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Fenwick Number

What is Fenwick Number?

An advanced statistic in hockey that is used as a measure of puck possession while the player is on the ice by taking into consideration the differential between the total number of shots on goal and missed shots for minus the shots on goal and missed shots against while on ice. The thinking is that the more shots on net a player can direct, or is a part of generating, while he is on the ice, the better the player is at possession.

Fenwick = (Shots For + Missed Shots For) - (Shots Against + Missed Shots Against)

Sporting Charts explains Fenwick Number

Fenwick is similar to Corsi in its focus and calculation but ignores blocked shots in the differential calculation. The Fenwick Number can be shown as a simple plus-minus or as a ratio (For/Against). 

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