2019-20 Fantasy Hockey Season Preview and Player Rankings

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Fantasy Sports is one of the fastest growing industries in the game. Between sites like Yahoo!, ESPN, DraftKings and Rotoworld, there is no shortage of “fantasy” vessels, commercials or “experts” out there to enable your fascination with “reality” TV sports.

Whether it’s season-long or daily fantasy sports, you too can play the part of pundit, field a team and make predictions. And depending on where you live, you can even make a wager, albeit at your own risk.

While HockeyClan does not condone or endorse Fantasy Sports or gambling of any kind, Yahoo! Sports offers FREE Fantasy Hockey leagues open to the public. Here, fans can play in 12-team head-to-head or standard rotisserie leagues or set up custom leagues to play with friends.

Although ice hockey is a team sport, in Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey the goal is to field the best team of 16 players (two centers, two left wingers, two right wingers, four defensemen and two goalies with four open bench spots) spanning the entire National Hockey League regardless of affiliation.

While categories vary, standard Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey is typically 6×4 and includes goals, assists, +/-, penalty minutes, power play points and shots on goal for all forwards and defensemen; and wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for goaltenders. The great thing about Yahoo! Fantasy Hockey is its ability to tailor these categories to suit each league, however, with additional categories such as hits, blocks and face-offs won as options.

With the start of the NHL season less than a month away, hockey fans still have time to play. Still, after a wild free agency period, there are a lot of new faces are in new places. Center is the deepest position. Right Wing is the weakest position. Without further ado, here are HockeyClan’s player rankings by position for the 2019-20 season:

CENTER

Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates after a first-period power-play goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during their game at T-Mobile Arena on March 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

1. Connor McDavid, EDM
2. Sidney Crosby, PIT
3. Auston Matthews, TOR
4. Nathan MacKinnon, COL
5. John Tavares, TOR
6. Steven Stamkos, TB
7. Tyler Seguin, DAL
8. Evgeni Malkin, PIT
9. Mark Scheifele, WPG
10. Aleksander Barkov, FLA
11. Patrice Bergeron, BOS
12. Leon Draisaitl, EDM
13. Claude Giroux, PHI
14. Jack Eichel, BUF
15. Brayden Point, TB
16. Jamie Benn, DAL
17. Sebastian Aho, CAR
18. Evgeny Kuznetsov, WSH
19. Nicklas Backstrom, WSH
20. Sean Monahan, CGY
21. Matt Duchene, NSH
22. Elias Pettersson, VAN
23. Dylan Larkin, DET
24. Sean Couturier, PHI
25. Jonathan Toews, CHI
26. Anze Kopitar, LA
27. Joe Pavelski, DAL
28. Ryan O’Reilly, STL
29. Brayden Schenn, STL
30. Mika Zibanejad, NYR
31. Tomas Hertl, SJ
32. Logan Couture, SJ
33. Mathew Barzal, NYI
34. Paul Stastny, VGK
35. Bo Horvat, VAN
36. Vincent Trocheck, FLA
37. Jack Hughes, NJ
38. Max Domi, MTL
39. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, EDM
40. Dylan Strome, CHI
41. William Karlsson, VGK
42. Ryan Johansen, NSH
43. William Nylander, TOR
44. Nico Hischier, NJ
45. Nazem Kadri, COL
46. Pierre-Luc Dubois, CBJ
47. Roope Hintz, DAL
48. David Krejci, BOS
49. Ryan Getzlaf, ANA
50. Kevin Hayes, PHI
51. Eric Staal, MIN
52. Mikael Backlund, CGY

RIGHT WING

Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on February 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

