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Fantasy hockey forward point projections

NHL.com lists estimated 82-game totals at position; season preview podcasts

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com has projected the forward point totals for fantasy hockey in the 2022-23 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

 

PROJECTIONS: 🔮 Goalie | D-man

RANKINGS: 📈 250 | Forward

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FORWARD POINT PROJECTIONS

NOTES: These fantasy projections (for 82-game season) have been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past performance in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, projected line combinations, power-play usage, injury history or concern, sleeper upside, anticipated regression or bounce-back candidacy, age, contract status and overall upside for this season. Forward position eligibility in Yahoo Fantasy has been updated for 2022-23. The below totals are safe point estimates, do not indicate each player's ceiling or floor and should be used as a basis for decision-making in all fantasy leagues, especially points-only formats.

The order of projected point totals (highest to lowest) differs from NHL.com's fantasy top 250 rankings because the latter list takes standard peripheral categories into account. Injuries could affect whether a player meets or comes close to his point projection. These projections are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Anna Dua.

Connor McDavid, C, EDM: 125
Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM: 115
Auston Matthews, C, TOR: 110
Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL: 107
Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL: 101
Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, CGY: 100
Kirill Kaprizov, LW, MIN: 99
Mikko Rantanen, C/RW, COL: 98
Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR: 98
Artemi Panarin, LW, NYR: 98
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT: 96
Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA: 96
Steven Stamkos, C/LW, TBL: 95
Kyle Connor, LW, WPG: 95
Sebastian Aho, C, CAR: 90
J.T. Miller, C/LW, VAN: 89
Matthew Tkachuk, RW, FLA: 88
Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH: 87
Jake Guentzel, LW, PIT: 86
Patrick Kane, RW, CHI: 85
Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR: 85
Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CBJ: 85
Jack Eichel, C, VGK: 84
Brayden Point, C, TBL: 83
David Pastrnak, RW, BOS: 82
William Nylander, LW/RW, TOR: 82
Mark Scheifele, C, WPG: 81
Jason Robertson, LW, DAL: 80
Dylan Larkin, C, DET: 80
Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH: 80
Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL: 80
Elias Lindholm, C, CGY: 79
Sam Reinhart, C/RW, FLA: 79
Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, LAK: 79
Elias Pettersson, C/LW, VAN: 78
Jack Hughes, C, NJD: 77
Mark Stone, RW, VGK: 77
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH: 77
Alex DeBrincat, LW, OTT: 75
Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG: 75
Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS: 74
Patrik Laine, LW/RW, CBJ: 74
Evander Kane, LW, EDM: 74
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT: 74
Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS: 73
Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT: 73
Andrei Svechnikov, LW, CAR: 72
Nazem Kadri, C, CGY: 72
Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL (INJ.): 72
Joe Pavelski, C/RW, DAL: 72
Brad Marchand, LW, BOS (INJ.): 71
Pavel Buchnevich, LW/RW, STL: 71
Matt Duchene, RW, NSH: 70
Roope Hintz, C, DAL: 70
Jakub Vrana, LW, DET: 70
Anze Kopitar, C, LAK: 70
Chris Kreider, LW/RW, NYR: 70
John Tavares, C, TOR (INJ.): 70
Josh Norris, C, OTT: 70
Mathew Barzal, C, NYI: 70
Tim Stützle, C/LW, OTT: 69
Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR: 68
Jordan Kyrou, LW/RW, STL: 68
Robert Thomas, C, STL: 68
Trevor Zegras, C, ANA (INJ.): 66
Lucas Raymond, RW, DET: 65
Mats Zuccarello, RW, MIN: 65
Bryan Rust, RW, PIT: 65
Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG: 65
Claude Giroux, C/RW, OTT: 64
Matty Beniers, C, SEA: 64
Drake Batherson, RW, OTT: 63
Troy Terry, RW, ANA: 63
Jesper Bratt, RW, NJD: 63
Tomas Hertl, C, SJS: 63
Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL: 63
Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, WPG: 63
