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Fantasy: Top 250 rankings for 2017-18

NHL.com updates its most valuable standard-league assets for this season

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

The start of the 2017-18 NHL season is right around the corner, meaning it's time to get your fantasy hockey rankings in order.

 

MORE RANKINGS: Top 100 'F' | C | LW | RW | Top 50 'D' | Top 50 'G'

DRAFT GUIDES: Standard mock | Keeper | Hits | Faceoff wins | Bold predictions

2017-18 PROJECTIONS: Forward points | D-man points | Goalie wins | Team previews

LISTS: 'F' bargains | 'D' | 'G' | Breakouts | Sleepers | Deep sleepers | Rookies

 

Below are NHL.com's updated top 250 rankings with Yahoo pre-ranks listed in parentheses. N/R indicates players ranked by NHL.com who were not ranked in Yahoo's top 250. Remember to keep NHL.com's fantasy cheat sheet handy for your upcoming draft(s).

 

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 factors including but not limited to past production, line combinations, defense pairs, power-play usage, team goalie situations, injury history, age, sleeper, bounce-back or breakout potential, anticipated regression, contract status and Yahoo ADP. … Any players with injury concerns (INJ.) are noted below.

 

1. Connor McDavid, C, EDM (1)
2. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT (2)
3. Auston Matthews, C, TOR (4)
4. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL (9)
5. Jamie Benn, LW, DAL (12)
6. Brent Burns, D, SJS (6)
7. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI (3)
8. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH (8)
9. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (10)
10. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS (14)
11. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL (7)
12. Patrik Laine, RW, WPG (13)
13. Jack Eichel, C, BUF (11)
14. Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL (24)
15. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG (20)
16. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH (19)
17. John Tavares, C, NYI (21)
18. Leon Draisaitl, C/RW, EDM (16)
19. Matt Murray, G, PIT (22)
20. Victor Hedman, D, TBL (18)
21. Steven Stamkos, C, TBL (30)
22. Erik Karlsson, D, OTT - INJ. (17)
23. Carey Price, G, MTL (5)
24. Braden Holtby, G, WSH (15)
25. Dustin Byfuglien, D, WPG (23)
26. Artemi Panarin, C/LW, CBJ (29)
27. Phil Kessel, RW, PIT (27)
28. Cam Talbot, G, EDM (26)
29. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS (38)
30. Blake Wheeler, RW, WPG (39)
31. Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR (31)
32. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS (43)
33. Kris Letang, D, PIT (35)
34. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ (25)
35. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY (34)
36. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH (42)
37. Roman Josi, D, NSH (33)
38. Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI (41)
39. Tuukka Rask, G, BOS (49)
40. William Nylander, C/RW, TOR (52)
41. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA - INJ. (48)
42. Max Pacioretty, LW, MTL (28)
43. Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN (56)
44. Jake Allen, G, STL (32)
45. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS - INJ. (50)
46. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH (47)
47. P.K. Subban, D, NSH (40)
48. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL (60)
49. Ben Bishop, G, DAL (58)
50. Kevin Shattenkirk, D, NYR (63)
51. Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL (87)
52. John Gibson, G, ANA (45)
53. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH (75)
54. Jonathan Quick, G, LAK (57)
55. Sean Monahan, C, CGY (55)
56. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA (66)
57. Claude Giroux, C, PHI (64)
58. Duncan Keith, D, CHI (36)
59. Mikael Granlund, C/RW, MIN (72)
60. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, OTT (67)
61. Zach Werenski, D, CBJ (54)
62. Pekka Rinne, G, NSH (37)
