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Shooting Percentage Calculator

LAST UPDATE: March 16th, 2020

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

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

It is a common player statistic used in games with a goalie such as ice hockey, field hockeylacrosse, soccer, water polo, bandy, handball, netball, and floorball.

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 a shot that directs the puck or ball towards the net. It is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net. Do not include shots from a shootout. Do not include shots blocked by a non-goalie player (blocked shots). Do not include shots that miss the net or hit the goalpost (missed shots). Include empty-net shots.

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%.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is “SH%”?

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

How do you calculate shooting percentage?

Divide the number of goals by the number of shots. Do not include shots that are blocked by a non-goalie player (blocked shots) or shots that miss the net or hit the goalpost (missed shots). Do not use statistics from a shootout.

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