Fantasy hockey – Dynasty league rankings for the 2018-19 NHL season


Lots has modified for the reason that final dynasty league listing was printed means again on April 5. Regardless of only a handful of regular-season video games happening in between, we have seen the NHL playoffs, free company, the draft and early stories from rookie camps. The fantasy hockey season is intense for fantasy protection when it is unfolding day after day, so just a little time to think about and evaluate its happenings can go a good distance, therefore this new up to date model.

The highest 250 gamers ranked listed below are offered on your consideration primarily based on this coming season, the season after that, the one after that, the one after that and even another after that. That is appropriate, I tacked on rankings for 2022-23 for this version of the dynasty rankings, the place I foresee a 21-year-old Jack Hughes because the No. 1 general choose over a 24-year-old Patrik Laine coming off his first 60-goal season.

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The rankings are a straight common of a top-250 rating of every of the following 5 years. If a participant would not make the highest 250 in any given season, he will get a rating of 255 for that season to rely towards the common. Whereas that may admittedly throw just a little wrench into how these numbers will form out, it is completed with function in thoughts. Actually, if a participant is not among the many prime 250 in a given fantasy season for normal leagues, it would not matter if he’s No. 251 or No. 415; he simply is not fantasy related.

Rating within the fantasy universe is harshly inexact, however we do our greatest to offer a baseline with which you’ll be able to consider gamers and make your personal selections about your crew. And naturally, by the 2022-23 season the Seattle Krakens could have already gained the Stanley Cup thanks to a different forgiving growth draft. For the file, I’ve not ranked any Seattle Krakens right here. (I am hoping repetition of the nickname will assist it catch on. It is simply my favourite on the listing of potential names, if just for the pregame ceremony the place they “Launch the Kraken!” and play the Pirates of the Caribbean theme.)

My level is it is laborious sufficient to rank for one approaching season, not to mention the following 5. We are able to take a look at a participant’s talent and alternative, and try and extrapolate primarily based on that, however we won’t account for growth, damage, participant motion, gamers being changed by robots and a complete host of different elements. These rankings are meant as a suggestion so you’ll be able to see how another person values these gamers for the medium-distant future and permit you to decide how you’re feeling in regards to the gamers in your personal dynasty league.

The rankings are under. The column on the appropriate is included to point out the place the participant ranked in April version of the rankings, which didn’t embrace the 2022-23 season. However first, here is a couple of gamers who I really feel might need landed too excessive or too low, in addition to among the large movers.

Massive motion

Mitch Marner, C/RW, Toronto Maple Leafs (up 21 spots to No. 12): The addition of John Tavares makes an enormous distinction in how I really feel about the way forward for Marner. It would not change his immense expertise, but it surely spikes the short-term potential of his alternative that might have been missing with no franchise middle on his line. The Maple Leafs have a particular alternative with Tavares and Auston Matthews that may actually solely be in contrast in current reminiscence to the Sidney Crosby-Evgeni Malkin one-two punch down the center.

David Pastrnak, RW, Boston Bruins (down 20 spots to No. 34): This slip is extra about how I really feel in regards to the distant future. I do not know that the Bruins have the items in place to maintain Pastrnak productive at a top-25 fantasy degree as Patrice Bergeron begins to point out his age. I’ve Pastrnak down for elite manufacturing over the following couple of seasons, however one thing must change personnel-wise for me to really feel higher in regards to the 2021-22 and 2022-23 campaigns.

Brayden Level, RW, Tampa Bay Lightning (up 100 spots to No. 54): I took a while have a more in-depth take a look at what Level and Yanni Gourde did this previous season, and I believe it was overshadowed by how superior Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos had been. Level casually went 30-30 in his sophomore marketing campaign and has an extremely brilliant future.

Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings (up 27 spots to No. 60): That is fairly straight-forward. I am way more inclined to love Kopitar for the following three years with Ilya Kovalchuk as an choice on the wing over Alex Iafallo.

Feeling too excessive

Aleksander Barkov, C, Florida Panthers (No. 11): One thing simply would not really feel proper utterly proper about placing Barkov as a close to first-round worth for dynasty leagues. Logically, I can help it; he is 22 years previous with 5 seasons beneath his belt and scored 78 factors in 79 video games on a crew with the pendulum is on the upswing. However his complete numbers final season had him exterior the highest 50 in commonplace leagues on the ESPN Participant Rater. I do know the participant rater is not the be all, finish all for fantasy analysis, but it surely’s a terrific software for a snapshot. And I do not like season during which Barkov achieved his potential wasn’t ok for top-50 worth.

