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Analysis of 2015-16 NHL.com fantasy mock draft

by Pete Jensen / NHL.com

The NHL preseason is underway and fans around the world are putting together their fantasy leagues, so we've created a simulation to help you be as prepared as possible for draft day.

MOCK DRAFT LEAGUE INFORMATION

  • Roster: 16 (2 C, 2 LW, 2 RW, 4 D, 2 G, 4 BN)
  • Skater categories: G, A, +/-, PIMs, PPP, SOG
  • Goalie categories: W, GAA, SV%, SO

NHL.com's fantasy staff of Matt Cubeta, Pete Jensen, Brian Metzer, David Satriano, Eric Goodman and Sean McCullen joined LNH.com's Sebastien Deschambault, Yahoo's Scott Pianowski and NHL.com's Brian Compton, Mike Morreale, Darryl Haberman and Thomas Imperato to participate in this 12-team mock draft. The league has 192 draftees and standard Yahoo scoring.

Below are the results of the simulation with commentary pertaining to the first eight rounds and observations for later rounds. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect every trend of this mock draft to translate to your league format, but we recommend using NHL.com's top 250 ranks, analysis stories, Yahoo average draft positions and this exercise to shape your draft-day decisions.

Top 250 ranks | Hits guide | Draft bargains | Positional ranks: Forwards | Defensemen | Goalies

Sleepers: Jensen | Cubeta | Breakouts: PJ | MC | Bounce-backs | Point pairs | Team previews

ROUND 1
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
1 Sidney Crosby C PIT 2.2 Brian Metzer
2 Alex Ovechkin LW/RW WSH 1.2 Brian Compton
3 John Tavares C NYI 4.5 Pete Jensen
4 Steven Stamkos C TBL 3.4 Scott Pianowski
5 Carey Price G MTL 6.5 David Satriano
6 Tyler Seguin C/RW DAL 5.4 Eric Goodman
7 Claude Giroux C/RW PHI 8.9 Sean McCullen
8 Jamie Benn LW DAL 7.1 Thomas Imperato
9 Evgeni Malkin C/RW PIT 9.4 Sebastien Deschambault
10 Corey Perry RW ANA 13.4 Darryl Haberman
11 Jonathan Toews C CHI 17.2 Mike Morreale
12 Vladimir Tarasenko RW STL 15.1 Matt Cubeta

Best pick: Seguin -- Seguin missed 11 games in 2014-15 but was seventh in points and tied for fifth in goals, tied for sixth in power-play goals and tied for fifth in shots on goal. His sidekick, Jamie Benn, is the reigning scoring champion. A gift at No. 6.

Worst pick: Toews -- Usually posts 60-plus points with a strong plus/minus in the regular season, but there are concerns surrounding Chicago's top six. He has a category weakness (power-play points), and hasn't had 200-plus SOG since 2010-11. More valuable in reality than fantasy.

My pick: Tavares -- It remains to be seen who will play alongside Tavares, but he has a chance at 40-plus goals, 90-plus points, 35 PPP and 250-plus SOG in the Islanders' first season in Brooklyn. He's No. 3 in my rankings and I'll take him there every day of the week.

Observations: Metzer passed on Ovechkin for Crosby, the active points-per-game leader, who is centering Phil Kessel in training camp. ... Six picks had right wing eligibility. ... No defensemen in Round 1.

ROUND 2
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
13 Henrik Lundqvist G NYR 12.7 Matt Cubeta
14 Jakub Voracek RW PHI 17.9 Mike Morreale
15 Erik Karlsson D OTT 14.1 Darryl Haberman
16 Braden Holtby G WSH 23.7 Sebastien Deschambault
17 Phil Kessel RW PIT 12.0 Thomas Imperato
18 P.K. Subban D MTL 19.0 Sean McCullen
19 Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 22.4 Eric Goodman
20 Joe Pavelski C/LW SJS 22.2 David Satriano
21 Logan Couture C/LW SJS 27.3 Scott Pianowski
22 Patrick Kane C/RW CHI 11.7 Pete Jensen
23 Pekka Rinne G NSH 20.8 Brian Compton
24 Rick Nash LW/RW NYR 20.5 Brian Metzer

Best pick: Kessel -- The most surprising first-round omission, Kessel has a chance to score 40 goals with 35 PPP and 250 SOG alongside Crosby or Malkin. Expect him to go earlier than he did here.