63. Corey Crawford, G, CHI (53)
64. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, BUF (71)
65. John Klingberg, D, DAL (119)
66. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, WPG (81)
67. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ (74)
68. Frederik Andersen, G, TOR (76)
69. Martin Jones, G, SJS (46)
70. Dougie Hamilton, D, CGY (61)
71. Jeff Carter, C, LAK (62)
72. Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR (84)
73. Jonathan Drouin, LW/RW, MTL (99)
74. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI - INJ. (79)
75. Rickard Rakell, C/LW, ANA (97)
76. Jake Guentzel, C/LW, PIT (123)
77. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA (77)
78. Sebastian Aho, LW/RW, CAR (91)
79. Corey Perry, RW, ANA (69)
80. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK (70)
81. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI (83)
82. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL (85)
83. Brandon Saad, LW, CHI (73)
84. Taylor Hall, LW, NJD (93)
85. Shea Weber, D, MTL (44)
86. Drew Doughty, D, LAK (51)
87. Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI (88)
88. Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR (59)
89. Alex Pietrangelo, D, STL (68)
90. James van Riemsdyk, LW, TOR (80)
91. T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH (86)
92. Jordan Eberle, RW, NYI (96)
93. Evander Kane, LW, BUF (113)
94. Logan Couture, C, SJS - INJ. (65)
95. Torey Krug, D, BOS - INJ. (90)
96. Mark Stone, RW, OTT (100)
97. Mike Smith, G, CGY (92)
98. Jason Spezza, C/RW, DAL (103)
99. Alexander Wennberg, C, CBJ (145)
100. Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM (121)
101. Tyler Toffoli, C/RW, LAK (118)
102. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH (117)
103. Eric Staal, C, MIN (116)
104. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL (111)
105. Ryan O'Reilly, C, BUF (109)
106. Mark Giordano, D, CGY (78)
107. Craig Anderson, G, OTT (108)
108. Justin Schultz, D, PIT (89)
109. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, WSH (125)
110. John Carlson, D, WSH (127)
111. Nazem Kadri, C, TOR (112)
112. Kyle Turris, C, OTT (104)
113. Ryan Suter, D, MIN (82)
114. Cory Schneider, G, NJD (94)
115. Justin Faulk, D, CAR (95)
116. Scott Darling, G, CAR (120)
117. Max Domi, LW, ARI (138)
118. Jakob Silfverberg, RW, ANA (141)
119. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA (128)
120. Anders Lee, LW, NYI (164)
121. Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, MTL (131)
122. Patrick Marleau, C/LW, TOR (144)
123. Jaroslav Halak, G, NYI (114)
124. Colton Parayko, D, STL (129)
125. Seth Jones, D, CBJ (98)
126. Brian Elliott, G, PHI (110)
127. Mats Zuccarello, RW, NYR (146)
128. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL (105)
129. Kyle Okposo, RW, BUF (161)
130. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY (168)
131. Robin Lehner, G, BUF (140)
132. Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF (152)
133. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI - INJ. (136)
134. Henrik Zetterberg, C/LW, DET - INJ. (167)
135. James Neal, LW/RW, VGK - INJ. (102)
136. Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT - INJ. (124)
137. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR (157)
138. Marcus Johansson, LW, NJD (134)
139. Cam Fowler, D, ANA (143)
140. Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, CHI (N/R)
141. Conor Sheary, LW/RW, PIT (126)
142. Milan Lucic, LW, EDM (130)
143. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, MIN (132)
144. Nick Foligno, LW/RW, CBJ (176)
145. Bryan Little, C, WPG (150)
146. Ryan McDonagh, D, NYR (101)
147. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET (214)
148. Evgenii Dadonov, RW, FLA (N/R)
149. Tyler Johnson, C, TBL (154)
150. Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD (122)
151. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR (135)
152. Jacob Trouba, D, WPG (156)
153. Patrick Maroon, LW, EDM (160)
154. Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS (200)
