Prospect Ramblings – Top 17 Fantasy Hockey Prospects

Pat Quinn


2018-07-11 Questions from the Forum


Top 17 fantasy hockey prospects

Why 17? Well because I do things differently!

I too will not add Pettersson and not add goalies, but I will do a list of players with NHL games played vs players with none. Also YES I know I put Svechnikov ahead of Pettersson to start the year in an earlier ramblings. I was WRONG ok. Let’s keep moving


Top 17 Prospects – NHL Games Played (long term upside of course)

  1. Andrei Svechnikov
  2. Rasmus Dahlin
  3. Henrik Borgstrom
  4. Brady Tkachuk
  5. Eeli Tolvanen
  6. Sam Steel
  7. Miro Heiskanen
  8. Martin Necas
  9. Troy Terry
  10. Filip Chytil
  11. Jesperi Kotkaniemi
  12. Drake Batherson
  13. Kristian Vesalainen
  14. Jordan Kyrou
  15. Owen Tippett
  16. Robert Thomas
  17. Alexander Nylander


Kailer Yamamoto is literally just off the cusp by a minuscule amount as I like Mittelstadt (who was #18) a little more to produce on his own.

EDIT: By the way I took Mittelstadt off because I deleted Martin Necas from my list as I added him twice and decided to delete both




Top 17 Prospects +1 – No NHL Games Played (One extra because I could not eliminate Heponiemi)


  1. Nikita Gusev (Note here: Straight up, any of these prospects play in the NHL tomorrow Gusev will have the most points for the first year to five years. Making him the best to own for immediate help for fantasy purposes, IF he comes over)
  2. Kirill Kaprizov
  3. Vitali Kravtsov
  4. Quinn Hughes
  5. Cody Glass
  6. Erik Brannstrom
  7. Cale Makar
  8. Filip Zadina
  9. Barrett Hayton
  10. Grigori Denisenko
  11. Nick Suzuki
  12. Vitali Abramov
  13. Ryan Merkley
  14. Morgan Frost
  15. Ty Smith
  16. Timothy Liljegren
  17. Adam Fox
  18. Aleksi Heponiemi


Why no Oliver Wahlstrom: The couple views of him I have had this year I have been pretty unimpressed. Seems like the jump to the NCAA has been overly difficult for him.




Combine the above lists and choose a top 17 prospects I would own right now from that (combining opportunity with upside)? Sure.


By the way this is more preference of what I would own in fantasy versus combining my rankings from above:


  1. Andrei Svechnikov
  2. Kirill Kaprizov
  3. Rasmus Dahlin
  4. Henrik Borgstrom
  5. Vitali Kravtsov
  6. Brady Tkachuk
  7. Nikita Gusev (As good as he can be, in a keeper league I would rather own the above players)
  8. Miro Heiskanen
  9. Sam Steel
  10. Quinn Hughes
  11. Erik Brannstrom
  12. Cody Glass
  13. Filip Zadina
  14. Grigori Denisenko
  15. Nick Suzuki
  16. Barrett Hayton
  17. Sam Steel



Why no [insert my favorite player here]: Either I completely forgot about them or I do not rank them as highly as you might, so complain to my twitter below!


Thanks for reading. Here is my Twitter @FHPQuinn




Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Antti Tuomisto 4.5 6.0
Aku Räty 5.8 5.0
Miko Matikka 6.5 6.5
Nathan Smith 6.2 6.0
Jan Jenik 7.2 6.5
Ilya Fedotov 6.0 3.0
Noel Nordh 6.5 7.0
Daniil But 8.5 7.5
Julian Lutz 7.0 7.5
Dylan Guenther 8.5 8.5