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As the 2022 trade deadline approaches on March 21, all eyes are on the NHL’s transaction wire now that we’re in March. With a crazy All-Star Weekend and a handful of individual performances that showcased both superstars and under-the-radar contributions throughout the league, February was no slouch for excitement either.

For this week’s NHL Power Rankings, we’ve named a February MVP for each of the 32 clubs. Some were no-brainers, while others sparked heated discussion, but they all deserve praise.

How we rank: A panel of ESPN hockey pundits, analysts, reporters, and editors rank teams against one another based on game results, injuries, and the upcoming schedule, and the results are collated to generate the list seen above.

Note: For each team, the previous rating corresponds to the most recent edition, which was released on February 23. The following are the point totals for Tuesday’s games.


1 Points Percentage: 0.778 Previous ranking: 1 Previous ranking: 1 Previous ranking: 1 Previous ranking: 1 Previous ranking: Next seven days: at ARI on March 3, vs. CGY on March 5, At NYI on March 7, and @ NJ on March 8. (March 8)

Darcy Kuemper was named MVP. In terms of offensive performance, the club experienced a dismal month by Colorado’s high standards (averaging a middle-of-the-pack 3.20 goals per game). Darcy Kuemper, who had a 5-1-1 record, a.938 save percentage, and a 1.98 goals-against average despite not having the customary goal support. That’s how you keep your stick hot (even if your teammates’ don’t).


Previously ranked at 4 points, with a percentage of 0.745. Next seven days: at WSH on March 3, vs. PIT on March 4, and vs. SEA on March 7. (March 6)

Teuvo Teravainen was named MVP. Let’s give Teravainen credit for his efforts. Last month, the Hurricanes’ winger scored four goals and added 11 points in eight games, has a deadly wrist shot, and lifts those around him with excellent playmaking. As part of Carolina’s lauded penalty kill, Teravainen is averaging almost two minutes per game shorthanded (which is a league-best 90.2 percent on the season). Talk about priceless.


Previous position: 2 points, 0.708 percentile The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. OTT (March 3), vs. DET (March 5), At BUF (March 7), and @ PIT (March 8). (March 8)

Jonathan Huberdeau was named MVP. There’s nothing to see here, simply Huberdeau leading the Panthers in February with one goal and 12 points (for an average of nearly two points per game). Despite Florida’s three-game losing streak at the end of the month, Huberdeau has been the team’s bright spot.


Previous position: 3 points, 0.731 percentile The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. PIT (March 3), vs. DET (March 4), At CHI (March 6), and @ WPG (March 7). (March 8)

Nikita Kucherov was named MVP. I’d like to award MVP honors to the Tampa Bay players who wore Canadian tuxedos for the outdoor game in Nashville. But if we have to choose a player, it should be Kucherov. In only five games in February, the Lightning superstar scored four goals, added seven points, and left his opponents with broken egos.


Previous position: 7 points, 0.673 percentile The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. MTL (March 3), At COL (March 5), vs. EDM (March 7), and vs. WSH (March 8)

Jacob Markstrom is the MVP. It’s impossible to choose just one MVP from Calgary this season. Based solely on the Flames’ 10-1-0 start last month? Even more difficult. On the basis of consistency alone, Markstrom still wins. With an 8-1-0 record (the month’s greatest win total for a goaltender), a.929 save percentage, and a 2.04 GAA, February was another outstanding month for him.

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Previous position: 6 points (0.698%) previous ranking: 6 points (0.698%) previous ranking: 6 points (0.698%) previous ranking The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. BUF (March 2), vs. VAN (March 5), At CBJ (March 7), and vs. SEA (March 8). (March 8)

Mitchell Marner was named MVP. In February, what did Marner not accomplish for the Leafs? Check! You’re the team’s point leader (23)! Check! Tied for first place in goals (9): check! Check! I scored four goals in a game! Given the present condition of Toronto’s goaltending, Marner couldn’t have chosen a better month to break out.


Previous position: 0.673 points out of a possible ten. Next seven days: vs. OTT (March 2), vs. NYR (March 5), vs. NYI (March 6). (March 8)

Justin Faulk was named MVP. Faulk’s outstanding season in St. Louis is underappreciated, and February was no exception. While earning an exceptional plus-11 rating, the Blues’ top-pairing defence averaged a point per game offensively and had the second most average ice time (23:48) on the club.


