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2021 Fantasy Hockey Rankings: Top 200

Ranking the top 200 NHL players going into the upcoming season.

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Look, I think we all know this is going to be a bizarre year. The biggest change will be the schedule which includes ONLY games in division. This “could” benefit teams in the north (Canada) and West while hurting teams that are in the East. Personally, I'd rather play San Jose, Los Angeles, Arizona and Anaheim multiple times than both New York Teams, Washington and Boston.

The biggest adjustment (to me) will be how players and goalies can adjust to playing a team more than normal. Some players will light the lamp repeatedly and others will absolutely starve. What’s more, I wouldn’t be surprised if players who have historically thrived against a single opponent start to struggle as each team will be revamping their play style to adjust towards a schedule that sees the same six to seven opponents for an entire season.

My best advise at this point, be patient and expect a roller coaster season.

Top 200 players for 2021

# Player Position Team
# Player Position Team
1 Connor McDavid C EDM
2 Nathan MacKinnon C COL
3 Auston Matthews C TOR
4 Leon Draisaitl C/LW EDM
5 Alex Ovechkin LW WSH
6 Artemi Panarin LW NYR
7 Jack Eichel C BUF
8 Brad Marchand LW BOS
9 Sidney Crosby C PIT
10 Mikko Rantanen RW COL
11 Elias Pettersson C VAN
12 Andrei Svechnikov LW/RW CAR
13 Sebastian Aho C CAR
14 David Pastrnak RW BOS
15 Mika Zibanejad C NYR
16 Patrick Kane RW CHI 
17 Andrei Vasilevskiy G TBL
18 Cale Makar D COL
19 Mitchell Marner RW TOR
20 Quinn Hughes D VAN 
21 Evgeni Malkin C PIT
22 Matthew Tkachuk LW/RW CGY
23 John Carlson D WSH
24 Connor Hellebuyck G WPG
25 John Tavares C TOR
26 Brayden Point C TBL
27 Carter Hart G PHI
28 Tuukka Rask G BOS
29 Patrice Bergeron C BOS
30 Roman Josi D NSH
31 Steven Stamkos LW/RW TBL 
32 Victor Hedman D TBL
33 Patrik Laine LW/RW WPG
34 Johnny Gaudreau LW/RW CGY
35 Alex Pietrangelo D VGK
36 Robin Lehner G VGK
37 Gabriel Landeskog C/LW COL
38 JT Miller LW/RW VAN
39 Taylor Hall LW BUF
40 Jake Guentzel LW/RW PIT
41 Mark Scheifele C WPG
42 Carey Price G MTL
43 Dougie Hamilton D CAR
44 Kyle Connor LW WPG
45 Aleksander Barkov C FLA
46 Brady Tkachuk LW OTT
47 Igor Shesterkin G NYR
48 Jonathan Huberdeau LW FLA
49 Frederik Andersen G TOR
50 Morgan Rielly D TOR
51 Ilya Samsonov G WSH
52 Mark Stone RW VGK
53 Teuvo Teravainen LW/RW CAR
54 Jordan Binnington G STL
55 Brent Burns D SJS
56 Seth Jones D CBJ
57 Max Pacioretty LW VGK
58 Blake Wheeler C/RW WPG
59 Zach Werenski D CBJ
60 Erik Karlsson D SJS
61 Philipp Grubauer G COL
62 Mathew Barzal C NYI
63 Torey Krug D STL
64 Evgeny Kuznetsov C WSH
65 Miro Heiskanen D DAL
66 William Nylander LW/RW TOR
67 Ryan O'Reilly C STL
68 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C/LW EDM
69 Bo Horvat C VAN
70 Nicklas Backstrom C WSH
71 Sean Couturier C PHI
72 Braden Holtby G VAN
73 Shea Weber D MTL
74 Anze Kopitar C LAK
75 Claude Giroux C/LW PHI
76 Filip Forsberg LW NSH
77 Nazem Kadri C COL
