acknowledgements on the ABOUT tab, so please check it out.

For some stats, there's no official count, and slight variations from one source to another. If the stat was important enough, I included a separate column for each source, and you can decide which one to use.

Due to the sheer number of stats, most of this is just the raw data, and you'll have to calculate the wide variety of different rates and percentages yourself. You can derive virtually any statistic you want from this base data, but I've included only the most common, like shooting percentage, points per 60 minutes, and PDO.

As always, if you have any contributions, or suggestions, or find any errors, please contact me over email or social media. And, check in regularly because we do add additional stats throughout the summer, as they become available.  Thanks for all of your support!

May 14, 2018: Added several stats, such as what equipment players wear, how many icings occur when they're on the ice, clutch scoring, and more.

NHL Goalies 2016-17

posted May 16, 2017, 2:29 PM by Robert Vollman

This is your annual super-stats spreadsheet for goalies. It features around 100 pieces of data for all 95 goalies who saw even a single minute of action in 2016-17.

As usual, it includes biographical information and basic statistics, broken down by manpower situation and also by whether the goalie was starting or coming in relief. It includes shoot-out data, penalty shot data, and even contract-related data like cap hits and whether they have a no-movement clause or not.

There's also some of the fancier data too, including a goalie's injuries, the amount of goal support he received, the average shooting percentage of the opponents they faced, the number of game stars they received, my quality start data, how often goalies are pulled, how they performed in relief, Justin Kubatko's Point Shares, and data that incorporates shot quality.

Enjoy!

Note: There is still some data on the way, including Tom Awad's GVT, xSV% from Don't Tell Me About Heart, and some other goodies from Nick Mercadante, so check back occasionally for any corrections or additions. 

NHL 2016-17 Player Data

posted May 13, 2017, 6:25 PM by Robert Vollman

It's the 11th annual NHL super-spreadsheet, including hundreds of stats from over a dozen sources for every player who competed in even a single game in the 2016-17 season.

As always, this spreadsheet contains a complete collection of statistics, both basic and advanced, from a wide variety of analysts and web sites including NHL.com, Hockey Reference, Emmanuel Perry's Corsica Hockey, David Johnson and Hockey Analysis, Craig Tabita's Puck Base, Sporting Charts, Nick Abe's Xtra Hockey Stats, plus Dominik Luszczszyn's Game Score, and Thomas Crawshaw's injury data.

There is a lot of data to digest, so it has been organized into tabs based on manpower situation, and divided by section. In some cases, there was considerable disagreement among data sources, so all data sources are included, and you're free to select the one that you feel is most accurate or suitable for your purposes.

In general, this spreadsheet includes only the raw data, with only a few of the most common rates and percentages. You can derive virtually any statistic you want from this base data. 

As always, I highly recommend supporting everyone who has innovated any of these metrics and/or who makes them available to us. Donate to their websites or charities, buy their books or products, support their Patreons, and send them a thank you over email or twitter. Without them, and those who came before them, none of this data would be available for any of us!

Now ... download it and enjoy!


Note: There will be an update this summer to include Tom Awad's GVT and Delta, along with my GVS, plus DTMAboutHeart's GAR, plus contributions from Micah Blake McCurdy, so stay tuned for that mid-summer update.

Women's Hockey Data

posted Apr 15, 2017, 2:01 PM by Robert Vollman

The attached spreadsheet includes all the data from various women's hockey leagues, including the Olympics, IIHF World Championships, CWHL, NWHL, Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS), NCAA division I and III, Sweden's SDHL, the Russian's women's league, and the EWHL. Depending on the league, the data goes back to the 1998 Olympics. More leagues will follow in the future, as will more seasons.

Like the early days of men's hockey, there's a varying level of league sizes and team sizes, scoring levels, schedule length, rules, and competitive quality, even within leagues and/or from season to season. There are also data quality issues, and a limited number of types of data available for women's hockey, especially beyond the traditional GP, G, A, and PTS. In some cases, data for certain seasons are completely unavailable, which is why some leagues and seasons are missing completely, as well as the rare individual team.

In the long run, future editions of this spreadsheet will hopefully address as many of the data-related issues as possible. In the mean time, some of the same techniques used to compare players in the old NHA and PCHA have been applied to modern women's hockey, including league translations (WCe), the Goals Created statistic (GC), and Goals Created Above Expectations (GCAX).


NHL 2015-16 Player Data

posted Apr 23, 2016, 8:40 AM by Robert Vollman   [ updated Apr 26, 2016, 8:54 AM ]

It's the 10th annual NHL super-spreadsheet, including roughly 350 stats on all 898 players who were in even a single game in the 2015-16 season.

Yes, 10 years. Initially, this was created for literally about a dozen people, and didn't have nearly as many individual stats. Now, the community has grown far and wide, and there are stats we wouldn't even have dreamed of during the lockout.

