Top 200 Rankings: Standard Leagues
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As we move closer to the start of the 2016-17 NHL season, here's a look at the updated top 200 rankings.

Top 200 | C | LW | RW | D | G

The rankings apply to 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 Patrick Kane C/RW CHI
5 Erik Karlsson D OTT
6 Connor McDavid C EDM
7 Jamie Benn LW DAL
8 John Tavares C NYI
9 Vladimir Tarasenko RW STL
10 Claude Giroux C/RW PHI

Seguin seemed like the most likely competition to Kane's Art Ross title last year, before having his regular season cut short by injury. A full season of health in 2016-17 from he and Benn will have both in the running for the award this season. Karlsson's fantasy value is propped up as the top point-getter among defensemen. Many more forwards are of equal caliber.

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

Gaudreau and Kuznetsov will continue their development after further breakout seasons in 2015-16. Subban could have a career year on the offensive end, as part of the dangerous Predators lineup. Forsberg comes with a shakier floor, but he could be a dark horse in the race for the Art Ross. Schneider will finish with fewer wins than goalies ranked lower, but he'll post elite ratios.

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

Couture has missed 47 games over the past three seasons, but he always fills up every column on the stat sheet when available. He has tallied at least 230 shots on goal in each of his four seasons with at least 60 games played. Even with Murray and Mrazek in likely timeshares, they have the potential to post excellent ratios with strong win percentages.

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

Laine and Matthews slot into this here, in reverse order of their draft positions. Despite an awful year in 2015-16, the Jets are a significantly better team than the Maple Leafs, providing him with a better supporting cast. Goalies such as Lehner and Andersen have their upside capped on poor teams, but they have the talent and will see a majority of an 82-game workload.

Rank Player Position Team
151 Patrick Marleau C SJ
152 David Backes C/RW BOS
153 Semyon Varlamov G COL
154 Boone Jenner C/RW CLB
155 Leon Draisaitl C/RW EDM
156 Anthony Duclair LW/RW ARI
157 Evander Kane LW BUF
158 Nazem Kadri C TOR
159 Brendan Gallagher RW MTL
160 Carl Hagelin LW PIT
161 Sam Reinhart C BUF
162 Ryan McDonagh D NYR
163 Jesse Puljujarvi RW EDM
164 Alex Killorn C/LW TB
165 Mattias Ekholm D NAS
166 Colton Parayko D STL
167 Jaroslav Halak G NYI
168 Marian Hossa RW CHI
169 Marc-Edouard Vlasic D SJ
170 Steve Mason G PHI
171 Nick Bonino C PIT
172 Chris Kreider LW NYR
173 Kyle Turris C OTT
174 Sean Couturier C PHI
175 Morgan Rielly D TOR
176 David Pastrnak RW BOS
177 Sergei Bobrovsky G CLB
178 Chris Kunitz LW PIT
179 Marian Gaborik RW LA
180 P.A. Parenteau RW NYI
181 Thomas Greiss G NYI
182 Tanner Pearson LW LA
183 Brian Campbell D CHI
184 Ryan Strome C/RW NYI
185 Craig Anderson G OTT
186 Dion Phaneuf D OTT
187 Cam Atkinson RW CLB
188 Travis Zajac C NJ
189 Mikko Koivu C MIN
190 Connor Hellebuyck G WPG
191 Ryan Spooner C/LW BOS
192 Jordan Staal C/RW CAR
193 Brandon Dubinsky C/LW CLB
194 Jimmy Howard G DET
195 Nick Foligno C/LW CLB
196 T.J. Brodie D CGY
197 Tomas Plekanec C MTL
198 Sam Bennett C CGY
199 Dylan Strome C ARI
200 Jori Lehtera C STL

Despite riding shotgun to the resurgent Thornton for much of last season, Marleau finished with just 48 points. He is trending down significantly quicker than his veteran teammate. Kane has the potential to be a part of what could be an exciting top six in Buffalo, but he has struggled to stay on the ice in recent years. His risk mitigates the upside of his skill.

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