Previously ranked at 9 points, with a percentage of 0.670. The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. STL (March 2), vs. NJ (March 4), At WPG (March 6), and @ MIN (March 8)

Igor Shesterkin is the MVP. Yes, we’re heaping even more admiration on Igor Shesterkin, but how could we not? For seasons like his, the moniker MVP was coined. Shesterkin finished 4-1-1 in February, with the league’s second-best stats (.959 save %, 1.31 GAA) among starters. He has a hot hand (or glove, as it were).


Previous position: 5 points, 0.637 percentile Next seven days: March 3 vs. PHI, March 4 against. BUF, March 6 vs. DAL, March 7 vs. NYR (March 8)

Jared Spurgeon is the MVP. Is anybody else still thinking about Spurgeon’s no-look pass to Kirill Kaprizov last month versus Florida? Is it just me? Fine. The Wild defenceman, on the other hand, had a strong February, scoring five goals and averaging over 23 minutes of ice time per game. The fact that Minnesota only won three games in the month despite his efforts was the true bummer.


Previously ranked at 8 points, with a percentage of 0.673. Next seven days: vs. FLA (March 3), At TB (March 4), @ CAR (March 5). (March 8)

Sidney Crosby was named MVP. Crosby finally looks like Crosby after a long time. In February, the Penguins’ captain scored his 500th career goal and, at the conclusion of the month, climbed into the top 25 on the NHL’s all-time points list after recording 12 points in ten games. Oh, and he’s still one of the better defensive forwards in the NHL. It’ll be difficult to top that.


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Previously ranked at 12 points, with a percentage of 0.630. Next seven days: against. LA, vs. VGK (March 3), vs. CBJ (March 5). (March 7)

Jeremy Swayman was named MVP. It’s difficult to imagine Swayman is a first-year player. The Bruins’ goalkeeper has some veteran-level confidence, based on his clutch performances in February. Last month, Swayman went 5-1-1, with a.960 save percentage and 1.13 GAA to lead the league starters. Boston couldn’t have asked for a better goaltender.


Previous position: 11; percentage: 0.593; previous ranking: 11; previous ranking: 11; previous ranking: 11; previous ranking: The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. BOS (March 3), At ANA (March 4), vs. OTT (March 6), and @ PHI (March 8)

Jack Eichel is the MVP. Who knew how Eichel would appear after undergoing a contentious medical procedure? It turned out that no one needed to be concerned. In February, Vegas’ new center had an immediate impact, scoring four points in five games while averaging substantial ice time (17:57 per game) and dominating the face-off circle (51.9 percent ). Do you have any questions?


Previously ranked: 15 points, 0.604 percentile Next seven days: vs. DAL (March 2), At SEA (March 2), @ SJ (March 5). (March 8)

Roman Josi is the MVP. The Predators had a bad month overall in February, but Josi had a good month. After a rocky start, Nashville’s best defender has found his stride, scoring 10 points in eight games through February, well exceeding expectations (and he still averages over 26 minutes of ice time per game). Nashville now needs to focus more of Josi’s emphasis on getting back on track.


Previous position: 18 points, 0.602 percentile The following games are scheduled over the next seven days: March 2 at DAL, March 4 at CBJ, March 6 at BUF, and March 7 at BOS (March 7)

Adrian Kempe was named MVP. Los Angeles is serious about winning the Pacific Division, and Kempe is a huge reason for why. Last month, the Kings scored seven goals in eight games (averaging 1.13 points per game), had a 25.9% shooting percentage, and two game-winning goals. Kempe will be leading the charge wherever L.A. continues to track.


Previously ranked: 14 points, 0.583 percentile Next seven days: against. MTL (March 5), At CHI (March 3), @ CGY (March 7). (March 7)

Mikko Koskinen was named MVP. Edmonton’s goaltender drama this season rivals any season of Real Housewives. That is why Mikko Koskinen’s recent performance is so important. In February, he went 3-0-0 with a.903 save percentage and 2.92 GAA. With a 44-save effort in Florida, Koskinen salvaged a victory for Edmonton against one of the NHL’s greatest teams during that span. And he seems to be just getting started.


