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#NHLrank Top 100

We determined the best NHL players by asking our panel of experts to predict how the players will perform this season.

1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Age: 28 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: First among forwards

2014 ranking: First among forwards

2. John Tavares, New York Islanders

Age: 25 | Experience: 6 years

Position ranking: Second among forwards

2014 ranking: Fourth among forwards

3. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

Age: 28 | Experience: 8 years

Position ranking: First among goaltenders

2014 ranking: Third among goaltenders

4. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Age: 30 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: Third among forwards

2014 ranking: Ninth among forwards

5. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Age: 25 | Experience: 7 years

Position ranking: Fourth among forwards

2014 ranking: Second among forwards

6. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Age: 27 | Experience: 8 years

Position ranking: Fifth among forwards

2014 ranking: Third among forwards

7. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

Age: 25 | Experience: 7 years

Position ranking: First among defensemen

2014 ranking: Second among defensemen

8. P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens

Age: 26 | Experience: 6 years

Position ranking: Second among defensemen

2014 ranking: Fourth among defensemen

9. Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars

Age: 23 | Experience: 5 years

Position ranking: Sixth among forwards

2014 ranking: 11th among forwards

10. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators

Age: 25 | Experience: 6 years

Position ranking: Third among defensemen

2014 ranking: Fifth among defensemen

11. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins

Age: 29 | Experience: 9 years

Position ranking: Seventh among forwards

2014 ranking: 10th among forwards

12. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

Age: 33 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: Second among goaltenders

2014 ranking: Second among goaltenders

13. Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars

Age: 26 | Experience: 6 years

Position ranking: Eighth among forwards

2014 ranking: 12th among forwards

14. Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

Age: 32 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: Fourth among defensemen

2014 ranking: Third among defensemen

15. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings

Age: 28 | Experience: 9 years

Position ranking: Ninth among forwards

2014 ranking: Eighth among forwards

16. Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

Age: 30 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: Fifth among defensemen

2014 ranking: First among defensemen

17. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

Age: 27 | Experience: 8 years

Position ranking: 10th among forwards

2014 ranking: 14th among forwards

18. Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues

Age: 23 | Experience: 3 years

Position ranking: 11th among forwards

2014 ranking: 53rd among forwards

19. Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

Age: 32 | Experience: 9 years

Position ranking: Third among goaltenders

2014 ranking: Eighth among goaltenders

20. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes

Age: 24 | Experience: 5 years

Position ranking: Sixth among defensemen

2014 ranking: 11th among defensemen

21. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

Age: 30 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: 12th among forwards

2014 ranking: Fifth among forwards

22. Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames

Age: 32 | Experience: 9 years

Position ranking: Seventh among defensemen

2014 ranking: 12th among defensemen

23. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Age: 29 | Experience: 8 years

Position ranking: Fourth among goaltenders

2014 ranking: Fourth among goaltenders

24. Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks

Age: 30 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: 13th among forwards

2014 ranking: Seventh among forwards

25. Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals

Age: 27 | Experience: 8 years

Position ranking: 14th among forwards

2014 ranking: 18th among forwards

26. Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning

Age: 24 | Experience: 6 years

Position ranking: Eighth among defensemen

2014 ranking: Ninth among defensemen

27. Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

Age: 30 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: Ninth among defensemen

2014 ranking: Sixth among defensemen

28. Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

Age: 26 | Experience: 5 years

Position ranking: Fifth among goaltenders

2014 ranking: 21st among goaltenders

29. Phil Kessel, Pittsburgh Penguins

Age: 28 | Experience: 9 years

Position ranking: 15th among forwards

2014 ranking: 15th among forwards

30. Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues

Age: 25 | Experience: 7 years

Position ranking: 10th among defensemen

2014 ranking: Seventh among defensemen

31. Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild

Age: 31 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: 16th among forwards

