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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Player Rankings

Jan Levine

Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.

Below are the 2016 playoff rankings, based on a final four of Capitals-Panthers and Ducks-Blues, finals of Capitals-Ducks and Ducks as Stanley Cup champions.

Rankings are based on games played and expected points per game, PPP, +/- and PIMs by skaters and wins/shutouts by goalies. If your quarters, semis and finals differ, adjust rankings accordingly.

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RANKPLAYERTEAM
1Evgeny KuznetsovWSH
2Nicklas BackstromWSH
3Ryan GetzlafANA
4Aleksander BarkovFLA
5Sidney CrosbyPIT
6Paul StastnySTL
7Ryan KeslerANA
8Joe ThorntonSJS
9Rickard RakellANA
10Jason SpezzaDAL
11Tyler SeguinDAL
12Nick BjugstadFLA
13Marcus JohanssonWSH
14Logan CoutureSJS
15Vincent TrocheckFLA
16Nick BoninoPIT
17Patrick MarleauSJS
18Patrik BerglundSTL
19Anze KopitarLAK
20Tyler JohnsonTBL
21Jeff CarterLAK
22Alexander KillornTBL
23John TavaresNYI
24Derick BrassardNYR
25Derek StepanNYR
26Claude GirouxPHI
27Jonathan ToewsCHI
28Evgeni MalkinPIT
30Pavel DatsyukDET
31Eric StaalNYR
32Ryan JohansenNAS
33Valtteri FilppulaTBL
34Henrik ZetterbergDET
35Erik HaulaMIN
36Jori LehteraSTL
37Artem AnisimovCHI
38Teuvo TeravainenCHI
39Shawn HorcoffANA
40Mike SantorelliANA
41Andrew CoglianoANA
42Vladislav NamestnikovTBL
43Cody EakinDAL
44Mattias JanmarkDAL
45Mikael GranlundMIN
45Andrew ShawCHI
46Tommy WingelsSJS
47Riley SheahanDET
48Mikko KoivuMIN
49Mike RibeiroNAS
50Frans NielsenNYI
51Sean CouturierPHI
52Matt CullenPIT
53Kyle BrodziakSTL
54Mike RichardsWSH
55Derek MacKenzieFLA
56Brian BoyleTBL
57Chris TierneySJS
58Nate ThompsonANA
59Radek FaksaDAL
60Rocco GrimaldiFLA
61Steven StamkosTBL
62Mikhail GrabovskiNYI
63Vincent LecavalierLAK
64Scott LaughtonPHI
65Nick CousinsPHI
66Luke GlendeningDET
67Mike FisherNAS
68Jarret StollMIN
69Oscar LindbergNYR
70Dominic MooreNYR
71Cedric PaquetteTBL
72Dominik SimonPIT
73Casey CizikasNYI
74Andrew DesjardinsCHI
75Dennis RasmussenCHI
76Ryan GarbuttANA
77Marcus KrugerCHI
78Vernon FiddlerDAL
79Andy AndreoffLAK
80Paul GaustadNAS
81Oskar SundqvistPIT

WING

RANKPLAYERTEAM
1Alex OvechkinWSH
2Justin WilliamsWSH
3Corey PerryANA
4Vladimir TarasenkoSTL
5Jakob SilfverbergANA
6Jamie BennDAL
7Jaromir JagrFLA
8Joe PavelskiSJS
9Alexander SteenSTL
10Jamie McGinnANA
11Nikita KucherovTBL
12Jonathan HuberdeauFLA
13Jussi JokinenFLA
14Jaden SchwartzSTL
15T.J. OshieWSH
16Reilly SmithFLA
17Robby FabbriSTL
18Brandon PirriANA
19Patrick SharpDAL
20Jiri HudlerFLA
21Chris KunitzPIT
22David BackesSTL
23Andre BurakovskyWSH
24Patric HornqvistPIT
25Phil KesselPIT
26Ondrej PalatTBL
27Patrick KaneCHI
28Jakub VoracekPHI
29Brayden SchennPHI
30Carl HagelinPIT
31Wayne SimmondsPHI
32Andrew LaddCHI
33Dylan LarkinDET
34Joel WardSJS
35Tomas HertlSJS
36Zach PariseMIN
37Teddy PurcellFLA
38Troy BrouwerSTL
39David PerronANA
40Artemi PanarinCHI
41Charlie CoyleMIN
42Tyler ToffoliLAK
43Chris KreiderNYR
44Mats ZuccarelloNYR
45Filip ForsbergNAS
46James NealNAS
47Kyle OkposoNYI
48Jonathan DrouinTBL
49Jay BeagleWSH
50Rick NashNYR
51Jason ChimeraWSH
52Ales HemskyDAL
53Andreas AthanasiouDET
54Antoine RousselDAL
55Gustav NyquistDET
56Milan LucicLAK
57J.T. MillerNYR
58Joonas DonskoiSJS
59Jonathan MarchessaultTBL
60Ryan CallahanTBL
61Marian HossaCHI
62Patrick EavesDAL
63Valeri Nichushkin DAL
64Colton SceviourDAL
65Vernon FiddlerDAL
66Justin AbdelkaderDET
67Tom WilsonWSH
68Tomas TatarDET
69Brad RichardsDET
70Daniel WinnikWSH
71Tanner PearsonLAK
72Chris StewartANA
73Dustin BrownLAK
74Jason PominvilleMIN
75Nino NiederreiterMIN
76Craig SmithNAS
77Josh BaileyNYI
78Beau BennettPIT
79Tom KuhnhacklPIT
80Matt NietoSJS
81Melker KarlssonSJS
82J.T. BrownTBL
83Dmitrij JaskinSTL
84Scottie UpshallSTL
85Quinton HowdenFLA
86Ty RattieSTL
87Dale WeiseCHI
88Kris VersteegLAK
89Marian GaborikLAK
90Dwight KingLAK
91Calle JarnkrokNAS
92Colin WilsonNAS
93Brock NelsonNYI
94Ryan StromeNYI
95Kevin HayesNYR
96Matt ReadPHI
97Sam GagnerPHI
98Conor ShearyPIT
99Nick SpalingSJS
100Bryan RustPIT
101Eric FehrPIT
102Nick RitchieANA
103Erik CondraTBL
104Bryan BickellCHI
105Cal ClutterbuckNYI
106Nikolay KuleminNYI
107Tomas FleischmannCHI
108Richard PanikCHI
109Trevor LewisLAK
110Michael RafflPHI
111Darren HelmDET
112Teemu PulkkinenDET
113Justin FontaineMIN
114Thomas VanekMIN
115Jason ZuckerMIN
116Tomas JurcoDET
117Jesper FastNYR
118Viktor StalbergNYR
119Brett RitchieDAL
120Shane PrinceNYI
121Matt MartinNYI
122Kyle CliffordLAK
123Ryan WhitePHI
124R.J. UmbergerPHI
125David JonesMIN
126Ryan CarterMIN
127Anthony ManthaDET

