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Fantasy top 250 rankings for 2018-19

Hoffman, Galchenyuk gain value from trades; Byfuglien highest-ranked defenseman after strong postseason

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

Fantasy hockey never sleeps, so NHL.com is already diving into the overall landscape for next season.

The top 250 player rankings are based on past production and expectations for next season in standard Yahoo leagues. Fantasy owners should use these updated rankings as a basis for team evaluation, keeper decisions and offseason draft research. These rankings will be updated throughout the offseason after the 2018 NHL Draft, free agency, trades, injury updates, prospect news, fantasy mock drafts and other developments.

 

2018-19 OUTLOOK: Top 100 'F' | 50 'D' | 25 'G' | Team power ranks | Keeper

FANTASY REACTION: Hoffman trade impact | Galchenyuk, DomiPotential 2018 UFAs

MORE TRENDSStock rising after playoffs | Coaching changes | Worlds | Injury report

 

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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. Forward positions indicate eligibility in Yahoo leagues during 2017-18 season (subject to change at Yahoo's discretion in offseason). ... 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, age and contract status (pending unrestricted or restricted free agent). ... In addition to players who could become unrestricted or restricted free agents July 1, any potential 2019 UFAs (*) and RFAs (**) are also noted below. ... INJ. indicates players who dealt with injuries at the end of the regular season and/or in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

 

1. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
2. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
3. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL**
4. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
5. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT
6. Patrik Laine, RW, WPG**
7. Steven Stamkos, C, TBL
8. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
9. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
10. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
11. Auston Matthews, C, TOR**
12. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL
13. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG*
14. Claude Giroux, C/LW, PHI
15. Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL*
16. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
17. Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG (RFA)
18. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
19. Taylor Hall, LW, NJD (INJ.)
20. Dustin Byfuglien, D, WPG
21. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
22. Brent Burns, D, SJS
23. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
24. Phil Kessel, RW, PIT
25. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
26. John Tavares, C, NYI (UFA)
27. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL (INJ.)
28. Artemi Panarin, C/LW, CBJ*
29. Victor Hedman, D, TBL
30. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
31. Erik Karlsson, D, OTT*
32. Jack Eichel, C, BUF
33. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY
34. Braden Holtby, G, WSH
35. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
36. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CBJ*
37. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
38. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, SJS*
39. P.K. Subban, D, NSH
40. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, VGK*
41. Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA
42. Mitchell Marner, C/RW, TOR**
43. Jakub Voracek, RW, PHI
44. Drew Doughty, D, LAK*
45. Tuukka Rask, G, BOS
46. William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK (RFA)
47. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
48. Evander Kane, LW, SJS
49. Leon Draisaitl, C/RW, EDM
50. John Klingberg, D, DAL
51. Roman Josi, D, NSH
52. Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL
53. Pekka Rinne, G, NSH*
54. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
55. Sean Monahan, C, CGY (INJ.)
56. Frederik Andersen, G, TOR
57. Seth Jones, D, CBJ
58. John Gibson, G, ANA**
59. Matt Murray, G, PIT
60. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
61. Mikko Rantanen, LW/RW, COL**
62. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN (INJ.)**
63. Martin Jones, G, SJS
64. Rickard Rakell, C/LW/RW, ANA
65. Patric Hornqvist, RW, PIT
66. Sean Couturier, C, PHI (INJ.)
67. John Carlson, D, WSH (UFA)
68. Sebastian Aho, LW/RW, CAR**
69. Torey Krug, D, BOS
70. Ben Bishop, G, DAL (INJ.)
71. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
72. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
73. Mikael Granlund, C/RW, MIN
74. Jonathan Quick, G, LAK
75. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY (INJ.)**
76. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, PHI
77. William Nylander, C/RW, TOR (RFA)
78. Max Pacioretty, LW, MTL (INJ.)*
79. Kris Letang, D, PIT
80. Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS*
81. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ
82. Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL**
83. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA
84. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
85. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
86. Eric Staal, C, MIN*
87. Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN
88. Keith Yandle, D, FLA
89. Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI (INJ.)*
90. Dougie Hamilton, D, CGY (INJ.)
91. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
92. Clayton Keller, C/LW/RW, ARI
93. Antti Raanta, G, ARI
94. Anders Lee, LW, NYI*
95. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
96. Tyson Barrie, D, COL
97. Nazem Kadri, C, TOR
98. Teuvo Teravainen, C/LW/RW, CAR**
99. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA
100. Mark Stone, RW, OTT (RFA - INJ.)
101. Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR (INJ.)
102. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI*
103. Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA
104. Corey Crawford, G, CHI (INJ.)
105. Matt Duchene, C/RW, OTT*
106. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL (INJ.)
107. Jeff Carter, C, LAK
108. Jake Allen, G, STL
109. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI (INJ.)
110. Ryan Ellis, D, NSH*
111. James van Riemsdyk, LW, TOR (UFA)
112. Alex Pietrangelo, D, STL
113. Zach Werenski, D, CBJ**
114. Carey Price, G, MTL
115. Reilly Smith, LW/RW, VGK
116. Mark Giordano, D, CGY
117. T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
118. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG**
119. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR
120. Jake Guentzel, C/LW, PIT**
121. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, CBJ
122. Dylan Larkin, C/RW, DET (RFA)
123. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
124. J.T. Miller, C/LW/RW, TBL (RFA)
125. Dustin Brown, LW/RW, LAK
126. Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN (RFA)
127. Cam Talbot, G, EDM*
128. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, BUF
129. Semyon Varlamov, G, COL (INJ.)*
130. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
131. Roberto Luongo, G, FLA
132. Shea Weber, D, MTL (INJ.)
133. Tom Wilson, LW/RW, WSH (RFA)
134. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL
135. Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS (RFA)
136. Mike Smith, G, CGY*
137. Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS**
138. Ivan Provorov, D, PHI (INJ.)**
139. Yanni Gourde, C/RW, TBL*
140. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
141. Morgan Rielly, D, TOR
142. Pavel Buchnevich, LW/RW, NYR**
143. Cory Schneider, G, NJD (INJ.)
144. Kevin Shattenkirk, D, NYR (INJ.)
145. Corey Perry, RW, ANA
146. Jake Gardiner, D, TOR*
147. Matt Dumba, D, MIN (RFA)
148. Jordan Eberle, C/RW, NYI*
149. Mikhail Sergachev, D, TBL
150. Sam Reinhart, C/LW/RW, BUF (RFA)
151. Travis Konecny, C/LW/RW, PHI**
152. Tyler Toffoli, C/RW, LAK
153. Nico Hischier, C, NJD
154. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, MIN
155. Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, ARI
156. Ryan Suter, D, MIN (INJ.)
157. Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR*
158. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, NSH**
159. Jake Muzzin, D, LAK
160. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET (RFA)
161. Justin Faulk, D, CAR (INJ.)
162. Josh Bailey, LW/RW, NYI
163. Tyler Johnson, C/RW, TBL
164. Shea Theodore, D, VGK (RFA)
165. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, EDM
166. Bo Horvat, C, VAN
167. Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD
168. Mats Zuccarello, RW, NYR*
169. Colton Parayko, D, STL
170. Nolan Patrick, C, PHI
171. Nick Leddy, D, NYI
172. Craig Smith, RW, NSH
173. James Neal, LW/RW, VGK (UFA)
174. Erik Johnson, D, COL (INJ.)
175. Zach Hyman, C/LW, TOR
176. Ryan O'Reilly, C, BUF
177. Alex Tuch, RW, VGK**
178. Nick Bjugstad, C/RW, FLA
179. Max Domi, C/LW, MTL
180. Mattias Ekholm, D, NSH
181. Derek Stepan, C, ARI (INJ.)
182. Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, CHI**
183. Ryan Pulock, D, NYI (RFA)
184. Ryan McDonagh, D, TBL*
185. David Perron, LW/RW, VGK (UFA)
186. Cam Fowler, D, ANA (INJ.)
187. Duncan Keith, D, CHI
188. Henrik Zetterberg, C/LW, DET
189. Patrick Marleau, C/LW, TOR
190. Kyle Turris, C, NSH
191. Justin Schultz, D, PIT
192. Brandon Montour, D, ANA (RFA)
193. Will Butcher, D, NJD**
194. Derick Brassard, C, PIT*
195. Tyler Myers, D, WPG*
196. Philipp Grubauer, G, WSH (RFA)
197. Sami Vatanen, D, NJD (INJ.)
198. Paul Stastny, C, WPG (UFA)
199. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS**
200. Juuse Saros, G, NSH (RFA)
201. James Reimer, G, FLA
202. Mikko Koivu, C, MIN
203. Valentin Zykov, LW/RW, CAR (RFA)
204. Colin Miller, D, VGK (RFA)
205. Mike Matheson, D, FLA
206. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL
207. David Krejci, C, BOS
208. Mikael Backlund, C, CGY
209. Brandon Saad, LW, CHI
210. Erik Haula, C/LW, VGK
211. Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW, CBJ (RFA)
212. Sven Baertschi, LW, VAN (RFA - INJ.)
213. Josh Manson, D, ANA
214. Anthony Beauvillier, C/LW, NYI**
215. Joe Thornton, C, SJS (UFA - INJ.)
216. Darnell Nurse, D, EDM (RFA)
217. Alexander Wennberg, C, CBJ
218. Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, EDM**
219. Eli Tolvanen, RW, NSH
220. Alexander Kerfoot, C/RW, COL**
221. Nikita Zadorov, D, COL**
222. Nick Foligno, C/LW/RW, CBJ
223. Thomas Chabot, D, OTT
224. Esa Lindell, D, DAL**
225. Casey Mittelstadt, C, BUF
226. Henrik Borgstrom, C, FLA
227. Matt Niskanen, D, WSH
228. Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH** (NEW)
229. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN (NEW)
230. Aaron Dell, G, SJS
231. Jake DeBrusk, LW, BOS
232. Jakob Silfverberg, LW/RW, ANA*
233. Jared Spurgeon, D, MIN
234. Jonathan Drouin, C/LW/RW, MTL
235. Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM (INJ.)
236. Alexander Steen, C/LW/RW, STL
237. Rick Nash, LW/RW, BOS (UFA)
238. Mike Green, D, DET (UFA - INJ.)
239. Danton Heinen, C/LW/RW, BOS**
240. Ondrej Kase, LW/RW, ANA (RFA)
241. Zdeno Chara, D, BOS*
242. Alexander Edler, D, VAN*
243. Justin Williams, RW, CAR*
244. Nate Schmidt, D, VGK* (NEW)
245. Dmitry Orlov, D, WSH (NEW)
246. Filip Chytil, C, NYR
247. Thatcher Demko, G, VAN** (NEW)
248. Samuel Girard, D, COL
249. Vince Dunn, D, STL - INJ. (NEW)
250. Michael Rasmussen, C, DET

 

Dropped out from previous update: Craig Anderson, G, OTT; Ryan Kesler, C, ANA (INJ.); Alex Killorn, LW, TBL; Bryan Little, C, WPG; Jacob Markstrom, G, VAN; Noah Hanifin, D, CAR (RFA)

 

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