Hockey Abbreviations And Acronyms

A lot of abbreviations get thrown around in hockey, so here’s a list with some of the most common ones.  Some abbreviations can mean two separate things but can be distinguished when taken into context.  For definitions of hockey terms, check out our glossary.

 

A – Assists
AHL – American Hockey League (minor)
Blk – Blocked Shots
C – Center
CBA – Collective Bargaining Agreement
CHL – Canadian Hockey League (major junior)
D – Defense, Defenseman
FA – Free Agent
FM – Fighting Major
G – Goals, Goalie
GM – Game, General Manager
GP – Games Played
LW – Left Wing
NHL – National Hockey League
OHL – Ontario Hockey League (major junior)
OT – Overtime
P – Points
PIM – Penalties In Minutes
PK – Penalty Kill
PK% – Penalty Killing Percentage
PP – Power Play
PP% – Power Play Percentage
PPA – Power Play Assists
PPG – Points Per Game, Power Play Goals
PPP – Power Play Points
QMJHL – Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (major junior)
RFA – Restricted Free Agent
RW – Right Wing
S – Saves, Shots
S% – Save Percentage, Shooting Percentage
SH – Short Handed
SHG – Short Handed Goal
SHA – Short Handed Assist
SHP – Short Handed Points
TOI – Time On Ice
UFA – Unrestricted Free Agent
WHL – Western Hockey League (major junior)

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