The plus minus stat is used to determine how often a player is on the ice when a goal is scored for the team versus against the team. A positive plus minus means that the player has **been on for more goals scored than against**, while a negative number means they have been on for more against.

Contents

- 1 Who has the best plus-minus in NHL?
- 2 Does plus/minus matter in hockey?
- 3 How do you calculate plus/minus in hockey?
- 4 What is a good plus minus?
- 5 Why plus/minus is a good stat?
- 6 Who has the lowest plus/minus in NHL history?
- 7 How do you type plus minus?
- 8 What does rating mean in hockey?
- 9 What is PPP in hockey?
- 10 Does a goal count as a shot on goal?
- 11 What is a shorthanded goal in hockey?

## Who has the best plus-minus in NHL?

Larry Robinson has the highest career plus-minus, at +722.

## Does plus/minus matter in hockey?

Like GAA, plus-minus is a stat that only serves to mislead people in hockey analytics, at least relative to other superior measurements. Many of its proponents will say that it was good for its time or it still has its use. This is simply not true. Plus-minus is a terrible number for measuring how good a player is.

## How do you calculate plus/minus 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

## 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.

## Why plus/minus is a good stat?

Second, the plus/minus stat favors the defensive-minded player. On a power play, a player gets a minus when his team surrenders a short-handed goal, but doesn’t get a plus if his team scores. Those players will be pushing to score, taking chances that can lead to goals against. Another minus.

## Who has the lowest plus/minus in NHL history?

Bob Stewart has the lowest career plus-minus, at -257.

## How do you type plus minus?

Microsoft Word offers a pre-defined shortcut key for some symbols such as plus-minus sign and minus-plus sign:

- Type 00b1 or 00B1 (does not matter, uppercase or lowercase) and immediately press Alt+X to insert the plus-minus symbol: ±
- Type 2213 and press Alt+X to insert the minus-plus symbol: ∓

## What does rating mean in hockey?

The NHL Ranking Used to Evaluate a Player’s Defensive Skill In the National Hockey League (NHL), each player has a plus/minus statistic that is used to measure his skill as a defensive player relative to other players. This statistic can also be referred to as a plus/minus ranking.

## 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.

## Does a goal count as a shot on goal?

Every goal and every save count as shots on goal. If the ball or puck hits the goal post or crossbar, ricochets off the goaltender, and into the net, it is a goal, and therefore a shot on goal, with the exception of NHL or ice hockey.

## What is a shorthanded goal in hockey?

A short-handed goal is a goal scored in ice hockey when a team’s on-ice players are outnumbered by the opposing team’s. Unlike power play goals, shorthanded goals cannot end penalties except if a shorthanded goal is scored in overtime, which automatically ends the game.