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The Top 215 Keeper League Fantasy Hockey Prospects - December edition

 

 

 

Here is the list of Top 215 prospects to own in your deep fantasy pool. This is not a reflection of a player’s actual upside in the NHL, but more of an indicator of his value in pools. It takes into account how many years away from the NHL a player is, as well as his upside. A potential 70-point player who is two years away is more valuable than a potential 80-point player who is four years away. Hockey pools with 300 or more players drafted should have most of the top 50 on the below list on one of the teams. Pools that are even deeper than that, may find some use in the rest of this list. Pools with 250 players may find use in only the top 20 or 30.As with the Fantasy Player list – these players are evaluated only for their offensive potential, and not for their penalty minutes, plus/minus or defense, etc. Goalies are not included in this list either.

 

My Prospect Ratings are NOT the same as my Fantasy Ratings, although Fantasy Ratings are taken into account. The term 'prospect' is simply my opinion, and I followed no rules to say whether or not the player is actually a prospect other than age (under 27), and the player must belong to an NHL team.

Updated the 10th, of every month.

Key
o = offensive
t = two-way
p = power forward
d = defenseman
os = offensive (small player)

 

 

 

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Note: "PR" stands for "Prospects Report". This is the ranking that was used for this year's Fantasy Prospects Report. Some small changes have been made in the 10 days since the release.

 

 

 

Recent graduates: Ekblad (1D), Vatanen (4D), Kucherov (4), Holland (35), J.Hayes (142), Boychuk (185)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*NOTE - by clicking a player name, you are taken to our updated fantasy scouting analysis  

 

