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Fantasy top 50 left wing rankings for 2020-21 lists best options at position for pools this season; podcast analysis

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Senior Fantasy Editor ranks the top 50 left wings for standard fantasy hockey pools in the 2020-21 season. For more coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.



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Standard fantasy categories include goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, line combinations, power-play usage, injury history or concern (INJ. - players who could miss the start of this season), age, contract status (2020 unrestricted free agents: *; restricted: **) and overall upside for the 2020-21 season. These rankings are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese. Position eligibility is based on last season and subject to change for 2020-21 (any dual-eligible players are listed below). Some players who are eligible at left wing may have been categorized as centers (e.g. Leon Draisaitl, Tomas Hertl) or right wings (e.g. Kevin Fiala, Bryan Rust, Victor Olofsson) based on either their primary position last season or projected position for this season.

Tweet from @NHLFantasy: Who is the best left wing in #FantasyHockey?Top 50 LW rankings & season preview podcasts:

1. Artemi Panarin, NYR
2. Alex Ovechkin, WSH
3. Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR
4. Brad Marchand, BOS (INJ.)
5. J.T. Miller, LW/RW, VAN
6. Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT
7. Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL
8. Matthew Tkachuk, LW/RW, CGY
9. Max Pacioretty, VGK
10. Kyle Connor, WPG
11. Jonathan Huberdeau, FLA
12. Taylor Hall, BUF
13. Brady Tkachuk, OTT
14. Steven Stamkos, C/LW/RW, TBL (INJ.)
15. Johnny Gaudreau, LW/RW, CGY
16. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM
17. Claude Giroux, C/LW/RW, PHI
18. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, COL
19. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
20. Dominik Kubalik, LW/RW, CHI
21. Chris Kreider, NYR
22. Filip Forsberg, NSH
23. Alexis Lafreniere, NYR
24. Evander Kane, SJS
25. Ondrej Palat, TBL
26. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
27. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
28. Kirill Kaprizov, LW/RW, MIN
29. Denis Gurianov, LW/RW, DAL
30. Jakub Vrana, WSH
31. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
32. Jason Zucker, LW/RW, PIT
33. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL
34. Nikita Gusev, LW/RW, NJD
35. Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, MTL
36. Anthony Beauvillier, C/LW, NYI
37. Clayton Keller, LW/RW, ARI
38. Zach Parise, MIN
39. Alex Tuch, LW/RW, VGK
40. Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS
41. Zach Hyman, C/LW, TOR
42. Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, ANA
43. Alex Killorn, LW/RW, TBL
44. Jeff Skinner, C/LW, BUF
45. Alex Iafallo, LAK
46. Jonathan Drouin, C/LW, MTL
47. Joel Farabee, LW/RW, PHI
48. Nicholas Robertson, TOR
49. Dominik Kahun, LW/RW, EDM
50. Nick Schmaltz, C/LW/RW, ARI

Other rookie to watch: Tim Stuetzle, C/LW, OTT


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