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Fantasy forward top 100 rankings for 2019-20 on April 2

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

NHL.com's fantasy hockey forward top 100 rankings are based on past production and expectations for next season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

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FANTASY TOP 100 FORWARD RANKINGS

Standard Yahoo categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters. Forward positions indicate Yahoo eligibility for 2018-19 season. ... Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, projected line combinations, power-play usage, injury history, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy for next season, age and contract status (potential 2019 UFA: *; RFA: **). ... DTD indicates player with day-to-day injury.

1. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
2. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
3. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
4. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
5. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
6. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW/RW, EDM
7. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
8. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
9. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
10. Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR**
11. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
12. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
13. Tyler Seguin, C, DAL
14. Auston Matthews, C, TOR
15. Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL** (DTD)
16. Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL
17. John Tavares, C, TOR
18. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
19. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
20. Brayden Point, C, TBL**
21. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
22. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (NEW - INJ.)
23. Sebastian Aho, C/LW/RW, CAR**
24. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
25. Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG**
26. Claude Giroux, C/LW/RW, PHI
27. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY**
28. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN
29. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
30. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
31. Sean Monahan, C, CGY
32. Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ*
33. Dylan Larkin, C, DET
34. Jack Eichel, C, BUF
35. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
36. Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL
37. Taylor Hall, LW, NJD (NEW - INJ.)
38. Jake Guentzel, C/LW/RW, PIT
39. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
40. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
41. Mark Stone, RW, VGK
42. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN**
43. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
44. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
45. Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
46. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
47. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
48. Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS
49. Sean Couturier, C, PHI
50. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
51. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS*
52. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS**
53. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
54. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI
55. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR
56. Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL
57. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
58. Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
59. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM
60. Evander Kane, LW, SJS
61. Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
62. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ
63. Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI
64. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG**
65. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
66. Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS
67. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL
68. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA
69. Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA
70. Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK
71. William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK**
72. Matt Duchene, C, CBJ*
73. Jeff Skinner, C/LW, BUF*
74. T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
75. Max Domi, C/LW, MTL
76. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, CAR
77. Mikael Granlund, C/LW/RW, NSH
78. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK (NEW)
79. Dylan Strome, C, CHI
80. Bo Horvat, C, VAN
81. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ
82. Rickard Rakell, C/LW/RW, ANA (NEW)
83. Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR
84. William Nylander, C/RW, TOR (NEW)
85. Clayton Keller, C/LW/RW, ARI (NEW)
86. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
87. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
88. Paul Stastny, C, VGK
89. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR (NEW - INJ.)
90. Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD (NEW)
91. Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
92. Anders Lee, LW, NYI*
93. Dustin Brown, RW, LAK
94. Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT (NEW)
95. David Krejci, C, BOS
96. Nico Hischier, C, NJD (NEW)
97. Zach Parise, LW, MIN
98. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET (NEW)
99. Mats Zuccarello, RW, DAL* (NEW - INJ.)
100. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA (NEW)

Dropped out: Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS; Josh Anderson, RW, CBJ; James van Riemsdyk, LW, PHI; Andreas Athanasiou, C/LW/RW, DET; David Perron, LW/RW, STL; Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF; Justin Williams, RW, CAR*; Tyler Johnson, C/LW/RW, TBL; Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, SJS*; Kevin Hayes, C, WPG*; Kevin Labanc, LW/RW, SJS**; Joe Thornton, C, SJS*; Ryan Donato, C/LW/RW, MIN**

Just missed: Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA; Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, DET; Jakob Silfverberg, RW, ANA; Yanni Gourde, C/LW/RW, TBL; Jonathan Drouin, C/LW, MTL; Eric Staal, C, MIN; Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH**; Micheal Ferland, LW/RW, CAR*; Travis Konecny, C/LW/RW, PHI**; Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL; Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, MTL; Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN; Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, ARI; Andreas Johnsson, LW/RW, TOR**; Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, ARI**; Kasperi Kapanen, RW, TOR**; Marcus Johansson, LW, BOS*; Alexander Kerfoot, C/LW, COL**; Andrew Shaw, C/RW, MTL; Ondrej Kase, RW, ANA

 

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