# How does the plus/minus work in NHL?

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A player is awarded a “plus” each time he is on the ice when his Club scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal. He receives a “minus” if he is on the ice for an even-strength or shorthanded goal scored by the opposing Club. The difference in these numbers is considered the player’s “plus-minus” statistic.

## How is NHL plus-minus calculated?

How is Plus-Minus Calculated in the NHL? A player’s plus-minus rating is calculated by evaluating what scoring happens while a player is on the ice. … If the player is on the ice and the other team scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal, they will get the point subtracted from their plus-minus score.

## What does the +/- mean in hockey stats?

+/- Plus-Minus rating. A plus is given to a player who is on the ice when his team scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal, while a minus is given to players on the ice when opponents score in those situations. The difference is the plus-minus rating.

## Is +/- a good stat NHL?

While the plus/minus stat can be a good indicator of a player’s two-way performance, a few factors should be weighed in considering the rating. Brian Rolston’s 31 goals — nine of them short-handed — helped him to a plus-11 last season. First, players on good teams usually have good plus/minus ratings.

## What is the best plus-minus ever in the NHL?

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

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## What is plus-minus math?

The plus–minus sign, ±, is a mathematical symbol with multiple meanings. In mathematics, it generally indicates a choice of exactly two possible values, one of which is obtained through addition and the other through subtraction. … The sign may also represent an inclusive range of values that a reading might have.

## What does G stand for in hockey?

G. Goals. A goal is awarded to the last player on the scoring team to touch the puck prior to the puck entering the net. Note: Goals scored during a shootout do not count towards a player’s goal total.

## Do empty net goals count?

Empty net goals are charged to the goaltender that was previously in net as empty net goals against (abbreviated as EN, ENG, or ENA). Empty net goals do not count against a goaltender’s goals against average or their save percentage, but rather are tracked separately.