From the Strat-O-Matic website:
What is Strat-O-Matic Hockey?
For more than 30 years, Strat-O-Matic has brought the NHL to life. On your tabletop or PC, satisfy your craving for today’s high-speed sport of Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, or one of two dozen older seasons rich in Hall-of-Fame players like Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe and Rocket Richard. Marvel as the big-name players lead your league in goals and assists, shutouts and save percentage.
Play year-round, and update your game annually with more than 700 new player ratings for the latest season. Strat-O-Matic devotes hundreds of hours to rate players in every facet – shooting, passing, defense, penalty frequency – even face-off skills and ability to intimidate foes. At a glance, see which skaters are more likely to earn breakaways, cash in rebounds and set up linemates with golden scoring chances. You’ll recognize the power-play specialists and penalty-killers. You’ll see which goalies are toughest to beat, but also which ones give up the most rebounds.