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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 (2247)
2. Gordie Howe (2199)
3. Mario Lemieux (2196)
4. Bobby Orr (2194)
5. Bobby Hull (2105)
Current Top Five (Goalies):
1. Martin Brodeur (1978)
2. Dominik Hasek (1966)
3. Terry Sawchuk (1954)
4. Jacques Plante (1948)
5. Patrick Roy (1943)

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Who's Better: or ? Skip

  Tale of the Tape
  Doug Harvey Jari Kurri
Pos D RW
Height 5-11 6-0
Weight 187 194
Draft 1980 (69th)
Debut 1947-48 1980-81
Years 19 17
AS Game 13 8
AS Team 11 (10/1) 5 (2/3)
Hart 0 0
Norris 7 0
Selke 0 0
Vezina 0 0
Cups 6 5
HoF Yes Yes
Adjusted Point Shares*
(Best → Worst)
Rk Doug Harvey Jari Kurri
1 10.6 14.4
2 10.4 12.1
3 10.3 10.7
4 9.7 10.4
5 9.3 9.4
6 8.2 9.2
7 8.0 8.6
8 7.3 7.9
9 7.2 6.3
10 7.2 6.2
11 7.1 6.0
12 6.9 5.9
13 6.4 3.8
14 6.4 3.3
15 6.2 3.0
16 6.1 1.7
17 3.4 1.2
18 0.4
19 0.0
Wt Sum** 85.8 87.0

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

  Regular Season
  Doug Harvey Jari Kurri
GP 1113 1251
G 88 601
A 452 797
PTS 540 1398
+/- 11 298
PIM 1216 545
 Goals
EV 87 407
PP 1 155
SH 0 39
GW 0 72
 
S 46 3142
S% 191.3 19.1
 Per Game
G 0.08 0.48
A 0.41 0.64
PTS 0.49 1.12
GC 0.16 0.43
+/- 0.01 0.24
PIM 1.09 0.44
S 0.04 2.51
 Adjusted
G 102 503
A 573 682
PTS 675 1185
GC 212 460
 Point Shares
OPS 42.9 98.7
DPS 80.3 18.6
PS 123.2 117.3

123 ≡ incomplete data

  Playoffs
  Doug Harvey Jari Kurri
GP 137 200
G 8 106
A 64 127
PTS 72 233
+/- 73
PIM 152 123
 Goals
EV 71
PP 25
SH 10
GW 14
 
S 469
S% 19.4
 Per Game
G 0.06 0.53
A 0.47 0.64
PTS 0.53 1.17
GC 0.16 0.46
+/- 0.43
PIM 1.11 0.62
S 2.76

123 ≡ incomplete data