Top 50 Fantasy Hockey Prospect Defensemen – January 2017

by Dobber on January 11, 2017 | (11 Comments)
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Here are the Top 50 prospect defensemen to own in your points-only keeper league...

 

Factored in are the player's upside, his likelihood, his wait time, the current depth chart and the organization's political landscape (which includes the player's contract status, draft position, whether or not anything was given up for him in a trade, etc.). Check out this month's Top 200 prospect forwards here.

 

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Jan 10 Prospect Team age type Dec 10 Nov 10
1 Shea Theodore ANA d 63.6 3 3
2 Mike Matheson FLA d 62.3 5 5
3 Nikita Zaitsev TOR d 60.5 6 4
4 Julius Honka DAL d 60.4 7 7
5 Mikhail Sergachev MON d 60.3 8 8
6 Ryan Pulock NYI d 59.5 9 6
7 Anthony DeAngelo ARI d 59.1 10 16
8 Thomas Chabot OTT d 58.6 12 11
9 Connor Carrick TOR d 57.2 11 9
10 Gustav Forsling CHI d 56.9 20 19
11 Joshua Morrissey WPG d 56.5 14 14
12 Jakob Chychrun ARI d 56.3 21 21
13 Madison Bowey WAS d 56.3 15 15
14 Ryan Graves NYR d 55.8 24 24
15 Brandon Montour ANA d 54.4 17 17
16 Nikita Zadorov COL d 54.1 18 12
17 Travis Sanheim PHI d 53.8 19 18
18 Olli Juolevi VAN d 53.7 16 20
19 Colin Miller BOS d 53.1 22 22
20 Derrick Pouliot PIT d 52.7 13 13
21 Esa Lindell DAL d 52.5 23 23
22 Slater Koekkoek TBL d 50.8 26 27
23 Mike Reilly MIN d 50.2 27 28
24 Jordan Subban VAN d 49.7 28 25
25 Jacob Larsson ANA d 48.7 29 29
26 Troy Stecher VAN d 48.3 84 82
27 Jake Walman STL d 48.3 31 31
28 Ville Pokka CHI d 48.2 32 32
29 Noah Juulsen MON d 48.0 25 26
30 Jordan Schmaltz STL d 47.7 33 33
31 Charlie McAvoy BOS d 47.5 36 36
32 Brandon Carlo BOS d 47.1 34 34
33 Jakub Zboril BOS d 47.1 35 35
34 Joe Morrow BOS d 46.8 37 38
35 Haydn Fleury CAR d 46.6 38 40
36 Jeremy Roy SJS d 45.9 39 41
37 Rasmus Andersson CGY d 45.7 40 46
38 Jake Bean CAR d 45.7 30 30
39 Dennis Cholowski DET d 45.6 41 42
40 Ryan Sproul DET d 45.3 46 48
41 Oliver Kylington CGY d 45.2 42 43
42 Ethan Bear EDM d 44.6 43 44
43 Samuel Morin PHI d 44.5 44 45
44 Will Butcher COL d 44.3 45 47
45 Chris Bigras COL d 44.0 48 50
46 Lucas Johansen WAS d 43.9 49 39
47 Roland McKeown CAR d 43.9 50 51
48 Parker Wotherspoon NYI d 43.8 51 67
49 Michal Kempny CHI d 43.5 56 63
50 Brendan Guhle BUF d 43.4 53 53

 

 

 

  • John Suggitt

    Any thoughts on Hultstrom?

  • R McGinnis

    Stubborn insistence on keeping Jordan Subban on this list is just bizarre. He’s a longshot to play regularly in the NHL. Having him ahead of Carlo, McAvoy, Bean and Kylington is criminal. If you insist on keeping him here, drop him 20 spots.

    • Dobber

      Relax, man. Honestly. It’s just a ranking on a site. When you get your scouting pass, I’ll make moves based on your observations.

      Stecher isn’t owned in my 750 player league. And he never will be. Try to wrap your head around that – his value is useless, we have no need ot 20-30 point guys. We’d rather own a guy with 1% chance of an NHL career and being a 50-point guy over a player actually in the NHL with no upside.

      And 20 spots is the same value. Read the fine print +/- 5.0 ratings points are equal guys.

      And finally – this ranking is one month old. Update tomorrow. But during the past month, Subban was CALLED UP. So I can’t see him dropping.

  • Jordan Sanders

    Thoughts on Alexander Carrier? Do you have him ranked?

    Also, where can we find the complete rankings of players outside the top 50? Is there a mid-year prospects report we can purchase? Thanks

    • Dobber

      He is ranked 66th. The Fantasy Prospects Report is out on June 1 every year

  • DaveH

    With Rielly, Gardiner & Zaitsev on the roster what are the chances of Carrick getting the minutes and PP opportunity to live up to his current ranking?

    • Dobber

      If he’s good enough, they’ll make room. If he’s not, then he’ll continue to be buried. On other teams he’d do well a lot sooner

  • d00d

    No Provorov?

    • Dobber

      do you think he’ll get sent back to the minors? If he gets sent back down I’ll put him back on this list. Obviously he’d be 1st.

      • d00d

        I’m sorry if I misunderstood, is not being in the NHL a requirement? Or what makes him ineligible? Just thought since several on the list is up with their respective NHL teams and playing regularly.

      • Dobber

        I graduate them when I’m 100% certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are not going to the minors ever again. My discretion. This month’s graduated prospects are in the Top 200 forward list (bottom). Last month’s graduates (where Provorov graduated) is also at the bottom of last month’s Top 200

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