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Fantasy first line rankings for 2019-20

Rangers on cusp of 10 best after Panarin, Kakko additions; Duchene, Hughes, Kessel projected to play on top units

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com projects the top forward line for each of the 31 teams in 2019-20 and ranks them for fantasy hockey purposes. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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FIRST LINE RANKINGS FOR 2019-20

These rankings have taken into account NHL.com fantasy top 250 rank (if applicable), recent production in standard Yahoo categories (goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal, hits), line stability or fluctuation from previous season(s), team scoring distribution, coaching changes and injury risk or contract status of any individual player(s). Bold indicates offseason additions.

1. BOS: Marchand (5) -- Bergeron (21) -- Pastrnak (8)

2. COL: Landeskog (45) -- MacKinnon (4) -- Rantanen (14)

3. DAL: Benn (67) -- Seguin (22) -- Radulov (58)

4. WSH: Ovechkin (2) -- Kuznetsov (51) / Backstrom (63) -- Wilson (96)

5. CGY: Gaudreau (18) -- Monahan (65) -- Lindholm (112)

6. FLA: Huberdeau (59) -- Barkov (17) -- Dadonov (92)

7. WPG: Connor (107) -- Scheifele (39) -- Wheeler (29)

8. TBL: Johnson (228) -- Point (33) -- Kucherov (1)

9. TOR: Hyman (N/R) -- Tavares (23) -- Marner (13)

10. VGK: Pacioretty (68) -- Stastny (131) -- Stone (57)

11. NYR: Panarin (19) -- Zibanejad (66) -- Kakko (100) / Buchnevich (206)

12. NSH: Forsberg (60) -- Duchene (80) / Johansen (158) -- Arvidsson (86)

13. NJD: Hall (27) -- Hughes (98) / Hischier (169) -- Palmieri (127)

14. EDM: Draisaitl (7) / Nugent-Hopkins (93) -- McDavid (3) -- Neal (235) Kassian (241)

15. PIT: Guentzel (41) -- Crosby (9) -- McCann / Rust (N/R)

16. PHI: Giroux (37) -- Couturier (82) -- Konecny (220)

17. BUF: Skinner (115) -- Eichel (50) -- Reinhart (193)

18. STL: Schwartz (174) -- Schenn (111) -- Tarasenko (32)

19. VAN: Miller (167) -- Pettersson (30) -- Boeser (71)

20. ARI: Keller (105) -- Schmaltz (168) -- Kessel (61)

21. CAR: Svechnikov (143) / Niederreiter (184) -- Aho (34) -- Teravainen (90)

22. SJS: Meier (73) -- Couture (69) -- Labanc (203)

23. NYI: Lee (181) -- Barzal (99) -- Eberle (165)

24. DET: Bertuzzi (194) -- Larkin (89) -- Mantha (147)

25. CBJ: Nyquist (190) -- Dubois (149) -- Atkinson (118)

26. ANA: Comtois (197) -- Getzlaf (186) -- Kase (204) / Terry (N/R)

27. CHI: Saad / Caggiula (N/R) -- Toews (83) -- Shaw / Sikura (N/R)

28. LAK: Iafallo (N/R) -- Kopitar (124) -- D. Brown (185) / Toffoli (N/R)

29. MIN: Zucker (227) -- Staal (219) -- Zuccarello (144)

30. MTL: Tatar (226) -- Danault (N/R) -- Gallagher (122)

31. OTT: Tkachuk (159) -- White (244) -- Batherson / C. Brown (N/R)

 

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