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Neutral Zone Starts NZ%

What is Neutral Zone Starts NZ%?

A statistic in hockey that measures the number of times and percentage of faceoffs that a player is on the ice for that occur in the neutral zone. Neutral Zone Starts (OZ%) is calculated by taking the total number of faceoffs the player is on the ice for in the neutral zone and dividing by the total number of faceoffs the player is on the ice for.

Sporting Charts explains Neutral Zone Starts - NZ%

Neutral Zone Starts is a usage metric that gives some indication to how the player is being utilized but is better used in conjuntion with offensive and defensive zone starts.

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