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The Top 215 Keeper League Fantasy Hockey Prospects - April 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: Kuznetsov (2), Lee (3), Stone (9), Zucker (17), Hayes (20), Hoffman (27), B.Bennett (38), Beaulieu (8D), C.Murphy (9D), Ristolainen (19D)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 10 Prospect Team type Prospect Rating Mar 10 Feb 10
1 Jonathan Drouin TB o 96.7 1 1
2 Leon Draisaitl EDM o 82.5 4 3
3 Sam Bennett CGY o 81.5 5 4
4 Nikolaj Ehlers WPG o 79.9 12 19
5 Teuvo Teräväinen  CHI o 79.9 7 6
6 Andre Burakovsky WAS o 79.6 6 5
7 Sam Reinhart BUF o 78.7 8 7
8 Max Domi ARI p 76.2 10 8
9 William Nylander TOR o 76.1 11 12
10 Bo Horvat VAN t 74.4 15 15
11 Anthony Duclair ARI o 74.1 13 11
12 Curtis Lazar OTT t 73.9 14 13
13 Dmitrij Jaskin STL o 73.3 19 16
14 David Pastrnak BOS o 73.0 16 22
15 Anthony Mantha DET o 72.7 18 14
16 Alexander Wennberg CBJ o 72.3 21 21
17 Tanner Pearson LA o 70.8 22 23
18 Tomas Jurco DET o 70.8 23 24
19 Chris Tierney SJ t 70.7 26 25
20 Ryan Spooner BOS o 70.6 24 20
21 Vladislav Namestnikov TB o 70.4 31 51
22 Mikhail Grigorenko BUF o 69.6 25 18
23 Nicolas Petan WPG os 69.2 28 26
24 Michael Dal Colle NYI o 67.7 30 45
25 Rickard Rakell ANA t 67.2 29 28
26 Christian Dvorak ARI o 66.9 32 219
27 Jared McCann VAN o 66.8 33 93
28 Jeremy Morin CBJ o 66.6 34 27
29 Kevin Fiala NSH o 66.4 35 31
30 Nikolay Goldobin SJ o 65.9 37 35
31 J.T. Miller NYR p 65.5 40 37
32 Emerson Etem ANA o 65.4 39 33
33 Linden Vey VAN o 65.2 36 32
34 Oliver Bjorkstrand CBJ o 65.2 47 94
35 Sonny Milano CBJ o 65.0 41 77
36 Robby Fabbri STL os 64.9 42 41
37 Nikita Scherbak MTL o 64.9 43 133
38 Teemu Pulkkinen DET o 64.4 44 70
39 Dylan Larkin DET o 64.2 45 80
40 Kasperi Kapanen PIT o 64.1 46 39
41 Brett Ritchie DAL p 64.0 48 40
42 Brett Connolly BOS o 64.0 49 44
43 Sven Bärtschi VAN o 63.8 50 38
44 Jake Virtanen VAN p 63.8 51 56
45 Adam Lowry WPG o 63.7 52 43
46 Emile Poirier CGY o 63.6 53 49
47 Scott Laughton PHI o 63.2 54 47
48 Ty Rattie STL o 63.0 60 34
49 Henrik Samuelsson ARI t 63.0 55 48
50 Seth Griffith BOS o 62.7 56 46
51 Kerby Rychel CBJ p 62.5 57 50
52 Nick Ritchie ANA p 62.4 58 60
53 Calle Järnkrok NSH o 62.3 59 52
54 Victor Rask CAR o 62.3 66 68
55 Alexander Khokhlachev BOS o 62.0 61 53
56 Brendan Leipsic TOR o 62.0 62 92
57 Devante Smith-Pelly MTL p 62.0 63 42
58 Alex Tuch MIN p 61.8 64 154
59 Drew Shore CGY o 61.0 65 55
60 Jason Dickinson DAL t 60.6 67 121
61 Rocco Grimaldi FLA os 60.5 68 54
62 William Karlsson CBJ o 60.2 69 61
63 Shane Prince OTT o 60.1 78 73
64 Erik Haula MIN o 60.1 70 59
65 Brendan Perlini ARI o 59.8 71 63
66 Sven Andrighetto MTL os 59.7 72 64
67 Ryan Hartman CHI t 59.2 74 114
68 Jean-Gabriel Pageau OTT os 59.2 103 101
69 Riley Barber WAS t 59.0 76 129
70 Richard Panik TOR o 58.9 77 71
71 Reid Boucher NJ o 58.6 73 65
72 Nick Paul OTT p 58.6 79 243
73 Matt Fraser EDM p 58.4 80 104
74 Markus Granlund CGY o 58.4 75 67
75 Max Reinhart CGY o 57.4 82 75
76 Hunter Shinkaruk VAN o 57.1 83 69
77 Nick Sorensen ANA o 56.9 84 72
78 Jiri Sekac ANA t 56.9 81 84
79 Josh Ho-Sang NYI o 56.4 85 78
80 Jacob De La Rose MTL t 56.3 86 90
81 Jakub Vrana WAS o 56.3 87 98
82 Brendan Gaunce VAN o 56.1 89 82
83 Lucas Lessio ARI o 55.9 88 81
84 Kevin Roy ANA o 55.8 90 83
85 Ivan Barbashev STL t 55.5 91 85
86 Jesper Fast NYR o 55.5 92 86
87 Tobias Rieder ARI o 55.4 93 87
88 Stanislav Galiev WAS o 55.0 94 113
