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Fantasy hockey forward point projections

NHL.com lists estimated 82-game totals at position; season preview podcasts

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com has projected the forward point totals for fantasy hockey in the 2021-22 season, during which each team will play 82 games. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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RANKINGS: 📈 250 | F | C | LW | RW

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FORWARD POINT PROJECTIONS

NOTES: These fantasy projections (for 82-game season) have been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past performance in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, projected line combinations, power-play usage, injury history or concern, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy, age, contract status and overall upside for this season. Forward position eligibility in Yahoo Fantasy has been updated for 2021-22. The below totals are safe point estimates, do not indicate each player's ceiling or floor and should be used as a basis for decision-making in all fantasy leagues, especially points-only formats.

The order of projected point totals (highest to lowest) differs from NHL.com's top 250 rankings because the latter list takes standard peripheral categories into account. Injuries could affect whether a player meets or comes close to his point projection. These projections are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.

Connor McDavid, C, EDM: 132
Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM: 119
Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL: 110
Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL (COVID-19 protocol): 108
Artemi Panarin, LW, NYR: 100
Patrick Kane, RW, CHI: 95
Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, FLA: 92
Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR: 91
Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA: 90
Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL: 90
Auston Matthews, C, TOR (INJ.): 90
Brad Marchand, LW, BOS: 89
Brayden Point, C/RW, TBL: 86
Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR: 85
David Pastrnak, RW, BOS: 85
Mark Scheifele, C, WPG (suspended 1 game): 83
Kirill Kaprizov, LW/RW, MIN: 80
John Tavares, C, TOR: 78
Sebastian Aho, C, CAR: 77
Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG: 76
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT (INJ.): 75
Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH: 74
Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS: 73
Kyle Connor, LW, WPG: 73
Mark Stone, RW, VGK: 73
Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI: 73
Elias Pettersson, C, VAN: 72
Anze Kopitar, C, LAK: 71
Steven Stamkos, C/RW, TBL: 70
Jack Hughes, C/LW, NJD: 70
Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, PIT: 69
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH: 69
Johnny Gaudreau, LW/RW, CGY: 69
William Nylander, LW/RW, TOR: 69
J.T. Miller, C/LW, VAN: 69
Andrei Svechnikov, LW/RW, CAR: 69
Matthew Tkachuk, LW/RW, CGY: 69
Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK: 68
Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG: 67
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH (INJ.): 67
Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL: 66
Brock Boeser, RW, VAN (INJ.): 65
Sean Couturier, C, PHI: 65
Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL: 65
Jack Eichel, C, BUF (INJ.): 65
David Perron, LW/RW, STL: 64
Mathew Barzal, C, NYI: 64
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM: 63
Sam Reinhart, C/RW, FLA: 63
Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL: 62
Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, MIN: 62
Nick Suzuki, C/RW, MTL: 62
Martin Necas, C/RW, CAR: 61
Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY: 61
Jason Robertson, LW, DAL: 60
Zach Hyman, LW/RW, EDM: 60
Taylor Hall, LW, BOS: 60
Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT (RFA): 60
Claude Giroux, C/LW, PHI: 60
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI: 59
Dylan Larkin, C, DET: 59
Tyler Toffoli, LW/RW, MTL: 59
Sam Bennett, C/LW, FLA: 59
Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL: 58
Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, LAK: 58
Cole Caufield, RW, MTL: 58
Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH: 58
Bryan Rust, LW/RW, PIT: 58
Ryan Strome, C/RW, NYR: 58
Ondrej Palat, LW, TBL: 58
Drake Batherson, RW, OTT: 57
Joe Pavelski, C/RW, DAL: 57
Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR: 57
Kirby Dach, C, CHI: 57
