Player Rankings: Koivu No. 2

Ducks veteran rockets up rankings during Anaheim hot streak

Originally Published: February 11, 2013
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus
Saku KoivuDebora Robinson/NHLI via Getty ImagesSaku Koivu has led the Ducks' recent hot streak.

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, a statistic that combines player contributions in all aspects of the game, including defense and the shootout.

While Thomas Vanek continues to lead the skater rankings, a venerable veteran has risen up to No. 2, as Saku Koivu has helped carry the Anaheim Ducks to the top of the Pacific standings.


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