NHL Pool Guide: Top 50 centres

It's a Penguin sandwich as Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos and Evgeni Malkin make up the Top 3 projected centres for the 2013-14 NHL season (AP)
September 24, 2013, 4:59 PM

Sportsnet magazine presents the Top 50 centres from its NHL Pool Guide for the upcoming 2013-14 season, complete with projections for goals, assists and points.

* Note: Penalty minutes and plus/minus projections were also taken into account for the rankings.

Positional rankings: Goalies | Defencemen | Left Wingers | Right Wingers

RANK PLAYER TEAM PROJECTIONS
01 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh GP: 73 | G: 33 | A: 77 | PTS: 110
02 Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay GP: 81 | G: 56 | A: 44 | PTS: 100
03 Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh GP: 74 | G: 43 | A: 62 | PTS: 105
04 John Tavares NY Islanders GP: 82 | G: 60 | A: 42 | PTS: 102
05 Nicklas Backstrom Washington GP: 81 | G: 29 | A: 68 | PTS: 97
06 Jonathan Toews Chicago GP: 75 | G: 30 | A: 52 | PTS: 82
07 Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim GP: 78 | G: 26 | A: 61 | PTS: 87
08 Claude Giroux Philadelphia GP: 80 | G: 28 | A: 60 | PTS: 88
09 Pavel Datsyuk Detroit GP: 72 | G: 23 | A: 51 | PTS: 74
10 Eric Staal Carolina GP: 80 | G: 32 | A: 45 | PTS: 77
11 David Krejci Boston GP: 78 | G: 29 | A: 51 | PTS: 80
12 Henrik Sedin Vancouver GP: 82 | G: 16 | A: 64 | PTS: 80
13 Stephen Weiss Detroit GP: 75 | G: 25 | A: 38 | PTS: 63
14 Patrice Bergeron Boston GP: 79 | G: 24 | A: 41 | PTS: 65
15 Tyler Seguin Dallas GP: 80 | G: 34 | A: 46 | PTS: 80
16 David Backes St. Louis GP: 81 | G: 24 | A: 38 | PTS: 62
17 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Edmonton GP: 73 | G: 24 | A: 47 | PTS: 71
18 Jason Spezza Ottawa GP: 68 | G: 25 | A: 45 | PTS: 70
19 Anze Kopitar Los Angeles GP: 79 | G: 24 | A: 47 | PTS: 71
20 Derek Stepan NY Rangers GP: 81 | G: 25 | A: 43 | PTS: 68
21 Logan Couture San Jose GP: 81 | G: 37 | A: 35 | PTS: 72
22 Joe Thornton San Jose GP: 81 | G: 17 | A: 53 | PTS: 70
23 Matt Duchene Colorado GP: 79 | G: 34 | A: 43 | PTS: 77
24 Tomas Plekanec Montreal GP: 80 | G: 24 | A: 38 | PTS: 62
25 Brandon Dubinsky Columbus GP: 74 | G: 17 | A: 36 | PTS: 53
26 Mikko Koivu Minnesota GP: 74 | G: 17 | A: 48 | PTS: 65
27 Ryan Kesler Vancouver GP: 78 | G: 25 | A: 28 | PTS: 53
28 Joe Pavelski San Jose GP: 80 | G: 29 | A: 38 | PTS: 67
29 Mike Ribeiro Phoenix GP: 80 | G: 17 | A: 46 | PTS: 63
30 Jordan Staal Carolina GP: 80 | G: 22 | A: 31 | PTS: 53
31 Nazem Kadri Toronto GP: 75 | G: 24 | A: 33 | PTS: 57
32 Mike Richards Los Angeles GP: 77 | G: 21 | A: 39 | PTS: 60
33 Patrik Berglund St. Louis GP: 80 | G: 26 | A: 32 | PTS: 58
34 Sam Gagner Edmonton GP: 75 | G: 22 | A: 45 | PTS: 67
35 Paul Stastny Colorado GP: 73 | G: 21 | A: 37 | PTS: 58
36 Vincent Lecavalier Philadelphia GP: 67 | G: 26 | A: 31 | PTS: 57
37 Cody Hodgson Buffalo GP: 80 | G: 23 | A: 37 | PTS: 60
38 Lars Eller Montreal GP: 77 | G: 15 | A: 31 | PTS: 46
39 Derick Brassard NY Rangers GP: 75 | G: 18 | A: 37 | PTS: 55
40 Brad Richards NY Rangers GP: 78 | G: 21 | A: 35 | PTS: 56
41 Tyler Ennis Buffalo GP: 81 | G: 23 | A: 33 | PTS: 56
42 Kyle Turris Ottawa GP: 72 | G: 18 | A: 29 | PTS: 47
43 Bryan Little Winnipeg GP: 75 | G: 17 | A: 38 | PTS: 55
44 Mike Cammalleri Calgary GP: 68 | G: 22 | A: 32 | PTS: 54
45 Alex Galchenyuk Montreal GP: 80 | G: 23 | A: 28 | PTS: 51
46 Tyler Bozak Toronto GP: 76 | G: 21 | A: 29 | PTS: 50
47 Sean Couturier Philadelphia GP: 78 | G: 18 | A: 23 | PTS: 41
48 Valtteri Filppula Tampa Bay GP: 74 | G: 15 | A: 29 | PTS: 54
49 Mikhail Grigorenko Buffalo GP: 74 | G: 14 | A: 13 | PTS: 27
50 Mikhail Grabovski Washington GP: 76 | G: 24 | A: 29 | PTS: 53
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