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Player Ranks: Hossa a clear No. 1

The No. 2 skater last week, Marian Hossa takes a 1.0 total GVT lead on the field

Originally Published: January 3, 2012
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus
Marian HossaDilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesChicago's Marian Hossa charged past the field this week to grab the No. 1 skater ranking.

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 Monday until the end of 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.

This week, Marian Hossa reclaims the No. 1 skater ranking and separates himself from the field, and Boston's Tim Thomas leaps Henrik Lundqvist in the goalie rankings but can't catch the Kings' Jonathan Quick.

Note: These rankings do not include games played on Sunday, Jan. 15. If they did, Evgeni Malkin would have snuck into the Top 10 skaters list. Look for him in next week's edition.


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