Leon Draisaitl, C, Edmonton Oilers (No. 19): Once more, I am accepting of the rating Draisaitl has obtained, however I query whether or not I’m seeing the state of affairs via rose-colored glasses. There’s nothing mistaken in any respect with a 25-goal, 70-point middle for fantasy functions, but it surely’s not top-20-in-dynasty good. I believe there’s one other degree to Draisaitl’s sport, and I believe it has to come back from the ability play — however the Oilers had been lifeless final in crew power-play share final season. We have to see an enchancment quickly for this rating to work out.

John Gibson, G, Anaheim Geese (No. 21): The theme of those gamers I really feel are too excessive is identical: I am OK with the rating logically, however I simply do not really feel good about it. Ask me with out these rankings in entrance of me who the very best dynasty league goalies are, and I might inform you it is Andrei Vasilevskiy and Connor Hellebuyck, after which everybody else. But, when the rankings come out, it is Vasilevskiy because the G1, Hellebuyck because the G3 and Gibson is watching me at G2. Once more, it is smart from a statistical standpoint, as Gibson is an absolute workhorse with a glowing goals-against common on the age of 25. I believe perhaps what has me hesitant is the Geese’ long-term crew potential when Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry start (proceed?) to fade. There could also be a few rebuilding seasons among the many subsequent 5 years for the Geese.

William Karlsson, C, Vegas Golden Knights (No. 46): I like linear paths and projections. I actually take pleasure in it when outcomes are anticipated. Possibly that is why I do not like Karlsson. Not personally, after all, and I like the storyline the Golden Knights gave us final season. However statistically, I do not like Karlsson. His 43 objectives, 78 factors and plus-49 score got here out of absolute nowhere, and that scares me. If he can do it, can different gamers? Have I mistakenly ranked Brett Ritchie and Sven Baertschi incorrectly? Are they going to attain 40 objectives? Breathe. Calm blue ocean. Serenity now.

I believe it is probably Karlsson nonetheless has some large seasons in him, and I am accepting of that. I watched sufficient of the Golden Knights to understand that Karlsson’s success was utterly with benefit. That stated, I have been doing this lengthy sufficient that I can bear in mind different conditions, too. In 2005-06, Brian Gionta was a late-round flier heading into his fourth season, then scored 48 objectives and 89 factors in a magical season, grew to become a fourth-round choose the following season, however by no means scored even 30 objectives once more. I do know that is means too particular a comparability, and it seems like I am greedy at straws to attempt to persuade you that Karlsson will not repeat this previous season, but it surely’s simply how I really feel about it.

Ivan Provorov, D, Philadelphia Flyers (No. 63): I will both be confirmed proper about Provorov this subsequent season or need to apologize constantly for the following 5 seasons to all Shayne Gostisbehere believers. The Flyers solely have room for one celebrity fantasy defenseman, and I have been within the Provorov camp for a few seasons now. I believe he has extra offensive upside than Gostisbehere, and I’ve felt considerably justified in that perception as Provorov outscored Gostisbehere at five-on-five final season. After all, Gostisbehere killed it on the ability play to be the higher fantasy asset. This rating comes with the assumption that Provorov takes over that power-play function sooner slightly than later. Nevertheless, I believe I made this very same argument final season, and it did not occur, so I am not feeling nice about it. I believe it is a make-or-break season to find out which defenseman has higher long-term worth.

Feeling too low

Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago Blackhawks (No. 28): There’s some built-in deterioration for age within the rankings for all gamers who’re going to be of their mid-30s by the 2022-23 season. It is pure that gamers fade as they age, with most forwards peaking nearer to 25 in most research. The exceptions are few and much between. Whereas I’ve inbuilt some decline for Kane starting within the 2021-22 season when he’ll be 32, there’s one thing about his sport that makes me really feel he’s a type of guys who will nonetheless be elite as he approaches 40.

Jake Allen, G, St. Louis Blues (No. 85): Going again to who the highest dynasty goalies are once more, in case you requested me with out these rankings in entrance of me, I’d say, “It is Vasilevskiy and Hellebuyck, after which everybody else.” Nevertheless, in case you then stated, “I will offer you this sandwich in case you simply choose a 3rd goaltender,” I’d say, “If it isn’t tuna, Jake Allen.” Nevertheless, after I crunch the numbers, Allen comes out as G8. Forward of him are Vasilevksiy, Gibson, Hellebuyck, Frederik Andersen, Juuse Saros, Matt Murray and Robin Lehner (actually, Sean?). I believe Allen may simply leapfrog Andersen, Saros, Murray and Lehner if he exhibits final season was a statistical hiccup and never a pattern.

