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Fantasy: Top 200 rankings after 2016 playoffs

Best players if you were drafting for next season after end of postseason

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Fantasy Insider

NOTE: VIEW NHL.COM'S UPDATED PRESEASON TOP 250 PLAYER RANKINGS

There's still a long way to go before fantasy hockey drafts get underway this fall, but the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs have likely shaken up your draft board compared to the end of the regular season.

The Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup using a late-season surge and rookie goalie Matt Murray, who unseated longtime starter Marc-Andre Fleury. Phil Kessel, not Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, was Pittsburgh's leading playoff scorer, and Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks overcame an injury-plagued regular season to score more playoff points than any player in the past six years. Malkin played on Pittsburgh's third line for much of the playoffs.

John Tavares of the New York Islanders and Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning made their presence felt offensively, and nobody could blame you for drafting either in the late first round or early second round as a result. Sharks defenseman Brent Burns finished tied for the sixth-most points at his position in a single postseason. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, prior to his injury, proved he's as reliable as any fantasy goalie, and fantasy owners can't afford to ignore emerging young stars Jonathan Drouin (Lightning) and Robby Fabbri (St. Louis Blues) after their memorable postseasons.

Video: Images of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

And, despite an underwhelming postseason, Teuvo Teravainen's ceiling just got a whole lot higher after being traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Carolina Hurricanes, where he's a lock for top-six minutes.

Plenty of roster decisions are coming soon with the 2016 NHL Draft, offseason trade activity and free agency on the horizon, and we'll be sure to gain more injury and lineup insight as the 2016 World Cup of Hockey and training camps draw closer. That said, freshening up the fantasy hockey landscape at the end of the postseason is key to evaluating any trends that could carry over to next season.

Here's an updated look at the top 200 player rankings for 2016-17 based on what we know after the playoffs. These rankings are based on performance in the regular season and postseason, and take into account expectations for next season. Whether you are beginning to make keeper-league decisions or just wrapping your mind around the offseason, these rankings should serve as your starting point. They will be updated again in early July.

NOTES: Standard Yahoo categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power-play points and shots on goal for skaters, and wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for goalies. Value has been quantified based on regular-season and playoff trends, line combinations, power-play usage, team goalie situations, injury history, bounce-back or breakout potential, projected regression, age, and contract status (pending unrestricted and restricted free agents are noted below).

