NHL Player Power Rankings

Martin St. Louis channeling Olympic snub into scoring success

Updated: January 20, 2014, 3:52 PM ET
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus

Martin St. LouisMike Carlson/Getty ImagesMartin St. Louis has been celebrating a lot lately.

Editor's note: These rankings are based on player production in terms of Hockey Prospectus' GVT valuation metric. If you are unfamiliar with GVT and how it works, you can find more here.

Every week, Hockey Prospectus will provide updated Player Power Rankings for the top 10 skaters and top five goalies in the NHL based on HP's proprietary value metric GVT, a statistic that combines player contributions in all aspects of the game, including defense, goaltending and the shootout. The data presented here includes a value for offensive GVT, defensive GVT, shootout GVT and overall GVT (stats through Jan. 19).

This week saw two new skaters break into the top 10, one of whom may be fueled by a recent Olympic snub.


Top 10 skaters

1. Sidney Crosby, F, Pittsburgh Penguins
Off GVT: 14.7 | Def GVT: 1.9 | Shootout GVT: 0.7 | Total GVT: 17.3


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