Puckbase is a project to gather new and interesting insights of National Hockey League statistics.
Puckbase was originally started as faceoffs.net, my effort to find the best ways of measuring NHL player’ face-off abilities. Some notable results were Net Shots Post-Faceoff, an advanced possession-based face-off metric, and player opponent-handedness splits which have uncovered numerous face-off takers who win significantly more face-offs against left-handed shooters than right-handed shooters, or vice versa.
As this project has expanded in focus beyond face-offs, the name changed in February 2016.
About the data
The information on this site is derived from the NHL’s Real-Time Scoring System (RTSS) reports. The data set currently goes back to the 2007-08 season and is updated every night. You can verify the date of the last game in my database by looking at the bottom of any stat page.
About the author
This site was made by me, Craig Tabita. I’m a software engineer in Los Angeles and a lifelong hockey player and fan.