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Fantasy hockey hits league draft guide

NHL.com lists more than 100 players who cover category; season preview podcasts

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

NHL.com identifies more than 100 skaters who cover hits, a standard fantasy hockey category. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

FANTASY RANKINGS: 📈 Top 250

PROJECTIONS: 🔮 F | D | G

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PLAYERS IN TOP 250 WHO COVER HITS

NOTE: Players are listed in order of NHL.com fantasy rank, along with their hits-per-game averages from last season. Fantasy-relevant players who averaged at least 1.0 hit per game have been included on this list, and players in bold averaged at least 1.5 per game, giving them significantly more appeal in hits leagues. Some of these players may be worth reaching for higher than their standard league rankings order in custom league types (e.g. keeper, dynasty formats) or if they are being relied upon as category specialists.

Connor McDavid, C, EDM: 1.09
Auston Matthews, C, TOR (INJ.): 1.10
Brad Marchand, LW, BOS: 1.25
Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH: 2.18
Cale Makar, D, COL: 1.11
Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT: 4.43
Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR: 1.34
Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR: 2.07
Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL: 1.00
Matthew Tkachuk, LW/RW, CGY: 2.36
John Carlson, D, WSH: 1.00
Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI: 1.35
Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL: 1.50
J.T. Miller, C/LW, VAN: 1.70

Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS: 1.27
Seth Jones, D, CHI: 1.82
Morgan Rielly, D, TOR: 1.15
Sam Bennett, C/LW, FLA: 2.25
Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL: 1.27
Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL: 1.49
T.J. Oshie, C/RW, WSH: 1.32
Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL: 1.25
Joe Pavelski, C/RW, DAL: 1.14
Darnell Nurse, D, EDM: 2.09
Kris Letang, D, PIT: 1.67
Drew Doughty, D, LAK: 1.62

Torey Krug, D, STL: 1.00
Tyler Toffoli, LW/RW, MTL: 1.44
Nick Suzuki, C/RW, MTL: 1.25
Patric Hornqvist, RW, FLA: 1.82
Jakob Chychrun, D, ARI: 1.05
Bryan Rust, LW/RW, PIT: 1.11
Tom Wilson, RW, WSH: 2.23
Brayden Schenn, C/RW, STL: 2.12
Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL: 2.67
(in 3 games)
Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH: 1.21
Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG: 1.26
MacKenzie Weegar, D, FLA: 2.19
Zach Hyman, LW/RW, EDM: 1.60
Thomas Chabot, D, OTT: 1.39
Jeff Petry, D, MTL: 1.76
Dominik Kubalik, LW/RW, CHI: 1.02
Vincent Trocheck, C, CAR (INJ.): 2.28
Bo Horvat, C, VAN: 1.14
Ivan Provorov, D, PHI: 1.00
Mikhail Sergachev, D, TBL: 1.18
Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL: 1.31
Drake Batherson, RW, OTT: 1.82
Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL: 1.40
Matt Dumba, D, MIN: 1.45
Josh Norris, C, OTT: 1.29
Anders Lee, LW, NYI: 1.44
Chris Kreider, LW, NYR: 2.30
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, VAN: 1.57
Denis Gurianov, LW/RW, DAL: 1.15
Alex Killorn, LW/RW, TBL: 1.05
Josh Anderson, RW, MTL: 2.67
Jordan Staal, C, CAR: 2.55

Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, NYI: 1.30
Rasmus Dahlin, D, BUF: 1.43
Eeli Tolvanen, LW/RW, NSH: 1.95
Bowen Byram, D, COL: 1.74

Jaden Schwartz, LW, SEA: 1.00
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, NYI: 2.06
Max Comtois, LW/RW, ANA: 1.69
Filip Hronek, D, DET: 1.20
Anthony Cirelli, C/RW, TBL: 1.28
Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS: 1.39
Travis Konecny, RW, PHI: 1.10
Jake Muzzin, D, TOR: 1.91
Craig Smith, RW, BOS: 1.22
Dustin Brown, RW, LAK: 1.73
Blake Coleman, LW/RW, CGY: 1.98

Frank Vatrano, LW/RW, FLA: 1.23
Erik Cernak, D, TBL: 2.13
Kasperi Kapanen, LW/RW, PIT: 1.02
Joel Eriksson Ek, C, MIN: 1.88
Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, ANA: 1.25
Charlie Coyle, C/RW, BOS: 1.12
Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, EDM: 1.84
Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C/LW, CAR: 1.50

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HITS, BLOCKED SHOTS SPECIALISTS

NOTE: These players, who are ranked outside of NHL.com's top 250 for standard leagues, are listed with their hits-per-game and blocks-per-game averages from last season, respectively. Some forwards have been included based on their hits-per-game averages relative to the position.

Radko Gudas, D, FLA: 4.63; 1.33
Brandon Tanev, LW/RW, SEA: 4.34; 1.03
Rasmus Ristolainen, D, PHI: 3.94; 1.39
Jani Hakanpaa, D, DAL: 3.77; 1.46
Nikita Zadorov, D, CGY: 3.45; 1.35
Adam Larsson, D, SEA: 2.96; 2.29
Jacob Trouba, D, NYR: 2.92; 2.21
Mario Ferraro, D, SJS: 2.77; 1.71
Nick Foligno, LW/RW, BOS: 2.71; 0.76
Alexander Romanov, D, MTL: 2.56; 1.11
Justin Faulk, D, STL: 2.27; 1.55
Noel Acciari, C/RW, FLA (INJ.): 2.22; 1.54
Esa Lindell, D, DAL: 2.04; 1.86
Artem Zub, D, OTT: 1.89; 1.49
Boone Jenner, C/LW, CBJ: 1.85; 1.29
K'Andre Miller, D, NYR: 1.75; 1.45
Erik Johnson, D, COL: 1.75; 1.25
Ryan Pulock, D, NYi: 1.73; 1.89
Alexander Edler, D, LAK: 1.54; 2.27
Brian Dumoulin, D, PIT: 1.54; 1.34
Ryan Graves, D, NJD: 1.43; 1.69
Cody Ceci, D, EDM: 1.40; 1.32
Josh Morrissey, D, WPG: 1.39; 1.54
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA: 1.38; 0.96
Ryan McDonagh, D, TBL: 1.38; 1.92
Andrew Copp, LW/RW, WPG: 1.22; 0.75
Mikey Anderson, D, LAK: 1.22; 1.37
Adam Pelech, D, NYI: 1.18; 1.30
Logan Couture, C, SJS: 1.09; 0.74
Brandon Montour, D, FLA: 1.08; 1.24

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