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Fantasy hockey top 100 forward rankings

Most valuable options at position for standard leagues; season preview podcasts

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the top 100 fantasy hockey forwards for the 2021-22 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' | Goalie

Center | Left wing | Right wing

PROJECTIONS: 🔮 F | D | G

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FANTASY TOP 100 FORWARDS

Standard fantasy categories: 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, injury history or concern (INJ.), age, contract status (restricted free agents listed below) and overall upside for this season. Forward position eligibility for Yahoo Fantasy leagues is listed below. 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. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
5. Auston Matthews, C, TOR
6. Artemi Panarin, LW, NYR
7. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
8. Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL
9. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
10. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
11. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
12. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
13. Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT (RFA)
14. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
15. Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL
16. Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR
17. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT (INJ.)
18. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
19. Sebastian Aho, C, CAR
20. Kirill Kaprizov, LW/RW, MIN
21. Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR
22. Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL
23. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
24. Matthew Tkachuk, LW/RW, CGY
25. Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
26. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG (suspended 1 game)
27. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN (RFA)
28. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
29. Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT
30. Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL
31. Mark Stone, RW, VGK
32. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
33. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
34. John Tavares, C, TOR
35. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
36. Johnny Gaudreau, LW/RW, CGY
37. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN
38. J.T. Miller, C/LW, VAN
39. William Nylander, LW/RW, TOR
40. Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL
41. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
42. Jack Eichel, C, BUF (INJ.)
43. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
44. Sam Bennett, C/LW, FLA
45. Sam Reinhart, C/RW, FLA
46. Jack Hughes, C/LW, NJD
47. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH (INJ.)
48. Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL (INJ.)
49. Jason Robertson, LW, DAL
50. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL
51. T.J. Oshie, C/RW, WSH
52. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
53. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, DAL
54. Sean Couturier, C, PHI
55. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM
56. Tyler Toffoli, LW/RW, MTL
57. Cole Caufield, RW, MTL (rookie)
58. Martin Necas, C/RW, CAR
59. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
60. Nick Suzuki, C/RW, MTL
61. Patric Hornqvist, RW, FLA
62. David Perron, LW/RW, STL
63. Jakub Vrana, LW, DET
64. Bryan Rust, LW/RW, PIT
65. Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
66. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, MIN
67. Brayden Schenn, C/RW, STL
68. Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL
69. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
70. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, WSH
71. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
72. Zach Hyman, LW/RW, EDM
73. Pavel Buchnevich, RW, STL
74. Dominik Kubalik, LW/RW, CHI
75. Alexander Radulov, LW/RW, DAL (INJ.)
76. Taylor Hall, LW, BOS
77. Vincent Trocheck, C, CAR
78. Bo Horvat, C, VAN
79. Alexis Lafreniere, LW, NYR
80. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR
81. Kirby Dach, C, CHI
82. Dylan Larkin, C, DET (INJ.)
83. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, LAK
84. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL
85. Conor Garland, LW/RW, VAN
86. Trevor Zegras, C/LW, ANA (rookie)
87. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (INJ.)
88. William Karlsson, C, VGK
89. Drake Batherson, RW, OTT
90. Patrik Laine, LW/RW, CBJ
91. Carter Verhaeghe, C/LW, FLA
92. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
93. Tim Stutzle, LW, OTT
94. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI
95. Ryan Strome, C/RW, NYR
96. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
97. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, COL
98. Josh Norris, C, OTT
99. Jordan Eberle, RW, SEA
100. Anders Lee, LW, NYI

Other forwards in NHL.com's top 250 overall rankings:

101. Oliver Bjorkstrand, LW/RW, CBJ
102. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR
103. Claude Giroux, C/LW, PHI
104. Tomas Hertl, C/LW, SJS
105. Denis Gurianov, LW/RW, DAL
106. Vasily Podkolzin, RW, VAN (rookie)
107. Alex Killorn, LW/RW, TBL
108. Joel Farabee, LW/RW, PHI
109. Anthony Beauvillier, LW, NYI
110. Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, FLA
111. Josh Anderson, RW, MTL
112. Jordan Staal, C, CAR
113. Cam Atkinson, RW, PHI
114. Sean Monahan, C, CGY
115. Jeff Carter, C/RW, PIT
116. Jakub Voracek, LW/RW, CBJ
117. Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, NYI
118. Eeli Tolvanen, LW/RW, NSH
119. Nazem Kadri, C, COL
120. Kaapo Kakko, RW, NYR
121. Jaden Schwartz, LW, SEA
122. Quinton Byfield, C, LAK (rookie)
123. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, NYI
124. Yegor Sharangovich, LW/RW, NJD
125. Max Comtois, LW/RW, ANA
126. Nils Hoglander, LW/RW, VAN
127. Brandon Saad, LW/RW, STL
128. Phil Kessel, RW, ARI (INJ.)
129. Anthony Cirelli, C/RW, TBL
130. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, WPG
131. Yanni Gourde, C/RW, SEA (INJ.)
132. Nico Hischier, C, NJD
133. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS
134. Travis Konecny, RW, PHI
135. Marco Rossi, C, MIN (rookie)
136. Jack Roslovic, C/RW, CBJ
137. Brock Nelson, C, NYI
138. Craig Smith, RW, BOS
139. Dustin Brown, RW, LAK
140. Jared McCann, C/LW, SEA
141. Christian Dvorak, C/LW, MTL
142. Blake Coleman, LW/RW, CGY
143. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, MTL (INJ.)
144. Frank Vatrano, LW/RW, FLA
145. Vitali Kravtsov, RW, NYR (rookie)
146. Alex Newhook, C, COL (rookie)
147. Connor Brown, LW/RW, OTT
148. Mats Zuccarello, RW, MIN
149. Kasperi Kapanen, LW/RW, PIT
150. Nick Schmaltz, C/RW, ARI
151. Joel Eriksson Ek, C, MIN
152. Alexander Barabanov, RW, SJS
153. Pavel Zacha, C/LW, NJD
154. Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, ANA
155. Charlie Coyle, C/RW, BOS
156. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C/LW, CAR
157. Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, EDM

Not participating in training camp: Evander Kane, LW/RW, SJS

Key injury: Alex Tuch, LW/RW, VGK; Kevin Hayes, C, PHI

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