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Fantasy hockey top 100 forward rankings

Early look at most valuable options in standard leagues for next season; podcast

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the top 100 fantasy hockey forwards for next season in standard leagues. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

 

RANKINGS: 📈 250 | D-man | Goalie

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FANTASY TOP 100 FORWARDS

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. for injured or DTD for day to day), age, contract status (potential 2021 unrestricted free agents: *; potential 2021 restricted free agents: **) and overall upside for next season. Positions indicate each forward's fantasy eligibility for this season in season-long leagues this season. These rankings are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.

1. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
2. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
3. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM
4. Auston Matthews, C, TOR
5. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
6. Artemi Panarin, LW, NYR (INJ.)
7. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
8. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
9. Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL
10. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH*
11. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
12. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
13. Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR
14. Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT**
15. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
16. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
17. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
18. Sebastian Aho, C, CAR
19. Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL
20. Kirill Kaprizov, LW/RW, MIN**
21. Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR**
22. John Tavares, C, TOR (INJ.)
23. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
24. Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT
25. Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL*
26. Mark Stone, RW, VGK
27. Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
28. Steven Stamkos, C/LW/RW, TBL
29. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG (suspended)
30. Jack Eichel, C, BUF (INJ.)
31. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN** (INJ.)
32. Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL
33. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
34. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
35. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (INJ.)
36. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
37. Matthew Tkachuk, LW/RW, CGY
38. Jason Robertson, LW, DAL
39. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL
40. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
41. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
42. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
43. Johnny Gaudreau, LW/RW, CGY
44. Pavel Buchnevich, RW, NYR**
45. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, DAL
46. David Perron, LW/RW, STL
47. Bryan Rust, LW/RW, PIT
48. T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH
49. Martin Necas, C/RW, CAR
50. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
51. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, WSH
52. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
53. William Nylander, LW/RW, TOR
54. Vincent Trocheck, C, CAR
55. Patric Hornqvist, RW, FLA
56. Ryan Strome, C/RW, NYR
57. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, MIN**
58. Tyler Toffoli, LW/RW, MTL
59. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM*
60. Evander Kane, LW/RW, SJS
61. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
62. Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL
63. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN
64. J.T. Miller, C/LW/RW, VAN
65. Brayden Schenn, C/RW, STL
66. Taylor Hall, LW, BOS*
67. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR
68. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
69. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
70. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
71. Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF**
72. Jakub Vrana, LW, DET**
73. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
74. Jack Hughes, C/LW, NJD
75. Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL
76. Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
77. Sam Bennett, C/LW/RW, FLA**
78. Denis Gurianov, LW/RW, DAL
79. Sean Couturier, C, PHI
80. Eeli Tolvanen, LW/RW, NSH**
81. David Krejci, C, BOS*
82. Bo Horvat, C, VAN
83. Dominik Kubalik, LW/RW, CHI
84. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR (DTD)
85. Carter Verhaeghe, C/LW, FLA
86. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL
87. Alex Tuch, LW/RW, VGK
88. Oliver Bjorkstrand, LW/RW, CBJ
89. Alexander Radulov, LW/RW, DAL (INJ.)
90. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, COL
91. Dylan Larkin, C, DET (INJ.)
92. Josh Anderson, RW, MTL
93. Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, FLA**
94. Josh Norris, C, OTT
95. Drake Batherson, RW, OTT**
96. William Karlsson, C, VGK
97. Nick Suzuki, C/RW, MTL
98. Cole Caufield, RW, MTL
99. Alexis Lafreniere, LW, NYR
100. Quinton Byfield, C, LAK

Other forwards ranked among top 250 overall players:

101. Anders Lee, LW, NYI (INJ.)
102. Zach Hyman, C/LW/RW, TOR* (INJ.)
103. Conor Garland, LW/RW, ARI
104. Trevor Zegras, C/LW, ANA
105. Nick Foligno, LW/RW, TOR* (DTD)
106. Dustin Brown, RW, LAK (INJ.)
107. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, CAR
108. Craig Smith, RW, BOS
109. Yanni Gourde, C/LW/RW, TBL
110. Alex Killorn, LW/RW, TBL
111. Jordan Staal, C, CAR
112. Chandler Stephenson, C/LW, VGK
113. Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, EDM
114. Andrew Copp, C/LW/RW, WPG**
115. Jared McCann, C/LW, PIT
116. Phil Kessel, RW, ARI
117. Casey Mittelstadt, C/LW/RW, BUF**
118. Connor Brown, LW/RW, OTT
119. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, STL*
120. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
121. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, NYI
122. Blake Coleman, LW/RW, TBL*
123. Tomas Hertl, C/LW, SJS
124. Jeff Carter, C/LW/RW, PIT
125. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, WPG
126. Frank Vatrano, LW/RW, FLA
127. Nikita Gusev, LW/RW, FLA*
128. Nazem Kadri, C, COL
129. Kasperi Kapanen, LW/RW, PIT
130. Anthony Beauvillier, LW, NYI**
131. Jordan Eberle, RW, NYI
132. Max Comtois, LW/RW, ANA**
133. Mats Zuccarello, RW, MIN
134. Claude Giroux, C/LW, PHI
135. Anthony Cirelli, C/RW, TBL
136. Kirby Dach, C, CHI (INJ.)
137. Patrik Laine, LW/RW, CBJ**
138. Nick Schmaltz, C/RW, ARI (DTD)
139. Yegor Sharangovich, C/LW/RW, NJD**
140. Alexander Barabanov, RW, SJS*
141. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS
142. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ
143. Pavel Zacha, C/LW, NJD
144. Travis Konecny, RW, PHI
145. Joel Farabee, LW/RW, PHI
146. Jack Roslovic, C/RW, CBJ
147. Tim Stutzle, LW, OTT
148. Nico Hischier, C, NJD
149. Owen Tippett, RW, FLA
150. Nils Hoglander, LW/RW, VAN
151. Alex Iafallo, LW, LAK
152. Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, NYI (DTD)

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