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Top-175 Overall Fantasy Hockey Rankings

Matt Cubeta, Pete Jensen, Sergei Feldman and Chris Foster rank top-175 fantasy players

Tuesday, 09.04.2012 / 12:00 PM / Fantasy Hockey Draft Rankings, Advice and Analysis

By NHL.com Fantasy Hockey Staff

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Top-175 Overall Fantasy Hockey Rankings
NHL.com's fantasy hockey staff puts together their list of the top-175 overall fantasy hockey players.
Below is a list of NHL.com's top-175 overall fantasy hockey player rankings, as determined by fantasy experts Matt Cubeta, Pete Jensen, Sergei Feldman and Chris Foster. In addition to the composite ranking listed below (combined ranking determined by averaging each expert's selections), you are also able to sort each of our expert's individual player rankings to see where they stand on each player's value.

Past statistics, potential linemates, injuries and much more are taken into account in producing these selections, but these rankings should be viewed as our experts' opinionated projections of the most valuable players in the League from a fantasy standpoint. Some of our experts value a workhorse goalie over one who will split time with his backup; others prefer a skater who is elite in a few categories to one who is solid in all six.

When it's all said and done, though, these rankings take each expert's stance into account, providing you with a big-picture view of each player's impending fantasy value.

These rankings project value in standard fantasy hockey leagues, which include a 6x4 category scoring system: goals, assists, plus-minus, power-play points, shots on goal, penalty minutes, goalie wins, goals-against-average, save percentage and shutouts.

So, whether you're searching for a goal-scorer, distributor, power-play anchor, PIM producer or a top-tier netminder, our top-175 rankings will give you an edge in your fantasy hockey draft. For clarification on the top-50 overall rankings, check out Cubeta's in-depth assessment.

NOTE: After assessing the entire fantasy landscape, our experts rated some players outside of the top-175 who were ultimately ranked in our composite rankings. Therefore, because composite rankings are determined by averages, numbers higher than 200 appear in some cases when sorting individual rankings. Also, NHL.com's placement of a given player in composite top-175 rankings in many cases differs from sets of positional rankings (LW/C/RW/D/G) because overall rankings take into account each expert's respective selections.

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POSITIONAL RANKINGS: Centers | Left Wings | Right Wings | Defensemen | Goalies

Matt Cubeta breaks down the top 50 fantasy players

Additional note:
Positions determined using a combination of last season's Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey position assignments and NHL.com's 30 in 30 lineup projections.

