Ranking the top 250 fantasy hockey players for 2021

Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers lines up for a face-off against Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Andy Devlin/Getty)

Sportsnet’s top-250 fantasy hockey player rankings are curated based on past production as well as calculated expectations for the upcoming season.

The formula is based on goals, assists, plus/minus, power play points, shots on goal and penalty minutes for skaters and wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for goaltenders.

A variety of factors such as line utilization, contract status and potential are taken into account while compiling this list.

These rankings are designed specifically for single season non-keeper league formats.

(* indicates an injured player)

1. Connor McDavid, C, Edmonton Oilers
Best player on the planet, with the highest ceiling and who is an MVP contender.

2. Nathan MacKinnon, C, Colorado Avalanche
Three consecutive 90-plus point seasons; stacked team; MVP contender.

3. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, Edmonton Oilers
Back-to-back 100-plus point seasons; reigning Hart Trophy and Lindsay Award winner.

4. Artemi Panarin, LW, New York Rangers
Coming off career season; 2019-20 Hart Trophy and Lindsay Award nominee.

5. Auston Matthews, C, Toronto Maple Leafs
Averaged 40 goals in first four NHL seasons; 2016-17 Calder Trophy winner.

6. Alex Ovechkin, LW, Washington Capitals
706 career NHL goals; reigning Rocket Richard Trophy winner (9th career).

7. Jack Eichel, C, Buffalo Sabres
Coming off career-high 36 goals; new LW to play with in Taylor Hall.

8. Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins
Injury-riddled 2019-20 season, still averaged over a point per game.

9. Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago Blackhawks
Notched 80-plus points in four of the last five seasons; second ranked RW.

10. Mitch Marner, RW, Toronto Maple Leafs
Bounce-back candidate; linemates with Auston Matthews.

11. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, Florida Panthers
Underrated, consistent and extremely durable.

12. Taylor Hall, LW, Buffalo Sabres
Playing with Jack Eichel; 2017-18 Hart Trophy winner.

13. Mark Scheifele, C, Winnipeg Jets
67 goals and 157 points over the last two seasons; reliable and durable.

14. Mikko Rantanen, RW, Colorado Avalanche
Coming off an injury-riddled season; will see a boost with attachment to the prolific MacKinnon.

15. Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, Tampa Bay Lightning
Top fantasy goalie; 2018-19 Vezina Trophy winner.

16. Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh Penguins
Despite injury concerns, is an elite C when healthy.

17. Elias Pettersson, C, Vancouver Canucks
Trending upwards; breakout candidate.

18. Aleksander Barkov, C, Florida Panthers
Bounceback candidate; elite C.

19. John Tavares, C, Toronto Maple Leafs
Bounce-back candidate; pro-rated 2019-20 season: 34 goals, 78 points.

20. David Pastrnak*, RW, Boston Bruins
Injury concerns; elite goal scorer; 2019-20 co-Rocket Richard Trophy winner.

21. Brad Marchand*, LW, Boston Bruins
Injury concerns; four straight 85-plus point seasons.

22. John Carlson, D, Washington Capitals
Led all D last season with 75 points | 19/20 Norris Trophy candidate.

23. Andrei Svechnikov, RW, Carolina Hurricanes
Future superstar; contract year.

24. Sebastian Aho, C/LW, Carolina Hurricanes
Coming off a career-high 38 goals; one third of the underrated Teravainen-Aho-Svechnikov line.

25. Brayden Point, C, Tampa Bay Lightning
Model of consistency; top-20 fantasy potential.

26. Roman Josi, D, Nashville Predators
Second-most D points last season with 65; reigning Norris Trophy winner.

27. Max Pacioretty, LW, Vegas Golden Knights
Returned to the 30/30 club last season; superb team; fantastic finisher.

28. Victor Hedman, D, Tampa Bay Lightning
2017-18 Norris Trophy winner; reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner.

29. Connor Hellebuyck, G, Winnipeg Jets
Second-ranked goaltender; reigning Vezina Trophy winner.

30. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, Winnipeg Jets
Bounce-back candidate; elite playmaker who has notched 182 assists over the last three seasons.

