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Fantasy hockey top 250 player rankings

Early look at best overall options for standard leagues next season; podcast

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the top 250 overall fantasy hockey players 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: 📈 Forward | 'D' | Goalie

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FANTASY TOP 250 PLAYER RANKINGS

Standard fantasy categories: goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters; wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for goalies. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, line combinations, defense pairs, power-play usage, team goalie situations, anticipated start volume, projected goal support (or lack thereof), 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 player's fantasy eligibility for this season in season-long leagues. These rankings are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.

1. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
2. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL (DTD)
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 (INJ.)
8. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
9. Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL
10. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TBL
11. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH*
12. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
13. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
14. Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR
15. Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT**
16. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA
17. Victor Hedman, D, TBL (DTD)
18. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
19. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
20. Sebastian Aho, C, CAR
21. Adam Fox, D, NYR
22. Dougie Hamilton, D, CAR*
23. Cale Makar, D, COL**
24. Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL
25. Kirill Kaprizov, LW/RW, MIN**
26. Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR**
27. John Tavares, C, TOR
28. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
29. Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT
30. Philipp Grubauer, G, COL*
31. Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL*
32. Mark Stone, RW, VGK
33. Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK (DTD)
34. Aaron Ekblad, D, FLA (INJ.)
35. Semyon Varlamov, G, NYI (DTD)
36. Steven Stamkos, C/LW/RW, TBL
37. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
38. Jack Eichel, C, BUF (INJ.)
39. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN** (INJ.)
40. John Carlson, D, WSH (DTD)
41. Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL
42. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
43. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
44. Robin Lehner, G, VGK
45. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, VGK
46. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT
47. Kris Letang, D, PIT
48. Quinn Hughes, D, VAN**
49. Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
50. Matthew Tkachuk, LW/RW, CGY
51. Shea Theodore, D, VGK
52. Igor Shesterkin, G, NYR**
53. Petr Mrazek, G, CAR*
54. Connor Hellebuyck, G, WPG
55. Jason Robertson, LW, DAL
56. Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL
57. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG (INJ.)
58. Morgan Rielly, D, TOR
59. Tuukka Rask, G, BOS*
60. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH (COVID-19 protocol)
61. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
62. Tyson Barrie, D, EDM*
63. Juuse Saros, G, NSH**
64. Alex Nedeljkovic, G, CAR**
65. Johnny Gaudreau, LW/RW, CGY
66. Pavel Buchnevich, RW, NYR**
67. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, DAL
68. Torey Krug, D, STL
69. David Perron, LW/RW, STL
70. Bryan Rust, LW/RW, PIT
71. T.J. Oshie, RW, WSH (DTD)
72. Martin Necas, C/RW, CAR
73. Roman Josi, D, NSH
74. Cam Talbot, G, MIN
75. Spencer Knight, G, FLA
76. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
77. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, WSH
78. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
79. William Nylander, LW/RW, TOR
80. Vincent Trocheck, C, CAR
81. Patric Hornqvist, RW, FLA (DTD)
82. Ryan Strome, C/RW, NYR
83. Miro Heiskanen, D, DAL**
84. Jakob Chychrun, D, ARI
85. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, MIN**
86. Tyler Toffoli, LW/RW, MTL
87. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM*
88. Evander Kane, LW/RW, SJS
89. John Klingberg, D, DAL
90. Tristan Jarry, G, PIT (DTD)
91. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL (DTD)
92. Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL
93. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN
94. J.T. Miller, C/LW/RW, VAN
95. Brayden Schenn, C/RW, STL
96. Taylor Hall, LW, BOS*
97. Drew Doughty, D, LAK
98. Darnell Nurse, D, EDM
99. Ilya Sorokin, G, NYI**
100. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR
101. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
102. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
103. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
104. Jeff Petry, D, MTL
105. Charlie McAvoy, D, BOS
106. Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF**
107. Jakub Vrana, LW, DET**
108. Jack Campbell, G, TOR
109. Frederik Andersen, G, TOR*
110. Thomas Chabot, D, OTT (DTD)
111. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
112. Jack Hughes, C/LW, NJD
113. Ilya Samsonov, G, WSH** (DTD)
114. Jordan Binnington, G, STL
115. Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL (DTD)
116. Tom Wilson, RW, WSH
117. Seth Jones, D, CBJ
118. Sam Bennett, C/LW/RW, FLA** (DTD)
119. Ben Bishop, G, DAL
120. Zach Werenski, D, CBJ (INJ.)
121. Thatcher Demko, G, VAN
122. Carey Price, G, MTL (DTD)
123. Alex Pietrangelo, D, VGK
124. Denis Gurianov, LW/RW, DAL
125. Sean Couturier, C, PHI
126. Eeli Tolvanen, LW/RW, NSH**
127. David Krejci, C, BOS*
128. Bo Horvat, C, VAN
129. Jake Oettinger, G, DAL
130. Vitek Vanecek, G, WSH
131. Dominik Kubalik, LW/RW, CHI
132. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR (DTD)
133. Carter Verhaeghe, C/LW, FLA
134. Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL (INJ.)
135. Alex Tuch, LW/RW, VGK
136. Oliver Bjorkstrand, LW/RW, CBJ
137. Alexander Radulov, LW/RW, DAL
138. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, COL
139. Dylan Larkin, C, DET (INJ.)
140. Ivan Provorov, D, PHI
141. Jared Spurgeon, D, MIN
142. Josh Anderson, RW, MTL
143. Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, FLA**
144. Josh Norris, C, OTT
145. Shea Weber, D, MTL (DTD)
146. Rasmus Dahlin, D, BUF**
147. Drake Batherson, RW, OTT**
148. William Karlsson, C, VGK
149. Nick Suzuki, C/RW, MTL
150. Ryan Ellis, D, NSH
151. Jeremy Swayman, G, BOS
152. Mikhail Sergachev, D, TBL
153. MacKenzie Weegar, D, FLA
154. Kevin Lankinen, G, CHI
155. Cole Caufield, RW, MTL
156. Alexis Lafreniere, LW, NYR
157. Quinton Byfield, C, LAK
158. Neal Pionk, D, WPG**
159. Jacob Markstrom, G, CGY
160. Samuel Girard, D, COL
161. Matt Grzelcyk, D, BOS
162. Anders Lee, LW, NYI (INJ.)
163. Devon Toews, D, COL
164. Alec Martinez, D, VGK* (DTD)
165. Mackenzie Blackwood, G, NJD
166. Zach Hyman, C/LW/RW, TOR* (INJ.)
167. Conor Garland, LW/RW, ARI
168. Trevor Zegras, C/LW, ANA
169. Mattias Ekholm, D, NSH
170. Nick Foligno, LW/RW, TOR* (DTD)
171. Dustin Brown, RW, LAK (INJ.)
172. Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, CAR
173. Kaapo Kahkonen, G, MIN
174. Carter Hart, G, PHI** (DTD)
175. Matt Dumba, D, MIN
176. Ty Smith, D, NJD (DTD)
177. Craig Smith, RW, BOS
178. Yanni Gourde, C/LW/RW, TBL
179. Alex Killorn, LW/RW, TBL
180. Jordan Staal, C, CAR
181. Chandler Stephenson, C/LW, VGK
182. Linus Ullmark, G, BUF*
183. Filip Hronek, D, DET**
184. Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM (INJ.)
185. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, FLA
186. Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, EDM
187. Andrew Copp, C/LW/RW, WPG**
188. Jared McCann, C/LW, PIT
189. Mike Smith, G, EDM*
190. Brent Burns, D, SJS
191. Erik Karlsson, D, SJS
192. Phil Kessel, RW, ARI
193. Casey Mittelstadt, C/LW/RW, BUF**
194. Connor Brown, LW/RW, OTT
195. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, STL*
196. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH (DTD)
197. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, NYI
198. Blake Coleman, LW/RW, TBL*
199. Tomas Hertl, C/LW, SJS
200. Jeff Carter, C/LW/RW, PIT
201. Jamie Drysdale, D, ANA
202. Jake Muzzin, D, TOR
203. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, WPG
204. Frank Vatrano, LW/RW, FLA
205. Nikita Gusev, LW/RW, FLA*
206. Nazem Kadri, C, COL
207. Keith Yandle, D, FLA
208. Jake Bean, D, CAR**
209. Chris Driedger, G, FLA*
210. Casey DeSmith, G, PIT (DTD)
211. Kasperi Kapanen, LW/RW, PIT
212. Anthony Beauvillier, LW, NYI**
213. Bowen Byram, D, COL
214. Erik Brannstrom, D, OTT
215. Darcy Kuemper, G, ARI
216. Elvis Merzlikins, G, CBJ
217. Jordan Eberle, RW, NYI
218. Max Comtois, LW/RW, ANA**
219. Mats Zuccarello, RW, MIN
220. Claude Giroux, C/LW, PHI
221. Anthony Cirelli, C/RW, TBL
222. Kirby Dach, C, CHI (INJ.)
223. Patrik Laine, LW/RW, CBJ**
224. Adam Boqvist, D, CHI (INJ.)
225. Justin Schultz, D, WSH
226. Colton Parayko, D, STL
227. Nick Schmaltz, C/RW, ARI
228. Yegor Sharangovich, C/LW/RW, NJD**
229. Alexander Barabanov, RW, SJS*
230. Dmitry Orlov, D, WSH
231. Vince Dunn, D, STL** (DTD)
232. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS
233. Cam Atkinson, RW, CBJ
234. Pavel Zacha, C/LW, NJD
235. Travis Konecny, RW, PHI
236. Joel Farabee, LW/RW, PHI
237. Jack Roslovic, C/RW, CBJ
238. Tim Stutzle, LW, OTT
239. John Gibson, G, ANA
240. Mike Reilly, D, BOS*
241. Nico Hischier, C, NJD
242. Owen Tippett, RW, FLA
243. Mike Matheson, D, PIT (DTD)
244. Nils Hoglander, LW/RW, VAN
245. Mark Giordano, D, CGY
246. Brett Pesce, D, CAR
247. Alex Iafallo, LW, LAK
248. Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, NYI
249. Esa Lindell, D, DAL
250. Matt Murray, G, OTT (INJ.)

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