Fantasy Ranking the 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Peter Harling

2017-01-24

2017 NHL Draft

Fantasy Ranking the 2017 NHL Draft Eligible Prospects

DobberProspects is proud to bring back the experts consensus fantasy ranking for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Last year the first edition of the fantasy ranking was released and to this day is the highest viewed post on our sites history. We are the only site to bring you a fantasy ranking for the upcoming NHL draft for your fantasy hockey draft.

Sure there are other draft rankings, from excellent independent scouting teams such as McKeens, Hockey Prospect.com, ISS scouting to media sites such as Jeff Marek for Sports Net and Craig Button for TSN, but none of them tell you how to rank them for fantasy hockey drafts.

That’s where the scouts from DobberProspects come in, and for this project we also recruited the opinions of several prominent outside scouts as well. In total 12 scouts have contributed their own fantasy ranking the top 31 prospects and below you will find the consensus rankings. Not only is the following list focused on fantasy values, it is also not just one scouts set of eyes.

The following criteria were considered to compile the rankings:

  • Based on points only keeper leagues
  • Projected upside
  • How quickly they may develop into an NHL player and contribute to your roster
  • Probability of success, both in reaching the NHL and achieving full potential

Player comparisons are based on playing style and not a point forecast.

We invited the following 12 scouts to contribute to this ranking

Steve Kournianos (@TheDraftAnalyst) – Draft Analyst

Ryan Wagman (@RAWagman) – McKeens Hockey, Hockey Prospectus

Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) – Future Considerations/Pension Plan Puppets

Mark Seidel (@MarkSeidel) North American Central Scouting

Brock Otten (@BrockOtten) – OHL Prospects

Anthony Mauro (@draftbuzzhockey) – Draft Buzz Hockey

Cam Robinson (@CrazyJoeDavola3) DobberProspects Senior Writer – Vancouver Canucks

Zachary DeVine (@zakkthebear) DobberProspects Senior Writer, The Hockey Writers – San Jose Sharks

Brad Phillips (@BradHPhillips) DobberProspects Senior Writer – Ottawa Senators/St. Louis Blues

Kevin LeBlanc (@kleblanchockey) – DobberProspects Associate Editor – Carolina Hurricanes

Joel Henderson (@dathockeydoe) DobberProspects Senior Writer  – Calgary Flames

Peter Harling (@pharling) DobberProspects Managing Edi