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Fantasy forward position updates for 2019-20

Giroux remains flexible at all three positions; Draisaitl highest ranked dual-eligible player

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

Yahoo Fantasy Hockey is open for the 2019-20 NHL season with some notable forward position eligibility changes. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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NOTE: New forward positions can be added and old ones regained at Yahoo's discretion throughout the season based on lineup changes.

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DUAL-ELIGIBLE FORWARDS IN NHL.COM'S TOP 250

The following forwards (listed in order of NHL.com's top 250 rankings) have multiple positions of eligibility for the 2019-20 season. These dual-eligible forwards can be rostered at any one of their positions providing additional lineup flexibility. Bold indicates forwards who have had one position removed (listed in parentheses) compared to last season.

Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM (lost RW)
Claude Giroux, C/LW/RW, PHI
Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG
Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT (lost C)
Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI
Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
Tomas Hertl, C/LW, SJS (lost RW)
Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS
Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
Joe Pavelski, C/RW, DAL
Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR
Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM
William Nylander, C/RW, TOR
Clayton Keller, LW/RW, ARI (lost C)
Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY
Jeff Skinner, C/LW, BUF
Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA
Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, ANA (lost C)
Max Domi, C/LW, MTL
Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR
Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, DET
Mikael Granlund, LW/RW, NSH (lost C)
Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL
J.T. Miller, LW/RW, VAN (lost C)
Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, ARI
Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
Alex Galchenyuk, C/LW, PIT
Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, CAR
Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS
Gustav Nyquist, LW/RW, CBJ
David Perron, LW/RW, STL
Sam Reinhart, C/RW, BUF
Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, DET
Andreas Johnsson, LW/RW, TOR
Ryan Donato, LW/RW, MIN (lost C)
Yanni Gourde, LW/RW, TBL (lost C)

Kevin Labanc, LW/RW, SJS
Andreas Athanasiou, C/LW, DET (lost RW)
Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, MTL
Jason Zucker, LW/RW, MIN
Tyler Johnson, LW/RW, TBL (lost C)

 

NOTABLE PLAYERS NOW SINGLE-POSITION ELIGIBLE

The following forwards (listed in order of NHL.com's top 250 rankings) now have single-position eligibility for the 2019-20 season after being dual-eligible last season.

Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR (lost C)
Steven Stamkos, C, TBL (lost RW)
Blake Wheeler, RW, WPG (lost C)
Sebastian Aho, C, CAR (lost LW, RW)
Logan Couture, C, SJS (lost LW)
William Karlsson, C, VGK (lost LW)
Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, CBJ (lost LW)
Reilly Smith, RW, VGK (lost LW)
Jordan Eberle, RW, NYI (lost C)
Jakub Vrana, LW, WSH (lost RW)
Travis Konecny, RW, PHI (lost C, LW)

 

ELIGIBILITY OF NOTABLE FIRST-YEAR FORWARDS

Jack Hughes, C, NJD
Kaapo Kakko, RW, NYR
Max Comtois, LW, ANA
Nikita Gusev, LW, NJD
Vitali Kravtsov, RW, NYR
Alexandre Texier, C/LW, CBJ
Filip Zadina, LW/RW, DET
Eeli Tolvanen, RW, NSH
Carl Grundstrom, LW/RW, LAK
Morgan Frost, C/LW, PHI

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