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January 09, 2012
Who is hockey's most underrated player?
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January 09, 2012

Nhl Players Poll

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Who is hockey's most underrated player?

Loui Eriksson, Stars LW 16%

Jamie Benn, Stars LW 6%

Joe Pavelski, Sharks RW 3%

Jordan Staal, Penguins C 3%

Chris Kelly, Bruins C 2%


Of the top five vote getters, only Eriksson has been named to an All-Star Game (2011).... No goalie received more than the lone votes garnered by the Canadiens' Peter Budaj, the Canucks' Cory Schneider, the Ducks' Jonas Hiller and the Hurricanes' Cam Ward.... In a similar poll on Facebook, SI readers named Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (sixth in player polling) the most underrated, with 35% of the vote.

Based on 179 NHL players who responded to SI's survey