NHL Player Rankings: Sergei Bobrovsky Jumps, Four Others Massively Fall

NHL Player Rankings: A Few New Players Appear in the Top 10. But Who Exactly Falls Where? Well, We’re Here to Let You Know With Our Weekly Player Rankings!

Columbus Blue Jackets netminder  Sergei Bobrovsky makes the biggest rise while Los Angeles forward Jeff Carter, Winnipeg forward Nikolaj Ehlers, Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien and Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith have the biggest falls. A Few more new players also appear in this week’s NHL Player Rankings.

Welcome back to our NHL Player Rankings, a compilation of lists showing you who is on top, as well as who is on the bottom in every position. We’ll also show you the best player of the week for all three zones of the ice, new players appear, while some still hold their position.

For forwards and defenseman, the main factor will be based on points-per-game averages. This statistic shows us how well a player has scored in the games they have played. When given an advanced look it lets us know how much they could end up scoring on the season and if they would lead the league or not.

Goalies will be decided by save percentage and shutouts. While goalies are obviously going to let in pucks, this stat is fundamental in watching their overall success and potential to where they could be in the league if playing for a better defensive team.

LW = Last Week
NR = Not Ranked

**Minimum 50 Games Played** (Forwards/Defense)
**Minimum 40 Games Played** (Goalies)

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Feb 28, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) during the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Top 10 Centers:

1 (LW/+1) – Evgeni Malkin (PIT) – 60GP, 32G, 39A, 71PTS, 1.18PPG
2 (LW/-1) – Sidney Crosby (PIT) – 61GP, 34G, 38A, 72PTS, 1.18PPG
3 (LW/-) – Connor McDavid (EDM) – 68GP, 23G, 52A, 75PTS, 1.10PPG
4 (LW/-) – Mark Scheifele (WPG) – 66GP, 28G, 40A, 68PTS, 1.03PPG
5 (LW/-) – Nicklas Backstrom (WSH) – 68GP, 21G, 47A, 68PTS, 1.00PPG
6 (LW/-) – Tyler Seguin (DAL) – 68GP, 23G, 44A, 67PTS, 0.99PPG
7 (LW/-) – Mikael Granlund (MIN) – 67GP, 23G, 40A, 63PTS, 0.94PPG
8 (LW/NR) – Ryan Getzlaf (ANA) – 62GP, 13G, 43A, 56PTS, 0.90PPG
9 (LW/+1) – Joe Pavelski (SJ) – 68GP, 26G, 35A, 61PTS, 0.90PPG
10 (LW/-2) – Jeff Carter (LA) – 67GP, 31G, 28A, 59PTS, 0.88PPG

Top 10 Left Wingers:

1 (LW/-) – Brad Marchand (BOS) – 68GP, 32G, 38A, 70PTS, 1.03PPG
2 (LW/-) – Jamie Benn (DAL) – 64GP, 24G, 39A, 63PTS, 0.98PPG
3 (LW/-) – Artemi Panarin (CHI) – 68GP, 22G, 39A, 61PTS, 0.90PPG
4 (LW/-) – Max Pacioretty (MTL) – 69GP, 33G, 27A, 60PTS, 0.87PPG
5 (LW/+3) – Johnny Gaudreau (CGY) – 58GP, 14G, 34A, 48PTS, 0.83PPG
6 (LW/-1) – Alex Ovechkin (WSH) – 68GP, 27G, 29A, 56PTS, 0.82PPG
7 (LW/-1) – Henrik Zetterberg (DET) – 67GP, 14G, 41A, 55PTS, 0.82PPG
8 (LW/+2) – Mike Hoffman (OTT) – 60GP, 21G, 27A, 48PTS, 0.80PPG
9 (LW/-2) – Nikolaj Ehlers (WPG) – 69GP, 22G, 32A, 54PTS, 0.78PPG
10 (LW/NR) – James van Riemsdyk (TOR) – 67GP, 21G, 30A, 51PTS, 0.76PPG

