(Puck Daddy presents its annual look back at the year in hockey. Check back every day through the New Year for our many lists and hot takes.)
We begin our look back at 2016 with the top 10 hockey players of the year.
This list is a combination of on-ice impact and what their performances meant in context. As you’ll see, this isn’t a Top 10 NHL players list, because that’s super boring – like all rankings in our Year In Hockey, we consider every league around the world. (Although for performance-based rankings like this one, we do weight the NHL quite heavily as the sport’s top league.)
Who was the player of the year in 2016? Glad you asked ….
10 – Alexander Radulov
Radulov finished the 2015-16 KHL season in typically dominant fashion: 65 points in 53 games for CSKA Moscow for a plus-28, and helping to lead his team to Game 7 of the Gagarin Cup final before falling to Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
He then left for the NHL, signing a deal with the Montreal Canadiens. There was immediateRead More »from Top 10 players of 2016 (Puck Daddy Year in Hockey)