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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 (2371)
2. Gordie Howe (2302)
3. Mario Lemieux (2272)
4. Nicklas Lidstrom (2236)
5. Ray Bourque (2152)
Current Top Five (Goalies):
1. Patrick Roy (2059)
2. Ken Dryden (2019)
3. Terry Sawchuk (1992)
4. Jacques Plante (1992)
5. Dominik Hasek (1938)

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  Tale of the Tape
  Derek King Tim Young
Pos LW C
Height 6-1 6-1
Weight 203 190
Draft 1985 (13th) 1975 (16th)
Debut 1986-87 1975-76
Years 14 10
AS Game 0 1
AS Team 0 0
Hart 0 0
Norris 0 0
Selke 0 0
Vezina 0 0
Cups 0 0
HoF No No
Adjusted Point Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Derek King Tim Young
1 6.8 7.0
2 6.7 6.3
3 6.2 4.7
4 6.0 4.1
5 5.9 3.6
6 4.9 3.6
7 3.7 3.3
8 3.6 2.1
9 3.1 1.9
10 2.8 0.2
11 2.3
12 2.0
13 0.6
14 -0.1
Wt Sum** 42.8 31.2

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

  Regular Season
  Derek King Tim Young
GP 830 628
G 261 195
A 351 341
PTS 612 536
+/- 9 -81
PIM 417 438
 Goals
EV 165 138
PP 95 53
SH 1 4
GW 37 24
 Shots on Goal
S 1786 1527
 
S% 14.6 12.8
 Per Game
G 0.31 0.31
A 0.42 0.54
PTS 0.74 0.85
GC 0.29 0.32
+/- 0.01 -0.13
PIM 0.50 0.70
S 2.15 2.43
 Adjusted
G 252 161
A 339 288
PTS 591 449
GC 230 166
 Point Shares
OPS 42.5 30.4
DPS 10.5 7.4
PS 53.1 37.8

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  Playoffs
  Derek King Tim Young
GP 47 36
G 4 7
A 17 24
PTS 21 31
+/- -1 -4
PIM 24 27
 Goals
EV 4 5
PP 0 1
SH 0 1
GW 1 1
 Shots on Goal
S 93 2
 
S% 4.3 0.0
 Per Game
G 0.09 0.19
A 0.36 0.67
PTS 0.45 0.86
GC 0.14 0.29
+/- -0.02 -4.00
PIM 0.51 0.75
S 1.98 2.00

123 ≡ incomplete data