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Western Conference fantasy pool rankings for 2020

NHL.com lists best skaters for Stanley Cup Qualifiers of Return to Play Plan

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the most valuable skaters in the Western Conference for round-by-round fantasy playoff pools ahead of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

2020 STANLEY CUP QUALIFIERS POOLS: Top Eastern Conference skaters

MORE RANKINGS: Stanley Cup pools | Top 100 'F' | 50 'D' | 25 'G'

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE SKATER RANKINGS

Basic playoff pools have the following scoring system: goals and assists count for skaters with a potential bonus for a hat trick, and wins count for goalies with a potential bonus for a shutout. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production in the regular season and playoffs, line combinations, defense pairs, power-play usage, injury history, contract status, age and overall upside for solely the Stanley Cup Qualifiers in the NHL's Return to Play Plan.

It's worth noting that some players from teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers will play a best-of-5 series (*), while others will play a maximum of three round-robin games.

NOTES: These are preliminary rankings for a round-by-round fantasy pool roster of three forwards and two defenseman from each conference (total of 10 skaters per team). ... Goalie rankings will be in a separate article.

1. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM*
2. Connor McDavid, C, EDM*
3. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
4. Max Pacioretty, LW, VGK
5. Mark Stone, RW, VGK
6. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI*
7. Roman Josi, D, NSH*
8. Cale Makar, D, COL
9. Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL
10. Mikko Rantanen, RW, COL
11. Elias Pettersson, C, VAN*
12. Patrik Laine, LW/RW, WPG*
13. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG*
14. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG*
15. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
16. Quinn Hughes, D, VAN*
17. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG*
18. J.T. Miller, LW/RW, VAN*
19. Alex Pietrangelo, D, STL
20. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM*
21. Matthew Tkachuk, LW/RW, CGY*
22. Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL
23. Johnny Gaudreau, LW/RW, CGY*
24. Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL
25. David Perron, LW/RW, STL
26. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
27. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, VGK
28. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, MIN*
29. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH*
30. Taylor Hall, LW, ARI*
31. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN*
32. Shea Theodore, D, VGK
33. Jaden Schwartz, LW, STL
34. Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL
35. Alexander Radulov, RW, DAL
36. Elias Lindholm, C/RW, CGY*
37. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG*
38. Reilly Smith, RW, VGK
39. Bo Horvat, C, VAN*
40. Tyler Toffoli, LW/RW, VAN*
41. Sean Monahan, C, CGY*
42. Neal Pionk, D, WPG*
43. Kailer Yamamoto, RW, EDM*
44. Dominik Kubalik, LW/RW, CHI*
45. Jonathan Toews, C, CHI*
46. Ryan Ellis, D, NSH*
47. Mark Giordano, D, CGY*
48. John Klingberg, D, DAL
49. Miro Heiskanen, D, DAL
50. Paul Stastny, C, VGK
51. Nazem Kadri, C, COL
52. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, CHI*
53. William Karlsson, C, VGK
54. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, COL
55. Clayton Keller, LW/RW, ARI*
56. Phil Kessel, RW, ARI*
57. Zach Parise, LW, MIN*
58. Oscar Klefbom, D, EDM*
59. Ryan Suter, D, MIN*
60. Colton Parayko, D, STL
61. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, ARI*
62. Eric Staal, C, MIN*
63. Matt Duchene, C/RW, NSH*
64. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH*
65. Jakob Chychrun, D, ARI*
66. Mikael Backlund, C/RW, CGY*
67. Denis Gurianov, LW/RW, DAL
68. Vladislav Namestnikov, LW/RW, COL
69. Alexander Edler, D, VAN*
70. Dylan Strome, C/RW, CHI*
71. Alec Martinez, D, VGK
72. Roope Hintz, C/LW, DAL
73. Zack Kassian, RW, EDM*
74. Duncan Keith, D, CHI*
75. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, DAL
76. Conor Garland, LW/RW, ARI*
77. Vince Dunn, D, STL
78. Ryan Graves, D, COL
79. Andrew Mangiapane, LW/RW, CGY*
80. Jared Spurgeon, D, MIN*
81. Darnell Nurse, D, EDM*
82. Zach Sanford, C/LW, STL
83. Mattias Ekholm, D, NSH*
84. Robert Thomas, C/RW, STL
85. Josh Morrissey, D, WPG*
86. Alex Tuch, LW/RW, VGK
87. Mats Zuccarello, RW, MIN*
88. Nick Schmaltz, C/LW/RW, ARI
89. Alex Goligoski, D, ARI*
90. Erik Gustafsson, D, CGY*
91. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, NSH
92. Andreas Athanasiou, C/LW/RW, EDM*
93. Tanner Pearson, LW, VAN
94. Christian Dvorak, C/LW, ARI
95. Brandon Saad, LW/RW, CHI
96. Mikael Granlund, LW/RW, NSH*
97. Kirby Dach, C, CHI*
98. Chandler Stephenson, C/LW/RW, VGK**
99. Cody Eakin, C, WPG*
100. Josh Archibald, RW, EDM

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