Skip to main content

Headlines

fantasy

Fantasy: Potential unrestricted free agents in 2019

Panarin, Bobrovsky entering contract years; Karlsson can hit market next July 1

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

NHL.com has identified the fantasy-relevant players at each position that can become UFAs on July 1, 2019, along with their final Yahoo rank from the 2017-18 season and current NHL.com rank for 2018-19.

These players can shake up the landscape production-wise in their contract years, especially if any are traded before or during this season -- not to mention if some hit the market next offseason. Fantasy owners should use this list as a basis for team evaluation, keeper decisions and offseason draft research. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

NOTE: Players are listed in order of NHL.com consensus rank for 2018-19. ... Players who recently signed one-year contracts (e.g. Mark Stone, Petr Mrazek, Robin Lehner, Joe Thornton) have been excluded from this list for now.

 

MORE FANTASY COVERAGE: Top 2019 restricted free agents | Cheat sheet

 

FORWARDS

Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ
2017-18 Yahoo performance-based rank: 31; NHL.com preseason rank for 2018-19: 29

Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 57; NHL.com rank: 46

Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 149; NHL.com rank: 78

Jeff Skinner, LW, BUF
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 198; NHL.com rank: 92

Eric Staal, C, MIN
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 46; NHL.com rank: 115

Anders Lee, LW, NYI
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 92; NHL.com rank: 130

Jordan Eberle, RW, NYI
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 137; NHL.com rank: 154

Yanni Gourde, C/RW, TBL
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 77; NHL.com rank: 158

Matt Duchene, C, OTT
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 183; NHL.com rank: 170

Derick Brassard, C, PIT
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 162; NHL.com rank: 191

Mats Zuccarello, RW, NYR
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 164; NHL.com rank: 219

Jakob Silfverberg, RW, ANA
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 207; NHL.com rank: N/A

 

DEFENSEMEN

Erik Karlsson, D, OTT
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 172; NHL.com rank: 8

Jake Gardiner, D, TOR
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 182; NHL.com rank: 131

Tyler Myers, D, WPG
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 195; NHL.com rank: 210

Zdeno Chara, D, BOS
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 223; NHL.com rank: 247

Alexander Edler, D, VAN
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 197; NHL.com rank: N/A

 

GOALTENDERS

Pekka Rinne, G, NSH
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 4; NHL.com rank: 41

Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 32; NHL.com rank: 43

Cam Talbot, G, EDM
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 368; NHL.com rank: 108

Mike Smith, G, CGY
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 126; NHL.com rank: 117

Semyon Varlamov, G, COL
2017-18 Yahoo rank: 134; NHL.com rank: 141

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.