NHL Player Power Rankings

Streaking Maple Leaf Phil Kessel soars into the top 10

Updated: February 3, 2014, 11:34 AM ET
By Tom Awad | Hockey Prospectus

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 week, Hockey 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, goaltending and the shootout. The data presented here includes a value for offensive GVT, defensive GVT, shootout GVT and overall GVT (stats through Sunday).

Sidney Crosby continues to sit at the top, but his torrid pace is slowing -- relatively speaking -- and a pair of Ducks are hot on his heels as the Olympic break approaches.

Top 10 skaters

1. Sidney Crosby, F, Pittsburgh Penguins
Off GVT: 15.4 | Def GVT: 2.4 | Shootout GVT: 0.7 | Total GVT: 18.5