Commentary

Player Ranks: Hossa No. 1

The Chicago Blackhawks' forward rises four spots, sits ahead of Claude Giroux

Originally Published: January 3, 2012
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus
Marian HossaRob Grabowski/US PresswireChicago's Marian Hossa leads the list of top NHL skaters with a plus-23.

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.

Periodically throughout the season, 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, which includes offensive, defensive and shootout components.

As the new year begins, three Chicago Blackhawks occupy spots among the top six skaters, while a familiar Boston Bruins goalie remains atop the rankings in the crease.