89 Jason Akeson PHI o 55.0 95 74
90 Nicklas Jensen VAN p 55.0 96 62
91 Sebastian Collberg NYI o 54.7 97 76
92 Johan Larsson BUF o 54.3 105 97
93 Joel Armia WPG o 53.9 98 103
94 Nicolas Kerdiles ANA t 53.2 99 95
95 Artturi Lehkonen MTL o 53.1 100 89
96 Michael Keranen MIN o 52.8 101 99
97 Taylor Beck NSH p 52.7 102 100
98 Joakim Nordstrom CHI t 52.7 104 102
99 Cole Cassels VAN o 52.4 115 124
100 Tomas Nosek DET o 52.2 106 105
101 Devin Shore DAL t 51.9 107 88
102 Colton Sissons NSH t 51.8 108 107
103 Kyle Rau FLA os 51.8 109 91
104 Austin Watson NSH p 51.6 110 108
105 Matt Puempel OTT o 51.5 118 111
106 Brendan Lemieux WPG p 51.4 111 109
107 Chris Brown WAS p 51.3 112 66
108 Cedric Paquette TB t 51.3 113 115
109 Mark McNeill CHI p 51.2 114 106
110 Jayce Hawryluk FLA o 50.9 116 158
111 Pavel Buchnevich NYR o 50.4 119 150
112 Andreas Johnson TOR o 50.0 120 173
113 Morgan Klimchuk CGY t 50.0 121 79
114 Charles Hudon MTL o 50.0 122 120
115 Danny Kristo NYR o 50.0 117 96
116 Connor Brown TOR o 49.9 155 149
117 Christian Thomas MTL os 49.7 123 119
118 Hudson Fasching BUF p 49.5 124 130
119 Marko Dano CBJ o 49.1 130 143
120 Zach Hyman FLA o 49.1 125 NR
121 Kevin Labanc SJ o 49.0 126 123
122 Nick Shore LA t 48.9 127 126
123 Nicolas Aube-Kubel PHI o 48.9 128 135
124 Rourke Chartier SJ o 48.8 137 134
125 Michael Chaput CBJ o 48.7 129 116
126 Josh Leivo TOR p 48.6 131 145
127 Oscar Lindberg NYR t 48.6 132 127
128 Jordan Weal LA os 48.6 143 140
129 Radek Faksa DAL o 48.6 133 128
130 Tyler Graovac MIN o 48.4 134 155
131 Andrew Copp WPG o 48.4 135 131
132 Valentin Zykov LA o 48.4 136 132
133 Michael Ferland CGY p 48.1 138 136
134 Michael Bournival MTL t 48.1 139 137
135 Sergei Tolchinsky CAR os 48.0 140 138
136 Adrian Kempe LA o 47.8 141 236
137 Zack Phillips BOS o 47.7 142 117
138 Joey Hishon COL t 47.7 154 148
139 Curtis McKenzie DAL o 47.6 144 141
140 Conner Bleackley COL t 47.5 145 142
141 Scott Kosmachuk WPG t 47.5 146 125
142 Martin Reway MTL o 47.3 147 144
143 Justin Bailey BUF o 47.3 148 157
144 Stefan Matteau NJ o 47.3 149 110
145 Nick Schmaltz CHI o 47.0 150 164
146 Laurent Dauphin ARI o 46.8 151 181
147 Nikolay Prokhorkin LA o 46.7 152 146
148 Melker Karlsson SJ o 46.7 153 147
149 Max Friberg ANA o 46.6 156 151
150 J.T. Compher BUF t 46.6 157 152
151 Ryan MacInnis ARI t 46.6 158 153
152 Bill Arnold CGY t 46.5 159 156
153 Brandon Kozun TOR os 46.2 160 159
154 Ryan Donato BOS t 46.2 161 160
155 Miikka Salomaki NSH p 46.1 162 161
156 Andrej Nestrasil CAR o 46.1 163 162
157 Anton Slepyshev EDM o 46.0 164 163
158 Vaclav Karabacek BUF t 45.9 165 165
159 Daniil Tarasov SJ o 45.7 166 166
160 Timothe Bozon MTL o 45.6 215 210
161 Scott Wilson PIT o 45.5 167 241
162 Phillip Danault CHI t 45.5 168 178
163 Tobias Lindberg OTT o 45.5 169 168
164 Pontus Åberg  NSH t 45.5 170 139
165 Quinton Howden FLA p 45.4 171 112
166 James Lodge WPG o 45.4 172 169
167 Chris Wagner ANA p 45.2 173 193
168 Jordan Schroeder MIN o 45.1 175 172
169 Tyler Bertuzzi DET p 45.1 229 NR
170 Greg McKegg TOR o 45.0 176 122
171 Saku Maenalanen NSH o 45.0 177 174
172 Brock McGinn CAR p 44.9 178 177
173 Mario Lucia MIN o 44.8 179 205
174 Michael McCarron MTL p 44.5 180 220
175 Adam Tambellini NYR o 44.5 262 259
176 Brayden Point TB os 44.5 242 307
177 Taylor Leier PHI o 44.4 181 198
178 Christopher Clapperton FLA o 44.3 182 182
179 Freddie Hamilton COL o 44.1 183 180
180 Frederik Gauthier TOR p 44.1 184 170