78 Kris Letang D PIT
79 Marc-Andre Fleury G VGK
80 Brayden Schenn C/RW STL
81 Jacob Markstrom G CGY
82 Alexis Lafreniere LW NYR
83 Brock Boeser RW VAN
84 Andre Burakovsky LW/RW COL
85 Tristan Jarry G PIT
86 Kevin Fiala LW/RW MIN
87 Tom Wilson RW WSH
88 Kailer Yamamoto RW EDM
89 Semyon Varlamov G NYI
90 Chris Kreider LW NYR
91 Dominik Kubalik LW/RW CHI 
92 Sean Monahan C CGY
93 TJ Oshie RW WSH
94 Pierre-Luc Dubois C CBJ
95 Elias Lindholm C/RW CGY
96 Joonas Korpisalo G CBJ
97 John Klingberg D DAL
98 Shea Theodore D VGK
99 Elvis Merzlikins G CBJ
100 Timo Meier LW/RW SJS
101 Dylan Larkin C DET
102 Ivan Provorov D PHI
103 Tony DeAngelo D NYR
104 Alex DeBrincat LW/RW CHI
105 Ryan Ellis D NSH
106 Jonathan Marchessault C/LW VGK
107 Nikolaj Ehlers LW/RW WPG
108 Adam Fox D NYR
109 Keith Yandle D FLA
110 Cam Atkinson RW CBJ
111 Travis Konecny RW PHI
112 Mike Hoffman LW/RW STL
113 Anton Khudobin G DAL
114 Mark Giordano D CGY
115 Rasmus Dahlin D BUF
116 Oliver Bjorkstrand LW/RW CBJ
117 Charlie McAvoy D BOS
118 Logan Couture C SJS
119 William Karlsson C VGK
120 Tyson Barrie D EDM
121 Kirill Kaprizov LW MIN
122 Alexander Radulov LW/RW DAL
123 Brendan Gallagher RW MTL
124 Sam Reinhart C/RW BUF
125 Victor Olofsson LW/RW BUF
126 Anthony Beauvillier LW NYI
127 Max Domi C/LW CBJ
128 Pavel Francouz G COL
129 Nick Suzuki C/RW MTL
130 Reilly Smith RW VGK
131 Drew Doughty D LAK
132 Jeff Petry D MTL
133 Jonathan Quick G LAK
134 Ryan Strome C/RW NYR
135 Thatcher Demko G VAN
136 David Perron LW/RW STL
137 Jamie Benn C/LW DAL
138 Anthony Mantha LW/RW DET
139 Evander Kane LW SJS
140 Tomas Hertl C/LW SJS
141 Denis Gurianov LW/RW DAL
142 Jakub Vrana LW WSH
143 Neal Pionk D WPG
144 Jaroslav Halak G BOS
145 Bryan Rust LW/RW PIT
146 Ondrej Palat LW TBL 
147 Sergei Bobrovsky G FLA
148 Alex Tuch LW/RW VGK
149 Juuse Saros G NSH
150 Kasperi Kapanen LW/RW PIT
151 Matt Murray G OTT
152 Jaden Schwartz LW STL
153 Jake DeBrusk LW/RW BOS
154 Evgenii Dadonov LW/RW OTT
155 David Krejci C BOS
156 Mikhail Sergachev D TBL
157 Tomas Tatar LW/RW MTL
158 Colton Parayko D STL
159 Kyle Palmieri RW NJD
160 Jakub Voracek RW PHI
161 Nate Schmidt D VAN
162 Joe Pavelski C/RW DAL
163 Jonathan Toews C CHI
164 Darcy Kuemper G ARI
165 Ilya Sorokin G NYI
166 Patric Hornqvist RW FLA
167 Ryan Suter D MIN
168 Pavel Buchnevich RW NYR
169 Aaron Ekblad D FLA
170 Alexandar Georgiev G NYR
171 Jacob Trouba D NYR
172 John Gibson G ANA
173 Cody Glass C/RW VGK
174 Petr Mrazek G CAR
175 Thomas Chabot D OTT
176 Brandon Saad LW/RW COL
177 Mackenzie Blackwood G NJD
178 Kevin Hayes C PHI
179 Nikita Gusev LW/RW NJD
180 Jaccob Slavin D CAR
181 Jason Zucker LW/RW PIT
182 Tyler Toffoli LW/RW MTL
183 Brock Nelson C NYI
184 Matt Dumba D MIN
185 Jake Muzzin D TOR
186 Tim Stuetzle LW OTT
187 Josh Anderson RW MTL
188 Rickard Rakell LW/RW ANA
189 Jared Spurgeon D MIN
190 Zach Hyman C/LW TOR
191 Jack Hughes C/LW NJD
192 Ryan Getzlaf C ANA
193 Kaapo Kakko RW NYR
194 Rasmus Ristolainen D BUF
195 Clayton Keller LW/RW ARI
196 Darnell Nurse D EDM
197 Eric Staal C BUF
198 Cam Talbot G MIN
199 Quinton Byfield C LAK
200 Jesse Puljujarvi RW EDM