Click writers' name to sort their rankings.
Overall Player, Position Team Cubeta Jensen Feldman Foster
1. Evgeni Malkin, C 1 1 1 1
2. Steven Stamkos, C 2 3 3 2
3. Sidney Crosby, C 3 4 2 3
4. Claude Giroux, C 5 2 4 4
5. Henrik Lundqvist, G 4 5 12 5
6. Jonathan Quick, G 9 7 14 6
7. Corey Perry, RW 6 10 16 8
8. Daniel Sedin, LW 7 18 8 7
9. Alex Ovechkin, LW 8 13 10 9
10. James Neal, LW 18 8 5 12
11. John Tavares, C 15 11 7 11
12. Henrik Sedin, C 13 15 6 13
13. Erik Karlsson, D 16 9 20 10
14. Ilya Kovalchuk, LW 12 14 15 15
15. Anze Kopitar, C 10 6 36 14
16. Patrick Sharp, LW 27 16 11 19
17. Pekka Rinne, G 17 12 33 16
18. Rick Nash, LW 14 20 13 38
19. Scott Hartnell, LW 31 27 9 18
20. Jonathan Toews, C 11 17 37 25
21. Jason Spezza, C 30 24 23 17
22. Zdeno Chara, D 26 21 27 22
23. Pavel Datsyuk, C 21 30 17 30
24. Zach Parise, LW 19 26 29 27
25. Eric Staal, C 20 36 18 32
26. Marian Hossa, RW 23 29 19 35
27. Tyler Seguin, RW 33 23 34 23
28. Kris Letang, D 37 19 38 21
29. Phil Kessel, RW 28 35 32 28
30. David Backes, C 40 32 28 26
31. Henrik Zetterberg, C 32 40 25 34
32. Shea Weber, D 38 22 31 42
33. Jimmy Howard, G 29 28 59 20
34. Marc-Andre Fleury, G 25 31 53 44
35. Marian Gaborik, RW (inj.) 56 38 26 41
36. Patrick Marleau, LW 42 51 22 46
37. Patrick Kane, RW 24 42 52 51
38. Joe Pavelski, RW 48 33 39 52
39. Jordan Eberle, RW 50 44 47 37
40. Joe Thornton, C 49 43 30 60
41. Mike Smith, G 51 25 86 24
42. Brad Richards, C 36 61 50 39
43. Martin St. Louis, RW 46 57 21 64
44. Jamie Benn, C 34 54 44 59
45. Jarome Iginla, RW 41 60 42 58
46. Ryan Miller, G 43 34 85 43
47. Taylor Hall, LW 53 66 43 45
48. Bobby Ryan, LW 35 63 46 67
49. Ryan Getzlaf, C 45 74 24 71
50. Dustin Byfuglien, D 59 50 66 40
51. Nicklas Backstrom, C 22 62 96 36
52. Logan Couture, C 44 41 71 61
53. Alex Pietrangelo, D 47 45 72 53
54. Gabriel Landeskog, LW 71 49 49 48
55. Milan Lucic, LW 52 85 35 49
56. Loui Eriksson, LW 74 52 41 68
57. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C 78 64 48 50
58. Jaroslav Halak, G 54 94 65 29
59. Evander Kane, LW 58 48 67 70
60. Johan Franzen, RW 63 68 56 57
61. Dan Boyle, D 60 76 77 47
62. Teemu Selanne, RW 66 58 60 81
63. Thomas Vanek, LW 65 82 58 69
64. Cory Schneider, G 81 88 78 31
65. Max Pacioretty, LW 70 56 73 88
66. Carey Price, G 73 39 111 65
67. Dustin Brown, RW 76 55 68 90
68. Miikka Kiprusoff, G 61 46 103 83
69. Joffrey Lupul, LW 62 81 75 76
70. Patrice Bergeron, C 68 70 102 63
71. Ray Whitney, LW 87 100 51 72
72. Brad Marchand, LW 83 105 54 73
73. Drew Doughty, D 55 65 101 96
74. Cam Ward, G 89 59 107 62
75. Tuukka Rask, G 69 67 148 33
76. Dany Heatley, RW 82 75 81 80
77. Jason Pominville, RW 90 71 63 94
78. Alexandre Burrows, RW 64 84 90 87
79. Kari Lehtonen, G 39 37 173 79
80. Erik Cole, RW 96 53 40 139
81. Jordan Staal, C 99 47 112 75
82. Matt Moulson, LW 80 92 88 77
83. Chris Kunitz, LW 92 80 45 121
84. Mikko Koivu, C 57 77 119 97
85. Roberto Luongo, G 91 134 70 56
86. Alexander Semin, RW 86 72 109 103
87. Mike Richards, C 79 115 94 84
88. Alexander Edler, D 94 123 83 78
89. Ryan Suter, D 111 99 115 54
90. Ryan Callahan, RW 75 83 76 147
91. Matt Duchene, C 67 89 98 130
92. Radim Vrbata, RW 117 91 57 129
93. Milan Michalek, LW 113 111 61 110
