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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 (2350)
2. Gordie Howe (2318)
3. Mario Lemieux (2226)
4. Raymond Bourque (2213)
5. Nicklas Lidstrom (2208)
Current Top Five (Goalies):
1. Terry Sawchuk (2047)
2. Jacques Plante (2029)
3. Patrick Roy (2026)
4. Ken Dryden (2025)
5. Dominik Hasek (1994)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Jack Laviolette Paul Meger
Pos D/W LW
Height 5-11 5-7
Weight 170 160
Draft
Debut 1917-18 1950-51
Years 1 5
AS Game 0 3
AS Team 0 0
Hart 0 0
Norris 0 0
Selke 0 0
Vezina 0 0
Cups 0 1
HoF Yes No
Adjusted Point Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Jack Laviolette Paul Meger
1 -0.8 4.8
2 2.0
3 0.8
4 0.4
5 0.1
Wt Sum** -0.8 7.8

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

  Regular Season
  Jack Laviolette Paul Meger
GP 18 212
G 2 39
A 1 52
PTS 3 91
+/-
PIM 6 118
 Goals
EV
PP
SH
GW
 Shots on Goal
S
 
S%
 Per Game
G 0.11 0.18
A 0.06 0.25
PTS 0.17 0.43
GC 0.12 0.17
+/-
PIM 0.33 0.56
S
 Adjusted
G 2 46
A 5 71
PTS 7 117
GC 2 44
 Point Shares
OPS -1.1 4.3
DPS 0.7 3.9
PS -0.5 8.2

123 ≡ incomplete data

  Playoffs
  Jack Laviolette Paul Meger
GP 2 35
G 0 3
A 0 8
PTS 0 11
+/-
PIM 0 16
 Goals
EV
PP
SH
GW
 Shots on Goal
S
 
S%
 Per Game
G 0.00 0.09
A 0.00 0.23
PTS 0.00 0.31
GC 0.00 0.11
+/-
PIM 0.00 0.46
S

123 ≡ incomplete data