Player Rankings: Getzlaf No. 5
Ryan Getzlaf rises while Jiri Tlusty and Brad Marchand join skater ranks
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.
Ryan Getzlaf, who leads Anaheim in goals (10) and assists (21), makes the biggest jump in this week's rankings, rising to No. 5 from No. 10 on the strength of his continued hot play for the resurgent Ducks. And his new contract with Anaheim takes him off the trade market, as well. Elsewhere, Jiri Tlusty and Brad Marchand make the top 10 skaters while Kari Lehtonen and Henrik Lundqvist surface among the top five goaltenders.