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NHL Elo Player Rater

This is a community-based project with the goal of rating the best players in NHL history. In the matchup below, choose the player who you believe was the better player. It is up to you to determine how much weight to give to offense versus defense, peak value versus career value, regular season versus playoffs, etc.

Current Top Five (Skaters):
1. Mario Lemieux (2239)
2. Wayne Gretzky (2205)
3. Bobby Orr (2174)
4. Gordie Howe (2156)
5. Jaromir Jagr (2106)
Current Top Five (Goalies):
1. Dominik Hasek (1913)
2. Martin Brodeur (1908)
3. Jacques Plante (1906)
4. Patrick Roy (1902)
5. Terry Sawchuk (1900)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Jeff Friesen Sheldon Souray
Pos LW D
Height 6-1 6-4
Weight 205 231
Draft 1994 (11th) 1994 (71st)
Debut 1994-95 1997-98
Years 12 13
AS Game 0 3
AS Team 0 0
Hart 0 0
Norris 0 0
Selke 0 0
Vezina 0 0
Cups 1 0
HoF No No
Adjusted Point Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Jeff Friesen Sheldon Souray
1 8.2 9.5
2 6.9 9.4
3 6.4 8.5
4 6.2 7.4
5 6.1 6.1
6 4.5 5.1
7 4.4 5.1
8 4.1 3.0
9 3.6 2.2
10 2.6 2.1
11 0.0 1.5
12 -0.4 1.5
13 1.1
Wt Sum** 43.2 50.9

* Adjusted for schedule length & roster size
** 1 × best + 0.95 × 2nd-best + …

  Regular Season
  Jeff Friesen Sheldon Souray
GP 893 758
G 218 109
A 298 191
PTS 516 300
+/- -8 -22
PIM 488 1145
 Goals
EV 149 53
PP 54 51
SH 15 5
GW 34 22
 Shots on Goal
S 1797 1770
 
S% 12.1 6.2
 Per Game
G 0.24 0.14
A 0.33 0.25
PTS 0.58 0.40
GC 0.22 0.14
+/- -0.01 -0.03
PIM 0.55 1.51
S 2.01 2.34
 Adjusted
G 249 122
A 330 208
PTS 579 330
GC 226 123
 Point Shares
OPS 35.4 25.2
DPS 15.8 33.7
PS 51.2 58.9

123 ≡ incomplete data

  Playoffs
  Jeff Friesen Sheldon Souray
GP 84 40
G 18 3
A 15 8
PTS 33 11
+/- -9 -8
PIM 48 69
 Goals
EV 16 1
PP 2 2
SH 0 0
GW 4 0
 Shots on Goal
S 145 71
 
S% 12.4 4.2
 Per Game
G 0.21 0.08
A 0.18 0.20
PTS 0.39 0.28
GC 0.16 0.09
+/- -0.11 -0.20
PIM 0.57 1.73
S 1.73 1.78

123 ≡ incomplete data