Worst pick: Holtby -- I wouldn't take a goalie this high based on the fluctuation in ranks each season. Holtby didn't have more than 23 wins in a season prior to his 41-win breakout in 2014-15, so he could regress. He would have been a better pick one round later.

My pick: P. Kane -- Kane's career points-per-game average is 10th among active players with at least 100 games played, and he should score more than 30 goals for the first time in a single season. Kane is the subject of a police investigation and a grand jury in Hamburg, N.Y., a suburb of Buffalo, but is taking part in training camp.

Observations: Karlsson was the first defenseman drafted. ... Pavelski, the most valuable points-rating-PPP-SOG coverage asset during the past two seasons, is an excellent choice at No. 20. ... Seventeen of the first 24 picks were forwards.

ROUND 3
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
25 Kevin Shattenkirk D STL 36.9 Brian Metzer
26 Zach Parise LW MIN 29.3 Brian Compton
27 Ryan Johansen C/RW CBJ 33.4 Pete Jensen
28 Tuukka Rask G BOS 27.0 Scott Pianowski
29 Anze Kopitar C LAK 31.4 David Satriano
30 Dustin Byfuglien RW/D WPG 38.7 Eric Goodman
31 Connor McDavid C EDM 34.3 Sean McCullen
32 Ben Bishop G TBL 27.9 Thomas Imperato
33 Max Pacioretty LW MTL 40.6 Sebastien Deschambault
34 Jonathan Quick G LAK 21.3 Darryl Haberman
35 Nathan MacKinnon C/RW COL 39.2 Mike Morreale
36 Taylor Hall C/LW EDM 44.8 Matt Cubeta

Best pick: Pacioretty -- The Canadiens captain is progressing well after an offseason knee injury. He remains uncertain for the start of the season, but he tied for the League's best plus/minus last season and was the only player with 30-plus goals, 30-plus assists and 300-plus SOG.

Worst pick: Rask -- Rask finished outside the top 10 in goals-against average and shutouts last season among goalies to play at least 20 games, and the Bruins' defense is a shell of its former self without Dougie Hamilton. Zdeno Chara has injury concerns and Torey Krug is not a shutdown defender. Rask can keep the Bruins in contention but I wouldn't trust him inside the fantasy top 40.

My pick: Johansen -- Johansen had at least a point in 52 of 82 games (fourth-most in NHL) last season. If his plus/minus improves alongside even-strength standout Brandon Saad, Johansen can finish among the NHL top 10 with 80 points, 30 PPP and 220 SOG.

Observations: McDavid was the first rookie taken in mock draft. ... Shattenkirk was the most valuable defenseman before he was injured and is a power-play specialist, but tough to trust him 10 spots above his ADP. ... Quick had strong peripherals despite the Los Angeles Kings missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Obtained full round after ADP.

ROUND 4
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
37 Blake Wheeler RW WPG 61.4 Matt Cubeta
38 Mark Giordano D CGY 40.3 Mike Morreale
39 Tyler Johnson C TBL 39.8 Darryl Haberman
40 Nikita Kucherov RW TBL 44.1 Sebastien Deschambault
41 Brent Burns RW/D SJS 45.9 Thomas Imperato
42 Marc-Andre Fleury G PIT 31.2 Sean McCullen
43 Jordan Eberle RW EDM 34.7 Eric Goodman
44 David Backes C/RW STL 53.5 David Satriano
45 Gabriel Landeskog LW COL 53.6 Scott Pianowski
46 Shea Weber D NSH 47.8 Pete Jensen
47 Drew Doughty D LAK 52.1 Brian Compton
48 Nick Foligno C/LW CBJ 46.4 Brian Metzer

Best pick: Fleury -- Since 2006-07, only Henrik Lundqvist has more regular-season wins than Fleury, and the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie has played 43 fewer games. He should be good for 35-40 wins with a sub-2.40 GAA behind a stacked offense.