1. Patrick Kane, C/RW, CHI
2. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
3. Alex Ovechkin, LW/RW, WSH
4. Jamie Benn, LW, DAL
5. Erik Karlsson, D, OTT 
6. Brent Burns, D/RW, SJS 
7. Joe Pavelski, C/LW/RW, SJS
8. Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL
9. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
10. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
11. John Tavares, C, NYI
12. Kris Letang, D, PIT 
13. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY (RFA)
14. Claude Giroux, C/RW, PHI
15. Ben Bishop, G, TBL
16. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL (RFA)
17. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C/LW, WSH
18. Braden Holtby, G, WSH
19. Steven Stamkos, C, TBL (UFA)
20. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
21. Joe Thornton, C, SJS
22. Evgeni Malkin, C/RW, PIT
23. Blake Wheeler, RW, WPG
24. Carey Price, G, MTL
25. Artemi Panarin, LW, CHI
26. P.K. Subban, D, MTL
27. Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS
28. Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
29. Corey Perry, RW, ANA
30. Dustin Byfuglien, D/RW, WPG
31. Wayne Simmonds, LW/RW, PHI
32. Martin Jones, G, SJS
33. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
34. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
35. Taylor Hall, C/LW, EDM
36. Jonathan Quick, G, LAK
37. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI 
38. Corey Crawford, G, CHI
39. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA
40. Cory Schneider, G, NJD
41. James Neal, LW/RW, NSH
42. John Carlson, D, WSH
43. Filip Forsberg, C/LW/RW, NSH (RFA)
44. Roman Josi, D, NSH 
45. Matt Murray, G, PIT
46. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI
47. Jack Eichel, C, BUF
48. Ryan Johansen, C/RW, NSH
49. Jason Spezza, C, DAL
50. Alexander Steen, C/LW, STL
51. Drew Doughty, D, LAK 
52. Ryan O'Reilly, C/LW/RW, BUF
53. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
54. Zach Parise, LW, MIN
55. Nathan MacKinnon, C/RW, COL (RFA)
56. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
57. Max Pacioretty, LW, MTL
58. Pekka Rinne, G, NSH
59. Mark Giordano, D, CGY
60. Sean Monahan, C, CGY (RFA)
61. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG (RFA)
62. Daniel Sedin, LW, VAN
63. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI
64. Victor Hedman, D, TBL
65. Roberto Luongo, G, FLA
66. Tyler Toffoli, C/LW/RW, LAK
67. Tyler Johnson, C, TBL
68. Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR
69. John Klingberg, D, DAL 
70. Duncan Keith, D, CHI
71. Jonathan Huberdeau, C/LW, FLA
72. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, PHI (RFA)
73. Jeff Carter, C/RW, LAK
74. Brian Elliott, G, STL
75. Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
76. Vincent Trocheck, C/RW, FLA (RFA)
77. Matt Duchene, C/LW, COL
78. Patrick Sharp, C/LW/RW, DAL
79. Jaromir Jagr, RW, FLA
80. Jonathan Drouin, LW, TBL
81. Ryan Kesler, C/RW, ANA
82. T.J. Oshie, C/RW, WSH
83. Brandon Saad, LW/RW, CBJ
84. Shea Weber, D, NSH
85. Derick Brassard, C, NYR
86. Pavel Datsyuk, C/LW, DET**
87. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
88. Tyson Barrie, D, COL (RFA)
89. John Gibson, G, ANA
90. Brent Seabrook, D, CHI
91. Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN
92. Milan Lucic, LW, LAK (UFA)
93. Jordan Eberle, RW, EDM
94. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
95. Frederik Andersen, G, TOR
96. Kevin Shattenkirk, D, STL
97. Ryan Suter, D, MIN
98. Rick Nash, LW/RW, NYR
99. Jake Muzzin, D, LAK
100. Jakub Voracek, LW/RW, PHI
101. Justin Faulk, D, CAR
102. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, PIT
103. Evander Kane, LW, BUF
104. Jake Allen, G, STL
105. Jussi Jokinen, C/LW/RW, FLA
106. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, BUF (RFA)
107. Tomas Hertl, C/LW, SJS (RFA)
108. Justin Williams, RW, WSH
109. David Krejci, C, BOS
110. Alex Pietrangelo, D, STL
111. Thomas Greiss, G, NYI
112. Robby Fabbri, C, STL
113. Max Domi, C/LW, ARI
114. David Backes, C/RW, STL (UFA)
115. Loui Eriksson, LW/RW, BOS (UFA)
116. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL
117. Tuukka Rask, G, BOS
118. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL (RFA)
119. Keith Yandle, D, FLA
120. Marian Hossa, RW, CHI
121. Kyle Okposo, RW, NYI (UFA)
122. Andrew Ladd, LW, CHI (UFA)
123. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D, SJS
124. Petr Mrazek, G, DET (RFA)
125. Henrik Sedin, C, VAN
126. Henrik Zetterberg, C/LW, DET
127. Teuvo Teravainen, LW, CAR
128. Torey Krug, D, BOS (RFA)
129. Kyle Palmieri, LW/RW, NJD (RFA)
130. Sami Vatanen, D, ANA
131. Michael Cammalleri, C/LW, NJD
132. Jeff Skinner, LW/RW, CAR
133. Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, MTL
134. Shane Doan, LW/RW, ARI (UFA)
135. Mikko Koivu, C, MIN
136. Michal Neuvirth, G, PHI
137. James van Riemsdyk, LW, TOR
138. Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG
139. Colton Parayko, D, STL
140. Boone Jenner, C/RW, CBJ
141. Mike Hoffman, C/LW, OTT (RFA)
142. Dougie Hamilton, D, CGY
143. Mats Zuccarello, LW/RW, NYR
144. Jaroslav Halak, G, NYI
145. Ryan McDonagh, D, NYR
146. Sam Reinhart, C, BUF
147. Dylan Larkin, C/LW, DET
148. Michael Stone, D, ARI (RFA) 
149. Bobby Ryan, LW/RW, OTT
150. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL
151. Seth Jones, D, CBJ
152. Reilly Smith, LW/RW, FLA
153. Mark Stone, RW, OTT
154. Bryan Little, C/RW, WPG
155. TJ Brodie, D, CGY
156. Andre Burakovsky, LW, WSH
157. Nazem Kadri, C, TOR
158. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ
159. Derek Stepan, C, NYR
160. Jimmy Howard, G, DET
161. Morgan Rielly, D, TOR
162. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ
163. Leon Draisaitl, C/RW, EDM
164. Anton Stralman, D, TBL
165. Nick Leddy, D, NYI
166. Rickard Rakell, C, ANA (RFA)
167. Nick Bonino, C, PIT
168. Andrei Markov, D, MTL
169. Scott Hartnell, LW, CBJ
170. Zdeno Chara, D, BOS
171. Victor Rask, C, CAR (RFA)
172. Paul Stastny, C, STL
173. Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL
174. Mattias Ekholm, D, NSH
175. Trevor Daley, D, PIT
176. Steve Mason, G, PHI
177. Dion Phaneuf, D, OTT
178. Semyon Varlamov, G, COL
179. Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, ARI
180. Adam Henrique, C/LW, NJD
181. Alec Martinez, D, LAK
182. Hampus Lindholm, D, ANA (RFA)
183. William Nylander, C/RW, TOR
184. Matt Niskanen, D, WSH
185. James Reimer, G, SJS (UFA)
186. Joonas Donskoi, RW, SJS
187. Mike Green, D, DET
188. Robin Lehner, G, BUF
189. Chris Kunitz, LW, PIT
190. Erik Johnson, D, COL
191. Sean Couturier, C, PHI
192. Craig Anderson, G, OTT
193. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
194. Johnny Boychuk, D, NYI
195. Ryan Ellis, D, NSH
196. Kyle Turris, C, OTT
197. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL
198. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR (RFA)
199. Matt Dumba, D, MIN (RFA)
200. Colin Wilson, C/LW, NSH

** Editor's note: Datsyuk has retired from NHL

Just missed: Tomas Tatar (LW/RW, DET), Brandon Dubinsky (C/LW, CBJ), Jake Gardiner (D, TOR), Mike Smith (G, ARI), Justin Abdelkader (LW/RW, DET), Zach Bogosian (D, BUF), Leo Komarov (C/LW/RW, TOR), Dmitry Orlov (D, WSH - RFA), David Pastrnak (LW/RW, BOS), Jonathan Bernier (G, TOR)

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