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The Top 215 Keeper League Fantasy Hockey Prospects - May 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: Klingberg (1D), Horvat (10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 10 Prospect Team type Prospect Rating Apr 10 Mar 10
1 Jonathan Drouin TB o 108.1 1 1
2 Sam Bennett CGY o 88.4 3 5
3 Leon Draisaitl EDM o 87.1 2 4
4 Teuvo Teräväinen  CHI o 84.0 5 7
5 Andre Burakovsky WAS o 84.0 6 6
6 Sam Reinhart BUF o 83.7 7 8
7 Nikolaj Ehlers WPG o 82.8 4 12
8 Dmitrij Jaskin STL o 82.8 13 19
9 Tanner Pearson LA o 81.9 17 22
10 David Pastrnak BOS o 78.3 14 16
11 Curtis Lazar OTT t 77.5 12 14
12 Max Domi ARI p 77.3 8 10
13 William Nylander TOR o 76.1 9 11
14 Tomas Jurco DET o 75.0 18 23
15 Vladislav Namestnikov TB o 74.1 21 31
16 Anthony Duclair ARI o 74.1 11 13
17 Anthony Mantha DET o 73.7 15 18
18 Chris Tierney SJ t 73.5 19 26
19 Alexander Wennberg CBJ o 72.5 16 21
20 Rickard Rakell ANA t 72.4 25 29
21 Ryan Spooner BOS o 71.7 20 24
22 Brett Connolly BOS o 71.4 42 49
23 Emerson Etem ANA o 71.4 32 39
24 Nicolas Petan WPG os 69.2 23 28
25 J.T. Miller NYR p 69.2 31 40
26 Mikhail Grigorenko BUF o 69.1 22 25
27 Linden Vey VAN o 68.9 33 36
28 Jeremy Morin CBJ o 68.5 28 34
29 Jared McCann VAN o 68.0 27 33
30 Calle Järnkrok NSH o 67.8 53 59
31 Michael Dal Colle NYI o 67.7 24 30
32 Christian Dvorak ARI o 66.9 26 32
33 Kevin Fiala NSH o 66.4 29 35
34 Jake Virtanen VAN p 66.3 44 51
35 Robby Fabbri STL os 65.9 36 42
36 Nikolay Goldobin SJ o 65.9 30 37
37 Jean-Gabriel Pageau OTT os 65.8 68 103
38 Scott Laughton PHI o 65.5 47 54
39 Kasperi Kapanen PIT o 65.1 40 46
40 Oliver Bjorkstrand CBJ o 65.0 34 47
41 Sonny Milano CBJ o 65.0 35 41
42 Nikita Scherbak MTL o 64.9 37 43
43 Teemu Pulkkinen DET o 64.7 38 44
44 Victor Rask CAR o 64.4 54 66
45 Brett Ritchie DAL p 64.3 41 48
46 Dylan Larkin DET o 64.2 39 45
47 Henrik Samuelsson ARI t 64.1 49 55
48 Emile Poirier CGY o 63.6 46 53
49 Sven Bärtschi VAN o 63.3 43 50
50 Adam Lowry WPG o 63.0 45 52
51 Seth Griffith BOS o 62.7 50 56
52 Kerby Rychel CBJ p 62.5 51 57
53 Nick Ritchie ANA p 62.4 52 58
54 Alexander Khokhlachev BOS o 62.4 55 61
55 Brendan Leipsic TOR o 62.0 56 62
56 Rocco Grimaldi FLA os 62.0 61 68
57 Devante Smith-Pelly MTL p 61.8 57 63
58 Alex Tuch MIN p 61.8 58 64
59 Jiri Sekac ANA t 61.7 78 81
60 Drew Shore CGY o 61.3 59 65
61 Ty Rattie STL o 61.3 48 60
62 Jason Dickinson DAL t 60.6 60 67
63 William Karlsson CBJ o 60.5 62 69
64 Markus Granlund CGY o 60.4 74 75
65 Shane Prince OTT o 60.1 63 78
66 Brendan Perlini ARI o 59.8 65 71
67 Sven Andrighetto MTL os 59.7 66 72
68 Erik Haula MIN o 59.4 64 70
69 Richard Panik TOR o 59.2 70 77
70 Riley Barber WAS t 59.0 69 76
71 Reid Boucher NJ o 58.6 71 73
72 Nick Paul OTT p 58.6 72 79
73 Nick Schmaltz CHI o 58.0 145 150
74 Ivan Barbashev STL t 57.5 85 91
75 Matt Fraser EDM p 57.5 73 80
76 Ryan Hartman CHI t 57.2 67 74
77 Hunter Shinkaruk VAN o 57.1 76 83
78 Lucas Lessio ARI o 57.0 83 88
79 Nick Sorensen ANA o 56.9 77 84
80 Max Reinhart CGY o 56.7 75 82
81 Tobias Rieder ARI o 56.6 87 93
82 Josh Ho-Sang NYI o 56.4 79 85
83 Jacob De La Rose MTL t 56.3 80 86
84 Jakub Vrana WAS o 56.3 81 87
85 Brendan Gaunce VAN o 56.1 82 89
86 Johan Larsson BUF o 55.8 92 105
87 Kevin Roy ANA o 55.8 84 90
88 Jason Akeson PHI o 55.7 89 95
89 Stanislav Galiev WAS o 55.0 88 94
90 Nicklas Jensen VAN p 54.7 90 96
