Top 200 Fantasy Prospect Forwards – October 2017

by Dobber on October 11, 2017 | (12 Comments)

 

After a two-month health related hiatus, we're back with the Top 200 prospect forwards to own in your points-only fantasy hockey league - October edition!

Factors include NHL certainly, upside and wait time. Prospects who are within +/- 5.0 rating points of each other are considered equal value and at that point would be a matter of your personal taste and/or your team needs.

o=offense, os=offensive small t=two-way p=power forward

Come back tomorrow to check out the defensemen version of these rankings...

 

Hint: click any player name below to be taken to their scouting report (from a fantasy standpoint!)

Oct 10 Prospect Team type Prospect Rating Jul 10 Jun 10
1 Clayton Keller ARI o 100.8 1 1
2 Nico Hischier NJD o 97.8 2 NR
3 Nolan Patrick PHI o 88.5 3 NR
4 Brock Boeser VAN p 82.7 6 4
5 Vadim Shipachyov VGK o 79.9 5 3
6 Dylan Strome ARI o 79.8 4 2
7 Kevin Labanc SJS o 77.4 8 6
8 Tyson Jost COL o 76.5 13 14
9 Jesse Puljujarvi EDM t 76.1 7 5
10 Oliver Bjorkstrand CBJ o 75.7 9 7
11 Pierre-Luc Dubois CBJ t 75.0 11 9
12 Mathew Barzal NYI o 74.3 10 8
13 Jakub Vrana WAS o 74.2 20 17
14 Alex DeBrincat CHI os 74.0 34 29
15 Kyle Connor WPG o 71.9 12 10
16 Brendan Perlini ARI o 71.9 22 19
17 Anthony Beauvillier NYI o 70.5 18 15
18 Timo Meier SJS o 70.5 16 12
19 Cody Glass VGK o 70.3 15 NR
20 Luke Kunin MIN o 69.8 24 21
21 Sam Steel ANA o 69.8 17 13
22 Joel Eriksson Ek MIN o 69.6 29 25
23 Colin White OTT o 69.1 21 18
24 Christian Fischer ARI p 68.8 25 24
25 Ivan Barbashev STL t 68.2 23 20
26 Josh Ho-Sang NYI o 68.0 19 16
27 Evgeny Svechnikov DET o 67.9 27 23
28 Owen Tippett FLA o 67.2 38 NR
29 Casey Mittelstadt BUF o 67.2 28 NR
30 Elias Pettersson VAN o 66.9 30 NR
31 Anders Bjork BOS t 65.8 56 56
32 Kevin Fiala NSH o 65.7 26 22
33 Alexander Nylander BUF o 65.1 31 26
34 Nikolay Goldobin VAN o 64.9 32 27
35 Tage Thompson STL o 64.9 33 28
36 Logan Brown OTT o 64.7 42 36
37 Jesper Bratt NJD o 64.5 NR NR
38 Ryan Hartman CHI t 63.9 39 31
39 Gabriel Vilardi LAK o 63.8 35 NR
40 Jayce Hawryluk FLA o 63.2 36 30
41 Kirill Kaprizov MIN os 63.1 14 11
42 Nicolas Roy CAR t 63.0 37 32
43 Daniel O'Regan SJS t 63.0 44 35
44 Jordan Weal PHI os 62.4 68 84
45 Kasperi Kapanen TOR o 62.4 40 33
46 Nick Suzuki VGK t 62.4 41 NR
47 Mark Jankowski CGY p 62.1 49 39
48 Vladislav Kamenev NSH t 62.0 43 34
49 Michael McLeod NJD t 61.9 46 41
50 Jack Roslovic WPG t 61.8 45 37
51 Filip Chytil NYR o 60.9 102 NR
52 Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson BOS o 60.8 48 40
53 Charles Hudon MON o 60.7 57 46
54 Taylor Raddysh TBL o 60.5 50 42
