Player Rankings: Tavares tops

Islanders center soars to the top of of the list

Originally Published: February 18, 2013
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus
John TavaresAnthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports John Tavares has been nearly unstoppable over the past week.

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.

Though the Islanders remain tied at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, their former No. 1 overall pick is ready for his starring role, as John Tavares currently holds this week's title as the NHL's most valuable player.


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