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Fantasy: Top 250 rankings for 2018-19

NHL.com lists most valuable standard-league assets for next season

by Pete Jensen @NHLFantasy / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

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

The below 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, emerging prospects, mock drafts and many other developments.

 

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NOTES: Positions indicate eligibility in Yahoo leagues this season (subject to change at Yahoo's discretion). ... INJ. indicates players who dealt with injuries at the end of the regular season or in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 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, projected line combinations, defense pairs, power-play usage, team goalie situations, injury history, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy, age and contract status (pending unrestricted or restricted free agent).

 

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

 

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