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Fantasy hockey top 100 forward rankings

Most valuable options at position for standard leagues; season preview podcasts

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the top 100 fantasy hockey forwards in standard leagues for the 2022-23 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

 

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FANTASY TOP 100 FORWARDS

Standard fantasy categories: goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to past production in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, line combinations, injury history or concern, age, contract status and overall upside for this season. Forward positions indicate eligibility in Yahoo Fantasy leagues. This list is a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Anna Dua.

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1. Connor McDavid, C, EDM
2. Leon Draisaitl, C/LW, EDM
3. Auston Matthews, C, TOR
4. Nathan MacKinnon, C, COL
5. Kirill Kaprizov, LW, MIN
6. Mikko Rantanen, C/RW, COL
7. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TBL
8. Jonathan Huberdeau, LW, CGY
9. Aleksander Barkov, C, FLA
10. Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
11. Alex Ovechkin, LW, WSH
12. Artemi Panarin, LW, NYR
13. Mitchell Marner, RW, TOR
14. Matthew Tkachuk, RW, FLA
15. Steven Stamkos, C/LW, TBL
16. Kyle Connor, LW, WPG
17. J.T. Miller, C/LW, VAN
18. Mika Zibanejad, C, NYR
19. David Pastrnak, RW, BOS
20. Brady Tkachuk, LW, OTT
21. Sebastian Aho, C, CAR
22. Chris Kreider, LW/RW, NYR
23. Alex DeBrincat, LW, OTT
24. Patrick Kane, RW, CHI
25. Jake Guentzel, LW, PIT
26. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, CBJ
27. Andrei Svechnikov, LW, CAR
28. Timo Meier, LW/RW, SJS
29. Jack Eichel, C, VGK
30. Mark Stone, RW, VGK
31. Jason Robertson, LW, DAL
32. Elias Pettersson, C/LW, VAN
33. Jack Hughes, C, NJD
34. Evander Kane, LW, EDM
35. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, STL
36. Elias Lindholm, C, CGY
37. Filip Forsberg, LW, NSH
38. Brayden Point, C, TBL
39. Nazem Kadri, C, CGY
40. Mark Scheifele, C, WPG
41. Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WSH
42. Patrice Bergeron, C, BOS
43. Gabriel Landeskog, C/LW, COL (INJ.)
44. Brad Marchand, LW, BOS (INJ.)
45. Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT
46. Kevin Fiala, LW/RW, LAK
47. Sam Reinhart, C/RW, FLA
48. William Nylander, LW/RW, TOR
49. Nikolaj Ehlers, LW/RW, WPG
50. Josh Norris, C, OTT
51. Joe Pavelski, C/RW, DAL
52. Claude Giroux, C/RW, OTT
53. Patrik Laine, LW/RW, CBJ
54. Pavel Buchnevich, LW/RW, STL
55. Tim Stützle, C/LW, OTT
56. Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, CAR
57. Dylan Larkin, C, DET
58. John Tavares, C, TOR (INJ.)
59. Lucas Raymond, RW, DET
60. Anze Kopitar, C, LAK
61. Robert Thomas, C, STL
62. Roope Hintz, C, DAL
63. Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, WPG
64. Matt Duchene, RW, NSH
65. Drake Batherson, RW, OTT
66. Cole Caufield, LW/RW, MTL
67. Zach Hyman, LW/RW, EDM
68. Jordan Kyrou, LW/RW, STL
69. Matty Beniers, C, SEA (rookie)
70. Jakub Vrana, LW, DET
71. Mason McTavish, LW, ANA (rookie)
72. Trevor Zegras, C, ANA (INJ.)
73. Mats Zuccarello, RW, MIN
74. Jonathan Marchessault, LW/RW, VGK
75. Bryan Rust, RW, PIT
76. Ryan O'Reilly, C, STL
77. Tage Thompson, C, BUF
78. Matt Boldy, LW/RW, MIN
79. Vincent Trocheck, C, NYR
80. Jesper Bratt, RW, NJD
81. Tom Wilson, RW, WSH (INJ.)
82. Mathew Barzal, C, NYI
83. Blake Wheeler, C/RW, WPG
84. Sam Bennett, C, FLA
85. Bo Horvat, C, VAN
86. Tyler Toffoli, LW/RW, CGY
87. David Perron, RW, DET
88. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C/LW, EDM
89. Brayden Schenn, C/LW, STL
90. Andrew Mangiapane, LW/RW, CGY
91. Tomas Hertl, C, SJS
92. Michael Bunting, LW, TOR
93. Boone Jenner, C, CBJ
94. Vasily Podkolzin, LW/RW, VAN
95. Troy Terry, RW, ANA
96. Artturi Lehkonen, LW/RW, COL
97. Valeri Nichushkin, LW/RW, COL (INJ.)
98. Nick Suzuki, C, MTL
99. Clayton Keller, LW/RW, ARI
100. Ondrej Palat, LW, NJD

