The big NHL stats resource list
The best public models, tools, and databases for advanced analysis
Need help assessing your team’s defense, how they played last night, or if that new prospect is likely to break out this year? Here are all the tools to help make it happen.
I have kept descriptions pretty simple to avoid this becoming overly long. Many of the sites here would need multiple articles for a more comprehensive explanation.
Did I miss something? Let me know on Twitter or in the comments and it will be added to the list.
Databases / models
Everything you need to get started with advanced stats. Free, easy-to-use, and tools for analyzing everything from individual players, line combinations, and single-game performance.
One of the most useful collections of stat tools available. Includes basic rate stats databases, but also charts and visualizations based around proprietary GAR, xGAR, and RAPM models.
Stats database - players (free)
The only place to find relative teammate CF% and XGF% right now - useful stats for comparing a player’s shot and expected goal impact.
GAR (Goals Above Replacement) tables ($)
Linked to the skater table here, but they also have team, goalie, penalty shooting, and expected GAR
Other tools ($)
A site that runs the gambit from player result tables to playoff odds projections.
A database that tracks ice time and shot impacts against different levels of competition (elite, middle, gritty).
Corey Sznadjer’s tracking project
Corey manually counts a collates player “micro stat” metrics, including zone entries, zone exits, and passing profiles.
The granddaddy of all hockey visualization sites. Operates in a proprietary model (explanation linked below), and has an incredible amount of options for analyzing the game.
Hockey Stat Cards (Game score)
Visualizations and tables organized around Dom Luszczyszyn’s game score metric.
One of the best creator of graphs and charts anywhere, Sean’s Tableau page is a treasure trove.
JFresh combines a number of key stats into a single, accessible player card:
CJ leverages Corey Sznadjer’s stat tracking to create useful player comparisons and profiles.
SKATR player comparison cards (2018-2020)
An easy way to quickly calculate a prospect’s NHL equivalence.
Byron Bader’s Hockey Prospecting ($)
An incredibly useful prospect model based on age cohorts, NHLe, and prospect development rates. The goalie comparison tool is the first of its kind as far as I know, and a major step forward in trying to project goaltender prospect success.
Heir apparent to the now defunct prospectstats.com. Look up a prospect’s stats from almost any feeder league.
Connor Jung’s APPLE (Applied Prospect PipeLinE)
Patrick Bacon’s new Wins Above Replacement (WAR) model
The Win Column’s Player Offensive Evaluation Tool (POET)
Flames-centric blog the Win Column has developed a new model for evaluating individual skater offensive contributions. The model doesn’t have an accessible tool quite yet, but you can download an excel spreadsheet of the model’s output at the link below.
You can also Tweet individual player card requests at the Win Column on Twitter (linked above).