2014 ranking: 16th among forwards

32. Marc-Andre Fluery, Pittsburgh Penguins

Age: 30 | Experience: 11 years

Position ranking: Sixth among goaltenders

2014 ranking: 16th among goaltenders

33. Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets

Age: 27 | Experience: 5 years

Position ranking: Seventh among goaltenders

2014 ranking: Fifth among goaltenders

34. Ryan Johansen, Columbus Blue Jackets

Age: 23 | Experience: 4 years

Position ranking: 17th among forwards

2014 ranking: 27th among forwards

35. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

Age: 26 | Experience: 8 years

Position ranking: 18th among forwards

2014 ranking: Sixth among forwards

36. Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning

Age: 25 | Experience: 3 years

Position ranking: 19th among forwards

2014 ranking: 85th among forwards

37. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

Age: 30 | Experience: 11 years

Position ranking: 20th among forwards

2014 ranking: 13th among forwards

38. Rick Nash, New York Rangers

Age: 31 | Experience: 12 years

Position ranking: 21st among forwards

2014 ranking: 35th among forwards

39. Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning

Age: 28 | Experience: 6 years

Position ranking: Eighth among goaltenders

2014 ranking: Seventh among goaltenders

40. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

Age: 20 | Experience: 2 years

Position ranking: 22nd among forwards

2014 ranking: 17th among forwards

41. Ryan McDonagh, New York Rangers

Age: 26 | Experience: 5 years

Position ranking: 11th among defensemen

2014 ranking: 10th among defensemen

42. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Age: 18 | Experience: Rookie

Position ranking: 23rd among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

43. Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens

Age: 26 | Experience: 7 years

Position ranking: 24th among forwards

2014 ranking: 20th among forwards

44. Brandon Saad, Columbus Blue Jackets

Age: 23 | Experience: 4 years

Position ranking: 25th among forwards

2014 ranking: 77th among forwards

45. Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers

Age: 26 | Experience: 7 years

Position ranking: 26th among forwards

2014 ranking: 60th among forwards

46. Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis Blues

Age: 26 | Experience: 5 years

Position ranking: 12th among defensemen

2014 ranking: 17th among defensemen

47. Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

Age: 35 | Experience: 12 years

Position ranking: 27th among forwards

2014 ranking: 26th among forwards

48. Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

Age: 28 | Experience: 8 years

Position ranking: Ninth among goaltenders

2014 ranking: First among goaltenders

49. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins

Age: 28 | Experience: 9 years

Position ranking: 13th among defensemen

2014 ranking: 13th among defensemen

50. Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks

Age: 31 | Experience: 11 years

Position ranking: 28th among forwards

2014 ranking: 36th among forwards

51. Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

Age: 31 | Experience: 9 years

Position ranking: 29th among forwards

2014 ranking: 22nd among forwards

52. Matt Duchene, Colorado Avalanche

Age: 24 | Experience: 6 years

Position ranking: 30th among forwards

2014 ranking: 25th among forwards

53. Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres

Age: 18 | Experience: Rookie

Position ranking: 31st among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

54. Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers

Age: 19 | Experience: 1 years

Position ranking: 14th among defensemen

2014 ranking: Not ranked

55. Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild

Age: 29 | Experience: 6 years

Position ranking: 10th among goaltenders

2014 ranking: Not ranked

56. Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators

Age: 21 | Experience: 3 years

Position ranking: 32nd among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

57. Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Age: 35 | Experience: 14 years

Position ranking: 33rd among forwards

2014 ranking: 30th among forwards

58. Ryan O'Reilly, Buffalo Sabres

Age: 24 | Experience: 6 years

Position ranking: 34th among forwards

2014 ranking: 38th among forwards

59. Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Age: 35 | Experience: 14 years

Position ranking: 35th among forwards

2014 ranking: 30th among forwards

60. Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

Age: 37 | Experience: 13 years

Position ranking: 36th among forwards

2014 ranking: 19th among forwards

61. Roman Josi, Nashville Predators

Age: 25 | Experience: 4 years

Position ranking: 15th among defensemen

2014 ranking: 37th among defensemen

62. Taylor Hall, Edmonton Oilers

Age: 23 | Experience: 5 years

Position ranking: 37th among forwards

2014 ranking: 24th among forwards

63. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning

Age: 22 | Experience: 2 years

Position ranking: 38th among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

64. Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks

Age: 26 | Experience: 6 years

Position ranking: 39th among forwards

2014 ranking: 33rd among forwards

65. Patrick Sharp, Dallas Stars

Age: 33 | Experience: 12 years

Position ranking: 40th among forwards

2014 ranking: 32nd among forwards

66. Dougie Hamilton, Calgary Flames

Age: 22 | Experience: 3 years

Position ranking: 16th among defensemen

2014 ranking: 28th among defensemen

67. Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils

Age: 29 | Experience: 7 years

Position ranking: 11th among goaltenders

2014 ranking: Sixth among goaltenders

68. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche

Age: 27 | Experience: 7 years

Position ranking: 12th among goaltenders

2014 ranking: 10th among goaltenders

69. Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg Jets

Age: 30 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: 17th among defensemen

