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After months of waiting, the 2021-22 NHL season is nearly here! Officially just weeks away from the season's opener, we're in a pivotal period where fantasy managers are ensuring they're fully prepared for fantasy drafts and regular season action. Whether you're research is ongoing or you have yet to start, there's plenty of time to gain an edge over your league-mates. That's why we're highlighting our overall rankings for the 2021-22 season.
At NBC Sports EDGE, we're striving to provide the tools and knowledge to help guide you towards a fantasy championship this year! Aimed at giving you the resources you need to make the best draft decisions in a wide variety of formats — from projections, rankings, reports, tiers, sleepers and mock drafts to exclusive expert columns — this year's NHL Draft Guide edition is the finest we've ever produced.
We last looked at an expert mock draft, which you can find here. To continue showcasing our 2021 NHL Draft Guide's release, we're looking at its overall rankings for the upcoming season. These rankings highlight fantasy hockey's top players and where they rank amongst each other, offering managers a clear sense of where desired draft targets are being valued. This preview features the top-15 overall, with household superstars and elite, rising youth scattered through.
Have a look:
2021-22 FANTASY NHL OVERALL RANKINGS
1. Connor McDavid - EDM - C
2. Andrei Vasilevskiy - TB - G
3. Nathan MacKinnon - COL - C
4. Leon Draisaitl - EDM - C, LW
5. Auston Matthews - TOR - C
6. Sidney Crosby - PIT - C
7. Cale Makar - COL - D
8. Artemi Panarin - NYR - LW
9. Nikita Kucherov - TB - RW
10. Alex Ovechkin - WSH - LW
11. David Pastrnak - BOS - RW
12. Connor Hellebuyck - WPG - G
13. Patrick Kane - CHI - RW
14. Brad Marchand - BOS - LW
15. John Carlson - WSH - D
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