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Pacific Division fantasy preview for 2019-20

Oilers, Sharks have two each in top 20 overall; Coyotes, Canucks offer sneaky options

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com previews the fantasy hockey landscape for the eight Pacific Division teams and their relevant players. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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NOTE: Bold indicates offseason addition

 

TOP 10 FANTASY PLAYERS IN PACIFIC DIVISION

1. Connor McDavid, C, EDM (rank: 3)
2. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM (7)
3. Erik Karlsson, D, SJS (15)
4. Brent Burns, D, SJS (16)
5. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CGY (18)
6. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, VGK (24)
7. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN (30)
8. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, CGY (44)
9. John Gibson, G, ANA (52)
10. Mark Stone, RW, VGK (57)

Highest ranked players from other Pacific Division teams: ARI: Phil Kessel, RW (61); LAK: Drew Doughty, D (108)

 

PLAYERS FROM EACH TEAM IN TOP 250 RANKINGS

SJS: 9
EDM: 9
VGK: 8
ANA: 8
CGY: 7
VAN: 7
ARI: 7
LAK: 4

 

PLAYERS ON PRESEASON LISTS

ANA: John Gibson, Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf (bounce-backs); Ondrej Kase and Cam Fowler (injury bounce-back); Jakob Silfverberg (sleeper)

ARI: Clayton Keller (bounce-back); Antti Raanta and Nick Schmaltz (injury bounce-backs); Darcy Kuemper (sleeper)

CGY: David Rittich (breakout); Sam Bennett and Rasmus Andersson (deep sleepers); Elias Lindholm (buyer beware)

EDM: Oscar Klefbom and James Neal (injury bounce-back); Zack Kassian (sleeper); Mikko Koskinen and Kailer Yamamoto (deep sleepers)

LAK: Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Tyler Toffoli (bounce-backs); Jonathan Quick (injury bounce-back)

SJS: Martin Jones (bounce-back); Kevin Labanc (sleeper)

VAN: Alexander Edler, J.T. Miller and Jacob Markstrom (sleepers), Sven Baertschi (deep sleeper)

VGK: William Karlsson (bounce-back); Max Pacioretty and Paul Stastny (injury bounce-backs); Shea Theodore (breakout); Alex Tuch (deep sleeper)

 

POTENTIAL 2020 UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

ARI: Darcy Kuemper; Carl Soderberg
CGY: TJ Brodie; Michael Frolík
EDM: Zack Kassian
LAK: Tyler Toffoli
VAN: Jacob Markstrom

 

ROOKIE-ELIGIBLE PLAYERS

ANA: Max Comtois; Sam Steel
ARI: Barrett Hayton
EDM: Evan Bouchard; Ethan Bear; Caleb Jones
LAK: Carl Grundstrom
SJS: Alexander True
VAN: Quinn Hughes; Thatcher Demko
VGK: Cody Glass

 

INJURY CONCERNS

ANA: Ondrej Kase (shoulder)
ARI: Antti Raanta (lower body); Nick Schmaltz (lower body)
EDM: Connor McDavid (knee)
SJS: Erik Karlsson (groin); Tomas Hertl (undisclosed)

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