DEFENSEMEN

RANKPLAYERTEAM
1Sami VatanenANA
2Kevin ShattenkirkSTL
3Brent BurnsSJS
4John CarlsonWSH
5Cam FowlerANA
6John KlingbergDAL
7Kris LetangPIT
8Aaron EkbladFLA
9Victor HedmanTBL
10Hampus LindholmANA
11Alex PietrangeloSTL
12Duncan KeithCHI
13Shayne GostisbeherePHI
14Drew DoughtyLAK
15Roman JosiNAS
16Colton ParaykoSTL
17Ryan SuterMIN
18Alex GoligoskiDAL
19Marc-Edouard VlasicSJS
20Brian CampbellFLA
21Matt NiskanenWSH
22Shea WeberNAS
23Mike GreenDET
24Nick LeddyNYI
25Karl AlznerWSH
26Keith YandleNYR
27Ryan McDonaghNYR
28Trevor DaleyPIT
29Dmitry OrlovWSH
30Kris RussellDAL
31Alex PetrovicFLA
32Kevin BieksaANA
33Brent SeabrookCHI
34Niklas KronwallDET
35Shea TheodoreANA
36Josh MansonANA
37Derrick PouliotPIT
38Olli MaattaPIT
39Justin BraunSJS
40Dmitry KulikovFLA
41Jay BouwmeesterSTL
42Simon DespresANA
43Brooks OrpikWSH
44Willie MitchellFLA
45Jake MuzzinLAK
46Alec MartinezLAK
47Jared SpurgeonMIN
48Ryan EllisNAS
49Dan BoyleNYR
50Johnny OduyaDAL
51Andrej SustrTBL
52Nikita NesterovTBL
53Paul MartinSJS
54Brian DumoulinPIT
55Justin SchultzPIT
56Jason DemersDAL
57Roman PolakSJS
58Johnny BoychukNYI
59Erik GustafssonCHI
60Niklas HjalmarssonCHI
61Christian EhrhoffCHI
62Brayden McNabbLAK
63Mark StreitPHI
64Danny DeKeyserDET
65Mathew DumbaMIN
66Marco ScandellaMIN
67Mattias EkholmNAS
68Jonathan EricssonDET
69Ben SmithDET
70Kevin KleinNYR
71Jason GarrisonTBL
72Marek ZidlickyNYI
73Travis HamonicNYI
74Thomas HickeyNYI
75Trevor van RiemsdykCHI
76Luke SchennLAK
77Yevgeni MedvedevPHI
78Andrew MacDonaldPHI
79Daniel GirardiNYR
80Anton StralmanTBL
81Jordie BennDAL
82Kyle QuinceyDET
83Brady SkjeiNYR
84Dylan McIlrathNYR
85Radko GudasPHI
86Ryan PulockNYI

GOALIE

RANKPLAYERTEAM
1Braden HoltbyWSH
2Brian ElliottSTL
3Roberto LuongoFLA
4Frederik AndersenANA
5Ben BishopTBL
6Martin JonesSJS
7Marc-Andre FleuryPIT
9Kari LehtonenDAL
10Corey CrawfordCHI
11Jonathan QuickLAK
12Henrik LundqvistNYR
13Devan DubnykMIN
14Jimmy HowardDET
15Antti NiemiDAL
16Jaroslav HalakNYI
17Jake AllenSTL
18James ReimerSJS
19John GibsonANA
20Matthew MurrayPIT
21Steve MasonPHI
22Pekka RinneNAS
23Thomas GreissNYI
24Michal NeuvirthPHI
25Petr MrazekDET
26Al MontoyaFLA
27Philipp GrubauerWAS
28Andrei VasilevskiyTBL
29Jeff ZatkoffPIT
30Jhonas EnrothLAK
31Antti RaantaNYR
32Carter HuttonNAS
33Jean-Francois BerubeNYI
33Darcy KuemperMIN
34Carter HuttonNAS