31. Mark Stone, RW, Vegas Golden Knights
Injury concerns; has the potential to be a point-per-game player.

32. Johnny Gaudreau, LW/RW, Calgary Flames
Bounce-back candidate; in 2018-19 he scored 36 goals and had 99 points.

33. Mika Zibanejad, C, New York Rangers
Scored 41 goals in 57 regular-season games last season; value centre; but regression is expected.

34. Matthew Tkachuk, LW/RW, Calgary Flames
Steady multi-category coverage; difference-maker.

35. Steven Stamkos, LW/RW, Tampa Bay Lightning
Injury concerns; high-end goal scorer when healthy.

36. Kyle Connor, LW, Winnipeg Jets
Underrated and consistent; averaged 34 goals over the past three seasons.

37. Carter Hart, G, Philadelphia Flyers
Breakout candidate; contract year; the future in net for Philadelphia.

38. David Perron, LW/RW, St. Louis Blues.
Hidden fantasy gem.

39. Claude Giroux, C/LW/RW, Philadelphia Flyers
Bounce-back candidate; can slot into all three forward positions.

40. Robin Lehner, G, Vegas Golden Knights
High-end fantasy goalie; profoundly VGK's No. 1.

41. Evander Kane, LW, San Jose Sharks
Back-to-back 25-plus goal seasons; multi-category coverage.

42. Patrice Bergeron, C, Boston Bruins
Load management may be a concern; elite when healthy; one-third of the NHL's best line.

43. Brayden Schenn, C/LW/RW, St. Louis Blues
In four of the past five seasons, he's scored 25 goals or more; multi-category coverage and multi-position eligibility.

44. William Nylander, C/LW/RW, Toronto Maple Leafs
Coming off a career-high 31 goals; plays with Tavares.

45. Tuukka Rask, G, Boston Bruins
Tons of uncertainty; elite; contract year.

46. Jake Guentzel, LW/RW, Pittsburgh Penguins
In the last 121 games, he's scored 60 goals; money in the bank if playing with Crosby.

47. Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles Kings
Consistent, point-producing pivot; Kings look to be much-improved this year.

48. Sean Couturier, C, Philadelphia Flyers
Steady point production.

49. Patrik Laine, RW, Winnipeg Jets
Consistency issues; elite goal scorer who has lit the lamp 138 times in his first four NHL seasons.

50. Cale Makar, D, Colorado Avalanche
The 2019-20 Calder Trophy winner; an elite point-producer.

51. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, Winnipeg Jets
Has scored 25 goals or more in three of the past four seasons; super streaky.

52. Frederik Andersen, G, Toronto Maple Leafs
Bounce-back candidate; in a contract year.

53. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, Edmonton Oilers
Plays with Draisaitl five-on-five; contract year.

54. Ryan O'Reilly, C, St. Louis Blues
Steady playmaker; can he score a couple more goals? (Only had 12 last season).

55. Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, Colorado Avalanche
Favourable line deployment; in a contract year.

56. Dougie Hamilton, D, Carolina Hurricanes
Sleeper pick; scored 14 goals and 40 points in 47 games last season; contract year.

57. Jordan Binnington, G, St. Louis Blues
Bounce-back candidate who will likely regain form; contract year.

58. Matthew Barzal, C, New York Islanders
Point-per-game player; can he score a couple more goals?

59. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Washington Capitals
High-end playmaker who sees tons of exposure to Ovechkin.

60. Elias Lindholm, C/LW, Calgary Flames
Scored a career-high 29 goals last season; top-six fixture in Calgary.

61. Brent Burns, D, San Jose Sharks
Bounce-back candidate; elite point-producer.

62. Erik Karlsson, D, San Jose Sharks
Injury concerns; bounce-back candidate; elite point-producer.

63. Quinn Hughes, D, Vancouver Canucks
Surging star; 2019-20 Calder Trophy nominee.

64. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, Carolina Hurricanes
Underrated; three-straight 060-plus point seasons.