This spreadsheet contains a complete collection of statistics, both basic and advanced, from a wide variety of analysts and web sites including Hockey Reference, Gabriel Desjardins' Behind the Net, Andrew Thomas, Sam Ventura and War on Ice, Tom Awad and Hockey Prospectus, NHL Numbers, David Johnson and Hockey Analysis, Craig Tabita's faceoff stats, NHL's official feed, Steve Burtch's dCorsi, Nick Abe's expected goals from Xtra Hockey Stats, Don't Tell Me About Heart, and so much more.
 
As always it includes biographical information, the basics, useful metrics (like zone starts, penalties drawn and percentages), advanced Corsi-based statistics, and established stats like GVT and Point Shares - all broken down by manpower situation, and also home/road splits. Like last year, the work has been divided into separate sheets for each manpower situation.

Enjoy!

Edit April 24, 2016: Corrected a few per-60-minutes calculations that were per-60-seconds. Fixed Passes. Credit to @Baaaaaaaaaaaaah
Edit April 26, 2016: Corrected off-ice shot attempt data, which also impacts the Relative Corsi calculation.

NHL Goalies 2015-16

posted Apr 23, 2016, 8:35 AM by Robert Vollman

This is your annual super-stats spreadsheet for goalies. It features almost 100 pieces of data for all 92 goalies who saw even a single minute of action in 2015-16.

As usual, it includes biographical information and basic statistics, broken down by manpower situation and also by whether the goalie was starting or coming in relief. It includes shoot-out data, penalty shot data, and even contract-related data like cap hit. 

Recent additions, including a goalie's injuries, the amount of goal support they received, and the average shooting percentage of the opponents they faced, are all still here. It also includes advanced statitics like Tom Awad's GVT, Justin Kubatko's Point Shares, Adjusted save percentage and low, medium, and high danger shots from War on Ice, and Robert Vollman's Quality Start data - which includes how frequently they were pulled. Added in new this year is xSV% from Don't Tell Me About Heart.

Check back occasionally for any corrections or additions. 

NHL 2014-15 Player Data

posted Apr 30, 2015, 8:47 AM by Robert Vollman   [ updated May 26, 2015, 3:17 PM ]

It's the 9th annual NHL super-spreadsheet, including roughly 350 stats on all 883 players who were in even a single game in the 2014-15 season.

This spreadsheet contains a complete collection of statistics, both basic and advanced, from a wide variety of analysts and web sites including Hockey Reference, Gabriel Desjardins' Behind the Net, Andrew Thomas, Sam Ventura and War on Ice, Tom Awad and Hockey Prospectus, NHL Numbers, David Johnson and Hockey Analysis, Craig Tabita's faceoff stats, NHL's official feed, Steve Burtch's dCorsi, Nick Abe's expected goals from Xtra Hockey Stats, and so much more.
 
As always it includes biographical information, the basics, useful metrics (like zone starts, penalties drawn and percentages), advanced Corsi-based statistics, and established stats like GVT and Point Shares - all broken down by manpower situation, and also home/road splits. Like last year, the work has been divided into separate sheets for each manpower situation.

May 26, 2015: Minor data fix to total ice time (12 players), and formula for ESOZ%, ESDZ%, and ESNZ%.

NHL Goalies 2014-15

posted Apr 17, 2015, 5:37 PM by Robert Vollman

This is your annual super-stats spreadsheet for goalies. It features almost 100 pieces of data for all 93 goalies who saw even a single minute of action in 2014-15.

As usual, it includes biographical information and basic statistics, broken down by manpower situation and also by whether the goalie was starting or coming in relief. It includes shoot-out data, penalty shot data, and even contract-related data like cap hit. 

Recent additions, including a goalie's injuries, the amount of goal support they received, and the average shooting percentage of the opponents they faced, are all still here. It also includes advanced statitics like Tom Awad's GVT, Justin Kubatko's Point Shares and Robert Vollman's Quality Start data - which includes how frequently they were pulled. 

Added in new this year is War on Ice data, including Andrew Thomas and Sam Ventura's GAR, their adjusted save percentage, and how they fared in low, medium, and high danger shots.

Check back occasionally for any updates. Home plate save percentage will be coming soon.

2014-15 Player Usage Charts

posted Mar 5, 2015, 4:51 PM by Robert Vollman

As a supplement to Hockey Abstract 2014, the following attachment includes each team's 3-year Player Usage Charts as they stood at the start of the season, and after the 2015 NHL trade deadline. The book's description of player usage charts remains, but the analysis has been removed.

This can be circulated free of charge, and hosted on other websites provided that it remain free of charge, and credit remains with the author. Please contact the author if there is ever evidence otherwise.

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