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Offseason top 200 fantasy hockey rankings

by Matt Cubeta / NHL.com

Whether it's Phil Kessel getting traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Brandon Saad being shipped to the Columbus Blue Jackets or T.J. Oshie being dealt to the Washington Capitals, we've seen some impactful trades this offseason that could change the fantasy landscape for the 2015-16 season.

We've also seen our share of players changing addresses in free agency. Players including Mike Green and Justin Williams have new homes and could see a spike in fantasy value.

With these changes, fantasy owners are likely salivating at the chance to start preparing for draft season in September. To help you prepare, it's time for my offseason top 200 fantasy hockey rankings.

These rankings have been built on what I have learned following several free agency signings and trades this summer. As training camps draw closer and more moves take place, these rankings will be updated, including position-by-position rankings and breakdowns.

These rankings should be viewed as my projections of the NHL's most valuable fantasy players based on expectations for this season. Factors taken into account include position eligibility, line combinations, category coverage and statistical performance from previous seasons.

NOTE: These rankings were posted on July 10, 2015. They project value in standard fantasy hockey re-draft leagues, which include a 6x4 category scoring system: goals, assists, plus-minus, power-play points, shots on goal, penalty minutes, goalie wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts.

MATT CUBETA'S OFFSEASON TOP 200 RANKINGS
Rank Player
Position Team
1. Alex Ovechkin Forward WSH
2. Sidney Crosby Forward PIT
3. Steven Stamkos Forward TBL
4. Jamie Benn Forward DAL
5. John Tavares Forward NYI
6. Patrick Kane Forward CHI
7. Tyler Seguin Forward DAL
8. Evgeni Malkin Forward PIT
9. Carey Price Goalie MTL
10. Claude Giroux Forward PHI
11. Corey Perry Forward BOS
12. Ryan Getzlaf Forward BOS
13. Erik Karlsson Defenseman OTT
14. Vladimir Tarasenko Forward STL
15. Phil Kessel Forward PIT
16. Henrik Lundqvist Goalie NYR
17. Max Pacioretty Forward MTL
18. Rick Nash Forward NYR
19. Joe Pavelski Forward SJS
20. Jakub Voracek Forward PHI
21. Jonathan Toews Forward CHI
22. Nicklas Backstrom Forward WSH
23. P.K. Subban Defenseman MTL
24. Pekka Rinne Goalie NSH
25. Zach Parise Forward MIN
26. Logan Couture Forward SJS
27. Ryan Johansen Forward COL
28. Blake Wheeler Forward TBL
29. Pavel Datsyuk Forward DET
30. Marc-Andre Fleury Goalie PIT
31. Braden Holtby Goalie WSH
32. Taylor Hall Forward EDM
33. Kris Letang Defenseman PIT
34. Daniel Sedin Forward VAN
35. Anze Kopitar Forward LAK
36. Tuukka Rask Goalie STL
37. Tyler Johnson Forward TBL
38. David Backes Forward STL
39. Jonathan Quick Goalie LAK
40. Kevin Shattenkirk Defenseman STL
41. Henrik Zetterberg Forward DET
42. Nikita Kucherov Forward TBL
43. Devan Dubnyk Goalie MIN
44. Dustin Byfuglien Defenseman TBL
45. Shea Weber Defenseman COL
46. Alexander Steen Forward STL
47. Gabriel Landeskog Forward PIT
48. Marian Hossa Forward CHI
49. Andrew Ladd Forward TBL
50. Mark Giordano Defenseman CGY
51. Matt Duchene Forward PIT
52. Nathan MacKinnon Forward PIT
53. Cory Schneider Goalie STL
54. Henrik Sedin Forward VAN
55. Corey Crawford Goalie CHI
56. Chris Kreider Forward NYR
57. Victor Hedman Defenseman TBL
58. Wayne Simmonds Forward PHI
59. Drew Doughty Defenseman LAK
60. Sergei Bobrovsky Goalie WPG
61. Jeff Carter Forward LAK
62. Ondrej Palat Forward TBL
63. Connor McDavid Forward STL
64. Nick Foligno Forward WPG
65. Ben Bishop Goalie TBL
66. Jiri Hudler Forward WPG
67. Jason Spezza Forward DAL
68. Jordan Eberle Forward STL
69. Patrick Sharp Forward DAL
70. Brent Burns Defenseman ARI
71. Patrice Bergeron Forward STL
72. Roberto Luongo Goalie CAR
73. T.J. Oshie Forward CBJ
74. Duncan Keith Defenseman CHI
75. Eric Staal Forward BOS
76. Milan Lucic Forward LAK
77. Scott Hartnell Forward CBJ
78. Kyle Turris Forward OTT
79. Keith Yandle Defenseman NYR
