As part of NHL.com's 30 in 30 series, our fantasy hockey staff is breaking down each team's fantasy landscape. From most valuable assets to underrated options, impact prospects and more, this guide should help fantasy owners prioritize players for drafts.
Starting at the top: Jamie Benn, LW; Tyler Seguin, C
Benn, the NHL's leading scorer the past two seasons combined (176 points in 164 games), is the fourth-ranked fantasy asset by NHL.com. Last season, he finished second in points (89), third in goals (41), tied for second in power-play points (30) and tied for 21st in shots on goal (247) with a plus-7 rating and strong peripheral coverage (64 penalty minutes; 118 or more hits in six full seasons). Benn has even performed at an elite level with Seguin out of the lineup. He scored four points in the final game of the 2014-15 season to claim the Art Ross Trophy in a game where Seguin was scratched, and was better than a point per game in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs (15 points in 13 games) with Seguin injured.