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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. Wayne Gretzky (2216)
2. Bobby Orr (2213)
3. Gordie Howe (2193)
4. Mario Lemieux (2148)
5. Bobby Hull (2140)
Current Top Five (Goalies):
1. Jacques Plante (2012)
2. Terry Sawchuk (1986)
3. Dominik Hasek (1954)
4. Ken Dryden (1954)
5. Ed Belfour (1936)

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Who's Better: or ? Skip

  Tale of the Tape
  Marcel Pronovost Denis Savard
Pos D C
Height 6-0 5-10
Weight 190 175
Draft 1980 (3rd)
Debut 1950-51 1980-81
Years 20 17
AS Game 11 7
AS Team 4 (2/2) 1 (0/1)
Hart 0 0
Norris 0 0
Selke 0 0
Vezina 0 0
Cups 5 1
HoF Yes Yes
Adjusted Point Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Marcel Pronovost Denis Savard
1 9.9 11.3
2 8.5 9.8
3 7.5 9.4
4 6.9 8.4
5 6.8 8.1
6 6.5 7.7
7 6.5 7.1
8 6.2 6.7
9 5.3 6.2
10 5.2 6.2
11 5.0 5.6
12 4.9 5.3
13 4.7 3.9
14 4.5 3.8
15 4.4 3.7
16 4.0 3.1
17 3.7 1.3
18 3.6
19 1.4
20 0.6
Wt Sum** 67.5 75.1

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

  Regular Season
  Marcel Pronovost Denis Savard
GP 1206 1196
G 88 473
A 257 865
PTS 345 1338
+/- 3 97
PIM 851 1336
 Goals
EV 88 326
PP 0 127
SH 0 20
GW 2 56
 
S 90 3143
S% 97.8 15.0
 Per Game
G 0.07 0.40
A 0.21 0.72
PTS 0.29 1.12
GC 0.10 0.41
+/- 0.00 0.08
PIM 0.71 1.12
S 0.07 2.63
 Adjusted
G 100 398
A 311 725
PTS 411 1123
GC 139 415
 Point Shares
OPS 21.4 87.4
DPS 80.2 17.6
PS 101.6 105.1

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  Playoffs
  Marcel Pronovost Denis Savard
GP 134 169
G 8 66
A 23 109
PTS 31 175
+/- 20
PIM 104 256
 Goals
EV 40
PP 24
SH 2
GW 6
 
S 377
S% 12.5
 Per Game
G 0.06 0.39
A 0.17 0.64
PTS 0.23 1.04
GC 0.08 0.39
+/- 0.14
PIM 0.78 1.51
S 2.73

123 ≡ incomplete data