94. Danny Briere, RW 114 129 55 99
95. Keith Yandle, D 101 87 128 82
96. Jeff Skinner, RW 88 128 106 85
97. P.K. Subban, D 72 78 193 66
98. Brian Elliott, G 108 112 64 132
99. Patrik Elias, LW 97 109 74 136
100. Brian Campbell, D 116 120 126 55
101. Ryan Kesler, C (inj.) 85 132 113 89
102. Justin Williams, LW 115 102 84 118
103. Ryane Clowe, LW 110 108 69 133
104. Antti Niemi, G 77 73 157 128
105. David Perron, LW 104 98 82 157
106. Blake Wheeler, RW 139 69 122 111
107. Jeff Carter, RW 95 125 110 112
108. Niklas Backstrom, G 84 107 151 105
109. PA Parenteau, RW 103 114 80 156
110. Wayne Simmonds, LW 109 86 79 181
111. Martin Brodeur, G 121 130 104 104
112. T.J. Oshie, RW 131 93 135 102
113. Mike Ribeiro, C 112 106 129 119
114. Vincent Lecavalier, C 98 79 141 150
115. David Clarkson, RW 153 113 89 113
116. Tomas Fleischmann, LW 127 116 62 165
117. Kevin Shattenkirk, D 100 96 152 123
118. Mark Streit, D 119 148 123 95
119. Andrew Ladd, LW 133 143 95 124
120. Dion Phaneuf, D 94 104 226 74
121. Kris Versteeg, RW 155 97 93 153
122. Ilya Bryzgalov, G 105 124 165 109
123. Jaromir Jagr, RW 135 95 138 137
124. Michael Ryder, RW 142 122 87 158
125. David Krejci, C 107 121 114 171
126. Olli Jokinen, C 156 117 132 120
127. Martin Havlat, RW 124 126 137 142
128. Nathan Horton, RW 123 101 150 155
129. Andy McDonald, LW 140 172 105 117
130. Kevin Bieksa, D 120 90 159 170
131. Stephen Weiss, C 157 141 117 126
132. Drew Stafford, RW 159 127 133 125
133. Teddy Purcell, RW 150 110 139 148
134. Adam Henrique, C 151 133 121 151
135. Duncan Keith, D 106 142 209 100
136. Shane Doan, RW (UFA*) 129 164 124 144
137. James van Riemsdyk, C 144 144 108 169
138. Daniel Alfredsson, RW 134 119 136 177
139. Nail Yakupov, RW 152 163 166 86
140. Michael Del Zotto, D 148 139 178 106
141. Craig Anderson, G 149 162 160 114
142. Braden Holtby, G 174 140 183 91
143. Paul Stastny, C 137 169 142 140
144. Derek Roy, C (inj.) 146 167 116 160
145. Derek Stepan, C 126 150 97 227
146. Jonas Hiller, G 102 146 181 173
147. Travis Zajac, C 125 103 196 178
148. Semyon Varlamov, G 158 153 171 122
149. Martin Erat, RW 172 137 134 162
150. Niklas Kronwall, D 132 161 219 98
151. Valtteri Filppula, LW 118 135 127 230
152. Pascal Dupuis, RW 167 118 131 198
153. Tomas Plekanec, C 162 145 144 180
154. Brent Burns, D 130 131 227 146
155. Brenden Morrow, LW 160 165 92 226
156. Tyler Ennis, C 136 204 204 107
157. Ondrej Pavelec, G 171 179 145 159
158. Matt Carle, D 199 147 168 141
159. Chris Stewart, RW 173 168 120 199
160. R.J. Umberger, LW 176 158 99 228
161. Cody Hodgson, C 122 191 200 154
162. Jack Johnson, D 181 180 222 93
163. Kimmo Timonen, D 147 190 232 108
164. Jakub Voracek, RW 128 138 203 209
165. Mike Green, D 138 176 234 134
166. Tobias Enstrom, D 161 202 230 92
167. Mike Cammalleri, C 143 200 125 204
168. Steve Downie, RW 179 155 146 220
169. Christian Ehrhoff, D 177 221 189 116
170. Dennis Wideman, D 185 174 195 149
171. James Wisniewski, D 193 214 170 131
172. Devan Dubnyk, G 141 198 241 135
173. Jiri Hudler, RW 182 152 149 232
174. Chris Kreider, LW 154 175 153 238
175. Mikhail Grabovski, C 166 178 140 237
*currently an unrestricted free agent

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