65. Seth Jones, D, Columbus Blue Jackets
When healthy, one of the best D in the NHL; sleeper pick.

66. Shea Theodore, D, Vegas Golden Knights
Real-deal; since Jan. 1, 2020 he has 15 goals, 27 assists, 42 points, 16 power-play points in 48 games played.

67. J.T. Miller, LW/RW, Vancouver Canucks
Coming off a career-season; regression candidate.

68. Carey Price, G, Montreal Canadiens
Former Hart, Vezina and Lindsay Award winner; Montreal is poised to be a better team this year.

69. Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, Detroit Red Wings
Injury-riddled 2019-20 season, but still scored 16 goals and 38 points in 43 games; had a long off-season to rest and train.

70. Alexander Radulov, LW/RW, Dallas Stars
Bounce-back candidate; had a strong showing in the bubble after a subpar regular season.

71. Rasmus Dahlin, D, Buffalo Sabres
Breakout candidate; contract year; Sabres are a much-improved team.

72. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, Minnesota Wild
Rising star; Since Jan. 1, 200: 32 games played, 18 goals, 16 assists, 34 points, 14 power-play points.

73. Tomas Hertl, C/LW/RW, San Jose Sharks
Returning from a bad injury, can he regain his past form?

74. Logan Couture, C/LW, San Jose Sharks
If the Sharks' core stays healthy, his number should rise.

75. Jakub Voracek, RW, Philadelphia Flyers
Apple tree, had 44 assists in 69 games last year; bounce-back candidate.

76. Torey Krug, D, St. Louis Blues
New team; running a top-three power play; will he live up to the pressure of a new contract?

77. Jacob Markstrom, G, Calgary Flames
New team; potential health concerns after last year's knee injury; top-end goalie when healthy.

78. Bo Horvat, C, Vancouver Canucks
Sneaky value; four-straight 20-goal seasons.

79. Alex DeBrincat, LW/RW, Chicago Blackhawks
Bounce-back candidate who can score in his sleep.

80. Morgan Rielly, D, Toronto Maple Leafs
Bounce-back candidate who acts as QB on the Maple Leafs' top power-play unit.

81. Brock Boeser, RW, Vancouver Canucks
Solid goal scorer; top-six fixture.

82. Filip Forsberg, LW, Nashville Predators
Bounce-back candidate; Will the JOFA line, featuring Johansen, Forsberg and Arvidsson, be reunited?

83. Zach Werenski, D, Columbus Blue Jackets
Led NHL defencemen last season with 20 goals; paired with Seth Jones.

84. Jaroslav Halak, G, Boston Bruins
Steady fantasy goalie.

85. Miro Heiskainen, D, Dallas Stars
Surging superstar; be cognizant of the John Klinberg factor.

86. Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, free agent
Will be on a new team; has an electric release; underrated goal scorer

87. Jason Zucker, LW/RW, Pittsburgh Penguins
Dynamic wing who plays with Malkin and Rust; scored eight goals and 14 points in 19 games with the Penguins last season.

88. Jonathan Marchessault, C/LW, Vegas Golden Knights
Bounce-back candidate; has posted four-straight 20-plus goal seasons.

89. Nazem Kadri, C, Colorado Avalanche
Year 2 in Denver; stat stuffer; great value pick.

90. Kyle Palmieri, RW, New Jersey Devils
Has scored 24 goals or more in five-straight seasons; contract year.

91. Tom Wilson, RW, Washington Capitals
Handsome; plays on a top line with Ovechkin; underrated fantasy producer.

92. Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, Montreal Canadiens
Dual position value; contract year.