Top 10 Right Wingers:

1 (LW/-) – Nikita Kucherov (TB) – 60GP, 31G, 36A, 67PTS, 1.12PPG
2 (LW/-) – Patrick Kane (CHI) – 68GP, 30G, 43A, 73PTS, 1.07PPG
3 (LW/-) – Patrik Laine (WPG) – 61GP, 32G, 27A, 59PTS, 0.97PPG
4 (LW/-) – David Pastrnak (BOS) – 61GP, 28G, 30A, 58PTS, 0.95PPG
5 (LW/+1) – Vladimir Tarasenko (STL) – 67GP, 32G, 28A, 61PTS, 0.91PPG
6 (LW/-1) – Phil Kessel (PIT) – 67GP, 21G, 39A, 60PTS, 0.90PPG
7 (LW/-) – Cam Atkinson (CBJ) – 67GP, 30G, 27A, 57PTS, 0.85PPG
8 (LW/+1) – T.J. Oshie (WSH) – 55GP, 26G, 19A, 45PTS, 0.82PPG
9 (LW/-1) – Blake Wheeler (WPG) – 69GP, 20G, 36A, 56PTS, 0.81PPG
10 (LW/-) – Jakub Voracek (PHI) – 67GP, 17G, 37A, 54PTS, 0.81PPG

Top 10 Defenseman:

1 (LW/-) – Brent Burns (SJ) – 68GP, 27G, 43A, 70PTS, 1.03PPG
2 (LW/+1) – Erik Karlsson (OTT) – 67GP, 13G, 49A, 62PTS, 0.93PPG
3 (LW/-1) – Victor Hedman (TB) – 64GP, 13G, 45A, 58PTS, 0.91PPG
4 (LW/-) – Justin Schultz (PIT) – 64GP, 12G, 34A, 46PTS, 0.72PPG
5 (LW/+2) – Kevin Shattenkirk (WSH) – 67GP, 11G, 35A, 46PTS, 0.69PPG
6 (LW/-) – Roman Josi (NSH) – 59GP, 11G, 29A, 40PTS, 0.68PPG
7 (LW/-2) – Duncan Keith (CHI) – 68GP, 5G, 41A, 46PTS, 0.68PPG
8 (LW/+2) – Dougie Hamilton (CGY) – 67GP, 10G, 34A, 44PTS, 0.66PPG
9 (LW/NR) – P.K. Subban (NSH) – 52GP, 8G, 26A, 34PTS, 0.65PPG
10 (LW/-2) – Dustin Byfuglien (WPG) – 69GP, 10G, 35A, 45PTS, 0.65PPG

Top 10 Goalies:

1 (LW/-) – Braden Holtby (WSH) – 52GP, 34W, .926SV%, 2.03GAA, 8SO
2 (LW/-) – Peter Budaj (TB) – 54GP, 27W, .916SV%, 2.16GAA, 7SO
3 (LW/+4) – Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ) – 53GP, 36W, .930SV%, 2.07GAA, 6SO
4 (LW/-1) – Tuukka Rask (BOS) – 54GP, 32W, .915SV%, 2.23GAA, 6SO
5 (LW/-1) – Devan Dubnyk (MIN) – 54GP, 36W, .931SV%, 2.07GAA, 5SO
6 (LW/-) – Cam Talbot (EDM) – 61GP, 33W, .920SV%, 2.39GAA, 5SO
7 (LW/-2) – John Gibson (ANA) – 49GP, 23W, .921SV%, 2.28GAA, 5SO
8 (LW/-) – Connor Hellebuyck (WPG) – 49GP, 22W, .908SV%, 2.83GAA, 4SO
9 (LW/NR) – Matthew Murray (PIT) – 40GP, 26W, .925SV%, 2.33GAA, 4SO
10 (LW/NR) – Frederik Andersen (TOR) – 55GP, 27W, .917SV%, 2.69GAA, 3SO

We also cover the bottom ten in each position, it’s good to know who is also trending downwards for instance if you have that player in a hockey pool, you know now not to keep them around.

