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Fantasy goalie top 25 rankings for 2019-20 on June 26

Gibson, Lundqvist can bounce back; Blackwood joins list, part of tandem with Schneider for improved Devils

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com's fantasy hockey goalie top 25 rankings are based on past production and expectations for next season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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John Gibson, ANA -- The Anaheim Ducks goalie was 26-22-8 with a .917 save percentage and two shutouts in 58 games. Gibson's numbers were respectable considering the Ducks were tied with the New Jersey Devils for the third fewest points (35) after Dec. 31, and only one Anaheim skater, center Adam Henrique, played the full season. With a healthy roster, new coach Dallas Eakins and bounce-back potential for Ryan Getzlaf and Rickard Rakell, Gibson should finish among the 10 best at the position next season.

Henrik Lundqvist, NYR -- The New York Rangers goalie had the lowest win total (18) and SV% (.907) of his 14-season NHL career. Lundqvist split time down the stretch with backup Alexandar Georgiev, who went 14-13-4 with a .914 SV% and two shutouts in 33 games. Fantasy owners can expect Lundqvist to be the starter next season, and the acquisition of defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets on June 18 helps the veteran goalie's fantasy stock. The Rangers also have an improved team fantasy outlook with rookie wing Kaapo Kakko expected to make an immediate impact in the top six and on the first power play.

Mackenzie Blackwood and Cory Schneider, NJD -- The New Jersey Devils goalies have fantasy sleeper appeal for next season after the acquisition of elite defenseman P.K. Subban from the Nashville Predators and selection of center Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Those additions, together with a healthy Taylor Hall (limited to 33 games this season), could make the Devils tandem worth drafting together or separately in late rounds. 

Schneider was effective after returning from injury in February, going 6-8-3 with a .921 SV% and one shutout over the final 17 games. Blackwood went 10-10-0 with a .918 SV% as a rookie, including 4-1-0 with a .952 SV% and two shutouts in six games from Dec. 27-Jan. 12. The Devils may go the timeshare route, similar to the New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes, who each made the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Metropolitan Division this season.

UPDATE: After veteran Roberto Luongo announced his retirement from the NHL and the Florida Panthers traded backup James Reimer, they have signed elite goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to a seven-year contract.


 
FANTASY TOP 25 GOALIE RANKINGS

Standard goalie categories include wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production, team goalie situations, anticipated start volume, projected goal support (or lack thereof), injury history, sleeper, bounce-back or breakout potential, anticipated regression, age and contract status (potential 2019 UFA: *; RFA: **). INJ. indicates player with injury concern.

1. Ben Bishop, DAL (SAME)
2. Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL (SAME)
3. Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK (+1)
4. Tuukka Rask, BOS (-1)
5. Carey Price, MTL (SAME)
6. Jordan Binnington, STL** (SAME)
7. Frederik Andersen, TOR (SAME)
8. Sergei Bobrovsky, FLA (SAME)
9. Pekka Rinne, NSH (SAME)
10. John Gibson, ANA (+4)
11. Braden Holtby, WSH (-1)
12. Matt Murray, PIT (-1)
13. Carter Hart, PHI (+2)
14. Philipp Grubauer, COL (-1)
15. Connor Hellebuyck, WPG (-3)
16. Martin Jones, SJS (+1)
17. Corey Crawford, CHI (-1)
18. Antti Raanta, ARI (SAME; INJ.)
19. Devan Dubnyk, MIN (+2)
20. Robin Lehner, CHI (SAME)
21. Thomas Greiss, NYI (+1)
22. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (+3)
23. Jacob Markstrom, VAN (+1)
24. David Rittich, CGY** (-1)
25. Mackenzie Blackwood, NJD (NEW)

Dropped out: Petr Mrazek, CAR

Just missed: Darcy Kuemper, ARI; Jonathan Quick, LAK; Cory Schneider, NJD; Mikko Koskinen, EDM; Jimmy Howard, DET; Jaroslav Halak, BOS; Juuse Saros, NSH; Anton Khudobin, DAL; Semyon Varlamov, NYI; Thatcher Demko, VAN; Mike Smith, EDM

 

READ: Top 25 goalie rankings for 2019-20 on May 22

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