Dec 10 Prospect Team type Prospect Rating Nov 10 Oct 10
1 Jonathan Drouin TB o 104.1 1 1
2 Filip Forsberg NSH o 103.9 5 9
3 Evgeny Kuznetsov WAS o 100.6 2 2
4 Ryan Strome NYI o 100.5 3 3
5 John Gaudreau CGY os 90.6 8 13
6 Andre Burakovsky WAS o 86.3 6 18
7 Teuvo Teräväinen  CHI o 83.5 7 6
8 Leon Draisaitl EDM o 83.0 9 8
9 Sam Bennett CGY o 81.7 10 7
10 Sam Reinhart BUF o 78.7 12 12
11 Max Domi ARI p 78.7 13 11
12 Tanner Pearson LA o 78.0 11 26
13 Anthony Mantha DET o 76.4 15 15
14 Anthony Duclair NYR o 76.2 14 29
15 Jason Zucker MIN o 75.4 20 30
16 Curtis Lazar OTT t 74.9 18 21
17 Bo Horvat VAN t 74.7 23 23
18 Anders Lee NYI o 74.7 19 20
19 Tomas Jurco DET o 74.4 27 28
20 Alexander Wennberg CBJ o 73.9 21 24
21 Mikhail Grigorenko BUF o 73.1 17 17
22 Ryan Spooner BOS o 73.0 16 16
23 Mark Stone OTT o 73.0 24 32
24 Dmitrij Jaskin STL o 71.6 26 25
25 Chris Tierney SJ t 70.8 28 35
26 Emerson Etem ANA o 70.3 25 22
27 Jeremy Morin CHI o 69.7 22 19
28 Vincent Trocheck FLA o 68.8 59 61
29 Linden Vey VAN o 68.3 29 42
30 Beau Bennett PIT o 67.8 30 36
31 Riley Sheahan DET p 67.1 33 43
32 Kevin Hayes NYR p 67.0 43 54
33 J.T. Miller NYR p 66.9 31 33
34 William Nylander TOR o 66.7 32 37
35 Ty Rattie STL o 66.4 34 34
36 Nikolay Goldobin SJ o 65.9 36 40
37 Nicolas Petan WPG os 65.3 37 41
38 Brandon Pirri FLA o 65.2 38 47
39 Kasperi Kapanen PIT o 65.1 39 39
40 Brett Connolly TB o 64.9 40 44
41 Sven Bärtschi CGY o 64.9 41 31
42 Seth Griffith BOS o 64.3 44 175
43 Robby Fabbri STL os 63.7 46 45
44 Devante Smith-Pelly ANA p 63.7 42 46
45 Michael Dal Colle NYI o 63.6 47 52
46 Nikolaj Ehlers WPG o 63.6 48 53
47 Henrik Samuelsson ARI t 63.4 49 57
48 Scott Laughton PHI o 63.0 50 55
49 Rickard Rakell ANA t 62.9 52 50
50 Kerby Rychel CBJ p 62.7 58 59
51 Hunter Shinkaruk VAN o 62.7 53 51
52 Emile Poirier CGY o 62.6 54 56
53 Erik Haula MIN o 62.6 51 48
54 Vladislav Namestnikov TB o 62.3 55 64
55 Alexander Khokhlachev BOS o 61.9 56 62
56 David Pastrnak BOS o 61.8 61 84
57 Nicklas Jensen VAN p 61.8 57 58
58 Rocco Grimaldi FLA os 61.7 68 69
59 Calle Järnkrok NSH o 61.4 60 60
60 Nick Ritchie ANA p 61.2 62 63
61 Jake Virtanen VAN p 60.8 65 67
62 William Karlsson ANA o 60.5 67 76
63 Jason Akeson PHI o 60.4 45 49
64 Drew Shore FLA o 60.2 69 70
65 Brendan Perlini ARI o 59.8 63 65
66 Adam Lowry WPG o 59.7 73 87
67 Reid Boucher NJ o 59.6 66 68
68 Chris Brown WAS p 59.4 70 71
69 Kevin Fiala NSH o 58.9 71 72
70 Josh Ho-Sang NYI o 58.9 64 66
71 Morgan Klimchuk CGY t 58.8 72 73
72 Markus Granlund CGY o 58.7 77 94
73 Johan Larsson BUF o 58.4 74 74
74 Max Reinhart CGY o 58.4 75 75
75 Teemu Pulkkinen DET o 58.2 80 81
76 Brett Ritchie DAL p 58.1 76 79
77 Nick Sorensen ANA o 57.7 78 80
78 Sebastian Collberg NYI o 57.4 79 78
79 Sonny Milano CBJ o 57.1 81 83
80 Victor Rask CAR o 56.4 99 132
81 Richard Panik TOR o 56.4 82 85
82 Jesper Fast NYR o 56.1 83 86
83 Lucas Lessio ARI o 56.1 84 88
84 Brendan Gaunce VAN o 56.1 85 89
85 Joakim Nordstrom CHI t 55.8 94 98
86 Kevin Roy ANA o 55.8 88 93
87 Mike Hoffman OTT o 55.5 144 145
88 Devin Shore DAL t 55.4 89 95
89 Jakub Vrana WAS o 55.3 90 96
90 Artturi Lehkonen MTL o 55.1 91 97
91 Danny Kristo NYR o 55.0 92 90
92 Chris Terry CAR o 55.0 93 209
93 Jacob De La Rose MTL t 54.7 95 99
94 Kyle Rau FLA os 54.3 96 101
95 Jean-Gabriel Pageau OTT os 54.2 97 100
96 Ivan Barbashev STL t 54.0 125 128
97 Jiri Sekac MTL t 53.8 108 113
98 Shane Prince OTT o 53.7 117 115
99 Jared McCann VAN t 53.7 100 104
100 Oliver Bjorkstrand CBJ o 53.5 101 105
101 Josh Leivo TOR p 53.5 102 106
102 Nicolas Kerdiles ANA t 53.2 103 107
103 Joel Armia BUF o 52.8 105 110
104 Michael Keranen MIN o 52.8 106 111
105 Sven Andrighetto MTL os 52.5 161 163
106 Tomas Nosek DET o 52.2 109 114
107 Mark McNeill CHI p 52.1 140 223
108 Colton Sissons NSH t 51.8 98 103
109 Michael Bournival MTL t 51.8 104 109
110 Taylor Beck NSH p 51.6 113 117
111 Austin Watson NSH p 51.6 107 112
112 Brendan Lemieux BUF p 51.4 114 118
113 Freddie Hamilton SJ o 51.2 115 121
114 Stanislav Galiev WAS o 51.2 116 108
115 Stefan Matteau NJ o 51.1 110 116
116 Matt Puempel OTT o 50.5 111 123
117 Quinton Howden FLA p 50.4 120 124
118 Zack Phillips MIN o 50.3 121 120
119 Colton Sceviour DAL o 50.3 112 92
120 Michael Chaput CBJ o 50.2 122 125
121 Tobias Rieder ARI o 50.1 131 138
122 Christian Thomas MTL os 50.1 86 91
123 Greg Carey ARI o 49.7 118 102
124 Radek Faksa DAL o 49.6 124 127
125 Charles Hudon MTL o 49.5 148 148
126 Jason Dickinson DAL t 49.4 127 130
127 Greg McKegg TOR o 49.0 123 126
128 Cole Cassels VAN o 49.0 129 169
129 Scott Kosmachuk WPG t 49.0 130 131
130 Matt Fraser BOS p 48.7 132 142
131 Oscar Lindberg NYR t 48.6 133 151
132 Brendan Leipsic NSH o 48.5 212 226
133 Riley Barber WAS t 48.5 134 149
134 Nick Shore LA t 48.4 202 202
135 Hudson Fasching BUF p 48.4 126 129
136 Andrew Copp WPG o 48.4 135 133
137 Valentin Zykov LA o 48.4 136 134
138 Jordan Schroeder MIN o 48.4 119 122
139 Nicolas Aube-Kubel PHI o 48.3 137 135
140 Sergei Tolchinsky CAR os 48.0 138 136
141 Ryan Hartman CHI t 48.0 139 137
142 Pontus Åberg  NSH t 47.9 157 159
143 Carter Ashton TOR p 47.9 128 119
144 Joey Hishon COL t 47.7 141 141
145 Curtis McKenzie DAL o 47.6 143 144
146 Conner Bleackley COL t 47.5 145 146
147 Marko Dano CBJ o 47.5 146 217
148 Nikita Scherbak MTL p 46.9 168 238
149 Nikolay Prokhorkin LA o 46.7 149 150
150 Michael Ferland CGY p 46.7 174 208
151 Connor Brown TOR o 46.6 150 152
152 Max Friberg ANA o 46.6 151 153
153 Matej Stransky DAL o 46.6 87 82
154 J.T. Compher BUF t 46.6 152 154
155 Ryan MacInnis ARI t 46.6 153 155
156 Alex Tuch MIN p 46.6 154 156
157 Tyler Graovac MIN o 46.6 215 215
158 Bill Arnold CGY t 46.5 156 158
159 Justin Bailey BUF o 46.3 167 235
160 Jayce Hawryluk FLA o 46.3 169 423
161 Brandon Kozun TOR os 46.2 147 147
162 Jordan Weal LA os 46.2 158 160
163 Ryan Donato BOS t 46.2 159 161
164 Miikka Salomaki NSH p 46.1 160 162
165 Andrej Nestrasil CAR o 46.1 263 266
166 Anton Slepyshev EDM o 46.0 162 164
167 Andy Miele DET os 46.0 163 165
168 Nick Schmaltz CHI o 46.0 164 166
169 Jacob Josefson NJ t 45.9 165 167
170 Vaclav Karabacek BUF t 45.9 166 168
171 Daniil Tarasov SJ o 45.7 170 170
172 William Carrier BUF t 45.6 172 172
173 Rourke Chartier SJ o 45.6 NR NR
174 Tobias Lindberg OTT o 45.5 NR NR
175 James Lodge WPG o 45.4 254 258
176 Pavel Buchnevich NYR o 45.3 175 199
177 Ben Hanowski CGY o 45.3 183 182
178 Frederik Gauthier TOR p 45.1 176 176
179 Andreas Johnson TOR o 45.0 177 177
180 Saku Maenalanen NSH o 45.0 178 178