93. Ilya Samsonov, G, Washington Capitals
His crease; is his ready for the spotlight?

94. Jaden Schwartz, LW, St. Louis Blues
Contract year.

95. Brady Tkachuk, LW, Ottawa Senators
Breakout candidate; contract year; Senators appear to be much-improved.

96. Jamie Benn, C/LW, Dallas Stars
After scoring 19 points in 27 bubble games, is Benn revitalized?

97. Anton Khudobin, G, Dallas Stars
Outstanding in the 2020 playoffs; will be the No. 1 goalie with Bishop injured.

98. Kirs Letang, D, Pittsburgh Penguins
Health concerns; high-end puck mover.

99. Sean Monahan, C, Calgary Flames
Bounce-back candidate; finally healthy?

100. John Klingberg, D, Dallas Stars
Underrated; makes a great combo with Heiskanen.

101. Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago Blackhawks
Still plenty to give at this stage of his career; a solid depth centre.

102. Phil Kessel, RW, Arizona Coyotes
Bounce-back candidate; stunk last year, scoring just 14 times in 70 games.

103. Tristan Jarry, G, Pittsburgh Penguins
With Murray gone, Jarry is the new No. 1 goalie in Pittsburgh.

104. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C/LW, Columbus Blue Jackets
Was a monster in the bubble, will his breakout continue?

105. Dylan Larkin, C, Detroit Red Wings
Someone needs to score in Detroit.

106. Alex Killorn, LW/RW, Tampa Bay Lightning
Coming off a career-high 26 goals; regression candidate.

107. Nicklas Backstrom, C, Washington Capitals
Assist machine; good depth centre.

108. Alex Pietrangelo, D, Vegas Golden Knights
New team; unlikely to be the QB for the top power-play unit with Theodore still around; how will he respond to the new contract pressure?

109. Igor Shesterkin, G, New York Rangers
Can he handle the spotlight? A potential Calder frontrunner if he can.

110. Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, Detroit Red Wings
Multi-category coverage; sleeper candidate.

111. Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, Washington Capitals
Hidden gem.

112. Travis Konecny, LW/RW, Philadelphia Flyers
Regression candidate; had zero goals and only seven assists in 16 playoff games after a huge regular season.

113. Andre Buakovsy, LW/RW, Colorado Avalanche
Value pick; lots of firepower around him.

114. Philipp Grubauer, G, Colorado Avalanche
Injury concerns; contract year.

115. Jeff Skinner, C/LW, Buffalo Sabres
Bounce-back candidate -- no doubt about it.

116. Reilly Smith, LW/RW, Vegas Golden Knights
Coming off a career-high 27 goals and 54 points.

117. Anders Lee, LW, New York Islanders.
Has scored 122 goals over the past four seasons.

118. Drew Doughty, D, Los Angeles Kings
Bounce-back candidate; game doesn't really translate well to fantasy.

119. Victor Olofsson, LW/RW, Buffalo Sabres
Value pick; scored 20 goals in 54 games in rookie season.

120. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, Dallas Stars
Strong showing in the bubble after poor first regular season with Dallas.

121. Bryan Rust, LW/RW, Pittsburgh Penguins
Scored a career-high 27 goals last season; temper expectations.

122. Chris Kreider, LW, New York Rangers
Averaged 26 goals over the past two seasons; contract pressure?

123. Max Domi, C/LW, Columbus Blue Jackets
New team gives him a fresh start; will get exposure to Dubois.

124. Keith Yandle, D, Florida Panthers
Underrated point producer; solid power-play quarterback.

125. Semyon Varlamov, G, New York Islanders
Steady, but how much playing time will he lose to Sorokin?

126. Kirill Kaprizovm, LW, Minnesota Wild
Sleeper pick; led the KHL last season with 33 goals in 57 games; Calder candidate.

127. Joonas Korpisalo, G, Columbus Blue Jackets
Future star; trending upwards.

128. Alexis Lafreniere, LW, New York Rangers
The 2020 first-overall pick is a surefire Calder candidate.

129. P.K. Subban, D, New Jersey Devils
Bounce-back candidate; tons of time off to retool his game.

130. Shea Weber, D, Montreal Canadiens
Loud management may be an issue, but super steady when healthy.

131. Sam Reinhart, C/RW, Buffalo Sabres
Three straight 20-plus goal seasons; may end up on the top line with Eichel and Hall.