Matt Boldy, LW/RW, MIN: 62
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM: 62
Bo Horvat, C, VAN: 62
Brock Nelson, C, NYI: 61
Jonathan Marchessault, LW/RW, VGK: 61
Mason McTavish, LW, ANA: 60
Taylor Hall, LW, BOS (INJ.): 60
Tyler Toffoli, LW/RW, CGY: 60
David Perron, RW, DET: 60
Zach Hyman, LW/RW, EDM: 60
Michael Bunting, LW, TOR: 60
Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL: 60
Phil Kessel, RW, VGK: 60
Nick Suzuki, C, MTL: 60
Adrian Kempe, LW/RW, LAK: 59
Ryan Johansen, C, NSH: 59
Valeri Nichushkin, LW/RW, COL (INJ.): 59
Vincent Trocheck, C, NYR: 59
Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW, SEA: 59
Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, SEA: 58
Clayton Keller, LW/RW, ARI: 58
Carter Verhaeghe, LW, FLA: 58
Logan Couture, C, SJS: 58
Vasily Podkolzin, LW/RW, VAN: 58
Brock Boeser, RW, VAN (INJ.): 57
Cam Atkinson, RW, PHI: 57
Alex Tuch, RW, BUF: 56
T.J. Oshie, C/RW, WSH: 56
Tage Thompson, C, BUF: 55
Boone Jenner, C, CBJ: 55
Ryan Hartman, C, MIN: 55
Cole Caufield, LW/RW, MTL: 55
Mikael Granlund, C, NSH: 55
Ondrej Palat, LW, NJD: 55
Chandler Stephenson, C/RW, VGK: 55
Nick Schmaltz, C/RW, ARI: 54
Seth Jarvis, LW/RW, CAR: 54
Mason Marchment, LW/RW, DAL: 54
Andrew Copp, C/RW, DET: 54
Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, LAK (INJ.): 54
Reilly Smith, RW, VGK: 54
Dylan Strome, C/RW, WSH: 54
Sean Couturier, C, PHI (INJ.): 53
Jeff Skinner, LW, BUF: 53
Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, DET: 53
Joel Eriksson Ek, C, MIN: 53
Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, NYI: 53
Nico Hischier, C, NJD: 52
Alex Killorn, LW/RW, TBL: 52
Ross Colton, C/LW, TBL: 51
Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL: 51
Andrei Kuzmenko, LW, VAN: 51
David Krejci, C, BOS: 50
Andrew Mangiapane, LW/RW, CGY: 50
Martin Necas, RW, CAR: 50
Artturi Lehkonen, LW/RW, COL: 50
Sam Bennett, C, FLA: 50
Tanner Jeannot, RW, NSH: 50
Dawson Mercer, C/RW, NJD: 50
Jakub Voracek, LW/RW, CBJ: 50
Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, PIT: 50
Tom Wilson, RW, WSH (INJ.): 50
Victor Olofsson, RW, BUF: 49
Anton Lundell, C, FLA: 49
Alexis Lafrenière, LW/RW, NYR: 49
Ivan Barbashev, C/LW, STL: 49
Cole Perfetti, C/RW, WPG: 49
Cole Sillinger, C, CBJ: 49
Nino Niederreiter, LW, NSH: 48
Anders Lee, LW, NYI: 48
Evan Rodrigues, LW/RW, COL: 48
Kent Johnson, LW, CBJ: 47
Alexander Holtz, RW, NJD: 47
Paul Stastny, C/LW, CAR: 47
Arthur Kaliyev, LW/RW, LAK: 47
Kevin Hayes, C, PHI: 47
Jeff Carter, C, PIT: 47
Anthony Mantha, LW/RW, WSH: 47
Ryan Strome, C/RW, ANA: 46
Yegor Sharangovich, C/LW, NJD: 46
Anthony Beauvillier, LW/RW, NYI: 46
Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS: 45
Alex Newhook, C/LW, COL: 45
Jamie Benn, C/LW, DAL: 45
Kailer Yamamoto, RW, EDM: 45
Phillip Danault, C, LAK: 45
Juraj Slafkovsky, LW, MTL: 45
James van Riemsdyk, LW/RW, PHI: 45
William Eklund, LW, SJS: 45
Alexander Kerfoot, LW/RW, TOR: 45
Conor Garland, LW/RW, VAN: 45
Jack Quinn, RW, BUF: 44
Jonathan Toews, C, CHI: 44
Trevor Moore, LW/RW, LAK: 44
Jared McCann, C/LW, SEA: 44
Pavel Zacha, C/LW, BOS: 43
Brandon Hagel, LW/RW, TBL: 43
Mikael Backlund, C/RW, CGY: 42
Jordan Staal, C, CAR: 42
Philip Tomasino, RW, NSH: 42
Josh Bailey, LW/RW, NYI: 42
Alex Formenton, LW, OTT: 42
Travis Konecny, RW, PHI: 42
Nicholas Roy, C/RW, VGK: 42
Frank Vatrano, LW/RW, ANA: 41
Shane Wright, C, SEA: 41
Marco Rossi, C, MIN: 41
Kirby Dach, C/RW, MTL: 41
Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C/LW, CAR: 41
Erik Haula, C/LW, NJD: 40
Adam Henrique, C/LW, ANA: 40
Lawson Crouse, LW/RW, ARI: 40
Peyton Krebs, C/LW, BUF: 40
J.T. Compher, C/RW, COL: 40
Frederick Gaudreau, C/RW, MIN: 40
Brendan Gallagher, RW, MTL: 40
Kyle Palmieri, RW, NYI: 40
Filip Chytil, C/RW, NYR: 40
Hendrix Lapierre, C, WSH: 40
Thomas Bordeleau, C, SJS: 40
Nicholas Paul, C/LW, TBL: 40
William Karlsson, C/LW, VGK: 40
Max Domi, LW/RW, CHI: 40
Yanni Gourde, C, SEA: 39
Craig Smith, RW, BOS: 39
Ilya Mikheyev, LW/RW, VAN: 39
Josh Anderson, RW, MTL: 38
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, NYI: 38
Connor McMichael, C/LW, WSH: 38
Charlie Coyle, C/RW, BOS: 37
Blake Coleman, LW/RW, CGY: 37
Andreas Athanasiou, LW/RW, CHI: 36
Vladislav Namestnikov, C/LW, TBL: 36
Taylor Raddysh, RW, CHI: 35
Alexander Barabanov, LW/RW, SJS: 35

Key injuries:

Max Pacioretty, LW, CAR
Anthony Duclair, RW, FLA

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