Top 100 NHL Players of 2018–19: The Full List

Take a look at the expert consensus top 100 player rankings heading into the 2018-19 NHL Season. Here are the Top-10.

Welcome to Sportsnet’s top 100 NHL players of the 2018–19 season.

We didn’t arrive at this list overnight. In fact, we started work as soon as Alex Ovechkin and Co. lifted the Stanley Cup in June. First, we asked 16 of our NHL insiders to rank the top 100 players in the league at this exact moment, and then we combined their individual lists to create a definitive master ranking.

The exact formula for what makes an NHLer great — or, more importantly, greater than another — is subjective, and everyone’s top-100 list looks different. But let’s make one key criteria clear: This list is about the 2018–19 season — not last season or the next five years. It’s about who’s the best right now.


Complete breakdowns: 100–51 | 50–31 | 30–11 | 10–1


See below for the full list of the top 100 NHL players of the 2018–19 season. Then click here to rank your top 10.

100. Alexander Radulov, RW, Dallas Stars

99. Max Pacioretty, LW, Montreal Canadiens

98. Viktor Arvidsson, RW, Nashville Predators

97. Corey Crawford, G, Chicago Blackhawks

96. Charlie McAvoy, D, Boston Bruins

95. Colton Parayko, D, St. Louis Blues

94. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, Florida Panthers

93. Jeff Carter, C, Los Angeles Kings

92. Zdeno Chara, D, Boston Bruins

91. Ivan Provorov, D, Philadelphia Flyers

90. Hampus Lindholm, D, Anaheim Ducks

89. Eric Staal, C, Minnesota Wild

88. Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers

87. Ryan Ellis, D, Nashville Predators

86. Devan Dubnyk, G, Minnesota Wild

85. Morgan Rielly, D, Toronto Maple Leafs

84. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, Winnipeg Jets

83. Shea Weber, D, Montreal Canadiens

82. Vincent Trocheck, C, Florida Panthers

81. Kris Letang, D, Pittsburgh Penguins

80. Tuukka Rask, G, Boston Bruins

79. John Gibson, G, Anaheim Ducks

78. Mark Giordano, D, Calgary Flames

77. Matt Murray, G, Pittsburgh Penguins
 
76. Rickard Rakell, C, Anaheim Ducks

75. Ryan O’Reilly, C, St. Louis Blues

74. Mark Stone, RW, Ottawa Senators

73. Dougie Hamilton, D, Carolina Hurricanes

72. Brayden Point, C, Tampa Bay Lightning

71. Ryan Suter, D, Minnesota Wild

70. Shayne Gostisbehere, D, Philadelphia Flyers

69. Sean Monahan, C, Calgary Flames

68. Jonathan Marchessault, LW, Vegas Golden Knights

67. Frederik Andersen, G, Toronto Maple Leafs

66. Zach Werenski, D, Columbus Blue Jackets

65. Aaron Ekblad, D, Florida Panthers

64. Connor Hellebuyck, G, Winnipeg Jets

63. Duncan Keith, D, Chicago Blackhawks

62. Mikko Rantanen, RW, Colorado Avalanche

61. Joe Pavelski, C, San Jose Sharks

60. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, Arizona Coyotes

59. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, D, San Jose Sharks

58. Brock Boeser, RW, Vancouver Canucks

57. Logan Couture, C, San Jose Sharks
 
56. Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings

55. Pekka Rinne, G, Nashville Predators

54. Mitch Marner, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs

53. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Vegas Golden Knights

52. John Klingberg, D, Dallas Stars

51. Leon Draisaitl, C, Edmonton Oilers

50. Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago Blackhawks
 
49. William Karlsson, C, Vegas Golden Knights

48. Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks

47. Carey Price, G, Montreal Canadiens
 
46. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, Tampa Bay Lightning

45. Jack Eichel, C, Buffalo Sabres

44. Sean Couturier, C, Philadelphia Flyers

43. Filip Forsberg, LW, Nashville Predators

42. Jakub Voracek, RW, Philadelphia Flyers

41. John Carlson, D, Washington Capitals

40. Mathew Barzal, C, New York Islanders

39. Alex Pietrangelo, D, St. Louis Blues

38. Dustin Byfuglien, D, Winnipeg Jets

37. Phil Kessel, RW, Pittsburgh Penguins

36. David Pastrnak, RW, Boston Bruins

35. Braden Holtby, G, Washington Capitals

34. Seth Jones, D, Columbus Blue Jackets

33. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, Calgary Flames

32. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, St. Louis Blues

31. Artemi Panarin, LW, Columbus Blue Jackets

30. Aleksander Barkov, C, Florida Panthers

29. Roman Josi, D, Nashville Predators

28. Nicklas Backstrom, C, Washington Capitals

27. Patrik Laine, RW, Winnipeg Jets

26. Jamie Benn, LW, Dallas Stars

25. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Washington Capitals

24. Tyler Seguin, C, Dallas Stars

23. Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets

22. P.K. Subban, D, Nashville Predator

21. Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay Lightning

20. Brent Burns, D, San Jose Sharks

19. Blake Wheeler, RW, Winnipeg Jets

18. Patrice Bergeron, C, Boston Bruins

17. Brad Marchand, LW, Boston Bruins

16. Auston Matthews, C, Toronto Maple Leafs

15. Claude Giroux, LW, Philadelphia Flyers

14. Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago Blackhawks

13. Mark Scheifele, C, Winnipeg Jets

12. John Tavares, C, Toronto Maple Leafs

11. Taylor Hall, LW, New Jersey Devils

10. Nikita Kucherov, RW, Tampa Bay Lightning

9. Drew Doughty, D, Los Angeles Kings

8. Alex Ovechkin, LW, Washington Capitals

7. Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings

6. Erik Karlsson, D, Ottawa Senators

5. Nathan MacKinnon, C, Colorado Avalanche

4. Victor Hedman, D, Tampa Bay Lightning

3. Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh Penguins

2. Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins

1. Connor McDavid, C, Edmonton Oilers

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