80. Evander Kane Forward ARI
81. Filip Forsberg Forward STL
82. Kyle Okposo Forward EDM
83. Roman Josi Defenseman STL
84. Oliver Ekman-Larsson Defenseman ARI
85. Radim Vrbata Forward VAN
86. Patric Hornqvist Forward NYI
87. Johnny Gaudreau Forward WPG
88. Jaden Schwartz Forward STL
89. Derick Brassard Forward NYR
90. Ryan Kesler Forward FLA
91. Bobby Ryan Forward OTT
92. Semyon Varlamov Goalie STL
93. John Carlson Defenseman CBJ
94. Joe Thornton Forward SJS
95. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Forward STL
96. Gustav Nyquist Forward DET
97. Derek Stepan Forward NYR
98. Steve Mason Goalie NYR
99. Jarome Iginla Forward COL
100. James van Riemsdyk Forward TOR
101. Alex Pietrangelo Defenseman STL
102. Brian Elliott Goalie STL
103. Jaroslav Halak Goalie EDM
104. Brandon Saad Forward CBJ
105. Tomas Plekanec Forward TOR
106. Patrick Marleau Forward SJS
107. Jimmy Howard Goalie DET
108. Aaron Ekblad Defenseman NYR
109. Ryan McDonagh Defenseman NYR
110. Marian Gaborik Forward LAK
111. Sean Monahan Forward PHI
112. James Neal Forward NYR
113. Bryan Little Forward SJS
114. Tomas Tatar Forward DET
115. Jason Pominville Forward EDM
116. Ryan Miller Goalie BOS
117. Jonathan Huberdeau Forward ANA
118. Thomas Vanek Forward VAN
119. Mark Stone Forward TOR
120. Ryan Callahan Forward BOS
121. Justin Faulk Defenseman TBL
122. Mats Zuccarello Forward BOS
123. Mike Green Defenseman DET
124. Ondrej Pavelec Goalie NYR
125. Andrei Markov Defenseman TBL
126. Mikko Koivu Forward VAN
127. David Krejci Forward NJD
128. Brandon Dubinsky Forward ANA
129. Tyson Barrie Defenseman EDM
130. Ryan O'Reilly Forward FLA
131. Tyler Toffoli Forward PIT
132. Chris Kunitz Forward SJS
133. Jack Eichel Forward FLA
134. Sami Vatanen Defenseman OTT
135. Alex Galchenyuk Forward NJD
136. Mark Scheifele Forward BUF
137. Mike Ribeiro Forward BUF
138. Brad Marchand Forward CAR
139. Paul Stastny Forward NYI
140. Brendan Gallagher Forward WSH
141. Jonas Hiller Goalie CHI
142. Torey Krug Defenseman PHI
143. Cam Talbot Goalie TBL
144. Brayden Schenn Forward TOR
145. Dougie Hamilton Defenseman CHI
146. Ryan Strome Forward LAK
147. Evgeny Kuznetsov Forward NJD
148. Jeff Skinner Forward CAR
149. Mike Smith Goalie CHI
150. Kari Lehtonen Goalie DAL
151. David Perron Forward LAK
152. Dennis Wideman Defenseman TOR
153. Craig Anderson Goalie BUF
154. Drew Stafford Forward WPG
155. Niklas Kronwall Defenseman MIN
156. Jonathan Bernier Goalie PHI
157. Mike Hoffman Forward MTL
158. Jaromir Jagr Forward VAN
159. Robin Lehner Goalie WSH
160. Valtteri Filppula Forward CGY
161. Martin Jones Goalie BOS
162. Mark Streit Defenseman STL
163. Ryan Suter Defenseman COL
164. Andrew Hammond Goalie MTL
165. Jake Allen Goalie TBL
166. Craig Smith Forward EDM
167. Mikael Granlund Forward PIT
168. Jori Lehtera Forward CHI
169. Nick Bjugstad Forward CBJ
170. Jacob Trouba Defenseman TBL
171. Joffrey Lupul Forward PIT
172. Loui Eriksson Forward PIT
173. Johnny Boychuk Defenseman TOR
174. Troy Brouwer Forward MTL
175. Carl Soderberg Forward COL
176. Nick Leddy Defenseman LAK
177. John Gibson Goalie MIN
178. Nazem Kadri Forward FLA
179. Justin Abdelkader Forward STL
180. Frederik Andersen Goalie OTT
181. Kevin Hayes Forward EDM
182. John Klingberg Defenseman DAL
183. Tomas Hertl Forward NYR
184. Zdeno Chara Defenseman CAR
185. Eddie Lack Goalie CAR
186. Antti Niemi Goalie DAL
187. Jonathan Drouin Forward WSH
188. Brent Seabrook Defenseman LAK
189. Andrej Sekera Defenseman NSH
190. Tyler Ennis Forward FLA
191. TJ Brodie Defenseman WSH
192. Steve Downie Forward MIN
193. Anton Khudobin Goalie NJD
194. Cam Fowler Defenseman BUF
195. Dan Boyle Defenseman CGY
196. Marko Dano Forward VAN
197. Justin Williams Forward CBJ
198. Alexander Edler Defenseman CHI
199. Dion Phaneuf Defenseman BUF
200. Nail Yakupov Forward ANA
Just Missed: Colin Wilson, James Wisniewski, Jimmy Hayes, Cam Atkinson, Anton Stralman, Cam Ward, Anders Lee, Mike Cammalleri, Brad Richards, Max Domi, Reilly Smith, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Erik Johnson, Dustin Brown, J.T. Miller

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