91 Sebastian Collberg NYI o 54.7 91 97
92 Joel Armia WPG o 53.9 93 98
93 Nicolas Kerdiles ANA t 53.2 94 99
94 Artturi Lehkonen MTL o 53.1 95 100
95 Michael Keranen MIN o 52.8 96 101
96 Joakim Nordstrom CHI t 52.7 98 104
97 Austin Watson NSH p 52.6 104 110
98 Taylor Beck NSH p 52.4 97 102
99 Cole Cassels VAN o 52.4 99 115
100 Kyle Rau FLA os 52.2 103 109
101 Tomas Nosek DET o 52.2 100 106
102 Devin Shore DAL t 51.9 101 107
103 Colton Sissons NSH t 51.8 102 108
104 Jesper Fast NYR o 51.6 86 92
105 Matt Puempel OTT o 51.5 105 118
106 Brendan Lemieux WPG p 51.4 106 111
107 Cedric Paquette TB t 51.3 108 113
108 Jayce Hawryluk FLA o 50.9 110 116
109 Pavel Buchnevich NYR o 50.4 111 119
110 Nick Shore LA t 50.2 122 127
111 Andreas Johnson TOR o 50.0 112 120
112 Morgan Klimchuk CGY t 50.0 113 121
113 Charles Hudon MTL o 50.0 114 122
114 Connor Brown TOR o 49.9 116 155
115 Christian Thomas MTL os 49.7 117 123
116 Hudson Fasching BUF p 49.5 118 124
117 Marko Dano CBJ o 49.1 119 130
118 Zach Hyman FLA o 49.1 120 125
119 Kevin Labanc SJ o 49.0 121 126
120 Nicolas Aube-Kubel PHI o 48.9 123 128
121 Rourke Chartier SJ o 48.8 124 137
122 Michael Chaput CBJ o 48.7 125 129
123 Josh Leivo TOR p 48.6 126 131
124 Oscar Lindberg NYR t 48.6 127 132
125 Jordan Weal LA os 48.6 128 143
126 Tyler Graovac MIN o 48.4 130 134
127 Andrew Copp WPG o 48.4 131 135
128 Valentin Zykov LA o 48.4 132 136
129 Michael Ferland CGY p 48.1 133 138
130 Sergei Tolchinsky CAR os 48.0 135 140
131 Melker Karlsson SJ o 47.9 148 153
132 Adrian Kempe LA o 47.8 136 141
133 Chris Brown WAS p 47.8 107 112
134 Joey Hishon COL t 47.7 138 154
135 Curtis McKenzie DAL o 47.6 139 144
136 Conner Bleackley COL t 47.5 140 145
137 Scott Kosmachuk WPG t 47.5 141 146
138 Martin Reway MTL o 47.3 142 147
139 Stefan Matteau NJ o 47.3 144 149
140 Michael Bournival MTL t 47.3 134 139
141 Artemy Panarin CHI os 47.1 NR NR
142 Phillip Danault CHI t 46.9 162 168
143 Laurent Dauphin ARI o 46.8 146 151
144 Casey Bailey TOR o 46.8 NR NR
145 Nikolay Prokhorkin LA o 46.7 147 152
146 J.T. Compher BUF t 46.6 150 157
147 Ryan MacInnis ARI t 46.6 151 158
148 Bill Arnold CGY t 46.5 152 159
149 Steve Moses NSH os 46.2 NR NR
150 Brandon Kozun TOR os 46.2 153 160
151 Zack Phillips BOS o 46.2 137 142
152 Ryan Donato BOS t 46.2 154 161
153 Miikka Salomaki NSH p 46.1 155 162
154 Andrej Nestrasil CAR o 46.1 156 163
155 Anton Slepyshev EDM o 46.0 157 164
156 Vaclav Karabacek BUF t 45.9 158 165
157 Adam Tambellini NYR o 45.9 175 262
158 Max Friberg ANA o 45.9 149 156
159 Justin Bailey BUF o 45.8 143 148
160 Nicholas Baptiste BUF o 45.8 192 196
161 Daniil Tarasov SJ o 45.7 159 166
162 Scott Wilson PIT o 45.5 161 167
163 Tobias Lindberg OTT o 45.5 163 169
164 Pontus Åberg  NSH t 45.5 164 170
165 James Lodge WPG o 45.4 166 172
166 Chris Wagner ANA p 45.2 167 173
167 Quinton Howden FLA p 45.1 165 171
168 Tyler Bertuzzi DET p 45.1 169 229
169 Radek Faksa DAL o 45.0 129 133
170 Greg McKegg TOR o 45.0 170 176
171 Mark McNeill CHI p 45.0 109 114
172 Garrett Ross CHI o 45.0 193 197
173 Saku Maenalanen NSH o 45.0 171 177
174 Brock McGinn CAR p 44.9 172 178
175 Jordan Schroeder MIN o 44.6 168 175
176 Michael McCarron MTL p 44.5 174 180
177 Brayden Point TB os 44.5 176 242
178 Taylor Leier PHI o 44.4 177 181
179 Christopher Clapperton FLA o 44.3 178 182
180 Bogdan Yakimov EDM p 44.2 242 247