Worst pick: N. Foligno -- Expect the category coverage to continue, but I don't see another top-50 fantasy finish. The addition of Saad pushes Foligno down in the lineup and power-play equation, and shooting percentage should dip. Don't take him ahead of Daniel Sedin or Henrik Zetterberg.

My pick: S. Weber -- Weber is first in goals and PPG, fourth in points and third in SOG among defensemen since 2010-11. If you're in a league that counts blocks and hits, he's the best.

Observations: Cubeta took Wheeler higher than ADP, but it's justified. ... Johnson dropped to 39 because wrist isn't 100 percent. ... Eberle has upside if he flanks McDavid and Hall, but he's expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury.

ROUND 5
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
49 Corey Crawford G CHI 42.4 Brian Metzer
50 Sergei Bobrovsky G CBJ 58.5 Brian Compton
51 Victor Hedman D TBL 55.7 Pete Jensen
52 Sean Monahan C CGY 104.5 Scott Pianowski
53 Alex Pietrangelo D STL 62.8 David Satriano
54 Daniel Sedin LW VAN 64.1 Eric Goodman
55 Duncan Keith D CHI 47.0 Sean McCullen
56 Nicklas Backstrom C WSH 49.9 Thomas Imperato
57 John Carlson D WSH 69.4 Sebastien Deschambault
58 Cory Schneider G NJD 56.2 Darryl Haberman
59 Devan Dubnyk G MIN 33.7 Mike Morreale
60 Kris Letang D PIT 55.9 Matt Cubeta

Best pick: Letang -- Most usually wait until the fourth or fifth rounds for defensemen, but Letang should go earlier. He's the power-play quarterback in Pittsburgh and was among the top 11 defensemen in points, PPP, PIMs and SOG despite last season despite missing 13 games.

Worst pick: Pietrangelo -- Pietrangelo is a borderline top-15 defender who was taken 10th at his position in this draft. Shattenkirk missed time last season and Pietrangelo still finished 159th in Yahoo. He had strong point and SOG totals among defensemen, but also a minus rating. Not worth reaching for before ADP.

My pick: Hedman -- From puck-possession prowess to a heightened playoff SOG-per-game average to strong regular-season point production and plus/minus, Hedman is the next big thing among defensemen. Still has room for elevated power-play role.

Observations: Can't blame Pianowski for taking Monahan so early because of sky-high potential. ... This round was all about goalies (four) and defensemen (five).

ROUND 6
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
61 Henrik Zetterberg C/LW DET 39.3 Matt Cubeta
62 James van Riemsdyk LW TOR 51.4 Mike Morreale
63 Alexander Steen C/LW STL 63.4 Darryl Haberman
64 Andrew Ladd LW WPG 73.2 Sebastien Deschambault
65 Oliver Ekman-Larsson D ARI 78.7 Thomas Imperato
66 Patrice Bergeron C BOS 73.3 Sean McCullen
67 Henrik Sedin C VAN 80.6 Eric Goodman
68 Johnny Gaudreau LW CGY 71.2 David Satriano
69 Tomas Tatar LW/RW DET 78.0 Scott Pianowski
70 Roberto Luongo G FLA 67.6 Pete Jensen
71 Filip Forsberg C/RW NSH 61.0 Brian Compton
72 Kyle Turris C OTT 85.2 Brian Metzer

Best pick: Forsberg -- Even with a late-season slump that cost him Calder Trophy consideration, Forsberg was a five-category asset and only the third rookie in the expansion era (Tony Granato in 1988-89, MacKinnon in 2013-14) with 60-plus points, a plus-15 or better and 230-plus SOG.

