Prospect Ramblings: Fantasy Prospect Draft Results (June 20 2018)

Jokke Nevalainen

2018-06-20

2018-06-20 Fantasy Prospect Draft Results

This week, I figured I’d write about fantasy prospect drafts because I had my first draft of this summer this past Sunday. It’s a 20 team dynasty league with deep rosters: 23 players on pro teams and 33 spots for prospects. Available players are mostly just prospects from the most recent draft class but there are also some individuals who didn’t get drafted during previous summers and have raised their stock enough to become interesting – all prospects who don’t get drafted go back into the draft, so we’re unable to add them throughout the season.

 

It’s a multi-cat league where we use goals, assists, points, special team points, hits, blocks, takeaways and shorthanded time on ice for skaters, and wins, goals against average, saves and save percentage for goalies. So it’s not really your standard multi-cat league because we don’t count plus-minus, penalty minutes or shots on goal but instead use takeaways and shorthanded ice time. It’s also a salary cap league which gives prospects some additional value because of their low salary when they start playing in the NHL.

 

I’m explaining the league details and stats because it’s important to know these details whenever you’re putting together a draft ranking for your fantasy league. All leagues are different, and one ranking doesn’t automatically work for a different league. I cannot emphasize this point enough – always take league details into consideration when putting together draft lists.

 

We’re always drafting before the NHL Entry Draft takes place which means you really have to work hard to have success in this draft. But it also means you can find hidden gems if you do your homework. For example, last summer we saw Filip Chytil going 57th overall and Morgan Frost was drafted 65th. So hard work really can pay off when you’re drafting before the NHL Entry Draft. If the managers in your league like scouting prospects, I suggest having your fantasy draft before the NHL draft – it’s a lot of fun.

 

Without further ado, here’s what happened in the first round of our fantasy prospect draft.

 

  1. Rasmus Dahlin, D (2018)
  2. Andrei Svechnikov, RW (2018)
  3. Filip Zadina, LW (2018)
  4. Oliver Wahlstrom, RW (2018)
  5. Brady Tkachuk, LW (2018)
  6. Quinn Hughes, D (2018)
  7. Joel Farabee, LW (2018)
  8. Adam Boqvist, D (2018)
  9. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, C (2018)
  10. Evan Bouchard, D (2018)
  11. Joseph Veleno, C (2018)
  12. Dominik Bokk, RW (2018)
  13. Noah Dobson, D (2018)
  14. Vitali Kravtsov, RW (2018)
  15. Serron Noel, RW (2018)
  16. Barrett Hayton, C (2018)
  17. Grigori Denisenko, LW (2018)
  18. Rasmus Kupari, C (2018)
  19. Ty Smith, D (2018)
  20. Martin Kaut, RW (2018)

 

There wasn’t much drama with the first few picks in this draft. You could make the argument for Andrei Svechnikov to go before