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.
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.
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.
Sources and more resources
- Wikipedia – Ice Hockey Statistics, Shot (Ice Hockey), Shot on Goal (Ice Hockey), Goal (Ice Hockey), and Shooting (Association Football) – Wikipedia articles shooting and scoring in goalie sports.
- Official rules for the NHL and IIHF (Hockey), IFAB and FIFA (Soccer), FIH (Field Hockey) and FINA (Water Polo).