Worst pick: van Riemsdyk -- van Riemsdyk clearly is the Toronto Maple Leafs' best offensive player, with 30-goal, 30-assist, 250-SOG capability. But it's tough to invest in a team that can be a plus/minus liability. Much hinges on a breakout season from Nazem Kadri and a quick turnaround under new coach Mike Babcock.

My pick: Luongo -- Luongo had 28 wins despite little goal support last season. With a full season of Jaromir Jagr and the Panthers' young core, Luongo should be back in his usual realm of 35-40 wins. His even-strength save percentage (.932) was too good to pass up in Round 6.

Observations: Goodman landed an elite point pair (Sedins). ... Zetterberg can score 70 points and was taken 20 picks after ADP.

ROUND 7
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
73 James Neal LW/RW NSH 74.0 Brian Metzer
74 Chris Kreider LW NYR 96.3 Brian Compton
75 Patrick Sharp C/LW DAL 84.4 Pete Jensen
76 Jaroslav Halak G NYI 63.8 Scott Pianowski
77 Roman Josi D NSH 64.5 David Satriano
78 Kari Lehtonen G DAL 150.4 Eric Goodman
79 Pavel Datsyuk C/LW DET 70.2 Sean McCullen
80 Brandon Saad LW/RW CBJ 94.4 Thomas Imperato
81 Frederik Andersen G ANA 92.3 Sebastien Deschambault
82 Keith Yandle D NYR 60.4 Darryl Haberman
83 T.J. Oshie C/RW WSH 76.1 Mike Morreale
84 Semyon Varlamov G COL 75.0 Matt Cubeta

Best pick: Josi -- Weber will be taken over Josi in all formats because of pedigree, but don't forget Josi finished tied for fifth in scoring among defensemen last season and was one of 10 at his position with 200-plus SOG. You can justify taking Josi over Pietrangelo, who went two rounds earlier.

Worst pick: Lehtonen -- Even if you're high on Lehtonen's chances to emerge from the timeshare with Antti Niemi, this is way too high. Dallas can be elite, but Lehtonen likely won't see his usual 60-65 games. He could benefit from quality over quantity, but don't draft Lehtonen earlier than Round 9. Even if you're prioritizing the timeshare, you can wait another round for Lehtonen.

My pick: Sharp -- Sharp was the sixth-most valuable fantasy player in 2013-14 and is coming off an unlucky season of 7.0-percent shooting on 230 SOG. A return to 30 goals, 65-70 points and 300 SOG would be glorious at this price.

Observations: Datsyuk faces an injury concern but still is worth taking around the top 75. ... Andersen, with Anton Khudobin likely challenging John Gibson for backup job, can lock down the No. 1 spot and finish among the top 15 goalies. ... Oshie, a low-risk/high-reward selection, could have a career year with the Washington Capitals.

ROUND 8
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
85 Matt Duchene C/LW COL 77.6 Matt Cubeta
86 Wayne Simmonds LW/RW PHI 90.3 Mike Morreale
87 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C EDM 100.8 Darryl Haberman
88 Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 121.1 Sebastien Deschambault
89 Ryan Miller G VAN 78.2 Thomas Imperato
90 Aaron Ekblad D FLA 88.0 Sean McCullen
91 Patrick Marleau C/LW SJS 88.0 Eric Goodman
92 Marian Hossa RW CHI 95.0 David Satriano
93 Scott Hartnell LW CBJ 146.2 Scott Pianowski
94 Evander Kane LW BUF 105.7 Pete Jensen
95 Kyle Okposo RW NYI 98.9 Brian Compton
96 Tyson Barrie D COL 85.4 Brian Metzer

Best pick: Simmonds -- Simmonds is one of the best value picks of this draft. He's a proven finisher for a top-tier power-play unit, as evidenced by his PPG track record (third since 2011-12). Lean on him for 60-100 PIMs, 200 SOG and a top-40 fantasy finish in any given season.

