NHL Player Rankings November 15, 2013


Apr 25, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing Alexander Steen (20) and Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) wait for a face-off against the Calgary Flames during the first period at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY SportsAlex Steen really caught the hockey world off guard. The 24th overall draft pick in 2002 has always been known as one of the best all-around players in the game. However, after being underappreciated for many years (he got traded traded for Lee Stempniak), Steen started the 2013-14 season off with a bang. He now leads the NHL in goals and is the hottest player in the game. He topped my player rankings this bi-week, meaning that he topped Sidney Crosby. Bobby Ryan, Patrick Kane, and Nicklas Backstrom also jumped many spots from last week, but they are already proven top-notch players. Players that took a big hit to their stock were Chris Kunitz, Daniel Sedin, and Phil Kessel, who struggled to find the back of the net the past two weeks. Here are the November 15 rankings with their November 1st ranking in brackets:

  1. Alex Steen, STL arrow (6)
  2. Sidney Crosby, PIT arrow2 (1)
  3. John Tavares, NYI arrow (14)
  4. Henrik Sedin, VAN arrow2 (3)
  5. Ryan Getzlaf, ANA arrow (15)
  6. Alex Ovechkin, WSH arrow (8)
  7. Joe Thornton, SJ arrow (10)
  8. Pavel Datsyuk, DET arrow (19)
  9. Logan Couture, SJ arrow2 (7)
  10. Corey Perry, ANA arrow(12)
  11. Nicklas Backstrom, WSH arrow (35)
  12. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, PHX arrow (20)
  13. Henrik Zetterberg, DET arrow (22)
  14. Patrick Marleau, SJ arrow2 (9)
  15. David Backes, STL arrow (26)
  16. Erik Karlsson, OTT arrow (23)
  17. Matt Duchene, COL arrow(18)
  18. Patrick Kane, CHI arrow (29)
  19. P.K. Subban, MTL arrow (27)
  20. Bobby Ryan, OTT arrow (NR)
  21. Phil Kessel, TOR arrow2 (4)
  22. Martin St-Louis arrow2 (11)
  23. Tyler Seguin, DAL arrow (42)
  24. Anze Kopitar, LA arrow2 (21)
  25. Jamie Benn, DAL arrow (36)
  26. Jonathan Toews, CHI arrow2 (17)
  27. Patrick Sharp, CHI arrow (NR)
  28. Kyle Okposo, NYI arrow (37)
  29. Frans Nielsen, NYI arrow(NR)
  30. Daniel Sedin, VAN arrow2 (5)
  31. Zach Parise, MIN arrow (NR)
  32. Alex Pietrangelo, STL arrow2 (30)
  33. Evgeni Malkin, PIT arrow2 (31)
  34. David Krejci, BOS arrow2 (16)
  35. Andrew Ladd, WPG arrow (NR)
  36. Mike Richards, LA arrow (NR)
  37. Chris Kunitz, PIT arrow2 (13)
  38. Jiri Hudler, CGY arrow2 (32)
  39. Duncan Keith, CHI arrow (NR)
  40. Bryan Little, WPG arrow(NR)
  41. Jason Spezza, OTT arrow2 (25)
  42. Keith Yandle, PHX arrow2 (24)
  43. Marian Hossa, CHI arrow2 (39)
  44. Shane Doan, PHX arrow (NR)
  45. Ryan Suter, MIN arrow (NR)
  46. Milan Lucic, BOS arrow2 (28)
  47. Erik Johnson, COL arrow (NR)
  48. Joe Pavelski, SJ arrow (NR)
  49. Brad Richards, NYR arrow (NR)
  50. Radim Vrbata, PHX arrow2 (34)

Off Nov 1 list: Steven Stamkos* (2), James van Riemsdyk (33), M-E Vlasic (38), Nazem Kadri (40), Joffrey Lupul (41), Ryan Kesler (43), Matt Moulson (44), Marian Gaborik (45), Marek Zidlicky (46), Tomas Hertl (48), Dustin Byfuglien (50)

*-injured

Tags: Alex Pietrangelo Alex Steen Bobby Ryan Corey Perry David Backes Erik Karlsson Featured Henrik Zetterberg Jamie Benn Jason Spezza Joe Pavelski Joe Thornton Jonathan Toews Logan Couture Matt Duchene Nicklas Backstrom Oliver Ekman-Larsson Patrick Kane Patrick Marleau Pavel Datsyuk PK Subban Popular Ryan Getzlaf Sidney Crosby Tyler Seguin