Player Ranks: Giroux rises to No. 2

Claude Giroux is putting himself in contention for the Hart Trophy with Evgeni Malkin and others. AP Photo/Matt Slocum

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, which includes offensive, defensive and shootout components.

In this week's rankings, Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers passes Steven Stamkos to take the No. 2 skater spot behind Evgeni Malkin. Henrik Lundqvist maintains his lead as the top goalie.