55 Daniel Sprong PIT o 60.3 51 44
56 Alex Tuch VGK p 60.2 53 43
57 Denis Malgin FLA os 59.9 52 45
58 Henrik Borgstrom FLA t 59.8 55 48
59 Alexander Kerfoot COL os 59.3 116 103
60 Sonny Milano CBJ o 59.2 63 54
61 J.T. Compher COL t 59.2 60 51
62 Lawson Crouse ARI p 58.9 58 49
63 Adam Gaudette VAN o 58.7 59 50
64 Anthony Cirelli TBL o 58.5 61 52
65 German Rubtsov PHI t 58.2 54 47
66 Nicolas Petan WPG os 58.0 47 38
67 Lias Andersson NYR t 57.7 64 NR
68 Michael Rasmussen DET p 57.6 79 NR
69 Julien Gauthier CAR o 57.4 65 55
70 Kailer Yamamoto EDM os 57.1 86 NR
71 Adrian Kempe LAK o 57.0 62 53
72 Ondrej Kase ANA o 56.9 162 143
73 Hudson Fasching BUF p 56.5 67 57
74 Nikita Scherbak MON o 56.4 69 58
75 Michael Dal Colle NYI o 56.2 70 60
76 John Quenneville NJD t 56.2 73 64
77 Maxim Letunov SJS o 56.1 71 61
78 Troy Terry ANA o 56.1 72 62
79 Aleksi Saarela CAR o 55.8 74 65
80 Zach Senyshyn BOS o 55.7 76 66
81 Jordan Greenway MIN p 55.6 77 67
82 Cliff Pu BUF o 55.6 78 68
83 Tyler Motte CBJ os 55.3 66 59
84 Jason Dickinson DAL t 55.2 75 63
85 Curtis Lazar CGY o 55.1 80 74
86 Jean-Christophe Beaudin COL o 54.8 82 69
87 Nick Merkley ARI o 54.7 83 71
88 Nicholas Baptiste BUF o 54.5 120 108
89 Danton Heinen BOS o 54.5 81 70
90 Max Jones ANA p 54.5 84 73
91 Tyler Bertuzzi DET p 54.4 85 72
92 Zach Aston-Reese PIT o 54.0 173 155
93 John Hayden CHI p 53.5 109 95
94 Vitali Abramov CBJ os 53.1 146 129
95 Martin Necas CAR o 53.0 97 NR
96 Nikita Soshnikov TOR o 52.7 88 76
97 Henrik Haapala FLA o 52.6 108 NR
98 Austin Czarnik BOS os 52.4 91 82
99 Anton Rodin VAN o 52.0 87 75
100 Brendan Leipsic VGK o 52.0 92 79
101 Francis Perron OTT o 51.7 95 83
102 Michael McCarron MON p 51.5 90 78
103 Denis Gurianov DAL o 51.3 101 88
104 Martin Frk DET o 51.2 179 160
105 Josh Norris SJS o 51.2 98 NR
106 Janne Kuokkanen CAR o 51.0 138 123
107 Jake Virtanen VAN p 50.5 99 86
108 Josh Leivo TOR p 50.4 110 96
109 Jake DeBrusk BOS o 50.0 152 136
110 Miro Aaltonen TOR o 49.8 144 127
111 Seth Griffith BUF o 49.5 117 105
112 Laurent Dauphin CHI o 49.4 103 93
113 AJ Greer COL p 48.9 106 91
114 Riley Barber WAS t 48.8 93 80
115 Spencer Foo CGY o 48.7 156 NR
116 Remi Elie DAL p 48.6 137 172
117 Yanni Gourde TBL os 48.6 163 192
118 Nikita Gusev VGK os 48.5 94 81
119 Yakov Trenin NSH o 48.5 111 97
120 Dylan Sikura CHI o 48.4 112 98
121 Rasmus Asplund BUF o 48.4 113 100
122 Kerby Rychel TOR p 48.3 96 85
123 Jeremy Bracco TOR o 48.3 114 101
124 Andrew Mangiapane CGY o 48.3 115 102
125 Martin Reway MON o 48.1 107 94
126 Oskar Lindblom PHI t 47.9 118 106
127 Adam Mascherin FLA os 47.8 119 107
128 Pontus Åberg  NSH t 47.1 122 109
129 Oskar Sundqvist STL t 47.1 123 110
