Shooting percentage is a statistic in hockey, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer (association football) and water polo that is used to put a player’s number of goals made in comparison with their total shots made.It is intended to give a measurement of a player’s scoring ability.
Shooting Percentage calculates as follows: Shooting Percentage = goals scored / shots on goal taken.
If a player has made 622 shots on goal and in that time has scored 48 goals:48 goals divided by 622 shots is 0.0772.
Therefore, the player’s shooting percentage is 0.0772, or 7.72%.
What counts as a “save”?
A “save” is considered to be a shot on goal that is stopped by the goaltender.
What counts as a “shot on goal”?
A “shot” is a shot that directs the puck towards the net and is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net.
In hockey, a shot that is blocked by another player records as a blocked shot and is not included in the shot total.
A shot that misses the goal or hits the net post records as a missed shot and is not included in the shot total.