 

 

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May 10 Prospect Team type Prospect Rating Apr 10 Mar 10
1 Derrick Pouliot PIT d 70.6 2 2
2 Damon Severson NJ d 62.2 4 6
3 Matt Dumba MIN d 59.9 6 5
4 Darnell Nurse EDM d 58.7 5 4
5 Nikita Zadorov BUF d 57.7 8 9
6 Julius Honka DAL d 56.3 7 7
7 Adam Clendening VAN d 55.1 9 10
8 Haydn Fleury CAR d 54.8 10 11
9 Ryan Pulock NYI d 54.6 12 13
10 Shea Theodore ANA d 54.4 16 18
11 Joshua Morrissey WPG d 54.1 14 14
12 Jon Merrill NJ d 53.9 13 20
13 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI d 53.7 17 28
14 Kevin Connauton CBJ d 53.6 19 16
15 Connor Carrick WAS d 53.5 15 17
16 Brayden McNabb LA d 52.8 23 25
17 Madison Bowey WAS d 52.5 18 21
18 Griffin Reinhart NYI d 52.1 20 22
19 Mike Matheson FLA d 52.1 11 12
20 Xavier Ouellet DET d 52.0 21 23
21 Oscar Klefbom EDM d 51.7 25 27
22 Martin Marincin EDM d 51.0 29 32
23 Ryan Murphy CAR d 50.9 24 26
24 Anthony DeAngelo TB d 49.9 26 29
25 Brandon Gormley ARI d 49.8 3 3
26 Chris Bigras COL d 49.7 27 30
27 Matt Donovan NYI d 49.7 28 31
28 Mirco Mueller SJ d 49.4 30 33
29 Joe Morrow BOS d 49.4 31 34
30 Brandon Manning PHI d 49.0 32 47
31 Travis Sanheim PHI d 48.5 34 36
32 Slater Koekkoek TB d 48.5 35 37
33 Tyler Wotherspoon CGY d 48.1 36 38
34 Brian Dumoulin PIT d 47.9 37 39
35 Dmitry Orlov WAS d 47.7 38 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments  