Brandon Saad, RW, Chicago Blackhawks (No. 107): On one hand, Saad remains to be 25 years previous and has two Stanley Cup rings, in addition to a 30-goal season beneath his belt. Then again, he nonetheless hasn’t eclipsed 53 factors in an NHL season. With out trying, I’d have stated he had not less than 65 in a type of six campaigns, so the quantity is a bit stunning, all issues thought-about. That stated, Saad has age in his nook and a cemented function in what needs to be a greater future for the Blackhawks’ prime six. He has the kind of pedigree and state of affairs the place a top-50 fantasy season is not anticipated, but additionally would not be surprising.

Prime 250 fantasy hockey dynasty league rankings

Rank/Participant/Place/Crew Pos. Rank Non-weighted dynasty rank
1. Connor McDavid, C, Edm C1 1
2. Jack Eichel, C, Buf C2 four
three. Auston Matthews, C, Tor C3 2
four. Patrik Laine, RW, Wpg RW1 6
5. Nathan MacKinnon, C, Col C4 three
6. Mark Scheifele, C, Wpg C5 5
7. Tyler Seguin, C, Dal C6 eight
eight. Steven Stamkos, C, TB C7 7
9. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB RW2 10
10. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, Cgy LW1 9
11. Aleksander Barkov, C, Fla C8 15
12. Mitch Marner, C, Tor C9 33
13. John Tavares, C, Tor C10 16
14. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Was C11 11
15. Erik Karlsson, D, Ott D1 12
16. Leon Draisaitl, C, Edm C12 19
17. Clayton Keller, C, Ari C13 24
18. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TB G1 21
19. Brock Boeser, RW, Van RW3 29
20. Seth Jones, D, Cls D2 25
21. John Gibson, G, Ana G2 13
22. Eeli Tolvanen, C, Nsh C14 27
23. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, StL RW4 17
24. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, Wpg LW2 28
25. Sidney Crosby, C, Pit C15 18
26. Filip Forsberg, C, Nsh C16 20
27. Taylor Corridor, LW, NJ LW3 26
28. Patrick Kane, RW, Chi RW5 35
29. Victor Hedman, D, TB D3 22
30. Mikko Rantanen, RW, Col RW6 30
31. Dougie Hamilton, D, Automobile D4 31
32. William Nylander, LW, Tor LW4 23
33. Connor Hellebuyck, G, Wpg G3 37
34. David Pastrnak, LW, Bos LW5 14
35. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, Fla LW6 32
36. Jonathan Drouin, RW, Mon RW7 39
37. Andrei Svechnikov, RW, Automobile RW8 49
38. Dylan Strome, C, Ari C17 50
39. Sebastian Aho, RW, Automobile RW9 46
40. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI C18 53
41. Jamie Benn, LW, Dal LW7 44
42. Alex Ovechkin, RW, Was RW10 62
43. Artemi Panarin, LW, Cls LW8 52
44. Rasmus Dahlin, D, Buf D5 54
45. Alex DeBrincat, RW, Chi RW11 76
46. William Karlsson, C, Vgs C19 36
47. Sean Couturier, C, Phi C20 34
48. Elias Pettersson, C, Van C21 56
49. Ryan Johansen, C, Nsh C22 48
50. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, Ari D6 58
51. Nico Hischier, C, NJ C23 90
52. Jaden Schwartz, LW, StL LW9 43
53. Jack Hughes, C, N/A C24 61
54. Brayden Level, RW, TB RW12 154
55. P.Okay. Subban, D, Nsh D7 41
56. Alex Galchenyuk, LW, Ari LW10 81
57. Mikael Granlund, C, Min C25 38
58. Drew Doughty, D, LA D8 40
59. Matt Dumba, D, Min D9 64
60. Anze Kopitar, C, LA C26 87
61. Dylan Larkin, C, Det C27 63
62. Vincent Trocheck, C, Fla C28 51
63. Ivan Provorov, D, Phi D10 67
64. Mark Stone, RW, Ott RW13 45
65. Sam Reinhart, C, Buf C29 60
66. Mikhail Sergachev, D, TB D11 65
67. Torey Krug, D, Bos D12 42
68. Ryan Ellis, D, Nsh D13 47
69. Matthew Tkachuk, LW, Cgy LW11 66