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 10 Prospect Team type Prospect Rating Nov 10 Oct 10
1 Derrick Pouliot PIT d 60.9 2 6
2 Darnell Nurse EDM d 60.1 3 3
3 Brandon Gormley ARI d 59.3 5 5
4 Julius Honka DAL d 58.0 6 8
5 Adam Clendening CHI d 58.0 7 7
6 Nathan Beaulieu MTL d 56.5 8 9
7 Damon Severson NJ d 55.0 9 29
8 Nikita Zadorov BUF d 55.0 10 12
9 Haydn Fleury CAR d 54.8 11 13
10 Mike Matheson FLA d 54.6 12 14
11 Eric Gelinas NJ d 54.4 13 15
12 Connor Carrick WAS d 54.1 14 10
13 Griffin Reinhart NYI d 54.0 15 17
14 Joe Morrow BOS d 53.9 16 16
15 Rasmus Ristolainen BUF d 53.8 17 19
16 Connor Murphy ARI d 53.7 18 20
17 Ryan Pulock NYI d 53.6 21 23
18 Shea Theodore ANA d 53.4 19 24
19 Jon Merrill NJ d 52.7 20 18
20 John Klingberg DAL d 52.6 29 34
21 Xavier Ouellet DET d 52.0 22 21
22 Matt Dumba MIN d 51.9 23 25
23 Ryan Murphy CAR d 51.7 24 11
24 Mark Pysyk BUF d 51.4 25 22
25 Joshua Morrissey WPG d 51.3 26 27
26 Brayden McNabb LA d 50.5 33 32
27 Oscar Klefbom EDM d 50.2 32 35
28 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI d 50.0 28 30
29 Tim Erixon CBJ d 50.0 30 28
30 Matt Donovan NYI d 49.7 31 31
31 Slater Koekkoek TB d 49.5 27 26
32 Tyler Wotherspoon CGY d 49.2 34 33
33 Anthony DeAngelo TB d 48.9 42 43
34 Mirco Mueller SJ d 48.7 35 40
35 Chris Bigras COL d 48.6 36 46

