Youth Is A Fleeting Bargain
The chart breaks down the top point producers in the NHL as of March 20th, 2011, as well as their production value(cap hit) per point.
This is a follow-up to my two previous pieces detailing the value of the league’s top goal scorers and setup men.
NHL Top Point Production Value Chart
*As of March 20th, 2011
- *Many of Sidney Crosby’s totals still rank as the best in the NHL, yet despite remaining among the league’s best, for the sake that he played only 41 games this regular season, I have chosen to point out the category leaders excluding Crosby’s numbers.
- As it stands, had Sidney not gotten hurt and played in the 72 Penguins games up to date(while scoring at the same pace up until he got hurt), he would have:
- 56 goals($155,357.14 per goal)
- 60 assists(145,000.00 per assist)
- 116 points($75,000.00 per point) – 76ESP, 7SHP, 33PPP,
Aside from Crosby’s incredible rate of production, the rest of the league is quite tightly knit when it comes to point production as there are 40 players producing between 55 and 79 points.
A few interesting notes among the rest of the league leaders:
- Claude Giroux of the Flyers is a perfect example of how young, talented players provide tremendous value – but only for so long. Giroux is the best value among point producers as he costs but $12, 439.39 per point.
- On the flip side, although many times a point per game producer during his career, Dany Heatley’s 58 points in 71 games are the costliest among the top producers at $129, 310.35 per point.
- Of the top 44 scorers in the NHL this season, only 15 average 1 point per game or better.
- 31 of the top 44 scorers in the NHL this season average less than $100k per point while only 3 cost less than $50k per point.
Although much can be inferred from this information, as it is only based on this season’s numbers alone, as well as the cap hit for each player for 2010-11, it is strictly for observational purposes.