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Fantasy hockey top 250 player rankings

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by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

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Pete Jensen on the best teams and players for fantasy

Pete Jensen joins the show to discuss the best teams and players for fantasy this season

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NHL.com ranks the top 250 overall fantasy hockey players 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.

 

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Center | Left wing | Right wing

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Breakouts | Bounce-back candidates

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

Key injuries: Tuukka Rask, G, BOS (UFA); Alex Tuch, LW/RW, VGK; Shea Weber, D, MTL; Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM

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