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Previously ranked at 13 points, with a percentage of 0.591. The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. CAR (March 3), vs. SEA (March 5), and At CGY (March 8)

Carl Hagelin was named MVP. The month of February was not kind to Washington or its celebrities. When such occurs, other players usually step up, such as Carl Hagelin in this situation. He had a strong month alongside Garnet Hathaway and Nic Dowd, averaging seven points and a plus-seven rating in ten games. The Capitals have a lot of work ahead of them, but Hagelin and his line have been contributing.


Previously ranked at 16 points, with a percentage of 0.587. The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. LA (March 2), At WPG (March 4), @ MIN (March 6), and @ NSH (March 8)

Jake Oettinger was named MVP. In February, the Stars had a solid defensive game, which further added to Oettinger’s outstanding goaltending. With a 6-2-1 record with a.937 save percentage and 1.96 GAA, Dallas’ rookie standout shined out. The Stars have been showing signs of progress all over the place, and Oettinger is undoubtedly at the heart of it.


Previously ranked: 20 points, 0.528 percentile The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. LA (March 4), vs. BOS (March 5), and vs. TOR (March 7)

Patrik Laine was named MVP. In February, Laine’s game really took off. In nine games, Columbus’ top-line winger tallied nine goals and 15 points, his finest stretch of the season (and frankly his greatest stretch ever as a Blue Jacket). Is it any surprise that Columbus went 7-3-0 in February? Laine’s comeback provides the spark that the Blue Jackets had been looking for.


Previous position: 19 points, 0.527 percentile Next seven days: @ NYI (3rd), @ TOR (3rd), @ TOR (3rd), @ TOR (3rd), @ TOR (March 5)

J.T. Miller was named MVP. A special mention goes to Elias Pettersson, who had a fantastic February for Vancouver. Miller, on the other hand, managed to be the team’s most productive player (five goals and 16 points in ten games; 19:52 average time on ice) despite dealing with a deluge of trade rumors that might easily derail any player’s performance. Miller has stuck to his guns, breathing new life into his team’s still-viable postseason prospects.


Previously ranked: 21 points, 0.528 percentile The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. DAL (March 4), vs. NYR (March 6), and vs. TB (March 8)

Kyle Connor was named MVP. Connor has been the Jets’ most crucial player this season. Connor remains the top of Winnipeg’s crop, even as others around him have stepped up recently (notably Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele). Connor scored eight goals and 14 points in 12 games in February, was a plus-one, and led forwards in ice time (22:30 per game). He does everything, and he does it well.

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Previously ranked at 17 points, with a percentage of 0.545. The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. VGK (March 4), vs. SJ (March 6), and At CHI (March 8)

Anthony Stolarz was named MVP. I’m sure you’re thinking something along those lines. How can Anthony Stolarz win the MVP when he only started two games (and had four appearances) for Anaheim in February? The Ducks only won two games throughout the whole month (and allowed four or more goals in six of their seven outings). Stolarz was dependable when called upon. He went 1-1-0 with a.919 save percentage and a 2.68 goals-against-average. That’s a ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak month.


Previously ranked at 22 points, with a percentage of 0.500. Next seven days: at ANA (March 5), vs. NSH (March 5). (March 6)

Brent Burns was named MVP. I was tempted to give Jeffrey Viel credit for battling Zdeno Chara on such a historic night, but I digress. San Jose only won two games in February, one of which was against Chara and the Islanders, but Brent Burns remains a steadying influence even in difficult times. The Sharks always have a chance to win when the big blueliner makes plays on both ends of the rink. Isn’t it true that anybody who averages over 27 minutes of ice time every game deserves to be recognized?


Previous position: 23 points; percentage: 0.500; previous ranking: 23 points; previous ranking: 23 points; previous ranking: 23 Next seven days: vs. ARI (March 4), At TB (March 5), @ FLA (March 6). (March 8)

Moritz Seider is the MVP. How much better for the Red Wings might Seider’s first season be? Seider’s six-game point run last month was the longest by a Detroit blueliner since Reed Larson in 1977-78. He has the most ice time (24:47 per game) and the second-most points (1.43) on the squad, and he seems to be solidifying his game with each shift. In the world of Motown, this is a genuine discovery.


