Top 200 Rankings: Standard Leagues
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The 2016-17 NHL season, and thus the fantasy hockey season, are a little under two months away. The NHL season commences Wednesday, Oct. 12, so it is time to start the start the draft season.

The rankings look at the top 200 players in standard-scoring leagues. Skaters accumulate value via goals, assists, plus/minus, penalty minutes, power-play points, and shots on goal. Goalies track wins, goals-against average, save percentage, and shutouts.

Rank Player Position Team
1  Sidney Crosby C PIT
2  Tyler Seguin C/RW DAL
3  Alex Ovechkin LW/RW WAS
4  Erik Karlsson D OTT
5  Patrick Kane C/RW CHI
6  Jamie Benn LW DAL
7  Connor McDavid C EDM
8  Vladimir Tarasenko RW STL
9  Claude Giroux C/RW PHI
10  John Tavares C NYI

Crosby's late surge in 2015-16 would have had him take home the Art Ross Trophy, but an early-season slump was too much to overcome. Seguin was among the league leaders in the points race prior to his season-ending injury. He finished the season 14th despite playing only 72 games.

The separation between Karlsson and the second tier of fantasy defensemen helps to bolster his value. He finished T4 in last year's points race. Expect some regression from Kane following a career year. He won't convert 16 percent of his shots again.

Rank Player Position Team
11  Evgeny Kuznetsov C/LW WAS
12  P.K. Subban D NAS
13  Joe Pavelski C/LW/RW SJ
14  Evgeni Malkin C/RW PIT
15  Johnny Gaudreau LW CGY
16  Anze Kopitar C LA
17  Carey Price G MTL
18  Kris Letang D PIT
19  Joe Thornton C SJ
20  Braden Holtby G WAS
21  Brent Burns D SJ
22  Blake Wheeler RW WPG
23  Ben Bishop G TB
24  Dustin Byfuglien D/RW WPG
25  Steven Stamkos C TB
26  Nicklas Backstrom C WAS
27  Taylor Hall LW NJ
28  Filip Forsberg C/LW/RW NAS
29  Henrik Lundqvist G NYR
30  Patrice Bergeron C BOS
31  Ryan Getzlaf C ANA
32  Artemi Panarin LW CHI
33  Corey Perry RW ANA
34  Oliver Ekman-Larsson D ARI
35  Jack Eichel C BUF
36  Ryan Johansen C/RW NAS
37  Nikita Kucherov RW TB
38  Phil Kessel RW PIT
39  Nathan MacKinnon C/RW COL
40  John Klingberg D DAL
41  Aleksander Barkov C FLA
42  James Neal LW/RW NAS
43  Max Pacioretty LW MTL
44  Wayne Simmonds LW/RW PHI
45  Jonathan Quick G LA
46  Brad Marchand LW BOS
47  Sean Monahan C CGY
48  Cory Schneider G NJ
49  Roman Josi D NAS
50  Tyler Toffoli C/LW/RW LA

Panarin is more likely to regress than Kane, and the value of the two is strongly correlated. Kuznetsov should continue to see his role within the Capitals' offense continue to grow in his fourth year. Subban could challenge Karlsson with a much better power play in Nashville than he ran in Montreal.

Rank Player Position Team
51  Mark Giordano D CGY
52  Jason Spezza C DAL
53  Corey Crawford G CHI
54  Mark Scheifele C WPG
55  Roberto Luongo G FLA
56  Drew Doughty D LA
57  Jakub Voracek LW/RW PHI
58  Ryan O'Reilly C/LW/RW BUF
59  David Krejci C BOS
60  Kevin Shattenkirk D STL
61  Milan Lucic LW EDM
62  Zach Parise LW MIN
63  Alexander Steen C/LW STL
64  Logan Couture C/LW SJ
65  John Gibson G ANA
66  Victor Hedman D TB
67  Jonathan Huberdeau C.LW FLA
68  Jeff Carter C/RW LA
69  Mark Stone RW OTT
70  Daniel Sedin LW VAN
71  Jake Allen G STL
72  Tyler Johnson C TB
73  Mike Hoffman LW OTT
74  Gabriel Landeskog LW COL
75  Henrik Sedin C VAN
76  Martin Jones G SJ
77  Jonathan Toews C CHI
78  John Carlson D WAS
79  Kyle Okposo RW BUF
80  Matt Duchene C/LW COL
81  Patric Hornqvist RW PIT
82  Shayne Gostisbehere D PHI
83  Matt Murray G PIT
84  Brayden Schenn C/LW PHI
85  Aaron Ekblad D FLA
86  Alex Galchenyuk C/LW MTL
87  Keith Yandle D FLA
88  Patrick Sharp C/LW/RW DAL
89  Andrew Ladd LW NYI
90  Jaromir Jagr RW FLA
91  Pekka Rinne G NAS
92  Shea Weber D MTL
93  Tuukka Rask G BOS
94  T.J. Oshie C/RW WAS
95  Duncan Keith D CHI
96  Ryan Suter D MIN
97  Derick Brassard C OTT
98  Jonathan Drouin LW TB
99  Rasmus Ristolainen D BUF
100  Petr Mrazek G DET

A big bounceback season should be expected from Voracek. A career 9.5 percent shooter, he scored on just 5.2 percent of his shots in 2015-16. He also tallied 200-plus SOG for a third year in a row. Rinne's poor play last season limited his value, but if he can perform like he had previously in his career, he could challenge for the league lead in wins.

