Fantasy - NHL Player Rankings: 40-31

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This week, we're counting down the top 50 players in fantasy hockey for the 2015-16 regular season.

Here's a look at players 31-40 to target in your NHL fantasy draft, with stats from 2014-15.

40. Rangers G Henrik Lundqvist

30 2.25 .922 5

No longer a spring chicken, Lundqvist missed a series of games last season after taking a puck to the neck. But even at 33, he remains one of the best goalie options, and will likely post at least 30 wins, a handful of shutouts, and a sparkling save percentage.

He's not, however, the workhorse stud we've grown accustomed to, so proceed with caution.

39. Blues D Kevin Shattenkirk

Goals Assists +/- PIM Shots Points Per Game
8 36 19 52 135 0.79

Shattenkirk ranked third in points per game among defensemen who played at least 55 games this past season, behind only Erik Karlsson and Mark Giordano. Despite missing 25 games following abdominal surgery, he fell just a point shy of his career high, set in 81 games in 2013-14.

If healthy, Shattenkirk could challenge for the top spot among players at his position. For now, he sits slightly behind the elite.

38. Blackhawks F Jonathan Toews

Goals Assists +/- PIM Shots Points Per Game
28 38 30 36 192 0.81

Regarded as one of the best two-way players in hockey, Toews doesn't blow anyone away with his fantasy production. He's topped 70 points only once in his career, and hit the 30-goal mark twice.

Still, Toews is remarkably consistent, with a career points-per-game average of 0.89, and will always land on the positive side of the plus-minus ledger.

37. Wild F Zach Parise

Goals Assists +/- PIM Shots Points Per Game
33 29 21 41 259 0.84

Parise's 2014-15 numbers were his highest across the board since he joined the Wild, and the 31-year-old is poised to hit the 30-goal, 60-point mark again.

Helping him is the emergence of Mikael Granlund, who assumed first-line center duties in Minnesota. Granlund's superb playmaking skills should continue to boost Parise's goal-scoring totals.

36. Penguins D Kris Letang

Goals Assists +/- PIM Shots Points Per Game
11 43 12 79 197 0.78

Letang has endured some bad luck over the past couple years, missing time due to a stroke in 2013-14 and getting sidelined by an awkward, injurious hit from Shane Doan this past season.

The Penguins defenseman hit a career-high 54 points in only 69 games this past season, and could be set to top that in light of Pittsburgh's roster additions - Phil Kessel, most notably.

35. Red Wings F Pavel Datsyuk

Goals Assists +/- PIM Shots Points Per Game
26 39 12 8 165 1.03

Detroit's ageless wonder ranked sixth in points per game in 2014-15, placing him among the league's best forwards. The concern with Datsyuk, 37, is his ability to stay on the ice. He's missed an average of 28 games over the past two seasons.

When he does play, he puts up points. Unfortunately, he can't be trusted to put in a full season of work at this point in his career.

34. Penguins G Marc-Andre Fleury

34 2.32 .920 10

The bloom appears to be back on this flower.

In 64 games last season, Fleury recorded 34 wins, and missed out on his career-high save percentage by .01, posting a mark of .920. That number was boosted by a league-high 10 shutouts.

With the Penguins set to keep the puck moving up ice as a result of a revamped offense, Fleury could be in for even bigger and better things.

33. Islanders F Kyle Okposo

Goals Assists +/- PIM Shots Points Per Game
18 33 -8 12 195 0.85

Following a breakout 2013-14 season in which he hit career highs in goals (27) and points (69), Okposo's overall numbers took a small step back this past season, largely due to him missing 22 games with an injury.

His points-per-game average remained strong, however, and he's set for a big rebound across the board while playing alongside an elite center in John Tavares.

32. Canucks F Henrik Sedin

Goals Assists +/- PIM Shots Points Per Game
18 55 11 22 101 0.89

The Canucks appear to be a team in flux, but the Sedin twins remain as consistent as ever. Henrik, the center, finished 2014-15 with the fourth-highest assist total in the league, and tied for the eighth-highest point total.

With brother Daniel always on his left, Sedin found great chemistry with right-winger Radim Vrbata, and this trio is set to pace Vancouver's offense once again.

31. Wild G Devan Dubnyk

36 2.07 .929 6

Dubnyk will be out to prove his selection as a Vezina finalist in 2014-15 was no fluke, a notion backed up by the long-term deal he signed with the Wild this summer.

Minnesota boasts a burgeoning crop of impressive defensemen who'll be tasked with making his life easier, and while his numbers may drop off a touch, Dubnyk is well-positioned for sustained success.

Fantasy - NHL Player Rankings: 40-31
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