What Does SM Mean In Hockey Stats?
SM in hockey stats means Shots Missed. It refers to a player's attempt to shoot the goal that missed the net.
Hockey is an unpredictable and challenging game. Often, players shoot the puck into the net aiming to secure a goal. However, it skips the net not resulting in a goal.
If a player can not secure the goal despite hitting the puck into the net then it is said to be a shot missed. It is not officially tracked by the NHL but shows the athlete's efforts.
Although the term is not widely recognized, some commentators and analysts make use of it.