132. Cam Atkinson, RW, Columbus Blue Jackets
Streaky scorer; had 41 goals in the 2018-19 season.

133. T.J. Oshie, RW, Washington Capitals
Back-to-back 25-plus goal seasons; a nice depth piece.

134. Darcy Kuemper, G, Arizona Coyotes
Regression expected; are the Coyotes any good?

135. Timo Meier, LW/RW, San Jose Sharks
A 30-goal scorer in an 82-game season.

136. Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, Ottawa Senators
New team; first line assignment with Brady Takchuk; scored 81 goals over the past three seasons.

137. Braden Holtby, G, Vancouver Canucks
New team; will compete with Demko for the No. 1 job.

138. Iya Sorokin, G, New York Islanders
Rookie; is he the real-deal?

139. Brock Nelson, C/LW, New York islanders
Back-to-back 25-plus goal seasons.

140. David Krejci, C, Boston Bruins
Quietly consistent; contract year.

141. Brendan Gallagher, RW, Montreal Canadiens
Multi-category coverage; sneaky goal scorer; how will he respond to the contract pressure?

142. Matt Duchene, C/RW, Nashville Predators
Bounce-back candidate; don't reach.

145. William Karlsson, C/LW, Vegas Golden Knights
Consistent and steady producer.

146. Brandon Saad, LW/RW, Colorado Avalanche
New team; tons of talent around him; contract year.

147. Thomas Chabot, D, Ottawa Senators
Bounce-back candidate; elite power-play quarterback; Senators are poised to be better.

148. Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim Ducks
Decent depth playmaker; in a contract year.

149. Thatcher Demko, G, Vancouver Canucks
With Markstrom out and Holtby in, can Demko win the No. 1 job?

150. Kailer Yamamoto, RW, Edmonton Oilers
Sleeper candidate; scored 11 goals in 27 games played after AHL recall last season.

151. Neal Pionk, D, Winnipeg Jets
Stealth fantasy defenceman; powerplay coverage.

152. John Gibson, G, Anaheim Ducks
Injury concerns; elite goalie when healthy.

153. Clayton Keller, LW/RW, Arizona Coyotes
Proceed with caution; still looking to regain form from rookie season.

154. Juuse Saros, G, Nashville Predators
Can he hold onto the No. 1 job and the the next step?

155. Ryan Strome, C/RW, New York Rangers
Regression candidate; was money with Panarin last year.

156. Ivan Provorov, D, Philadelphia Flyers
Breakout candidate who is trending upwards.

157. Robert Thomas, C/RW, St. Louis Blues
Sleeper pick; since Jan. 1, 2020 he has six goals and 30 assists in 38 games.

158. Mark Giordano, D, Calgary Flames
Solid fantasy depth defenceman, but nothing more as he is 37.

159. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D, Arizona Coyotes
Bounce-back candidate; gets paid lots of money to produce.

160. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Vegas Golden Knights
Bounce-back candidate, don't be surprised if he pushes Lehner for the No. 1 spot.

161. Phillip Danault, C, Montreal Canadiens
Contract year; will he play in the top-six?

162. Anthony Cirelli, C, Tampa Bay Lightning
Signed, sealed, delivered; a break-out candidate.

163. Linus Ullmark, G, Buffalo Sabres
Sleeper candidate; had a strong second half last season, can he evolve into a No. 1?

164. Elvis Merzlikins, G, Columbus Blue Jackets
Future star; incredible tandem with Korpisalo.

165. Oliver Bjorkstrand, LW/RW, Columbus Blue Jackets
Sleeper; goal scorer; breakout candidate.

166. Ryan Ellis, D, Nashville Predators
Hidden gem; had 38 points in 49 games played last season.

167. Petr Mrazek, G, Carolina Hurricanes
In a potential timeshare with Reimer; inconsistent.

168. Ryan Suter, D, Minnesota Wild
Quietly consistent.

169. Charlie McAvoy, D, Boston Bruins
With Krug gone, will he finally take the next offensive step?

170. Dominik Kubalik, LW/RW, Chicago Blackhawks
Regression candidate; was a 30-goal scorer in his rookie season.

171. Jack Hughes, C/LW, New Jersey Devils
Sleeper; breakout candidate.

172. Jacob Trouba, D, New York Rangers
Will he take back QB duties on PP1?

173. Eric Staal, C, Buffalo Sabres
New team; plenty of firepower around him; contract year

174. Craig Smith, RW, Boston Bruins
New team; sneaky fit.

175. Tyson Barrie, D, Edmonton Oilers
New team; plays on Edmonton's top powerplay with McDavid and Draisaitl; forget about last season.

176. Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, Anaheim Ducks
Can he return to 30-goal form?

177. Nikia Gusev, LW/RW, New Jersey Devils
Sleeper; former KHL star.

178. Cam Talbot, G, Minnesota Wild
New team; temper expectations as the Wild are worse than the Flames.

179. Matt Murray, G, Ottawa Senators
New team; temper expectations as the Senators are rebuilding.

180. Tony DeAngelo, D, New York Rangers
Can he handle the contract pressure and stay out of the headlines?

181. Roope Hintz, C/LW, Dallas Stars
Underrated; can he step up with Seguin out?

182. Kevin Shattenkirk, D, Anaheim Duckas
New team; potential fantasy boost with PP1 duties.

183. Josh Anderson, RW, Montreal Canadiens
New team; sleeper; multi-category coverage.

184. Ondrej Palat, LW/RW, Tampa Bay Lightning
Sneaky depth scorer.

185. Matt Dumba, D, Minnesota Wild
Worth a flier.

186. Nick Suzuki, C/RW, Montreal Canadiens
Sleeper; all-world skill.

187. Pavel Buchnevich, RW, New York Rangers
Top-six exposure; has consistency issues.

188. Aaron Ekblad, D, Florida Panthers
Waiver wire pickup.

189. Mackenzie Blackwood, G, New Jersey Devils
Sleeper; bright future.

190. Pavel Francouz, G, Colorado Avalanche
Good fallback option to Grubauer.

191. Ryan Johansen, C, Nashville Predators
Bounce-back candidate; good playmaker.

192. Devan Dubnyk, G, San Jose Sharks
New team; bounce-back candidate; will fight with Jones for playing time.

193. Martin Jones, G, San Jose Sharks
See above; buyer beware.

194. James Reimer, G, Carolina Hurricanes
Streamer option; in a tandem with Mrazek.

195. Adam Fox, D, New York Rangers
Breakout candidate.

196. Jonathan Drouin, C/LW, Montreal Canadiens
Who knows?

197. Mikhail Sergachev, D, Tampa Bay Lightning
Blocked by Hedman, but has a bright fantasy future.

198. Adam Henrique, C, Anaheim Ducks
Very consistent, reliable and durable; potential first line centre.

199. Alexandar Georgiev, G, New York Rangers
Will push Shesterkin for playing time.

200. Jeff Petry, D, Montreal Canadiens
Solid streamer on the back-end.

201. Jacob Slavin, D, Carolina Hurricanes
Sneaky value.

202. Nate Schmidt, D, Vancouver Canucks
New team; excellent puck mover.

203. Nick Schmaltz, C/LW, Arizona Coyotes
Untapped potential.

204. Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, Florida Panthers
New team; versatile; could see time with Barkov and Huberdeau.

205. Cody Glass, C/RW, Vegas Golden Knights
Breakout candidate; can he stay healthy?

206. Nico Hischier, C, New Jersey Devils
Take a flier.

207. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, New York Islanders
Short-term streamer type play.

208. Denis Gurianov, LW/RW, Dallas Stars
Bright future; can he step up with Seguin out?

209. Kevin Hayes, C, Philadelphia Flyers
In his first season with the Flyers, he scored 23 goals.

210. Mikko Koskinen, G, Edmonton Oilers
Can he be the No. 1?

211. Jared McCann, C/LW, Pittsburgh Penguins
Streaky procuder.

212. Tim Stuetzle, C, Ottawa Senators
Top-six player with a bright future; Calder candidate?

213. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C, Montreal Canadiens
Sleeper; breakout candidate.

