In a field that loses value with subjective interpretation of events, the ability to provided consistent objective measurement is key. 

Below is how we define events in the context of data collection. 

 

Time on Ice

TOI: Total amount of ice time for every game situation (Even-Strength/Powerplay/Penalty Kill)

PP: Total amount of ice time on the Powerplay

PK: Total amount of ice time on the Penalty Kill

Shifts: How many shifts the player plays, used to find average shift length

Seconds Played: Used for Pass/60min and Point/60min calculations, etc.

             

Micro

Turnover:

·       Miss Pass - Player's pass does not reach intended target and opposing team gains possession

·       Broken up Pass - Player's pass is disrupted and opposing team gains possession

·       Unforced Dump - Player dumps the puck in and opposing team gains possession (excludes when player's team is changing)

·       Stripped - Opposing player strips puck from player and opposing team gains possession

Takeaway:

·       Disrupted Pass - Player breaks up opposing team's pass and his team gains possession

·       Stripped - Player removes puck from opposing player and his team gains possession

·       Disrupted Dump - Opposing team dumps puck, player prevents puck from getting past him and his team gains possession

 

Shots: When an offensive player (any position) shoots the puck and it is stopped by the opposing team’s goalie

Missed Shot: When an offensive player shoots the puck and it misses the net

Blocked Shot: When an offensive player shoots the puck and a defensive player stops it

Pass: When a player makes a pass to his teammate and the team keeps possession of the puck

Dump: Any offensive dump in, success or fail

Blocked Shot (Defence): Defensive player blocks a shot by the opposition

Hit: Defensive player engages with a player on the other team with the intent to separate him from the puck

Faceoff: Winner is the team who gains possession of the faceoff

Penalty Taken: When a player incurs a penalty

Penalty Drawn: When a player forces an opposing player to take a penalty on them

Goal: Shot taken that goes in the net

Assist: Pass to a teammate who scores a goal

             

Zone Logistics

Defensive Carry Out: Defensive player carries puck out of defensive zone

Defensive Carry Out Fail: Defensive player gets stood up exiting the zone or gets stripped of the puck

Defensive Pass Out: Defensive player passes the puck out of the zone

Defensive Pass Out Fail: Defensive player has pass intercepted inside or outside of the zone

Defensive Dump Out: Defensive player shoots puck out of the zone, successful if the defensive team gains possession before the offensive team is able to bring the puck back into the zone

Defensive Dump Out Fail: The puck does not clear the zone or the offensive team gains possession and returns the puck into the offensive zone; also icing

Offensive Carry In: Offensive player skates the puck into the offensive zone

Offensive Carry In Fail: Offensive player gets stood up at offensive blueline and fails to maintain possession into offensive zone

Offensive Pass In: Offensive player passes the puck into the offensive zone

Offensive Pass In Fail: Offensive player turns the puck over in an attempt to pass it to a teammate

Offensive Dump In: Player dumps the puck into the offensive zone, him or a teammate regains possession before the defensive team can clear the zone

Offensive Dump In Fail: Offensive team does not regain possession before the puck leaves the offensive zone after dumping it i