Commentary

Player Ranks: Top five holds firm

The top five skaters all keep their spots this week, while two new goalies appear

Originally Published: February 20, 2012
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus
Steven StamkosScott Audette/NHLI/Getty ImagesSteven Stamkos is the No. 3 skater on the list and leads the league in goals.

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, the top five skaters all protect their spots, with Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin leading the way at No. 1. Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick and Tim Thomas all hold their spots in the goalie rankings while two new names appear in the top five.


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