In order to determine which players were best in a faceoff, I looked at how each player fared in the past three years, going back to the 2009-10 season. I took this year into consideration, but with the shortened schedule and injuries to players, the numbers are not only going to change dramatically in short time, but they are also not equal among the best faceoff takers in the league.
Emphasis was placed on amount of faceoffs taken and faceoff percentage, but I also looked at how well each player did in power-play or shorthanded situations (via NHL.com). Usage in the faceoff circle—even strength or otherwise—was the determining factor between two players with similar winning percentages.
"LSS" stands for limited sample size for players who did not take many faceoffs during a particular season.