 

 

 

 

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Comments  

#12 number54 2014-12-05 20:04
Just throwing out a guess: Forsberg & Kucherov graduate next week. And why not Gaudreau, too, while I'm at it?
#11 mvp23 2014-10-25 18:02
Madison Bowey needs to be on this list. He is a lock for Team Canada.
#10 Nifty Mittens 2014-10-12 13:27
Wheres Dano?
#9 SG 2014-10-10 19:34
Man, Morrissey is criminally underrated on that list.
#8 Dobber 2014-09-10 20:41
Re: DeAngelo - I am absolutely certain that when the calendar flips to 2017, DeAngelo will have exactly 0 NHL games under his belt. Let's not go nutty because of his draft position and upside. He's in the Top 50 and I'm happy with him there.
#7 RangerFan 2014-09-09 02:20
I think Shayne Gostisbehere should be on in the top 30 list for Dmen. He is close to contributing (1 year at the most) and Flyers don't exactly have many other options on D.
#6 Rangers0035 2014-08-14 19:05
Deangelo not on the list has to be an oversight, no? He was the best option in the guide and now there are 3 other Dmen ahead of him in a pts only format from this draft class? What changed from when the guide was printed til now?
#5 brosal04 2014-08-12 23:04
I feel as though DeAngelo should be in the top 35 for D. I would say atleast in the top 30 somewhere.
#4 MrBlackthehockeyguy 2014-08-12 15:57
Ehlers is going to rocket up this list.
+2 #3 Onetimer 2014-08-04 14:05
No Deangelo in the top 35 defence men?

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