2014 ranking: 75th as a forward

70. Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames

Age: 22 | Experience: 2 years

Position ranking: 41st among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

71. Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche

Age: 22 | Experience: 4 years

Position ranking: 42nd among forwards

2014 ranking: 42nd among forwards

72. Kyle Okposo, New York Islanders

Age: 27 | Experience: 8 years

Position ranking: 43rd among forwards

2014 ranking: 50th among forwards

73. Gustav Nyquist, Detroit Red Wings

Age: 26 | Experience: 4 years

Position ranking: 44th among forwards

2014 ranking: 47th among forwards

74. Mark Stone, Ottawa Senators

Age: 23 | Experience: 3 years

Position ranking: 45th among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

75. Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks

Age: 36 | Experience: 17 years

Position ranking: 46th among forwards

2014 ranking: 29th among forwards

76. Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames

Age: 21 | Experience: 2 years

Position ranking: 47th among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

77. Evander Kane, Buffalo Sabres

Age: 24 | Experience: 6 years

Position ranking: 48th among forwards

2014 ranking: 80th among forwards

78. Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning

Age: 24 | Experience: 3 years

Position ranking: 49th among forwards

2014 ranking: 81st among forwards

79. David Backes, St. Louis Blues

Age: 31 | Experience: 9 years

Position ranking: 50th among forwards

2014 ranking: 28th among forwards

80. Jiri Hudler, Calgary Flames

Age: 31 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: 51st among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

81. Andrew Ladd, Winnipeg Jets

Age: 29 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: 52nd among forwards

2014 ranking: 72nd among forwards

82. Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets

Age: 27 | Experience: 8 years

Position ranking: 53rd among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

83. Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers

Age: 22 | Experience: 3 years

Position ranking: 54th among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

84. Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers

Age: 36 | Experience: 15 years

Position ranking: 13th among goaltenders

2014 ranking: Ninth among goaltenders

85. Chris Kreider, New York Rangers

Age: 24 | Experience: 3 years

Position ranking: 55th among forwards

2014 ranking: 92nd among forwards

86. Marian Gaborik, Los Angeles Kings

Age: 33 | Experience: 14 years

Position ranking: 56th among forwards

2014 ranking: 40th among forwards

87. Niklas Kronwall, Detroit Red Wings

Age: 34 | Experience: 11 years

Position ranking: 18th among defensemen

2014 ranking: 16th among defensemen

88. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers

Age: 22 | Experience: 4 years

Position ranking: 57th among forwards

2014 ranking: 61st among forwards

89. Keith Yandle, New York Rangers

Age: 29 | Experience: 9 years

Position ranking: 19th among defensemen

2014 ranking: 18th among defensemen

90. Nick Bjugstad, Florida Panthers

Age: 23 | Experience: 3 years

Position ranking: 58th among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

91. Alexander Steen, St. Louis Blues

Age: 31 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: 59th among forwards

2014 ranking: 55th among forwards

92. Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets

Age: 22 | Experience: 4 years

Position ranking: 60th among forwards

2014 ranking: Not ranked

93. T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals

Age: 28 | Experience: 7 years

Position ranking: 61st among forwards

2014 ranking: 41st among forwards

94. Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes

Age: 30 | Experience: 11 years

Position ranking: 62nd among forwards

2014 ranking: 65th among forwards

95. Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings

Age: 30 | Experience: 10 years

Position ranking: 63rd among forwards

2014 ranking: 23rd among forwards

96. Jaroslav Halak, New York Islanders

Age: 30 | Experience: 9 years

Position ranking: 14th among goaltenders

2014 ranking: 18th among goaltenders

97. David Krejci, Boston Bruins

Age: 29 | Experience: 9 years

Position ranking: 64th among forwards

2014 ranking: 34th among forwards

98. Derek Stepan, New York Rangers

Age: 25 | Experience: 5 years

Position ranking: 65th among forwards

2014 ranking: 88th among forwards

99. Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg Jets

Age: 29 | Experience: 7 years

Position ranking: 66th among forwards

2014 ranking: 54th among forwards

100. Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia Flyers

Age: 27 | Experience: 7 years

Position ranking: 67th among forwards

2014 ranking: 44th among forwards