70. Casey Mittelstadt, C, Buf C30 93
71. Frederik Andersen, G, Tor G4 55
72. Juuse Saros, G, Nsh G5 73
73. Roman Josi, D, Nsh D14 57
74. Teuvo Teravainen, LW, Automobile LW12 75
75. Matt Murray, G, Pit G6 59
76. Shea Theodore, D, Vgs D15 82
77. Brad Marchand, LW, Bos LW13 70
78. Darnell Nurse, D, Edm D16 89
79. Robin Lehner, G, NYI G7 97
80. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, Cls C31 71
81. Phil Kessel, RW, Pit RW14 88
82. Evgeni Malkin, C, Pit C32 69
83. Aaron Ekblad, D, Fla D17 68
84. Sean Monahan, C, Cgy C33 108
85. Jake Allen, G, StL G8 77
86. Kyle Connor, LW, Wpg LW14 86
87. Carey Worth, G, Mon G9 79
88. Noah Hanifin, D, Cgy D18 85
89. Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, Edm RW15 84
90. Rickard Rakell, RW, Ana RW16 78
91. Gabriel Vilardi, C, LA C34 N/R
92. Nikita Gusev, LW, Vgs LW15 109
93. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Col LW16 123
94. Travis Konecny, C, Phi C35 95
95. Thatcher Demko, G, Van G10 121
96. Zach Werenski, D, Cls D19 83
97. Kirill Kaprizov, LW, Min LW17 134
98. Martin Jones, G, SJ G11 111
99. Antti Raanta, G, Ari G12 98
100. Dylan Sikura, RW, Chi RW17 N/R
101. Max Pacioretty, LW, Mon LW18 133
102. Elias Lindholm, C, Cgy C36 243
103. Valeri Nichushkin, RW, Dal RW18 234
104. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, Buf D20 94
105. John Klingberg, D, Dal D21 80
106. Miro Heiskanen, D, Dal D22 150
107. Brandon Saad, LW, Chi LW19 N/R
108. Logan Couture, C, SJ C37 92
109. Brayden Schenn, C, StL C38 99
110. Timothy Liljegren, D, Tor D23 120
111. Claude Giroux, C, Phi C39 72
112. Thomas Chabot, D, Ott D24 118
113. Jacob Trouba, D, Wpg D25 96
114. Chris Kreider, LW, NYR LW20 91
115. Tuukka Rask, G, Bos G13 74
116. Matt Duchene, C, Ott C40 105
117. Evander Kane, LW, SJ LW21 103
118. Mike Hoffman, LW, Fla LW22 100
119. Mika Zibanejad, RW, NYR RW19 107
120. Alex Pietrangelo, D, StL D26 129
121. Yanni Gourde, LW, TB LW23 138
122. Brandon Montour, D, Ana D27 140
123. Alex Tuch, RW, Vgs RW20 210
124. Braden Holtby, G, Was G14 114
125. John Carlson, D, Was D28 128
126. Alexis Lafreniere, C, N/A C41 161
127. Robert Thomas, C, StL C42 147
128. Kevin Shattenkirk, D, NYR D29 106
129. Sam Bennett, C, Cgy C43 113
130. Robby Fabbri, C, StL C44 148
131. Timo Meier, LW, SJ LW24 152
132. Juuse Valimaki, D, Cgy D30 157
133. Carter Hart, G, Phi G15 N/R
134. Jack Roslovic, C, Wpg C45 N/R
135. Jonathan Fast, G, LA G16 184
136. Evan Bouchard, D, Edm D31 N/R
137. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Cls G17 101
138. Ryan Pulock, D, NYI D32 188
139. Anthony Mantha, RW, Det RW21 116
140. Evgeny Svechnikov, LW, Det LW25 125
141. Quinn Hughes, D, Van D33 195
142. Jakob Chychrun, D, Ari D34 137
143. Daniel Sprong, RW, Pit RW22 115
144. Nicklas Backstrom, C, Was C46 104
145. Jonathan Marchessault, C, Vgs C47 110
146. Kailer Yamamoto, RW, Edm RW23 131
147. Sam Metal, C, Ana C48 N/R
148. Nolan Patrick, C, Phi C49 141
149. Jordan Eberle, RW, NYI RW24 172
150. Jakub Vrana, LW, Was LW26 135
151. Artturi Lehkonen, LW, Mon LW27 N/R
152. Luke Kunin, C, Min C50 143
153. Nick Ritchie, LW, Ana LW28 N/R
154. Cale Makar, D, Col D35 225
155. Viktor Arvidsson, RW, Nsh RW25 130
156. Colin White, C, Ott C51 N/R
157. Patrice Bergeron, C, Bos C52 119
158. Jonathan Toews, C, Chi C53 102
159. Ben Bishop, G, Dal G18 160
160. Christian Dvorak, C, Ari C54 N/R
161. Jakub Voracek, RW, Phi RW26 122
162. Igor Shestyorkin, G, NYR G19 206