Pavel Buchnevich, RW, STL: 57
Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, WPG: 56
Joel Farabee, LW/RW, PHI: 56
Tomas Hertl, C/LW, SJS: 56
Phil Kessel, RW, ARI (INJ.): 55
Patrik Laine, LW/RW, CBJ: 55
Eeli Tolvanen, LW/RW, NSH: 55
Yegor Sharangovich, LW/RW, NJD: 55
Alexis Lafrenière, LW, NYR: 55
Tim Stützle, LW, OTT: 55
Brayden Schenn, C/RW, STL: 55
Brock Nelson, C, NYI: 55
William Karlsson, C, VGK: 55
Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK: 55
Jakub Voracek, LW/RW, CBJ: 54
Josh Norris, C, OTT: 54
Cam Atkinson, RW, PHI: 54
Jordan Eberle, RW, SEA: 54
Bo Horvat, C, VAN: 54
Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, COL: 53
Max Comtois, LW/RW, ANA: 53
Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL: 53
Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, WSH: 53
T.J. Oshie, C/RW, WSH: 53
Carter Verhaeghe, C/LW, FLA: 53
Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, NYI: 52
Reilly Smith, RW, VGK: 52
Clayton Keller, LW/RW, ARI: 52
Sean Monahan, C, CGY: 52
Alexander Radulov, LW/RW, DAL: 52
Mats Zuccarello, RW, MIN: 52
Nico Hischier, C, NJD: 52
Logan Couture, C, SJS: 52
Conor Garland, LW/RW, VAN: 52
Chris Kreider, LW, NYR: 52
Trevor Zegras, C/LW, ANA: 51
Dominik Kubalik, LW/RW, CHI: 51
Oliver Bjorkstrand, LW/RW, CBJ: 51
Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL: 51
Alex Killorn, LW/RW, TBL: 51
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT (INJ.): 50
Vincent Trocheck, C, CAR (INJ.): 50
Travis Konecny, RW, PHI: 50
Jeff Carter, C/RW, PIT: 50
Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL: 50
Anders Lee, LW, NYI: 50
Jaden Schwartz, LW, SEA: 50
Nick Schmaltz, C/RW, ARI: 50
Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, MTL (INJ.): 49
Kaapo Kakko, RW, NYR: 49
Ryan Johansen, C, NSH: 49
Pavel Zacha, C/LW, NJD: 49
Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS: 49
Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, ANA: 48
Dustin Brown, RW, LAK: 48
Nazem Kadri, C, COL: 48
Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, EDM: 48
James van Riemsdyk, LW, PHI: 48
Jared McCann, C/LW, SEA: 48
Alexander Barabanov, RW, SJS: 48
Anthony Cirelli, C/RW, TBL: 48
Tom Wilson, RW, WSH: 47
Anthony Beauvillier, LW, NYI: 47
Kasperi Kapanen, LW/RW, PIT: 47
Vasily Podkolzin, RW, VAN: 47
Casey Mittelstadt, C/RW, BUF: 47
Jack Roslovic, C/RW, CBJ: 47
Chandler Stephenson, C/LW, VGK: 47
Andrew Copp, LW/RW, WPG: 46
Nils Hoglander, LW/RW, VAN: 46
Brandon Saad, LW/RW, STL: 46
Patric Hornqvist, RW, FLA: 45
Alex Iafallo, LW, LAK: 45
Matt Duchene, C/RW, NSH: 45
Charlie Coyle, C/RW, BOS: 45
Owen Tippett, RW, FLA: 45
Josh Bailey, LW/RW, NYI: 45
Jordan Staal, C, CAR: 45
Denis Gurianov, LW/RW, DAL: 45
Jonathan Drouin, C/LW, MTL: 44
Jason Zucker, LW/RW, PIT: 44
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA: 44
Jesper Bratt, LW/RW, NJD: 44
Craig Smith, RW, BOS: 44
Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, FLA: 44
Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, VGK: 44
Mikael Granlund, C/RW, NSH: 44
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, NYI: 44
Joel Eriksson Ek, C, MIN: 44
Jordan Kyrou, C/RW, STL: 43
Christian Dvorak, C/LW, MTL: 43
Kyle Palmieri, LW/RW, NYI: 43
Yanni Gourde, C/RW, SEA (INJ.): 43
Robert Thomas, C/RW, STL: 43
Phillip Danault, C, LAK: 43
Victor Olofsson, LW/RW, BUF: 43
Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, NJD: 42
Joonas Donskoi, LW/RW, SEA: 42
Michael Bunting, LW, TOR: 42
Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C/LW, CAR: 42
Kailer Yamamoto, RW, EDM: 42
Alexander Kerfoot, C/RW, TOR: 41
Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, DET: 41
Janne Kuokkanen, RW, NJD: 40
Nino Niederreiter, LW/RW, CAR: 40
Alex Newhook, C, COL: 40
Mikael Backlund, C/RW, CGY: 40
Ross Colton, C/LW, TBL: 40
Blake Coleman, LW/RW, CGY (suspended 1 game): 40
Vitali Kravtsov, RW, NYR: 39
Tyler Johnson, C/RW, CHI: 39
Tanner Pearson, LW, VAN: 39
Andrew Mangiapane, LW/RW, CGY: 39
Nick Ritchie, LW, TOR: 39
Danton Heinen, LW/RW, PIT: 39
Josh Anderson, RW, MTL: 39
Marco Rossi, C, MIN: 38
Alex Barre-Boulet, C/RW, TBL: 38
Frank Vatrano, LW/RW, FLA: 38
Sammy Blais, LW/RW, NYR: 38
Calle Jarnkrok, LW/RW, SEA (COVID-19 protocol): 37
Barrett Hayton, C/LW, ARI: 36
Dylan Cozens, C/RW, BUF: 36
Connor McMichael, C, WSH: 36
Filip Zadina, LW/RW, DET: 35
Jordan Greenway, LW/RW, MIN: 35
Zach Parise, LW, NYI: 35
Alex Wennberg, C/LW, SEA: 35

Not participating in training camp: Evander Kane, LW/RW, SJS

Key injuries: Jakub Vrana, LW, DET; Alex Tuch, LW/RW, VGK; Kevin Hayes, C, PHI

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