Other forwards to consider in fantasy:

101. Adrian Kempe, LW/RW, LAK
102. Seth Jarvis, LW/RW, CAR
103. Tyler Bertuzzi, LW/RW, DET
104. Alex Tuch, RW, BUF
105. Brock Boeser, RW, VAN (INJ.)
106. Kent Johnson, LW, CBJ (rookie)
107. Juraj Slafkovsky, LW, MTL (rookie)
108. Taylor Hall, LW, BOS (INJ.)
109. Carter Verhaeghe, LW, FLA
110. Cole Perfetti, C/RW, WPG (rookie)
111. Oliver Bjorkstrand, RW, SEA
112. Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, SEA
113. Ryan Hartman, C, MIN
114. Alexis Lafrenière, LW/RW, NYR
115. David Krejci, C, BOS
116. Dawson Mercer, C/RW, NJD
117. Brock Nelson, C, NYI
118. Tanner Jeannot, RW, NSH
119. Viktor Arvidsson, LW/RW, LAK (INJ.)
120. Anton Lundell, C, FLA
121. Joel Eriksson Ek, C, MIN
122. Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, NYI
123. Jeff Skinner, LW, BUF
124. Andrei Kuzmenko, LW, VAN
125. Cole Sillinger, C, CBJ
126. T.J. Oshie, C/RW, WSH
127. Phil Kessel, RW, VGK
128. Ivan Barbashev, C/LW, STL
129. Mason Marchment, LW/RW, DAL
130. Alexander Holtz, RW, NJD (rookie)
131. Nico Hischier, C, NJD (INJ.)
132. Andrew Copp, C/RW, DET (INJ.)
133. Tyler Seguin, C/RW, DAL
134. Nick Schmaltz, C/RW, ARI
135. Anders Lee, LW, NYI
136. Ryan Johansen, C, NSH
137. Alex Newhook, C/LW, COL
138. Ross Colton, C/LW, TBL
139. Arthur Kaliyev, LW/RW, LAK
140. William Eklund, LW, SJS (rookie)
141. Jake DeBrusk, LW/RW, BOS
142. Dylan Strome, C/RW, WSH
143. Chandler Stephenson, C/RW, VGK
144. Yegor Sharangovich, C/LW, NJD
145. Cam Atkinson, RW, PHI
146. Logan Couture, C, SJS
147. Hendrix Lapierre, C, WSH (rookie)
148. Phillip Danault, C, LAK
149. Pavel Zacha, C/LW, BOS
150. Jack Roslovic, C, CBJ
151. Alex Killorn, LW/RW, TBL
152. Lawson Crouse, LW/RW, ARI
153. Marco Rossi, C, MIN (rookie)
154. Shane Wright, C, SEA (rookie)
155. Trevor Moore, LW/RW, LAK
156. Rickard Rakell, LW/RW, PIT
157. Connor McMichael, C/LW, WSH
158. Victor Olofsson, RW, BUF
159. Blake Coleman, LW/RW, CGY
160. Evan Rodrigues, LW/RW, COL
161. Nino Niederreiter, LW, NSH
162. Jack Quinn, RW, BUF (rookie)
163. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C/LW, CAR

Other key injuries:

Max Pacioretty, LW, CAR
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WSH
Anthony Duclair, RW, FLA
Sean Couturier, C, PHI

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