1st February 2018
I'm pleased to welcome Jaclyn Mahoney and Jay Hutchinson to Sports Reference in the roles of Data Developer. They'll be working behind the scenes to make sure our data is accurate and updated in a timely manner. Their main focus, for now, will be helping us push FBref.com out the door this spring.
I've written a bit about them on our About Page.
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15th January 2018
At Hockey Reference, we calculate adjusted stats in order to more accurately compare players from different eras and different goal scoring environments. With Alex Ovechkin approaching his 600th career goal, there has been some chatter about Ovi being the greatest goal scorer in NHL history.
So we thought this made for a good time to introduce the adjusted scoring statistics into the Player Season Finder tool in order to test this hypothesis. As it turns out, Ovechkin is easily the NHL leader in "adjusted goals" through 13 seasons of play. If you click on the link, you'll see he has 691 adjusted goals (through 1/15/18), while Wayne Gretzky had 607 adjusted goals through 13 seasons.
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1st November 2017
With tonight's World Series Game 7, we thought we'd post quick links to Play Index searches showing every championship round Game 7 in MLB, NBA and NHL history. The lists are searches for home teams in Game 7s, sorted by date. If you click the date, you can see the box score for the game (when available). Enjoy!
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12th October 2017
Sports Reference LLC is searching for a data developer to join our current group of seven employees for work on our group of sites: Baseball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com, Pro-Football-Reference.com, Hockey-Reference.com, and Sports-Reference College Football, College Basketball, and (someday) FBref.com.
If you are advertising the position, please use this url: https://www.sports-reference.com/data_dev.html
View the Job Ad: Data Developer Job at Sports Reference
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14th September 2017
Last week we announced that we have added every Hat Trick in NHL history. This week, we're happy to announce that we have also added every penalty shot in NHL history to Hockey Reference.
Similar to the Hat Tricks, penalty shots are available as a table on player pages, team pages and season pages. Additionally, we have created franchise registers for penalty shots.
We hope you enjoy this addition and please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
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5th September 2017
We're happy to announce that you can now find every Hat Trick in NHL history on Hockey Reference. We have integrated these additions across many sections of the site.
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24th July 2017
Heavy Play Index users, especially those who try to share their findings, may have noticed that the URLs for Play Index queries tend to be very long and unwieldy. Here, for example, is the URL for a simple query of most HRs in a season:
As many an infomercial host has suggested, there simply has to be a better way. Fortunately, there is! Every Play Index tool has a button in the top right that says "Make Tiny URL" Read the rest of this entry
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17th July 2017
On Friday, we moved all of the sites over to secure http (or https, more simply). Here's the Wikipedia explainer. Basically, this just means that the data between your computer and our browser is now encrypted, rather than plain text. You should now see "secure" and/or a lock in the address bar when you are on the site. We have never stored credit card information and still don't. All payments were always encrypted and handled by third parties, Paypal and Stripe.
We have not seen any issues surface in this switch, but if you do find something, we'd greatly appreciate you letting us know.
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6th July 2017
We have added a new frivolity to Hockey Reference: player twitter accounts. In addition to the list in the frivolities section, the handles can also be seen on player pages. If you see any missing that you think we should list, please let us know.
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30th June 2017
We have added some new features to the Hockey Reference Play Index.
In the Player Season Finder, we have added filters for Draft Status and Amateur Team. This new features allow for searches such as:
Additionally, we have added a feature to the Player Game Finder, which allows you to filter by specific playoff series game numbers. For instance, you can now search for Most Goals in Stanley Cup Final Game 7.
We hope you enjoy these new features. Please let us know if you have any questions
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