Top 60 Fantasy Hockey Prospect Goalies – February 2019

by Jokke Nevalainen on February 6, 2019

 

This is the DobberProspects Fantasy Hockey Prospect Goalies ranking – the deepest ranking of prospect goalies you’ll ever need for fantasy hockey purposes.

 

The way this works is that each participating writer provides their personal ranking, and then average ranking is calculated based on those individual rankings. When we did our previous ranking in November, everyone provided a top 30 ranking. But this time, I decided to expand that to top 50. Number 55 is used for those who didn’t crack the top 50 on a list so that ADP (Average Draft Position) can be calculated properly.

 

All prospects in the consensus top 25 were found from each individual ranking. Expanding from top 30 to top 50 definitely provided more reliable results because last time, only eight prospects were found from all rankings.

 

Established NHL players like Juuse Saros are excluded from this ranking.

 

Here are the writers who participated:

 

Without further ado, let’s get to the ranking. I have added some thoughts after the chart.

 

Rank ADP Prospect NHL team November
1 1.4 Carter Hart PHI 1
2 3.0 Thatcher Demko VAN 3
3 3.3 Ilya Samsonov WSH 2
4 4.8 Ilya Sorokin NYI 5
5 5.3 Igor Shestyorkin NYR 4
6 9.3 Tristan Jarry PIT 7
7 9.4 Michael DiPietro VAN 8
8 9.4 Linus Ullmark BUF 11
9 9.5 Filip Gustavsson OTT 6
10 12.6 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen BUF 12
11 13.6 Cal Petersen LAK 15
12 13.6 Mackenzie Blackwood NJD 30
13 13.8 Ville Husso STL 9
14 14.5 Jake Oettinger DAL 10
15 16.1 Eric Comrie WPG 13
16 18.3 Samuel Montembeault FLA 17
17 18.5 Cayden Primeau MON 24
18 20.1 Jon Gillies CGY 14
19 21.6 Colton Point DAL 16
20 22.3 Joseph Woll TOR 20
21 24.6 Alex Nedeljkovic CAR 26
22 24.8 Kaapo Kähkönen MIN 25
23 25.8 Linus Söderström NYI 22
24 26.4 Adin Hill ARZ 28
25 27.8 Connor Ingram TBL 27
26 28.0 Stuart Skinner EDM 19
27 28.1 Elvis Merzlikins CBJ 23
28 28.9 Tyler Parsons CGY 18
29 29.5 Jakub Skarek NYI 21
30 32.8 Ian Scott TOR 33
31 33.4 Daniil Tarasov CBJ 32
32 34.0 Felix Sandström PHI 29
33 37.1 Keith Petruzzelli DET 34
34 37.8 Evan Fitzpatrick STL 31
35 37.9 Olle Eriksson Ek ANA 37
36 38.1 Anthony Stolarz PHI 39
37 40.0 Olof Lindbom NYR 38
38 41.1 Lukas Dostal ANA 51
39 41.3 Merrick Madsen ARZ 40
40 41.6 Dan Vladar BOS 35
41 41.8 Vitek Vanecek WSH 36
42 42.6 Veini Vehviläinen CBJ 45
43 42.8 Maxim Zhukov VGK 48
44 43.6 Justus Annunen COL 41
45 43.8 Marcus Högberg OTT 50
46 44.0 Matt Villalta LAK 44
47 44.4 Callum Booth CAR 49
48 46.3 Samuel Ersson PHI NR
49 47.9 Olivier Rodrigue EDM 43
50 48.3 Ivan Nalimov CHI NR
51 48.4 Filip Larsson DET 46
52 49.4 Mikhail Berdin WPG 42
53 50.3 Kyle Keyser BOS NR
54 50.5 Jeremy Swayman BOS 47
55 50.6 Collin Delia CHI NR
56 50.8 Kevin Lankinen CHI 55
57 50.9 Josef Korenar SJS NR
58 51.1 Jesper Eliasson DET 56
59 51.1 Alex Lyon PHI NR
60 51.5 Petr Kvaca COL 54

 

Blackwood is a big riser on this list, going from 30 to 12 after an impressive showing at the NHL level. Another riser is Primeau who goes up from 24 to 17. He had a superb showing at the World Juniors, and he’s having his second strong season at NCAA in a row. Even though he cracked the top 20, he might still be underrated.

 

Speaking of the World Juniors, a couple of Czech goalies are going in opposite directions largely because of it. Dostal moves up 13 spots while Skarek moves down 8 spots. Skarek is still firmly ahead but Dostal is definitely gaining ground. Both will actually play in the Finnish Liiga for the rest of this season after Dostal signed a contract with Tampere Ilves.

 

The World Juniors also brought a couple of completely new names to this list. Keyser makes his debut at number 53 but Ersson is the one with the highest debut ranking at number 48. Ersson is having a dominant season in the Allsvenskan which is second-tier pro league in Sweden. And he also had a superb tournament for Team Sweden at the World Juniors. Keep an eye on him.

 

Other new names on the ranking include Korenar who is having a tremendous rookie season in the AHL. He could realistically be the goalie of the future in San Jose. Also debuting on the list is a pair of Blackhawks prospects in Nalimov and Delia. The starting job in Chicago seems to be wide open with no heir apparent to Crawford at the moment which is probably why you’ll see three Blackhawks prospects in the 50 to 60 range.

 

And finally, to make room for newcomers, some prospects had to drop out of the top 60. Here are those names with their previous ranking in parenthesis: Jeremy Helvig (52), Mason McDonald (53), Kirill Ustimenko (57), Dylan Wells (58), Hunter Miska (59) and Miroslav Svoboda (60).

 

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And that’s all for now, thanks for reading. Feel free to add comments below. Remember to follow me on Twitter @JokkeNevalainen.

 

 

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