Rank Player Position Team
101  Rick Nash LW/RW NYR
102  Patrik Laine LW/RW WPG
103  Vincent Trocheck C/RW FLA
104  Jordan Eberle RW EDM
105  Tyson Barrie D COL
106  Torey Krug D BOS
107  Brandon Saad LW/RW CLB
108  Devan Dubnyk G MIN
109  Alexander Radulov RW MTL
110  Loui Eriksson LW/RW BOS
111  Dylan Larkin C/LW DET
112  Ryan Kesler C/RW ANA
113  Alex Pietrangelo D STL
114  Jeff Skinner LW/RW CAR
115  Auston Matthews C TOR
116  Max Domi C/LW ARI
117  Loui Eriksson LW/RW VAN
118  Robby Fabbri C STL
119  Tomas Hertl C/LW SJ
120  Frederik Andersen G TOR
121  Henrik Zetterberg C/LW DET
122  Bryan Little C/RW WPG
123  Bobby Ryan LW/RW OTT
124  William Nylander C/RW TOR
125  Kyle Palmieri LW/RW NJ
126  Thomas Greiss G NYI
127  Brent Seabrook D CHI
128  James van Riemsdyk LW TOR
129  Jake Muzzin D LA
130  Teuvo Teravainen LW CAR
131  Justin Faulk D CAR
132  Jaden Schwartz LW STL
133  Mika Zibanejad C NYR
134  Sami Vatanen D ANA
135  Jussi Jokinen C/LW/RW FLA
136  Justin Williams RW WAS
137  Robin Lehner G BUF
138  Ondrej Palat LW TB
139  Paul Stastny C STL
140  Mats Zuccarello LW/RW NYR
141  Cam Talbot G EDM
142  Gustav Nyquist RW DET
143  Derek Stepan C NYR
144  Seth Jones D CLB
145  Brian Elliott G CGY
146  Marian Hossa RW CHI
147  Dougie Hamilton D BOS
148  Marc-Andre Fleury G PIT
149  Adam Henrique C/LW NJ
150  Michael Cammalleri C/LW NJ

Laine receives the honors as top rookie, as he is on the best team of all the top picks and should be leaned on heavily at the offensive end. Matthews may be the most talented in the rookie class, but he does not yet have enough help in Toronto. Fleury is still worthy of a late-round flier, in the event Murray struggles to follow up his postseason breakout.

Player Position Team
151  Eric Staal C/LW MIN
152  Mikkel Boedker LW/RW SJ
153  David Backes C/RW BOS
154  Ryan McDonagh D NYR
155  Colton Parayko D STL
156  Boone Jenner C/RW CLB
157  Brendan Gallagher RW MTL
158  Anthony Duclair LW/RW ARI
159  Andre Burakovsky LW WAS
160  Mattias Ekholm D NAS
161  Nikolaj Ehlers LW/RW WPG
162  Leon Draisaitl C/RW EDM
163  Evander Kane LW BUF
164  Semyon Varlamov G COL
165  Alex Killorn C/LW TB
166  Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SJ
167  Reilly Smith LW/RW FLA
168  Nazem Kadri C TOR
170  Morgan Rielly D TOR
171  Sam Reinhart C BUF
172  Frans Nielsen C DET
173  Jesse Puljujarvi RW EDM
174  Travis Zajac C NJ
175  Mikko Koivu C MIN
176  P.A. Parenteau RW NYI
177  T.J. Brodie D CGY
178  Cam Atkinson RW CLB
179  Sean Couturier C PHI
180  Sergei Bobrovsky G CLB
181  Mike Green D DET
182  Joonas Donskoi RW SJ
183  Dion Phaneuf D OTT
184  Michal Neuvirth G PHI
185  Jaroslav Halak G NYI
186  Scott Hartnell LW CLB
187  Steve Mason G PHI
188  Hampus Lindholm D ANA
189  Rickard Rakell C ANA
190  Nick Bonino C PIT
191  Ryan Strome C/RW NYI
192  Jimmy Howard G DET
193  Chris Kreider LW NYR
194  Dylan Strome C ARI
195  Jordan Staal C/RW CAR
196  Zdeno Chara D BOS
197  Brian Campbell D CHI
198  Michael Stone D ARI
199  Connor Hellebuyck G WPG
200  Brandon Dubinsky C/LW CLB

The top three names in this tier all changed teams during the offseason but Staal and Boedker landed in much better situations. Backes should see an increased role, after being phased out of St. Louis by a younger generation of players. Strome should take on more responsibility in New York this season, with Nielsen and Okposo having moved on via free agency.

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