130 Riley Tufte DAL p 47.0 124 111
131 Dmytro Timashov TOR o 47.0 125 112
132 Kenny Agostino BOS o 47.0 100 87
133 Jonathan Dahlen VAN o 47.0 126 113
134 Axel Holmstrom DET o 47.0 127 114
135 Hunter Shinkaruk CGY o 46.9 89 77
136 Robert Thomas STL t 46.8 129 NR
137 Nick Paul OTT p 46.7 128 117
138 Rocco Grimaldi COL os 46.6 105 90
139 Rourke Chartier SJS o 46.6 131 118
140 Carl Grundstrom TOR o 46.6 132 119
141 Mitchell Stephens TBL t 46.6 133 120
142 Brett Howden TBL t 46.6 134 121
143 Andrew Poturalski CAR o 46.6 135 122
144 Morgan Frost PHI o 46.5 136 NR
145 Alex Formenton OTT o 46.5 NR NR
146 Warren Foegele CAR o 46.4 139 147
147 Justin Bailey BUF o 46.4 140 92
148 Valentin Zykov CAR o 46.4 141 124
149 Ryan Gropp NYR p 46.4 142 125
150 Deven Sideroff ANA o 46.4 143 126
151 Nicklas Jensen NYR p 46.2 104 89
152 Kalle Kossila ANA o 46.1 155 99
153 Taylor Leier PHI o 46.1 216 197
154 Nathan Walker WAS o 46.1 223 201
155 Joseph Blandisi NJD o 46.1 145 131
156 Blake Speers NJD o 46.0 147 130
157 Ryan MacInnis ARI t 45.8 148 132
158 Morgan Klimchuk CGY t 45.6 149 133
159 Travis Boyd WAS o 45.5 150 134
160 Peter Cehlarik BOS o 45.5 151 135
161 Zach Sanford STL o 45.1 121 115
162 Adam Erne TBL p 44.9 158 140
163 Teemu Pulkkinen VGK o 44.9 159 139
164 Martins Dzierkals TOR o 44.8 160 141
165 Mikhail Vorobyov PHI o 44.8 161 142
166 Kristian Vesalainen WPG p 44.5 165 NR
167 Samuel Blais STL o 44.5 166 146
168 Matt Puempel NYR o 44.4 167 149
169 Calvin Thurkauf CBJ p 44.4 168 148
170 Julius Nattinen ANA o 44.3 169 150
171 Tyler Moy NSH o 44.3 170 152
172 Maxim Mamin FLA o 44.2 171 153
173 Cole Ully DAL o 44.1 172 154
174 Adam Helewka SJS t 44.0 174 156
175 Anton Slepyshev EDM o 44.0 175 144
176 Matthew Highmore CHI o 44.0 NR NR
177 Mathieu Joseph TBL t 44.0 176 157
178 Lucas Wallmark CAR o 44.0 177 158
179 Mike Vecchione PHI os 43.9 178 159
180 Frederik Gaudreau NSH o 43.9 181 258
181 Joseph Gambardella EDM o 43.9 182 162
182 Rudolfs Balcers SJS o 43.8 183 163
183 Matej Stransky DAL o 43.8 184 164
184 Gemel Smith DAL o 43.7 185 166
185 Jujhar Khaira EDM p 43.7 164 145
186 Patrick Harper NSH os 43.6 186 168
187 Tobias Lindberg VGK o 43.4 187 169
188 Michael Mersch LAK o 43.4 188 170
189 Dennis Yan TBL o 43.4 189 173
190 Klim Kostin STL p 43.3 190 NR
191 Michael Spacek WPG o 43.1 191 174
192 Kevin Roy ANA o 43.1 192 151
193 Jordan Kyrou STL o 43.0 194 176
194 Brandon Hagel BUF o 43.0 195 177
195 Dylan Gambrell SJS o 43.0 196 178
196 Adam Brooks TOR o 43.0 197 179
197 Tyler Benson EDM o 43.0 198 180
198 Ty Rattie EDM o 43.0 153 137
199 Michael Sgarbossa WPG o 42.9 130 116
200 Dominik Simon PIT o 42.9 154 138