155. Zach Parise, LW, MIN - INJ. (115)
156. Antti Raanta, G, ARI - INJ. (N/R)
157. Joe Thornton, C, SJS (172)
158. Keith Yandle, D, FLA (139)
159. Mikko Koivu, C, MIN (188)
160. David Krejci, C, BOS (186)
161. Matt Duchene, C/RW, COL (199)
162. Ryan Strome, C/RW, EDM (197)
163. Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL (N/R)
164. Nico Hischier, C, NJD (N/R)
165. Clayton Keller, C/LW, ARI (N/R)
166. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN (N/R)
167. Rick Nash, LW/RW, NYR (158)
168. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL (133)
169. Vadim Shipachyov, C/LW, VGK (162)
170. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CAR (216)
171. J.T. Miller, LW/RW, NYR (202)
172. Teuvo Teravainen, C/LW, CAR (INJ.) (179)
173. Joshua Ho-Sang, RW, NYI (180)
174. Kailer Yamamoto, RW, EDM (N/R)
175. Bo Horvat, C, VAN (INJ.) (169)
176. Derek Stepan, C, ARI (148)
177. Patrick Sharp, LW/RW, CHI (193)
178. Jake Gardiner, D, TOR (107)
179. Brent Seabrook, D, CHI (170)
180. Nick Leddy, D, NYI (225)
181. Steve Mason, G, WPG (N/R)
182. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA (163)
183. Nolan Patrick, C, PHI (246)
184. Jaccob Slavin, D, CAR (227)
185. Ivan Provorov, D, PHI (223)
186. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL (151)
187. Alex DeBrincat, RW, CHI (N/R)
188. Alexander Steen, C/LW, STL (INJ.) (137)
189. Tyson Barrie, D, COL (147)
190. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, VGK (155)
191. Patrick Eaves, RW, ANA (INJ.) (237)
192. Jimmy Howard, G, DET (210)
193. Tomas Hertl, C/LW, SJS (173)
194. Matt Niskanen, D, WSH (174)
195. Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG (209)
196. Nikita Zaitsev, D, TOR (213)
197. Roberto Luongo, G, FLA (198)
198. Matt Dumba, D, MIN (211)
199. Charlie Coyle, C/RW, MIN (192)
200. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK (N/R)
201. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI (235)
202. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, NSH (N/R)
203. Mikko Rantanen, LW/RW, COL (N/R)
204. Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH (N/R)
205. Shea Theodore, D, VGK (205)
206. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL (149)
207. Daniel Sedin, LW, VAN (159)
208. Brady Skjei, D, NYR (N/R)
209. Thomas Greiss, G, NYI (175)
210. Justin Williams, RW, CAR (181)
211. Mikael Backlund, C, CGY (206)
212. Dmitry Orlov, D, WSH (217)
213. James Reimer, G, FLA (N/R)
214. Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, DET (182)
215. Tyler Bozak, C, TOR (N/R)
216. Dylan Larkin, C/RW, DET (153)
217. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D, SJS (184)
218. Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, DET (187)
219. Antti Niemi, G, PIT (245)
220. Morgan Rielly, D, TOR (203)
221. Richard Panik, LW/RW, CHI (218)
222. Mattias Ekholm, D, NSH (221)
223. Artem Anisimov, C, CHI (220)
224. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG (243)
225. Kevin Hayes, C/RW, NYR (N/R)
226. Juuse Saros, G, NSH (N/R)
227. Jared Spurgeon, D, MIN (177)
228. Ryan Kesler, C, ANA (INJ.) (106)
229. Jake Muzzin, D, LAK (196)
230. Alec Martinez, D, LAK (241)
231. Jaromir Jagr, LW/RW, CGY (N/A)
232. Tyson Jost, C, COL (232)
233. Henrik Sedin, C, VAN (185)
234. Dion Phaneuf, D, OTT (231)
235. Zdeno Chara, D, BOS (N/R)
236. Jason Pominville, RW, BUF (229)
237. Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW, CBJ (N/R)
238. Dylan Strome, C, ARI (244)
239. Radim Vrbata, RW, FLA (N/R)
240. Petr Mrazek, G, DET (212)
241. Ryan Pulock, D, NYI (N/R)
242. Vladislav Namestnikov, C/LW, TBL (N/R)
243. Paul Stastny, C, STL (N/R)
244. Bobby Ryan, RW, OTT (INJ.) (171)
245. Boone Jenner, C/LW, CBJ (INJ.) (204)
246. Scott Hartnell, LW, NSH (195)
247. David Backes, RW, BOS (N/R)
248. Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN (N/R)
249. Ivan Barbashev, C/LW, STL (N/R)
250. Josh Manson, D, ANA (N/R)

 

[ RELATED: Top 250 rankings for 2017-18, Update No. 3 ]

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