The DobberProspects Fantasy Ranking of 2016 NHL Draft eligible prospects feature we created back in February quickly became the top viewed post in DobberProspects history. Given its success and great feedback, and the fact we have had a second half of the season to view the eligible prospects combined with the impact of the NHL draft; we decided to update the feature just in time for most leagues fantasy drafts.
If you missed the first edition, I have recruited the input from several external scouts and writers as well as several DobberProspects scouts to provide the consensus top 30 overall ranking for players from the 2016 draft based on Fantasy Hockey value.
The following criteria were considered to compile the ranking;
Based on Points only, keeper leagues
How quickly they will develop into an NHL player and onto your roster
Probability of success, both in reaching the NHL and achieving full potential
We have polled a total of 14 expert writers and scouts to help create our experts consensus rankings. We invited the following writers to contribute;
Ryan Kennedy @THNRyanKennedy – The Hockey News
Mark Seidel @MarkSeidel – NA Central Scouting
Scott Wheeler (@scottwheeler) – Future Considerations / Pension Plan Puppets
Steve Kournianos (@TheDraftAnalyst) – Draft Analyst
Ryan Wagman (@RAWagman) – Hockey Prospectus / ESPN
Brock Otten (@BrockOtten) – OHL Prospects
Brennen York @Draf