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Fantasy hockey top 25 goalie rankings lists best options at position for pools this season; podcast analysis

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy ranks the top 25 goalies for fantasy hockey pools in the 2020-21 season. For more coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.



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Impact of Holtby signing with Canucks

-- Braden Holtby signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. Holtby should be viewed as a top 10-15 fantasy goalie option again with renewed upside for the Canucks, a trendy fantasy team with a high ceiling in the seasons ahead.

Holtby, 31, is expected to get the majority of the starts this season but could split time with Thatcher Demko, who looked like a future starter in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Holtby and Demko, who turns 25 on Dec. 8, are worth targeting as a duo in standard 12-team fantasy leagues, especially after Jacob Markstrom signed with the Calgary Flames.

READ: Fantasy recap of free agent signings



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 in regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, team goalie situations, anticipated start volume, projected goal support (or lack thereof), injury history or concern (INJ. - players who could miss the start of this season), sleeper, bounce-back or breakout potential, anticipated regression, age, contract status (current restricted free agent: **) and overall upside for the 2020-21 season. These rankings are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen, Rob Reese and David Satriano.  

1. Andrei Vasilevskiy, TBL
2. Connor Hellebuyck, WPG
3. Tuukka Rask, BOS
4. Robin Lehner, VGK
5. Carter Hart, PHI
6. Igor Shesterkin, NYR
7. Frederik Andersen, TOR
8. Philipp Grubauer, COL
9. Carey Price, MTL
10. Ilya Samsonov, WSH
11. Braden Holtby, VAN
12. Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK
13. Semyon Varlamov, NYI
14. Jordan Binnington, STL
15. Anton Khudobin, DAL
16. Jacob Markstrom, CGY
17. Tristan Jarry, PIT
18. Jaroslav Halak, BOS
19. Pavel Francouz, COL
20. Joonas Korpisalo, CBJ
21. Elvis Merzlikins, CBJ
22. Darcy Kuemper, ARI
23. Sergei Bobrovsky, FLA
24. Thatcher Demko, VAN
25. Ilya Sorokin, NYI

Out long term: Ben Bishop, DAL (INJ.)

Other goalies to consider: Petr Mrazek, CAR; Juuse Saros, NSH; Alexandar Georgiev, NYR; Henrik Lundqvist, WSH; Devan Dubnyk, SJS; Matt Murray, OTT; John Gibson, ANA; Cam Talbot, MIN; Jonathan Quick, LAK; Mackenzie Blackwood, NJD**; Jake Allen, MTL; James Reimer, CAR; Linus Ullmark, BUF; Corey Crawford, NJD; Calvin Petersen, LAK


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