Worst pick: Nugent-Hopkins -- Nugent-Hopkins has consecutive 56-point, minus-12 seasons with fewer than 200 SOG, and Hall likely is moving to McDavid's line. Nugent-Hopkins took a step back on the power-play front last season and doesn't provide many PIMs. With only center eligibility, I wouldn't reach this high.

My pick: E. Kane -- I see Kane scoring 30-plus goals with the best power-play numbers of his career and 300-plus SOG alongside Ryan O'Reilly. He has the second-most SOG per game since 2010-11 behind Ovechkin and is an injury bounce-back candidate that covers PIMs.

Observations: I wouldn't take Miller inside the top 100. ... Hossa is a value pick and annual top-50 fantasy asset. ... If Okposo plays on the second or third line in a contract year, his value will suffer.

ROUND 9
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
97 Bryan Little C/RW WPG 98.4 Brian Metzer
98 Justin Faulk D CAR 102.2 Brian Compton
99 Jiri Hudler LW/RW CGY 87.3 Pete Jensen
100 Gustav Nyquist C/LW/RW DET 100.9 Scott Pianowski
101 Jonas Hiller G CGY 93.0 David Satriano
102 Dougie Hamilton D CGY 103.4 Eric Goodman
103 Ondrej Palat LW TBL 111.1 Sean McCullen
104 Joe Thornton C SJS 138.7 Thomas Imperato
105 John Klingberg D DAL 124.6 Sebastien Deschambault
106 Milan Lucic LW LAK 144.9 Darryl Haberman
107 Steve Mason G PHI 86.0 Mike Morreale
108 Jeff Carter C/RW LAK 108.6 Matt Cubeta

Observations: Mason finished second behind Price in even-strength save percentage among starters and is a dark horse top-10 goalie. ... Thornton continues to be underestimated in fantasy. … Nyquist was the first C/LW/RW player taken. ... Klingberg could man a power-play unit with Seguin, Benn, Sharp and Jason Spezza. Worth targeting earlier than ADP.

ROUND 10
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
109 Ryan McDonagh D NYR 88.3 Matt Cubeta
110 Ryan Suter D MIN 124.9 Mike Morreale
111 Mike Green D DET 94.4 Darryl Haberman
112 Sami Vatanen D ANA 106.6 Sebastien Deschambault
113 Derek Stepan C NYR 147.0 Thomas Imperato
114 Mark Streit D PHI 117.2 Sean McCullen
115 Dennis Wideman D CGY 108.7 Eric Goodman
116 Jason Spezza C DAL 126.8 David Satriano
117 Torey Krug D BOS 113.1 Scott Pianowski
118 Brian Elliott G STL 100.2 Pete Jensen
119 Jack Eichel C BUF 127.9 Brian Compton
120 Ondrej Pavelec G WPG 117.5 Brian Metzer

Observations: Eichel, at No. 119, carries tempered expectations compared to McDavid (No. 31), but also less risk. ... Spezza dropped to No. 116 but could finish among the top 50. ... I picked up Elliott in Round 10 and followed with Allen to secure the elite tandem. ... Vatanen could challenge Karlsson for the most power-play points among defensemen if he plays a full season.

