Redefining face-off success using shot data

Face-off percentage is a great statistic but there’s more to face-off success that it does not capture. In my article at Hockey Prospectus I explain how I created a new face-off statistic, Net Shots Post Face-off (NSPF), measuring success using shots after face-offs rather than the scorer awarded face-off win.

You can view the leaders for NSPF by offensive zone and defensive zone.