 

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Apr 10 Prospect Team type Prospect Rating Mar 10 Feb 10
1 John Klingberg DAL d 65.4 1 1
2 Derrick Pouliot PIT d 63.7 2 2
3 Brandon Gormley ARI d 59.3 3 3
4 Damon Severson NJ d 58.8 6 6
5 Darnell Nurse EDM d 58.7 4 4
6 Matt Dumba MIN d 57.5 5 31
7 Julius Honka DAL d 56.3 7 7
8 Nikita Zadorov BUF d 56.0 9 10
9 Adam Clendening VAN d 55.1 10 5
10 Haydn Fleury CAR d 54.8 11 12
11 Mike Matheson FLA d 54.6 12 13
12 Ryan Pulock NYI d 54.6 13 14
13 Jon Merrill NJ d 54.4 20 20
14 Joshua Morrissey WPG d 54.1 14 23
15 Connor Carrick WAS d 53.5 17 8
16 Shea Theodore ANA d 53.4 18 17
17 Shayne Gostisbehere PHI d 53.3 28 28
18 Madison Bowey WAS d 52.5 21 39
19 Kevin Connauton CBJ d 52.4 16 11
20 Griffin Reinhart NYI d 52.1 22 21
21 Xavier Ouellet DET d 52.0 23 22
22 Mark Pysyk BUF d 51.4 24 24
23 Brayden McNabb LA d 50.8 25 26
24 Ryan Murphy CAR d 50.6 26 25
25 Oscar Klefbom EDM d 50.2 27 27
26 Anthony DeAngelo TB d 49.9 29 34
27 Chris Bigras COL d 49.7 30 35
28 Matt Donovan NYI d 49.7 31 30
29 Martin Marincin EDM d 49.5 32 57
30 Mirco Mueller SJ d 49.4 33 29
31 Joe Morrow BOS d 49.4 34 15
32 Brandon Manning PHI d 49.0 47 53
33 Ian McCoshen FLA d 48.5 35 52
34 Travis Sanheim PHI d 48.5 36 62
35 Slater Koekkoek TB d 48.5 37 32

 

 

 

 

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Comments  

#27 philatangy 2015-04-13 15:49
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 16:28
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 16:01
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 06:45
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 2015-02-18 04:22
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 22:03
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 21:51
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 18:41
Quoting 4horsemen:
Ehlers should be top 20 easily

He jumped a lot this month (I'm still finishing it up)
#19 Dobber 2015-02-16 18:40
Quoting thegutter:
is tomas tatar not in the top 300 because he's not that good or because he's not a prospect?

Not a prospect
#18 Dobber 2015-02-16 18:40
Quoting number54:
There have to be a solid 5 guys on here that should have graduated by now (at least IMO): Forsberg, Gaudreau, Pearson, Strome and Lee. I'm not buying for a second that you think any of them is ever riding the bus again. If you're not 100% sure about any of these guys, I'd love to hear your misgivings.

I don't have any misgivings, though Pearson will probably go for a rehab stint (so he stays). When I become certain they won't go down, I give them a couple more months because it can't hurt. Put the knives away! lol

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