ROUND 11
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
121 Mark Stone RW OTT 136.4 Brian Metzer
122 Ryan Kesler C/RW ANA 114.7 Brian Compton
123 Jake Allen G STL 110.0 Pete Jensen
124 Niklas Kronwall D DET 119.5 Scott Pianowski
125 Jaden Schwartz LW STL 107.8 David Satriano
126 Bobby Ryan LW/RW OTT 124.4 Eric Goodman
127 Alex Galchenyuk C/LW MTL 155.5 Sean McCullen
128 Brent Seabrook D CHI 121.5 Thomas Imperato
129 Radim Vrbata RW VAN 120.2 Sebastien Deschambault
130 Evgeny Kuznetsov C/LW WSH 172.8 Darryl Haberman
131 Andrei Markov D MTL 112.4 Mike Morreale
132 Jacob Trouba D WPG 137.7 Matt Cubeta

Observations: Kuznetsov's ADP is low so it’s appropriate to begin targeting him after Round 10. Consider him a top-75 forward with higher potential if he centers Ovechkin. ... Schwartz plays on Tarasenko's line and may be the best player that the average owner doesn't recognize. ... Galchenyuk is a question mark at center but could justify reaching. ... Way too late for Vrbata, a proven 30-goal scorer.

ROUND 12
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
133 Dion Phaneuf D TOR 141.1 Matt Cubeta
134 Brad Marchand LW BOS 140.1 Mike Morreale
135 Ryan O'Reilly C/LW/RW BUF 158.3 Darryl Haberman
136 Tomas Plekanec C MTL 165.7 Sebastien Deschambault
137 T.J. Brodie D CGY 120.1 Thomas Imperato
138 Jarome Iginla RW COL 117.2 Sean McCullen
139 Eric Staal C CAR 133.0 Eric Goodman
140 Marian Gaborik RW LAK 151.7 David Satriano
141 Jake Muzzin D LAK 143.3 Scott Pianowski
142 Chris Kunitz LW PIT 129.8 Pete Jensen
143 Anders Lee C NYI 173.3 Brian Compton
144 Nick Leddy D NYI 123.4 Brian Metzer

Observations: Questionable to reach this high for Phaneuf. ... O'Reilly has tri-eligibility, which Haberman targeted with a string of four straight picks of flexible forwards. ... Plekanec's production dips if Galchenyuk sticks at center, but he was a top-50 fantasy asset in 2014-15. ... Proven veterans Iginla, Staal and Gaborik obtained for cheap. ... Buy low on Kunitz hoping he'll bounce back alongside Crosby and Kessel. ... Brodie is week-to-week after sustaining a broken bone in his hand.

ROUND 13
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
145 Tyler Toffoli LW/RW LAK 132.8 Brian Metzer
146 Kevin Hayes RW NYR 174.1 Brian Compton
147 Ryan Strome C NYI 169.0 Pete Jensen
148 Brendan Gallagher RW MTL 160.6 Scott Pianowski
149 Johnny Boychuk D NYI 126.7 David Satriano
150 Erik Johnson D COL 162.9 Eric Goodman
151 Ryan Callahan RW TBL 164.7 Sean McCullen
152 Alexander Edler D VAN 157.6 Thomas Imperato
153 Jonathan Huberdeau C/LW FLA 149.0 Sebastien Deschambault
154 Thomas Vanek LW/RW MIN 154.2 Darryl Haberman
155 Anton Stralman D TBL 152.1 Mike Morreale
156 Derick Brassard C NYR 163.0 Matt Cubeta

Observations: Brassard led the Rangers in assists and PPP last season. Save a center spot for him. ... Strome is a breakout candidate on Tavares' wing. … Leddy has highest upside among Islanders defensemen, but Boychuk covered five of six categories last season.

ROUND 14
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
157 Brandon Dubinsky C/LW CBJ 170.9 Matt Cubeta
158 Jeff Skinner LW/RW CAR 154.7 Mike Morreale
159 David Pastrnak LW/RW BOS 176.4 Darryl Haberman
160 David Savard D CBJ 170.4 Sebastien Deschambault
161 Mats Zuccarello LW/RW NYR 172.9 Thomas Imperato
162 Martin Jones G SJS 136.3 Sean McCullen
163 Antti Niemi G DAL 164.9 Eric Goodman
164 Andrew Hammond G OTT 145.4 David Satriano
165 Steve Downie LW/RW ARI 168.1 Scott Pianowski
166 Jack Johnson D CBJ 164.0 Pete Jensen
167 Hampus Lindholm D ANA 140.6 Brian Compton
168 Cam Fowler D ANA 153.9 Brian Metzer

Observations: No goalies were taken between Allen (No. 123) and Jones (No. 162), proving how undervalued Niemi is. … Pastrnak is playing with David Krejci in training camp and could have a big season. Surprised to see Savard go higher than Jack Johnson, whom I scooped up.

