2015 Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet - dummies

2015 Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheet

By Kacey Kroh, Abshier House, Abshier House

If you are looking for a way to one up the other members of your fantasy hockey league, it helps to know who the current top projected players are in the NHL (National Hockey League.) The following roster (cheat sheet) is a list of the top 10 players for 2015 in each of the following hockey player position categories:

  • Center (C) — Forward

  • Goaltender/Goalie (G)

  • Left Wing (LW) — Forward

  • Right Wing (RW) — Forward

  • Defensemen (D) — Rear

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Top 10 Centers (C)
Rank Player Team
1 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins (PIT)
2 Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning (TBL)
3 John Tavares New York Islanders (NYI)
4 Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks (ANA)
5 Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins (PIT)
6 Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers (PHI)
7 Tyler Seguin Dallas Stars (DAL)
8 Nathan MacKinnon Colorado Avalanche (COL)
9 Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks (CHI)
10 Matt Duchene Colorado Avalanche (COL)
Top 10 Goaltenders (G)
Rank Player Team
1 Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins (BOS)
2 Henrik Lundqvist Ney York Rangers (NYR)
3 Carey Price Montreal Canadiens (MTL)
4 Sergei Bobrovsky Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ)
5 Jonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings (LAK)
6 Corey Schneider New Jersey Devils (NJD)
7 Semyon Varlamov Colorado Avalanche (COL)
8 Ben Bishop Tampa Bay Lightning (TBL)
9 Corey Crawford Chicago Blackhawks (CHI)
10 Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh Penguins (PIT)
Top 10 Left Wings (LW)
Rank Player Team
1 Taylor Hall Edmonton Oilers (EDM)
2 Jamie Benn Dallas Stars (DAL)
3 Chris Kunitz Pittsburgh Penguins (PIT)
4 Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Avalanche (COL)
5 Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks (CHI)
6 Zach Parise Minnesota Wild (MIN)
7 Thomas Vanek Minnesota Wild (MIN)
8 Milan Lucic Boston Bruins (BOS)
9 Max Pacioretty Montreal Canadiens (MTL)
10 Alexander Steen St. Luis Blues (STL)
Top 10 Right Wings (RW)
Rank Player Team
1 Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals (WSH)
2 Corey Perry Anaheim Ducks (ANA)
3 Phil Kessel Toronto Maple Leafs (TOR)
4 Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks (CHI)
5 Jordan Eberle Edmonton Oilers (EDM)
6 Martin St-Louis New York Rangers (NYR)
7 Dustin Byfuglien Winnipeg Jets (WPG)
8 Jakub Voracek Philadelphia Flyers (PHI)
9 Gustav Nyquist Detroit Red Wings (DET)
10 Marian Hossa Chicago Blackhawks (CHI)
Top 10 Defensemen (D)
Rank Player Team
1 Erik Karlsson Carolina Hurricanes (CAR)
2 P.K. Subban Montreal Canadiens (MTL)
3 Shea Weber Nashville Predators (NAS)
4 Duncan Keith Chicago Black Hawks (CHI)
5 Oliver Ekman-Larsson Arizona Coyotes (ARI)
6 Keith Yandle New York Rangers (NYR)
7 Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins (BOS)
8 Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Lightning (TBL)
9 Alex Pietrangelo St. Louis Blues (STL)
10 Torey Krug Boston Bruins (BOS)

Some returning leagues use a category called “Keepers.” A list of eligible keeper players will be crafted and handed out by the league’s commissioner. If one of the players who worked well for you in the previous season is on the keepers list, then you have the option to keep him in your draft.

With this list you should be able to complete a draft with confidence and ease in a timely manner. Choose your players wisely, but most importantly have a good time playing.