NHL Power Rankings: survey 1-31, plus hidden All-Stars for each team

The NHL All-Star Game is scheduled for January 25 in St. Louis, where some of the best and brightest NHL players will be exhibited (and available if their schedules allow).

Being named All-Star requires large numbers and a certain level of popularity. It’s easy to overlook worthy players. So, for this week’s Power Rankings, we wanted to take a look at some of the NHL’s hidden “All-Stars” this season. Some are anonymous heroes. Some are names that you know that just didn’t make the All-Star cut this season.

How we classify: ESPN hockey editorial staff presents selections by ranking teams 1-31, and those results are tabulated in the list shown here. The teams are classified during Tuesday night games, taking into account the overall history, recent success and other factors such as injuries. The previous ranking for each team is their place in last week’s edition.

Note: The pace of the classification point is from the games of January 15.

Previous Ranking: two
Rhythm Classification: 116

Robert Thomas. The 20-year-old striker is on his way to reaching professional records in goals and assists, and has 25 points in 42 games. He has a plus of 14 with uniform strength, and is among his best strikers in percentage of expected goals (52.68). How much more ice time should you get than your average of 13:57 per game?

Previous Ranking: one
Rhythm Classification: 117

Jakub Vrana. The fourth highest point scorer in the capitals? No Nicklas Backstrom. No T.J. Oshie No, is Vrana, with 20 goals (second in the team after Alex Ovechkin) and 18 assists, along with four winning goals.

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Previous Ranking: 3
Rhythm Classification: 113

Jake DeBrusk. Eclipsed by the offensive fireworks of the “Line of Perfection” of the Bruins, Debrusk continues the work of Yeoman in the second line of the team with 14 goals and 13 assists in 43 games. In the 27 wins of the Bruins, Debrusk has 21 points.

Previous Ranking: 5 5
Rhythm Classification: 112

Bryan Rust. The forward of the Penguins was among its considerable number of injured players at one time this season, but when it was healthy, it has been an unrecognized part of the solution with 19 goals and 21 assists in 32 games, exceeding the maximums of his career in both categories already this season. .

Previous Ranking: 6 6
Rhythm Classification: 107

Anthony Cirelli. The 22-year-old is building a case to be one of the best two-way centers in the NHL, and has responded to a greater role (almost four more minutes per game on average) with a pace of points that would give him a run high. It has been called the “engine” of Lightning, and for good reason.

Previous Ranking: 4 4
Rhythm Classification: 109

Anthony Beauvillier. Leaving aside his courtship with Anna Kendrick, the Islanders winger has 11 goals and 13 assists in 45 games, and is third among the strikers in goals scored above average while playing a personal record of 17:37 per game .

Previous Ranking: 9 9
Rhythm Classification: 103

Rope Hintz. The 23-year-old striker leads the stars in goals, with 15 in 39 games and has 24 points in total. He is second in the team in goals scored above average (6.9). It is also shooting 20.6%, which in theory is probably not sustainable. But things are going pretty well now.

Previous Ranking: 7 7
Rhythm Classification: 100

Ian Cole. Let us greet one of the old men, comparatively; He is 30 years old, not 70, in the squad. Cole has a plus of 22 and has 20 points in 41 games, which clearly leads him to a career high in goals and assists. Most of his minutes have come without the benefit of playing with Cale Makar as well.

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Previous Ranking: 12
Rhythm Classification: 100

Jaccob Slavin. Simply put this on a cycle every season. One of the best defensive defenders of the game, with a plus of 14 in strength and the base for the season his partner Dougie Hamilton is having.

Previous Ranking: eleven
Rhythm Classification: 95

Christian Dvorak. Finally healthy, after having played the 49 games, the center is having its most complete season, with 11 goals, 17 assists and winning 56.6% of its confrontations. He won the opportunity to play with Taylor Hall.

Previous Ranking: 10
Rhythm Classification: 98

Justin holl. The 27-year-old former Marlie has been a big surprise to the Leafs in their first full season, averaging 4:37 p.m. of ice time in 45 contests, while facing challenging defensive tasks. After leaving Mike Babcock’s disadvantage, Holl obtained a three-year contract extension in December.

Previous Ranking: 13
Rhythm Classification: 94

J.T. Miller. The Canucks are sending Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes to the All-Star Game, for obvious reasons. But Miller’s incredible 44 points in 47 games this season represent the best pace of his career.

Previous Ranking: 8
Rhythm Classification: 90

Shea Theodore. The focus is usually on the offensive weapons of the Golden Knights and their goalkeeper, but Theodore has been a rock in their blue line. He leads Las Vegas in average ice time (21:47) and in possession of records (58.06 Corsi by percentage), and leads his defenders in the expected goal differential (58.35).

Previous Ranking: 17
Rhythm Classification: 94

T.J. Brodie. While their offensive numbers have dropped, as they have done for most Flames this season, especially for teammate Mark Giordano, the veteran defender is having a good season, with 14 points in 42 games and the best percentage of goals by goal (56.0) among the defenders of Calgary.