ROUND 15
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
169 Michael Hutchinson G WPG 171.9 Brian Metzer
170 Zdeno Chara D BOS 149.6 Brian Compton
171 David Perron LW/RW PIT 171.3 Pete Jensen
172 Jason Garrison D TBL 167.4 Scott Pianowski
173 Marko Dano C CHI 164.2 David Satriano
174 Jaromir Jagr RW FLA 169.2 Eric Goodman
175 Valeri Nichushkin RW DAL 169.7 Sean McCullen
176 Carl Hagelin LW ANA 162.4 Thomas Imperato
177 Tom Wilson RW WSH N/D Sebastien Deschambault
178 Seth Jones D NSH 163.8 Darryl Haberman
179 Tyler Myers D WPG 168.2 Mike Morreale
180 Petr Mrazek G DET 167.6 Matt Cubeta

Observations: Wilson was a PIMs specialist (fourth in NHL) last season, but offensive upside is limited with Ovechkin, Andre Burakovsky and Marcus Johansson on the Capitals' left side. ... Hard to believe how far Chara fell in one season (No. 67 in 2014 mock draft). ... Jagr has 60-point potential in Florida and is the ultimate bargain. ... Sleepers (Dano, Nichushkin, Mrazek) went off the board.

ROUND 16
PICK PLAYER ELIGIBILITY TEAM ADP FANTASY OWNER
181 James Wisniewski D CAR 156.4 Matt Cubeta
182 Teuvo Teravainen LW CHI 166.9 Mike Morreale
183 Christian Ehrhoff D LAK 168.6 Darryl Haberman
184 Travis Hamonic D NYI 171.6 Sebastien Deschambault
185 Alex Killorn C/LW TBL 164.8 Thomas Imperato
186 Troy Brouwer RW STL 179.0 Sean McCullen
187 Antti Raanta G NYR 168.5 Eric Goodman
188 Olli Maatta D PIT 137.6 David Satriano
189 Craig Smith C/RW NSH 158.2 Scott Pianowski
190 Matt Dumba D MIN 167.2 Pete Jensen
191 Cody Franson D BUF 170.8 Brian Compton
192 Nick Bjugstad C FLA 171.5 Brian Metzer

Observations: More sleepers (Teravainen, Brouwer, Dumba) rounded out rosters. … I would have picked Howard or Anderson rather than Raanta. ... Franson went from unsigned to fantasy-relevant because he'll see power-play time in Buffalo. ... Few take Killorn seriously despite a strong postseason next to Stamkos.


Notable undrafted players (with Yahoo ADP): Jimmy Howard (G, DET; 124.8), Andrej Sekera (D, EDM; 134.7), Craig Anderson (G, OTT; 148.7), Cam Talbot (G, EDM; 155.2), Mark Scheifele (C, WPG; 156.6), Aleksander Barkov (C, FLA; 164.7), Jakob Silfverberg (LW/RW, ANA; 168.2), David Krejci (C, BOS; 166.8), Sam Bennett (C, CGY; 170.8), Mike Ribeiro (C, NSH; 171.3), Carl Soderberg (C/LW, COL; 171.4), Brandon Pirri (C/LW/RW, FLA; 171.6), Max Domi (C, ARI; 172.0), Tyler Ennis (C/LW, BUF, 175.1), Mike Hoffman (C/LW, OTT; 177.3), Cam Atkinson (RW, CBJ; 178.8)

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