# Shooting Percentage (SH%) Calculator (Hockey)

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

## What is “Shooting Percentage”?

Shooting percentage is a hockey player’s percentage shots that are goals.

A higher shooting percentage is a sign of a hockey player that scores a high number of goals per shot made.

Other sports with a goalie such as field hockeylacrosse, soccer, and water polo also use SH%.

## Formula – How to calculate shooting percentage

Shooting Percentage = Goals Scored ÷ Shots on Goal

• A “goal” is a shot that goes in the net. Include empty net goals. Do not include goals from a shootout.
• A “shot” is an action that directs the puck towards the net and is either stopped by the goalie or goes in the net. Include empty net shots. Do not include shots blocked by a non-goalie player (blocked shots), shots that miss the net or hit the goalpost (missed shots), or shots in a shootout.

## Example

A player makes 622 shots on goal and in that time scores 48 goals:

48 goals ÷ 622 shots = 0.0772.

This player’s shooting percentage is 0.0772, or 7.72%.

##### What is SH% in Hockey?

“SH%” stands for “Shooting Percentage.” It is the percentage of a player’s shots on goal that go in the net.

##### How do you calculate Shooting Percentage in Hockey?

Divide the number of goals by the number of shot attempts. Do not include shots that are blocked by a non-goalie player and shots that miss the net. Do not include goals or shots from a shootout.

##### What is a good shooting percentage for a hockey player?

The all time shooting percentage leader in the NHL is Craig Simpson (1985 – 1995) with a career shooting percentage of 23.66%. The 50th all time is Joe Nieuwndyk (1986 – 2007) with 17.40%. The 100th all time is Auston Matthews (2016 – current) with 15.94%. The 200th all time is Tim Higgins (1978 – 1989) with 14.54%. Statistics from Hockey-Reference.com’s shooting percentage career leader board as of January 28th, 2020.