**Minimum 40 Games Played** (Forwards/Defense)
**Minimum 20 Games Played** (Goalies)

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Feb 12, 2017; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) during a game between the Minnesota Wild and Detroit Red Wings at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Red Wings 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Bottom 10 Centers:

1 (LW/-) – John Mitchell (COL) – 59GP, 2G, 2A, 4PTS, 0.07PPG
2 (LW/-) – Vernon Fiddler (NSH) – 53GP, 2G, 2A, 4PTS, 0.08PPG
3 (LW/-) – Derek Grant (BUF) – 46GP, 0G, 4A, 4PTS, 0.09PPG
4 (LW/-) – Brendan Gaunce (VAN) – 57GP, 0G, 5A, 5PTS, 0.09PPG
5 (LW/-) – Sergey Kalinin (TOR) – 43GP, 2G, 2A, 4PTS, 0.09PPG
6 (LW/-) – Joe Colborne (COL) – 54GP, 4G, 2A, 6PTS, 0.11PPG
7 (LW/+1) – Lance Bouma (CGY) – 48GP, 3G, 3A, 6PTS, 0.13PPG
8 (LW/+2) – Jay McClement (CAR) – 63GP, 5G, 3A, 8PTS, 0.13PPG
9 (LW/-2) – Michael Chaput (VAN) – 54GP, 4G, 3A, 7PTS, 0.13PPG
10 (LW/NR) – Dennis Rasmussen (CHI) – 59GP, 4G, 4A, 8PTS, 0.14PPG

Bottom 10 Left Wingers:

1 (LW/-) – Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (PHI) – 67GP, 3G, 3A, 6PTS, 0.09PPG
2 (LW/-) – Brandon Tanev (WPG) – 42GP, 2G, 2A, 4PTS, 0.10PPG
3 (LW/-) – Matt Martin (TOR) – 67GP, 4G, 3A, 7PTS, 0.10PPG
4 (LW/+1) – Cody McLeod (NSH) – 46GP, 4G, 1A, 5PTS, 0.11PPG
5 (LW/-1) – Roman Lyubimov (PHI) – 45GP, 4G, 1A, 5PTS, 0.11PPG
6 (LW/-) – Andreas Martinsen (MTL) – 58GP, 3G, 4A, 7PTS, 0.12PPG
7 (LW/-) – Joakim Nordstrom (CAR) – 65GP, 3G, 5A, 8PTS, 0.12PPG
8 (LW/NR) – Drew Miller (DET) – 42GP, 5G, 1A, 6PTS, 0.14PPG
9 (LW/-1) – Lawson Crouse (ARI) – 57GP, 4G, 5A, 9PTS, 0.16PPG
10 (LW/-1) – Kyle Clifford (LA) – 60GP, 5G, 5A, 10PTS, 0.17PPG

Bottom 10 Right Wingers:

1 (LW/NR) – Jordin Tootoo (CHI) – 40GP, 1G, 1A, 2PTS, 0.05PPG
2 (LW/-) – Chris Neil (OTT) – 52GP, 1G, 2A, 3PTS, 0.06PPG
3 (LW/-2) – Jared Boll (ANA) – 44GP, 0G, 3A, 3PTS, 0.07PPG
4 (LW/-1) – Chris Thorburn (WPG) – 51GP, 3G, 1A, 4PTS, 0.08PPG
5 (LW/-1) – J.T. Brown (TB) – 52GP, 2G, 3A, 5PTS, 0.10PPG
6 (LW/-) – Jimmy Hayes (BOS) – 51GP, 2G, 3A, 5PTS, 0.10PPG
7 (LW/-2) – Dale Weise (PHI) – 50GP, 2G, 3A, 5PTS, 0.10PPG
8 (LW/-1) – Jack Skille (VAN) – 52GP, 4G, 3A, 7PTS, 0.13PPG
9 (LW/-1) – Nikita Soshnikov (TOR) – 52GP, 4G, 3A, 7PTS, 0.13PPG
10 (LW/-1) – Ryan Reaves (STL) – 65GP, 4G, 6A, 10PTS, 0.15PPG