 

 

 

 

  • Tony Broadway

    I’m a bit confused how to use this list – on one hand Dobber has Kaprizov in the 40s while Tolvanen is listed in his 200s (both only with KHL sample sizes – Tolvanen’s is much smaller but has 1st round NHL draft pedigree). I also see guys like Axel Holmstrom and Kirby Rychel who have limited upside and have seen their development stalled falling somewhere in the middle. Is this list saying I should be making those trades (Holmstrom for Tolvanen) in a dynasty league? Am I expecting better upside from Kerby Rychel? I also see Bratt jump 200(!) places in a month – how am I supposed to make sense of that when valuing these guys in fantasy for present or long term value?

    • Dobber

      Bratt – extremely rare. A low draft pick, mediocre numbers in the Swedish second league and a huge NHL impact right away. Never seen it before, probably won’t see it again. An anomaly.

      Rychel – modest upside, low NHL certainty, but wait time is near-zero. Either he makes it or he doesn’t but at least we won’t waste a roster space for five years waiting to find out.

      Tolvanen – you’ll see him move up if he continues his great production, but IMO four years away. Kaprizov could be a star right now, but is under a three year contract so is three years away. May see him move down.

      Tough to balance certainty vs. upside vs. wait time. And different fantasy teams have different needs among those three criteria

      • Tony Broadway

        Thank you for the explanation. I own both Tolvanen and Kaprizov in leagues and also find it hard to gauge value there. Some teams can’t do the wait and therefore their value is nil, but some can swallow it and would have them much higher on this list – tough to represent value for all, I guess.

  • Dean Youngblood

    I see my boy Jesper Bratt made his way onto the list after his omission last month ;). Got a feeling he’ll climb into the top 10 soon enough.

    You’re welcome

    • Dobber

      That was a nice call. I’ve never seen a player go from mediocre numbers in the Swedish second league, to instant NHL impact before. Never. But so far he’s doing it

  • Marc Edge

    so you’re back?

    • Paul Rain

      U r a fag

  • cc

    No Tolvanen? I’d draft him ahead of quite a number of this list, no?

    • Dobber

      Ranked 223
      Our experience with Nashville prospects is generally a longer wait than most teams, no? Fiala, Aberg, Kamenev, Trenin, etc. Bench space is valuable and I’d rather take a chance with a 15% chance guy who is ready now and can be replaced next year by another 15% chance guy and the year after by another 15% chance guy, etc…then grab a 60% chance guy and sit on him for four or five years and perhaps wind up with nothing

      • Baabz

        At the rate Tolvanen is producing with men in the KHL, based on trade value alone I would take him in 25-40 range. Maybe I’m wrong, but I can’t see Nashville risking to lose Tolvanen long term to the KHL. His current KHL contract is one year with a possibility of extension… but if he continues to perform at this pace, I bet NAS could open the doors a lot quicker than to these aforementioned prospects. No?

      • SBN

        Im with Dobber, way too early to jump on the Tolvanen band wagon. Fiala went almost PPG for over 100games in the AHL before even a whiff of NHL ice time. Even on his current contract where he could walk and come to the NHL next offseason, the risk is too real that he signs a new contract and stays in the KHL.

      • Dobber

        Wow, between the two comments and the two emails I got this morning in the first two hours of posting this, people are in love with this guy! With my +/- 5.0 rating rule, Tolvanen is between 134th and 260th. I’m fine with that range. If we get our rocks off over his big 16 KHL games, then I guess Ryan Hartman is a 100-point guy. Tolvanen is barely outscoring Matt Gilroy and Nick Jensen, his teammate. How did they do? Let’s not forget that the KHL has kept Kaprizov and Shalunov for the next three years so there’s a risk. I’m 100% comfortable with Tolvanen where he is. If he continues at this pace for another month, he’ll get into the Top 200. But you won’t see any premature e-rank-ulation here today.