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Fantasy Hockey Top 10 Rookies to watch

Fantasy Hockey Top 10 Rookies to watch

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Potential 2020 UFAs | RFAs | Draft picks, trades


Alexis Lafrenier, LW, NYR
Age: 19 on October 11
No. 1 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft

Lafrenier, due to his personal prowess and the superior fantasy talent that surrounds him in the New York Rangers (Micah Zibanezad,). Artemis Panarin), Has a roof of 65 points next season and is one of the top 10-15 fantasy left wings if he plays in the top six and first power play. Lafrenier is worth reaching for the top 75 forwards in Fantasy and the top 100 total players and the top 10 total assets in the Keeper / Dynasty leagues.

Read on: Fantasy projection for Lafrenier with NYR

Kirill Kaprizov, LW, MIN
Age: 23
135th Pick in the 2015 Draft

Lack of center depth after becoming a Minnesota Wild Trading veteran Eric Stall For Buffalo Sabers, Kaprizov led the Continental Hockey League last season to goals (33 out of 57 games) and joined the Fellow High-End Fantasy Division Kevin Fiala. If someone else in your league reaches out for Lafrenier he is the perfect fantasy rookie substitute when he is playing for the very wrong team. Unlike Lafrenier, Kaprizov could be his team’s leading target and / or point producer next season.

Gregory Denisenko, LW / RW, FLA
Age: 20
Pick No. 15 in the 2018 Draft

There is a second-line emptiness behind the Elite duo of the Florida Panthers Alexander Barkov And Jonathan Hubbardio, And Denisenko is likely to have an immediate impact, if there are potential unrestricted free agents, even in the first power play Evgeny Dadonov And Mike Hoffman Do not come back. Denisenko, a fantasy sleeper candidate who scored nine points (three goals, six assists) in seven games for Russia at the World Junior Championships (T-6 in the tournament), could play a key role in his NHL arrival next season. From the Panthers’ recent acquisition Patrick Hornquist.

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Note: Another potential impact on Florida Oven tippet, Has 40 points (19 goals, 21 assists) in 46 games for Springfield of the American Hockey League this season.

Quinton Bifield, C, LAK
Age: 18
No. 2 pick in the 2020 draft

Alex Turkot, C, L.A.K.
Age: 19
Pick No. 5 in the 2019 Draft

Bifield and Turkot could compete for their 2nd role in the Los Angeles Kings’ future hubs and behind the veterans. Ange Kopitar At the beginning of next season. The first power-play spots can hold for one or two rookie forwards, exposing the copitar and the top defense man Drew Doty For a restructured but carefree team with a bounce-back appeal in fantasy.

Read on: Bifield Draft Kings Impact

Tim Stuttage, C / LW, OTT
Age: 18
No. 3 pick in the 2020 draft

Although the Ottawa Senators as a team have short-term fantasy concerns, their list includes top talent, including the Elite Category Coverage Left Wing Brady Takachuk And Defenseman bounce-back candidate Thomas Chabot (55 points in 2018-19; 39 this season). Stutzel, who can play on the wing, may have a higher ceiling in the center due to the senators’ lack of a viable No. 1 pick, who could be their leading scorer with at least 50 points on the Takachuk line if the opportunity arises, but could be a plus / minus charge next season. Ottawa’s minus-52 differential is the second worst in the NHL this season.

Note: Another potential impact for Ottawa is forward Josh Norris, who finished third in the AHL scoring (61 points from 56 games).

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Defense Men

Bowen Byram, COL
Age: 19
No. 4 pick in the 2019 draft

After adding 40 goals as a defensive man for the Western Hockey League’s Vancouver over the past two seasons, Byram could join the league’s best young core in this position. Kale Maker And Samuel Girard For Avalanche in Colorado, one of the safest fantasy teams. Due to the lack of depth of defense, Byram’s knocks are very ingenious for any player outside the top 35, despite his role with Makar in PP1.

Evan Bouchard, EDM
Age: 21st October 20th
Pick No. 10 in the 2018 Draft

Top Defense Man Oscar Cliffbom There is a shoulder injury that may require surgery and will expose him to some or all of the coming season. The Edmonton Oilers could go to the productive Bouchard side for AHL’s Bakerfield last season (36 points from 54 games), filling the top-four and first power-play void with exposure to the league’s top-two scorers. Leon Drocytl (110 points) and Connor McDavid (97).


Igor Shesterkin, NYR
Age: 25 years on December 30th
Pick No. 118 in the 2014 Draft

Chesterkin went 10-2-0 with a save percentage of .932, the Rangers dominated after being called back from the AHL on January 6, and he qualified the following season. Fellow young marble Alexander Georgiev, 24, is expected to compete for a start in any week, but Chester‌kin has a limit to finishing as a top-five fantasy goalie early next season, especially after signing Rangers veteran Henrik Lund‌quist.

Ilia Sorokin, NYI
Age: 25
Pick No. 78 in the 2014 Draft

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With a backup of New York Islanders Thomas Greece Sorokin is likely to be a UFA, the perfect complement to a starter and fellow Russian goalie Semian Varlamov, Who was instrumental in scoring the run for the Eastern Conference Final, has been volatile from season to season in his NHL career. Sorokin went 134-64-22 with .930 SV% and 44 shutouts in 244 career KHL games and is already one of NHL.com’s top 25 goalscorers with coach Barry Trotz having the highest fantasy ceiling of any goal during his tenure with the Islanders.

Other potential rookies to consider in fantasy: Nicholas Robertson, LW, TOR; Trevor Zegras, C, ANA; Ville Hinola, D, WPG; Coal Coffeefield, RW, MTL; Alexander Romanov, D, MTL; Morgan Frost, C / LW, PHI; Gabriel Willard, C, LX; Dylan Cogens, C, BUF; Alexei Melnichuk, G, SJS

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