Skip to main content

Fantasy Hockey

fantasy

Fantasy top 250 rankings for 2018-19

Stars players gain value after coaching change; Byfuglien highest-ranked defenseman following 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 RANKINGS: Top 100 'F' | 50 'D' | 25 'G' | Keeper | Cheat sheet

FANTASY TRENDS: Stock rising after playoffs | Coaching changes | IIHF Worlds

MORE COVERAGE: E. Kane (SJS) | Raanta (ARI) | Top potential 2018 UFAs

 

Video: Pete Jensen on Dahlin's potential fantasy impact

 

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. Erik Karlsson, D, OTT*
31. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
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 (INJ.)
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. Mark Stone, RW, OTT (RFA - INJ.)
79. Max Pacioretty, LW, MTL (INJ.)*
80. Kris Letang, D, PIT
81. Logan Couture, C/LW, SJS*
82. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ
83. Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL**
84. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
85. Eric Staal, C, MIN*
86. Vincent Trocheck, C, FLA
87. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
88. Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN
89. Dougie Hamilton, D, CGY (INJ.)
90. Wayne Simmonds, RW, PHI (INJ.)*
91. Tyson Barrie, D, COL
92. Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA
93. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, COL
94. Clayton Keller, C/LW/RW, ARI
95. Antti Raanta, G, ARI
96. Anders Lee, LW, NYI*
97. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
98. Keith Yandle, D, FLA
99. Nazem Kadri, C, TOR
100. Teuvo Teravainen, C/LW/RW, CAR**
101. Henrik Lundqvist, G, NYR (INJ.)
102. Matt Duchene, C/RW, OTT*
103. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI*
104. Corey Crawford, G, CHI (INJ.)
105. Mike Hoffman, LW/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. J.T. Miller, C/LW/RW, TBL (RFA)
124. Dustin Brown, LW/RW, LAK
125. Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN (RFA)
126. Cam Talbot, G, EDM*
127. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, BUF
128. Semyon Varlamov, G, COL (INJ.)*
129. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
130. Roberto Luongo, G, FLA
131. Shea Weber, D, MTL (INJ.)
132. Ivan Provorov, D, PHI (INJ.)**
133. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA
134. Tom Wilson, LW/RW, WSH (RFA)
135. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL
136. Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, SJS (RFA)
137. Mike Smith, G, CGY*
138. Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS**
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. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, NSH**
154. Nico Hischier, C, NJD
155. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, MIN
156. Ryan Suter, D, MIN (INJ.)
157. Josh Bailey, LW/RW, NYI
158. Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR*
159. Jake Muzzin, D, LAK
160. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET (RFA)
161. Justin Faulk, D, CAR (INJ.)
162. Tyler Johnson, C/RW, TBL
163. Shea Theodore, D, VGK (RFA)
164. Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, ARI
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. Nick Bjugstad, C/RW, FLA
171. Nolan Patrick, C, PHI
172. Nick Leddy, D, NYI
173. Craig Smith, RW, NSH
174. James Neal, LW/RW, VGK (UFA)
175. Erik Johnson, D, COL (INJ.)
176. Zach Hyman, C/LW, TOR
177. Ryan O'Reilly, C, BUF
178. Alex Tuch, RW, VGK**
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. Craig Anderson, G, OTT
187. Cam Fowler, D, ANA (INJ.)
188. Duncan Keith, D, CHI
189. Henrik Zetterberg, C/LW, DET
190. Patrick Marleau, C/LW, TOR
191. Kyle Turris, C, NSH
192. Justin Schultz, D, PIT
193. Brandon Montour, D, ANA (RFA)
194. Will Butcher, D, NJD**
195. Derick Brassard, C, PIT*
196. Tyler Myers, D, WPG*
197. Juuse Saros, G, NSH (RFA)
198. Sami Vatanen, D, NJD (INJ.)
199. Paul Stastny, C, WPG (UFA)
200. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS**
201. Philipp Grubauer, G, WSH (RFA)
202. James Reimer, G, FLA
203. Mikko Koivu, C, MIN
204. Valentin Zykov, LW/RW, CAR (RFA)
205. Colin Miller, D, VGK (RFA)
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. Mike Matheson, D, FLA
223. Nick Foligno, C/LW/RW, CBJ
224. Thomas Chabot, D, OTT
225. Esa Lindell, D, DAL**
226. Casey Mittelstadt, C, BUF
227. Henrik Borgstrom, C, FLA
228. Matt Niskanen, D, WSH
229. Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, WSH** (NEW)
230. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN (NEW)
231. Aaron Dell, G, SJS
232. Jakob Silfverberg, LW/RW, ANA*
233. Mike Green, D, DET (UFA - INJ.)
234. Jake DeBrusk, LW, BOS
235. Jared Spurgeon, D, MIN
236. Jonathan Drouin, C/LW/RW, MTL
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. Danton Heinen, C/LW/RW, BOS**
242. Ondrej Kase, LW/RW, ANA (RFA)
243. Zdeno Chara, D, BOS*
244. Justin Williams, RW, CAR*
245. Nate Schmidt, D, VGK* (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: Ryan Kesler, C, ANA (INJ.); Alex Killorn, LW, TBL; Bryan Little, C, WPG; Jacob Markstrom, G, VAN; Noah Hanifin, D, CAR (RFA)

 

[RELATED: Top 250 rankings for 2017-18, May]

View More