#29 number54 2015-05-06 15:51
I'm actually really happy with this list; seems to favor those "swingin' for the fences" type prospects more than I've seen here previously. For instance, some might have put Dano ahead of Bjorkstrand, since Dano's already looked good at the NHL level. I'm wondering whether you tweaked any parameters for this, or did it this just come out in the wash?
#28 Millhouse 2015-04-19 20:05
Samuel Morin and Bryan Dumoulin. Neither is listed. Where would they rank and what upside do you see with them
#27 philatangy 2015-04-13 11:49
Would Mike Reilly be on this list if he was signed by a team for next season (which he undoubtedly will be), or is it dependent on where he signs?

Also, I'd like to hear some thoughts on Steve Moses. Is he a worthwhile prospect?
#26 Dobber 2015-03-10 12:28
Quoting tremblay11:
Wow...Mike Hoffman should be much higher than #58. He is leading rookies in goal scoring. And that's all with about 13min of ice time. I understand that he wasn't even on the map last year but his skillset is more fantasy worthy. I would think he is now ahead of Mark Stone on the list. That's a good comparable because they play for the same team.


He was on the map last year. I was wondering why his own scouts had him projected as a third liner, because he did so well in lower leagues. I've been holding him down for that reason, not because of my own opinion. But it's clear now that he has shattered out of his pigeonhole and belongs on a scoring line.
+1 #25 tremblay11 2015-02-18 11:01
Wow...Mike Hoffman should be much higher than #58. He is leading rookies in goal scoring. And that's all with about 13min of ice time. I understand that he wasn't even on the map last year but his skillset is more fantasy worthy. I would think he is now ahead of Mark Stone on the list. That's a good comparable because they play for the same team.
#24 Dobber 2015-02-18 01:45
Quoting sasquatch:
Still no Christian Dvorak?? He was recently rated 7th by Craig Button at TSN... 7th seems far too high, but not top 215.. come on, surely thats an oversight


Yes, an oversight. I have him at 219, but adjusted him and next update he'll be on the posted list.
#23 sasquatch 2015-02-17 23:22
Still no Christian Dvorak?? He was recently rated 7th by Craig Button at TSN... 7th seems far too high, but not top 215.. come on, surely thats an oversight
#22 Dobber 2015-02-16 17:03
number54 - I know, I didn't take offense, I was just bustin your balls. They're gone from this list. I remember last month himming and hawwing on those three before deciding to just leave them in
#21 number54 2015-02-16 16:51
Oh, it's not "knives out" at all! I was just surprised you didn't graduate all those guys because, like I said, I can't believe there's anybody out there who thinks these kids are getting sent down again. Just, they've all been such big parts of their teams' successes! So I figured if that's not why they're still here, you must know something else about 'em that's keeping them on this list. Apparently not...
#20 Dobber 2015-02-16 13:41
Quoting 4horsemen:
Ehlers should be top 20 easily

He jumped a lot this month (I'm still finishing it up)

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