214. Conor Garland, LW/RW, Arizona Coyotes
Depth scoring piece.

215. Kaapo Kakko, LW/RW, New York Rangers
Sleeper; breakout candidate.

216. Zach Hyman, C/LW, Toronto Maple Leafs
Has had back-to-back 21-goal seasons; sneaky waiver play; in a contract year.

217. Mikael Backlund, C/RW, Calgary Flames
Top-six look.

218. Vincent Trocheck, C, Carolina Hurricanes
Still trying to regain old form.

219. Dylan Strome, C/RW, Chicago Blackhawks
Consistently inconsistent; can he get DeBrincat going?

220. Antti Raanta, G, Arizona Coyotes
Ijury concerns; solid defensive team in front of him.

221. Paul Stastny, C, Winnipeg Jets
New team; temper expectations; can he rekindle his old chemistry with Liane and Ehlers?

222. Pekka Rinne, G, Nashville Predators
How much does he have left?

223. Jake Allen, G, Montreal Canadiens
New team; sneaky play as he could see quite a bit of action to keep Price rested.

224. Jonathan Quick, G, Los Angeles Kings
Still a really good goalie, but stuck on a rebuilding team.

225. Patric Hornqvist, RW, Florida Panthers
Solid add, especially in a hits league.


226. Tyler Toffoli, LW/RW, Montreal Canadiens
New team; may be destined for third-line duties; how will a new contract affect him?

227. Zach Parise, LW, Minnesota Wild
Can provide depth scoring from time to time.

228. T.J. Brodie, D, Toronto Maple Leafs
Average puck mover; will see time on second power play.

229. Matt Grzelcyk, D, Boston Bruins
Possible replacement for Krug's minutes.

230. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, Buffalo Sabres
Can he turn back the clock?

231. Martin Necas, C/RW, Carolina Hurricanes
Had a very underrated rookie season.

232. James van Riemsdyk, LW, Philadelphia Flyers
Bounce-back candidate; former consistent 25-to-30 goal scorer.

233. Quinton Byfield, C, Los Angeles Kings
Rookie; second line; Calder candidate.

234. Derek Stepan, C, Ottawa Senators
New team; may play on the first line with Tkachuk and Dadonov; in a contract year.

235. Jakob Silfverberg, LW/RW, Anaheim Ducks
Looking to regain old form.

236. Mikael Granlund, LW/RW, Nashville Predators
Bounce-back candidate.

237. Blake Coleman, LW/RW, Tampa Bay Lightning
Depth scorer.

238. Kevin Lebanc, LW/RW, San Jose Sharks
Sleeper pick; finally got paid.

239. Ryan Pulock, D, New York Islanders
Steady as hell.

240. Kasperi Kapanen, LW/RW, Pittsburgh Penguins
New team; Penguins expected him to slot into the top-six, but temper your expectations.

241. Darnell Nurse, D, Edmonton Oilers
Plays with No. 97 and No. 29, need I say more?

242. Jakob Chychrun, D, Arizona Coyotes
Stealth plug-and-play option.

243. Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, Boston Bruins
Top-six forward; could start the season on Bergeron's wing.

244. Jared Spurgeon, D, Minnesota Wild
Waiver play.

245. Alex Tuch, LW/RW, Vegas Golden Knights
Multi-category coverage; good for hits leagues.

246. Grigori Denisenko, LW, Florida Panthers
Calder darkhorse candidate; could get the "garden" seat on top line with Barkov and Huberdeau.

247. Ryan Donato, C/LW/RW, San Jose Sharks
New team; top-six potential.

248. Vince Dunn, D, St. Louis Blues
Bigger role could activate his potential.

249. Bowen Byram, D, Colorado Avalanche
Calder candidate with immense potential.

250. Joel Kiviranta, RW, Dallas Stars
Burst onto the scene last summer; will get his shot due to the Stars' top-six injuries.

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