The NHL's top players for 2013-14
Crosby, Rask remain on top to close out the regular season
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 learn more here.
Throughout the season, Hockey Prospectus has provided 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 within these files includes a value for offensive GVT, defensive GVT, shootout GVT and overall GVT.
With the regular season closing out on April 13, it is time to reveal the top 10 skaters and top five goaltenders based on their production throughout the campaign.
After leading the skaters list throughout the vast majority of the season, it's no surprise that Sidney Crosby closes out regular-season play as the No. 1 contributor in that group. Meanwhile, Tuukka Rask tops the list of goaltenders after overtaking Ben Bishop recently.
Top 10 skaters
1. Sidney Crosby, F, Pittsburgh Penguins
Off GVT: 21.7 | Def GVT: 4.1 | Shootout GVT: 0.4 | Total GVT: 26.2
After averaging 1.61 points per game over the past three seasons, Crosby managed "only" 1.3 in 2013-14. However, that was enough to run away with the scoring lead, and makes him the favorite for his second career Hart Trophy.
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