1. Nikita Kucherov, TB
2. Patrick Kane, CHI
3. David Pastrnak, BOS
4. Mitchell Marner, TOR
5. Mikko Rantanen, COL
6. Blake Wheeler, WPG
7. Vladimir Tarasenko, STL
8. Patrik Laine, WPG
9. Mark Stone, VGK
10. Alex DeBrincat, CHI
10. Joe Pavelski, DAL
10. Alexander Radulov, DAL
11. Phil Kessel, ARI
12. Brock Boeser, VAN
13. Jakub Voracek, PHI
14. Timo Meier, SJ
15. Clayton Keller, ARI
16. Teuvo Teravainen, CAR
17. Viktor Arvidsson, NSH
18. Mats Zuccarello, MIN
19. Elias Lindholm, CGY
20. Cam Atkinson, CBJ
21. Kyle Palmieri, NJ
22. T.J. Oshie, WSH
23. Tom Wilson, WSH
24. Evgenii Dadonov, FLA
25. William Nylander, TOR
26. Kaapo Kakko, NYR
27. Brendan Gallagher, MTL
28. Jordan Eberle, NYI
29. Reilly Smith, VGK
30. Rickard Rakell, ANA
31. Sam Reinhart, BUF
32. Anthony Mantha, DET
33. Mike Hoffman, FLA
34. Andrei Svechnikov, CAR
35. Patric Hornqvist, PIT
36. Dustin Brown, LA
37. David Perron, STL
38. Kevin Labanc, SJ
39. Josh Bailey, NYI
40. Nikolaj Ehlers, WPG
41. Ondrej Kase, ANA
42. Ryan Donato, MIN
43. Yanni Gourde, TB
44. Tyler Johnson, TB
45. Pavel Buchnevich, NYR
46. Josh Anderson, CBJ
47. Jakob Silfverberg, ANA
48. James Neal, EDM
49. Wayne Simmonds, NJ
50. Vitali Kravtsov, NYR
51. Travis Konecny, PHI
52. Kasperi Kapanen, TOR
53. Tyler Toffoli, LA
54. Eeli Tolvanen, NSH
55. Robert Thomas, STL
56. Alex Tuch, VGK

LEFT WING

Alexander Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period against the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

1. Alexander Ovechkin, WSH
2. Brad Marchand, BOS
3. Leon Draisaitl, EDM
4. Johnny Gaudreau, CGY
5. Artemi Panarin, NYR
6. Taylor Hall, NJ
7. Claude Giroux, PHI
8. Gabriel Landeskog, COL
9. Alex DeBrincat, CHI
10. Jonathan Huberdeau, FLA
11. Filip Forsberg, NSH
12. Jamie Benn, DAL
13. Jake Guentzel, PIT
14. Evander Kane, SJS
15. Matthew Tkachuk, CGY
16. Jeff Skinner, BUF
17. Timo Meier, SJ
17. Jonathan Marchessault, VGK
18. Teuvo Teravainen, CAR
19. Clayton Keller, ARI
20. Max Pacioretty, VGK
21. Rickard Rakell, ANA
22. James van Riemsdyk, PHI
23. Viktor Arvidsson, NSH
24. Evgenii Dadonov, FLA
25. William Nylander, TOR
26. Mike Hoffman, FLA
27. Anders Lee, NYI
28. Kyle Connor, WPG
29. David Perron, STL
30. Kevin Labanc, SJ
31. Brady Tkachuk, OTT
32. Alex Galchenyuk, PIT
33. Mikael Granlund, NSH
34. Chris Kreider, NYR
35. Jaden Schwartz, STL
36. Zach Parise, MIN
37. Nikolaj Ehlers, WPG
38. Ryan Donato, MIN
39. Yanni Gourde, TB
40. Tyler Johnson, TB
41. James Neal, EDM
42. J.T. Miller, VAN
43. Nino Niederreiter, CAR
44. Jake DeBrusk, BOS
45. Gustav Nyquist, CBJ
46. Tyler Bertuzzi, DET
47. Nikita Gusev, NJ
48. Marcus Johansson, BUF
49. Tomas Tatar, MTL
50. Jason Zucker, MIN
51. Jonathan Drouin, MTL
52. Ondrej Palat, TBL
53. Andreas Johnsson, TOR
54. Jakub Vrana, WSH
55. Max Comtois, ANA
56. Andre Burakovsky, COL
57. Filip Zadina, DET
58. Oskar Lindblom, PHI

DEFENSE

Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates with Martin Jones #31 after their 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues in game three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 19, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