Bottom 10 Defenseman:

1 (LW/-) – Mark Borowiecki (OTT) – 57GP, 1G, 1A, 2PTS, 0.04PPG
2 (LW/-) – Josh Gorges (BUF) – 53GP, 1G, 3A, 4PTS, 0.08PPG
3 (LW/+2) – Roman Polak (TOR) – 62GP, 3G, 3A, 6PTS, 0.10PPG
4 (LW/-1) – Ben Lovejoy (NJ) – 68GP, 1G, 6A, 7PTS, 0.10PPG
5 (LW/+1) – Luke Schenn (ARI) – 63GP, 0G, 7A, 7PTS, 0.11PPG
6 (LW/-2) – Carl Gunnarsson (STL) – 45GP, 0G, 5A, 5PTS, 0.11PPG
7 (LW/+3) – Danny DeKeyser (DET) – 67GP, 3G, 5A, 8PTS, 0.12PPG
8 (LW/+1) – Yannick Weber (NSH) – 67GP, 1G, 7A, 8PTS, 0.12PPG
9 (LW/NR) – Braydon Coburn (TB) – 3G, 5A, 8PTS, 0.12PPG
10 (LW/NR) – Markus Nutivaara (CBJ) – 56GP, 2G, 5A, 7PTS, 0.13PPG

Bottom 10 Goalies:

1 (LW/-) – Michal Neuvirth (PHI) – 25GP, 10W, 2.91GAA, 0SO, .888SV%
2 (LW/-) – Michael Hutchinson (WPG) – 22GP, 4W, 3.24GAA, 1SO, .893SV%
3 (LW/-) – Antti Niemi (DAL) – 33GP, 11W, 3.23GAA, 0SO, .895SV%
4 (LW/-) – Semyon Varlamov (COL) – 24GP, 6W, 3.38GAA, 1SO, .898SV%
5 (LW/-) – Louis Domingue (ARI) – 26GP, 7W, 3.20GAA, 0SO, .899SV%
6 (LW/-) – Petr Mrazek (DET) – 43GP, 15W, 3.02GAA, 1SO, .900SV%
7 (LW/-) – Kari Lehtonen (DAL) – 47GP, 16W, 2.96GAA, 1SO, .902SV%
8 (LW/-) – Jaroslav Halak (NYI) – 21GP, 6W, 3.23GAA, 1SO, .904SV%
9 (LW/-) – Cam Ward (CAR) – 52GP, 22W, 2.66GAA, 2SO, .905SV%
10 (LW/NR) – Steve Mason (PHI) – 47GP, 19W, 2.74GAA, 2SO, .906SV%

Top Forward of the Week: Ryan Getzlaf (ANA) – (4GP, 2G, 5A, 7PTS, +2)
After a slow start to the season, Ryan Getzlaf has really come into his own down the stretch and now sits in the top ten for centers in the league. And with seven points in only four games during the last week has definitely helped.

Top Defenseman of the Week: Erik Karlsson (OTT) – (4GP, 2G, 4A, 6PTS, +6)
Erik Karlsson has finally passed Victor Hedman for second place in defenseman scoring, he only trails Sharks d-man Brent Burns but it won’t be long until he catches him as well.

Top Goalie of the Week: Jonathan Bernier (ANA) – 3W, 1SO, .948SV%, 1.62GAA)
When the Leafs traded away Jonathan Bernier everyone thought his career would be over, but if you look over his season statistics over the season, he’s really impressed. And who knows he may end up being scooped up by the Vegas Knights as a possible starter.

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