163. Blake Wheeler, RW, Wpg RW27 112
164. Malcolm Subban, G, Vgs G20 166
165. Alex Nedeljkovic, G, Automobile G21 215
166. Sonny Milano, C, Cls C55 146
167. Jordan Kyrou, C, StL C56 176
168. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Edm C57 126
169. Filip Zadina, RW, Det RW28 158
170. Tyson Jost, C, Col C58 132
171. Ilya Samsonov, G, Was G22 217
172. Will Butcher, D, NJ D36 124
173. Justin Faulk, D, Automobile D37 N/R
174. Kyle Turris, C, Nsh C59 144
175. Ryan O’Reilly, RW, StL RW29 191
176. Jeff Skinner, LW, Buf LW29 178
177. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C, Mon C60 N/R
178. James van Riemsdyk, LW, Phi LW30 127
179. Ryan Strome, C, Edm C61 227
180. Henrik Borgstrom, C, Fla C62 185
181. Nikita Zadorov, D, Col D38 145
182. Filip Chytil, C, NYR C63 156
183. Cory Schneider, G, NJ G23 170
184. Jake Guentzel, LW, Pit LW31 159
185. Peyton Krebs, LW, N/A LW32 192
186. Stuart Skinner, G, Edm G24 N/R
187. Kale Clague, D, LA D39 179
188. Devan Dubnyk, G, Min G25 136
189. Tyler Toffoli, RW, LA RW30 139
190. Jonathan Bernier, G, Det G26 223
191. Martin Necas, RW, Automobile RW31 182
192. Ryan Getzlaf, C, Ana C64 142
193. J.T. Miller, LW, TB LW33 204
194. Nazem Kadri, C, Tor C65 155
195. Joonas Korpisalo, G, Cls G27 N/R
196. Danton Heinen, C, Bos C66 151
197. Samuel Girard, D, Col D40 174
198. Pavel Buchnevich, RW, NYR RW32 N/R
199. Max Domi, C, Mon C67 167
200. Josh Bailey, RW, NYI RW33 235
201. Pekka Rinne, G, Nsh G28 236
202. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, Phi D41 187
203. Brendan Gallagher, RW, Mon RW34 N/R
204. Ondrej Palat, LW, TB LW34 N/R
205. Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, NYI RW35 226
206. Josh Morrissey, D, Wpg D42 N/R
207. Kirby Dach, C, N/A C68 203
208. Bo Horvat, C, Van C69 153
209. Roope Hintz, C, Dal C70 N/R
210. Brent Burns, D, SJ D43 168
211. Nick Bjugstad, RW, Fla RW36 255
212. Charlie McAvoy, D, Bos D44 164
213. Brady Tkachuk, C, Ott C71 224
214. Vladislav Kamenev, C, Col C72 186
215. Nathan Bastian, C, NJ C73 N/R
216. Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJ RW37 163
217. Ilya Kovalchuk, LW, LA LW35 194
218. Ondrej Kase, RW, Ana RW38 238
219. James Neal, LW, Cgy LW36 208
220. Alexander Kerfoot, C, Col C74 190
221. Kaapo Kakko, RW, N/A RW39 232
222. Tobias Rieder, RW, Edm RW40 N/R
223. Ryan McDonagh, D, TB D45 N/R
224. Kris Letang, D, Pit D46 162
225. Anders Lee, LW, NYI LW37 N/R
226. Alexander Radulov, RW, Dal RW41 169
227. Nick Schmaltz, C, Chi C75 N/R
228. Nino Niederreiter, RW, Min RW42 175
229. Alexander Nylander, LW, Buf LW38 205
230. Shea Weber, D, Mon D47 180
231. Jason Zucker, LW, Min LW39 230
232. Dustin Byfuglien, D, Wpg D48 183
233. Calvin Pickard, G, Tor G29 193
234. Lias Andersson, C, NYR C76 198
235. Philipp Grubauer, G, Col G30 214
236. Kieffer Bellows, LW, NYI LW40 240
237. Jake Gardiner, D, Tor D49 165
238. Cody Glass, C, Vgs C77 249
239. Vitali Kravtsov, RW, NYR RW43 N/R
240. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Vgs G31 189
241. Semyon Varlamov, G, Col G32 197
242. David Rittich, G, Cgy G33 149
243. Brendan Perlini, LW, Ari LW41 N/R
244. Marco Rossi, C, N/A C78 241
245. Pavel Zacha, C, NJ C79 209
246. Petr Mrazek, G, Automobile G34 117
247. Anton Forsberg, G, Chi G35 212
248. Kasperi Kapanen, RW, Tor RW44 248
249. Cam Talbot, G, Edm G36 173
250. Jakub Jerabek, D, Was D50 N/R


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