1. Brent Burns, SJ
2. Victor Hedman, TB
3. Erik Karlsson, SJ
4. John Carlson, WSH
5. P.K. Subban, NJ
6. Roman Josi, NSH
7. Kris Letang, PIT
8. Dustin Byfuglien, WPG
9. Mark Giordano, CGY
10. John Klingberg, DAL
11. Tyson Barrie, TOR
12. Morgan Rielly, TOR
13. Seth Jones, CBJ
14. Torey Krug, BOS
15. Shea Weber, MTL
16. Keith Yandle, FLA
17. Alex Pietrangelo, STL
18. Thomas Chabot, OTT
19. Cale Makar, COL
20. Matt Dumba, MIN
21. Erik Gustafsson, CHI
22. Drew Doughty, LA
23. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, ARI
24. Rasmus Dahlin, BUF
25. Dougie Hamilton, CAR
26. Charlie McAvoy, BOS
27. Jacob Trouba, NYR
28. Shea Theodore, VGK
29. Aaron Ekblad, FLA
30. Zach Werenski, CBJ
31. Miro Heiskanen, DAL
32. Shayne Gostisbehere, PHI
33. Ryan Ellis, NSH
34. Ivan Provorov, PHI
35. Mattias Ekholm, NSH
36. Mikhail Sergachev, TB
37. Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF
38. Ryan Suter, MIN
39. Jake Muzzin, TOR
40. Jared Spurgeon, MIN
41. Duncan Keith, CHI
42. Josh Morrissey, WPG
43. David Savard, CBJ
44. Matt Niskanen, PHI
45. Tyler Myers, VAN
46. Will Butcher, NJ
47. Ryan McDonagh, TB
48. Cam Fowler, ANA
49. Quinn Hughes, VAN
50. Kevin Shattenkirk, NYR
51. Justin Schultz, PIT
52. Mike Green, DET
53. Alexander Edler, VAN
54. Colton Parayko, STL
55. Jeff Petry, MTL
56. Oscar Klefbom, EDM
57. Ryan Pulock, NYI
58. Vince Dunn, STL
59. T.J. Brodie, CGY
60. Nick Leddy, NYI
61. Justin Faulk, CAR
62. Samuel Girard, COL
63. Jake Gardiner, FA
64. Adam Fox, NYR
65. Erik Johnson, COL
66. Travis Sanheim, PHI
67. Colin Miller, BUF
68. Filip Hronek, DET
69. Devon Toews, NYI
70. Esa Lindell, DAL
71. Brandon Montour, BUF
72. Darnell Nurse, EDM
73. Erik Brannstrom, OTT
74. Noah Hanifin, CGY
75. Josh Manson, ANA
76. Jaccob Slavin, CAR
77. Nate Schmidt, VGK
78. Hampus Lindholm, ANA
79. Brady Skej, NYR
80. Brian Dumoulin, PIT
81. Dmitry Orlov, WSH
82. Mike Matheson, FLA
83. Sami Vatanen, NJ
84. Nikita Zadorov, COL
85. Bradyen McNabb, VGK
86. Radko Gudas WSH
87. Brenden Dillon, SJ
88. Robert Hagg, PHI
89. Brent Seabrook, CHI
90. Corey Clifton, BOS
91. Klas Dahlbeck, CAR
92. Erik Cernak, TB
93. Cody Ceci, TOR
94. Martin Marincin, TOR
95. Ron Hainsey, OTT
96. Adam Pelech, NYI
97. Alec Martinez, LA
98. Alex Goligoski, ARI
99. Johnny Boychuk, NYI
100. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, SJ

GOALTENDER

Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights blocks a Tampa Bay Lightning shot in the third period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on December 19, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights won 4-3. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

1. Andrei Vasilevskiy, TB
2. Sergei Bobrovsky, FLA
3. Frederik Andersen, TOR
4. Ben Bishop, DAL
4. Marc-Andre Fleury, VGK
5. Braden Holtby, WSH
6. Jordan Binnington, STL
7. Tuukka Rask, BOS
8. Pekka Rinne, NSH
9. Martin Jones, SJ
10. Matt Murray, PIT
11. Philipp Grubauer, COL
12. Connor Hellebuyck, WPG
13. Devan Dubnyk, MIN
14. Carey Price, MTL
15. John Gibson, ANA
16. Carter Hart, PHI
17. David Rittich, CGY
18. Petr Mrazek, CAR
19. Semyon Varlamov, NYI
20. Jonathan Quick, LAK
21. Jacob Markstrom, VAN
22. Antti Raanta, ARI
23. Corey Crawford, CHI
24. Cory Schneider, NJ
25. Jimmy Howard, DET
26. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR
27. Elvis Merzlikins, CBJ
28. Carter Hutton, BUF
29. Robin Lehner, CHI
30. Mike Smith, EDM

Related: 2018-19 Fantasy Hockey Season Preview and Player Rankings

 

Main Image: Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save against the Boston Bruins during the first period of the game at the Amalie Arena on April 3, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

 

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