NHL Player Power Rankings

Sidney Crosby is on pace to post 116 points this season. Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

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.

With injuries hampering several of the league's stars, this week's rankings see moderate movement from last week's top 10. The data presented here includes a value for offensive GVT, defensive GVT, shootout GVT and overall GVT (stats through Jan. 12).

Top 10 skaters

1. Sidney Crosby, F, Pittsburgh Penguins
Off GVT: 14.4 | Def GVT: 2.1 | Shootout GVT: 0.7 | Total GVT: 17.2