Previous position: 25th percentile: 0.480 The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. VAN (March 3), vs. STL (March 5), and vs. COL (March 7)

Ilya Sorokin was named MVP. To close out the month, Sorokin not only had his fifth shutout of the season, but he also went 5-3-2 overall with a.922 save percentage and 2.38 GAA. Sorokin has continued to provide consistent contributions to a club that has struggled with consistency.


Previous position: 24 points, 0.398 percentile Next seven days: at NYR on March 4, vs. STL on March 6, and vs. COL on March 7. (March 8)

Jack Hughes is the team’s MVP. For first-time NHL All-Star Jack Hughes, February was an All-Star month. Hughes, who only played six games, scored five goals and 12 points on a 23.8 percent shooting percentage. It’s a short sample size, but it’s one Hughes can build on as the Devils’ season develops, and it shows how dominating the 20-year-old can be in the future.


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Previous position: 26 points, with a percentage of 0.396. The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. MIN (March 3), vs. CHI (March 5), and vs. VGK (March 8)

Travis Sanheim was named MVP. It’s not always about who has the most flash. It’s not always about who’s the most trustworthy. As a result, Sanheim is priceless to Philadelphia. Sanheim was the Flyers’ strongest scoring source from the blue line in February (two goals and five points in eight games) while also leading their defensive efforts. If only he could get more power-play opportunities.


Previously ranked at 27 points with a percentage of 0.426. against. EDM (March 3), At PHI (March 5), vs. TB (March 6), vs. ANA (March 7) (March 8)

Marc-Andre Fleury was named MVP. The Blackhawks don’t win many games, but Fleury always seems to give them a chance. In February, he was 2-4-1 with a.914 save % and 2.74 GAA in front of a club that only scored 2.44 goals per game and allowed over 33 shots per game.


Previously ranked at 29 points with a percentage of 0.413. The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: At FLA (March 3), @ ARI (March 5), @ VGK (March 6), and @ STL (March 7). (March 8)

Connor Brown was named MVP. Brown seems unconcerned that Ottawa is once again a struggling squad. He is always willing to put out the effort. He continued to be the playmaking winger his Senators need in February, with a plus-five rating and nine points in 11 games.


30 pts. 0.306 pts. 0.306 pts. 0.306 pts Next seven days: @ CGY (3 March), @ EDM (3 March), @ CGY (3 March), @ CGY (3 March), @ CGY (3 March (March 5)

Cole Caufield was named MVP. Martin St. Louis, the interim coach, has taken Caufield under his wing, and the results have been just what Montreal had hoped for. In February, Caufield enjoys his finest month of the season, with six goals and ten points in nine games. Even more amazing, nine of his ten points came in 5-on-5 situations. The link between St. Louis and Caufield might be the greatest Montreal has seen in years.


Previous position: 31 0.336 percentile points The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: vs. NSH on March 2, At WSH on March 5, @ CAR on March 6, and @ TOR on March 7. (March 8)

Mark Giordano was named MVP. The Kraken had another difficult month in February, culminating in a seven-game losing streak. Giordano, on the other hand, has had his moments. Seattle’s captain is still a force to be reckoned with, particularly on the penalty kill, where he scored two shorthanded goals only last month. Even though he’s in his 30s, Giordano still leads his club in ice time (21:46 a game), demonstrating how important his presence is.


Previously ranked at 28 points, with a percentage of 0.370. The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: at TOR (March 2), vs. MIN (March 4), vs. LA (March 6), and vs. FLA (March 7)

Tage Thompson was named MVP. Thompson’s season has been a coming-out party, and his February was just another scene in that show. With eight goals and 11 points (including a hat trick), he led the Sabres in scoring and has taken on more responsibilities as Buffalo’s second-most utilized forward (averaging 18:26 per game). Thompson’s move to center may have been the best thing for him — and the Sabres’ future.


Previously ranked at 32 points, with a percentage of 0.302 The following games are scheduled for the next seven days: against. COL (March 3), vs. OTT (March 5), and At DET (March 8)

Clayton Keller was named MVP. Look no farther than Keller for intriguing young players who can offer a jaded fan base something to shout about. In ten games in February, the winger scored five goals (all at even strength) and added 11 points. Keller has shown to be a solid foundation upon which Arizona may build.

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