NHL Player Power Rankings

Despite being pointless in two consecutive games, Crosby remains No. 1

Updated: March 17, 2014, 3:28 PM ET
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus

Sidney CrosbyRob Grabowski/USA TODAY SportsSidney Crosby has remained healthy this season, and is on pace for 108 points.

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.

Sidney Crosby continues his reign atop the list, but there was some interesting movement elsewhere in the top 10.


Top 10 skaters

1. Sidney Crosby, F, Pittsburgh Penguins
Off GVT: 18.6 | Def GVT: 2.5 | Shootout GVT: 0.6 | Total GVT: 21.8
Previous ranking: 1

Despite having been kept pointless for two consecutive games for only the third time this season, Crosby has maintained his 15-point lead in the scoring race, and is on track for 108 points and his second scoring title.

2. Joe Pavelski, F, San Jose Sharks
Off GVT: 14.4 | Def GVT: 5.1 | Shootout GVT: 1.0| Total GVT: 20.5
Previous ranking: 4