2013 Hart Trophy Candidates
10) Antti Niemi, G - San Jose Sharks
The Sharks' netminder leads the NHL in wins (22), ranks second in shutouts (4), and slots fifth in save percentage (.926).
9) Jonathan Toews, C - Chicago Blackhawks
Toews leads the NHL-best Blackhawks in goals (21), good for sixth in the league, and places ninth in the NHL in total points (44).
8) Sergei Bobrovsky, G - Columbus Blue Jackets
Bobrovsky is a legitimate Vezina candidate after leading the Blue Jackets into playoff contention. Columbus is currently 8th in the Western Conference after missing the postseason for three straight years.
7) Ryan Getzlaf, C - Anaheim Ducks
Getzlaf is eighth in the NHL in points (45) as the offensive leader of the second best team in the Western Conference. The 6-foot-4 center is fourth in the league in assists (31).
6) Chris Kunitz, LW - Pittsburgh Penguins
Kunitz has stepped up big with Evgeni Malkin missing much of the year and currently ranks fifth in the NHL in points (48). He also slots fifth in goals (21) and has a career-high +29 rating this season.
5) Martin St. Louis, RW - Tampa Bay Lightning
St. Louis is perennially in the Hart Trophy discussion and won the award in 2003-04. Despite the Lightning being out of the playoff mix, he once again finds himself in the conversation with 53 points (2nd in NHL) and 41 assists (tied 1st in NHL).
4) Patrick Kane, RW - Chicago Blackhawks
Kane is the leader of hockey's best team and is sixth in the NHL in points (47). He is seventh in the league in goals (20) including eight power play scores (5th in NHL).
3) Steven Stamkos, C - Tampa Bay Lightning
Just like his teammate St. Louis, Stamkos is also having a terrific year despite his team's record. The 23-year-old is second in the NHL in goals (27) and points (53).
2) Alex Ovechkin, LW - Washington Capitals
A two-time winner of the award, Ovechkin has revitalized his career as one of the game's best scorers. He currently leads the NHL in goals (28) and ranks fourth in points (48).
1) Sidney Crosby, C - Pittsburgh Penguins
If it weren't for a broken jaw suffered in late March that has kept him out ever since, Crosby would likely have this award all wrapped up. But he hasn't played since March 30 and players are starting to catch up with him. Amazingly, he still leads the NHL in points (56).