Previous Ranking: sixteen
Rhythm Classification: 94

Ethan bear. The wonderfully appointed rookie defender is playing 21:14 per game on average, and has a Corsi per percentage that is 4.6% better than his teammates in a team that is the fifth worst in the NHL in possession of records.

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Previous Ranking: fifteen
Rhythm Classification: 98

Philippe Myers. Technically a rookie this season after playing 21 games in 2018-19, the defender has produced three goals and 11 assists in 28 games. He is second in the Flyers in goals above average for 60 minutes (9.4). It is not a perfect season, too many penalties, some rookie mistakes, but a pleasant surprise on the blue line of the Flyers.

Previous Ranking: 18 years
Rhythm Classification: 97

Noel Acciari. At this point, your statistics line reads like a flaw in the “play until one day” mode in an EA Sports hockey game: 17 goals, three assists. But the former Bruin continues to score, even for goals in six games in January.

Previous Ranking: 14
Rhythm Classification: 94

Anthony Bitetto. The Jets defender, signed for $ 700,000 last summer, is the first among the thin blue line of the Jets in percentage of expected goals, despite having only four assists and no goals in the season. He plays hard, throws his body and is skating 15:15 per game, the highest of his career. Best of all, he lives in Winnipeg and sounds like a boy who grew up in Island Park, New York, who probably refers to himself as “Ant-ny.”

Previous Ranking: 19
Rhythm Classification: 94

Zach Werenski. Seth Jones is the All-Star, but Werenski is about to set a career high in goals (he has 15 in 40 games) with the best average points per game (0.70) of his career, while skating a race. high 23:27 per contest.

Previous Ranking: twenty
Rhythm Classification: 89

Filip Forsberg. Roman Josi received the so-called All-Star for the Predators, but Forsberg’s 32 points in 39 games rank first among Nashville strikers, and his 16 goals lead the team, better numbers than his high-profile teammate Matt Duchene .

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Previous Ranking: twenty-one
Rhythm Classification: 87

Adam Fox. In an outstanding rookie defense class, Fox might overlook a little. But the 21-year-old has six goals and 20 assists in 45 games, skating 17:56 per game. He is second in the team with Artemi Panarin in goals scored above average (10.2).

Previous Ranking: 25
Rhythm Classification: 80

Phillip Danault. Last season, the center finally received some love from Selke Trophy, finishing seventh for the prize. This season, he continues scoring at a constant pace (31 points in 47 games) with more ice time (18:58 per game). He is fourth in the team in goals scored above average (7.5).

Previous Ranking: 2. 3
Rhythm Classification: 85

Sam Reinhart. Can we say Jack Eichel? Oh, is it a true All-Star and therefore disqualified? OK, we go with the linemate Reinhart, who has 16 goals and 23 assists in 47 games, and is on his way to a career at the highest points. Good time: he is a restricted free agent this summer.

Previous Ranking: 22
Rhythm Classification: 82

Carson soucy. Another rookie defender who has a solid season in the NHL. Soucy has 10 points in 43 games skating 15:34 per contest, and is a plus-13 with 5 against 5.

Previous Ranking: 24
Rhythm Classification: 85

Dominik Kubalík. The rookie feeling has 18 goals for the Blackhawks this season, second in the team for Patrick Kane. Not bad for the 191 general team in the 2013 draft.

Previous Ranking: 26
Rhythm Classification: 79

Aaron Dell. It has been great? No. It is 8-8-2, with a saving percentage of .909 and an average of 2.84 goals against. Is he better than the alternative? Well, yes, considering that it is on the positive side of the above average goals and Martin Jones has a minus-15.51.

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Previous Ranking: 29
Rhythm Classification: 73

Blake coleman. The Devils’ end has been an excellent criminal killer during his four-season career, but 16 of his 18 goals during this campaign have been strengthened. A quick ray of light in a bleak season in Newark.

Previous Ranking: 27
Rhythm Classification: 70

Jack campbell. The goalkeeper is 7-8-2 this season in 17 starts, registering slightly better numbers than incumbent Jonathan Quick in a lost season for the Kings.

Previous Ranking: 30
Rhythm Classification: 71

Jean-Gabriel Pageau. Anthony Duclair’s 21 goals led him to the All-Star Game, and for good reason. But Pageau, also in a year of contract, has been outstanding, with 21 goals and 11 assists in 45 games.

Previous Ranking: 28
Rhythm Classification: 70

Rickard Rakell. The Ducks striker may not return to the heights of his previous goal and point totals, but Rakell is second in the team in goals scored above average (5.7) to the All-Star team Jakob Silfverberg.

Previous Ranking: 31
Rhythm Classification: 47

Anthony Mantha. He had 24 points in 29 games before a rib injury left him out. But yes, that is the state of the Red Wings: a guy who hasn’t played since December 21 is still the only one worthy of the hidden status of the Stars.


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