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Scotia North Division fantasy rankings for 2020-21

Top 25 players, cheat sheet, podcast preview for group of seven Canada teams

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com previews the Scotia North Division, which will have all seven teams from Canada, with fantasy hockey rankings, a draft cheat sheet and podcast episode. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

MORE FANTASY COVERAGE: Top 250

Mock draft | Draft strategy | Cheat sheet

More division previews: East | West | Central

Projections: Goalie / team wins; standings forecast

 

TOP 25 FANTASY PLAYERS FROM NORTH DIVISION

1. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
2. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM
3. Auston Matthews, C, TOR
4. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN
5. Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR
6. Quinn Hughes, D, VAN
7. Matthew Tkachuk, LW/RW, CGY
8. Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG
9. J.T. Miller, LW/RW, VAN
10. Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG
11. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
12. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
13. John Tavares, C, TOR
14. Frederik Andersen, G, TOR
15. Carey Price, G, MTL
16. Morgan Rielly, D, TOR
17. Johnny Gaudreau, LW/RW, CGY
18. Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT
19. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
20. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM
21. Braden Holtby, G, VAN
22. Bo Horvat, C, VAN
23. Jacob Markstrom, G, CGY
24. William Nylander, LW/RW, TOR
25. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN

Other valuable fantasy players from North Division: Shea Weber, D, MTL; Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY; Tyson Barrie, D, EDM; Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL; Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG

READ: Full fantasy top 250 player rankings

 

PLAYERS FROM EACH TEAM IN TOP 250:

MTL: 11

TOR: 10

WPG: 10

VAN: 9

EDM: 8

CGY: 7

OTT: 5

NOTES: Edmonton's player total does not include defenseman Oscar Klefbom (out for season).

 

PLAYERS ON PRESEASON FANTASY LISTS

CGY: Johnny Gaudreau, LW, and Mark Giordano, D (bounce-back); Dillon Dube, LW/RW and Juuso Valimaki, D (deep sleeper)

EDM: Tyson Barrie, D (bounce-back); Kailer Yamamoto, RW (breakout); Jesse Puljujarvi, RW (sleeper); Dominik Kahun, LW/RW (deep sleeper)

MTL: Nick Suzuki, C/RW (breakout); Josh Anderson and Joel Armia, RW (deep sleeper)

OTT: Thomas Chabot, D, and Matt Murray, G (bounce-back); Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW (sleeper)

TOR: Morgan Rielly, D (bounce-back); Rasmus Sandin, Mikko Lehtonen, D, and Joe Thornton, C (deep sleeper)

VAN: Braden Holtby, G (bounce-back); Thatcher Demko, G, and Nate Schmidt, D (sleeper)

WPG: Paul Stastny, C (bounce-back)

 

NOTABLE POTENTIAL 2021 UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

EDM: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW; Tyson Barrie, D

MTL: Tomas Tatar, LW/RW; Joel Armia, RW; Phillip Danault, C

TOR: Frederik Andersen, G; Zach Hyman, C/LW

VAN: Alexander Edler, D; Tanner Pearson, LW

WPG: Paul Stastny, C

 

NOTABLE ROOKIE-ELIGIBLE PLAYERS

CGY: Juuso Valimaki, D

EDM: Evan Bouchard, D

MTL: Alexander Romanov, D

OTT: Tim Stutzle, LW; Josh Norris, C

TOR: Nicholas Robertson, LW

WPG: Ville Heinola, D

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