Unsurprisingly, Connor McDavid is once again at the top of this rankings after racking up 33 absurd goals and 105 points in just 56 games last season en route to his third Art Ross Trophy, second Hart Memorial Trophy and third Ted Lindsay award. There is no reason to expect the 24-year-old phenomenon to slow down in 2021-2022. Nathan MacKinnon is clearly downgraded from McDavid, but both players are expected to surpass the 100-point threshold this season, making him a great consolation prize.
Vasilveskiy was once once again among the top goalies in the NHL last year, going 31-10-1 with five shutouts while posting an impressive 2.21 GPA and .925 save percentage in 42 appearances in the regular season. The 27-year-old Russian was even better in the playoffs, posting a 16-7-0 record while maintaining a superb save percentage of 1.90 GAA and .937 in 23 games, leading the Lightning to his second consecutive Stanley Cup championship. Vasilevskiy is clearly Fantasy’s No.1 goalkeeper heading into 2021-2022 and deserves a Top 10 pick in almost any format.
If he can stay healthy, Cale Makar will have the opportunity to establish himself as Fantasy’s No.1 defender this season. The 2017 first-round pick scored at a points-per-game pace in 2020-21, accumulating eight goals and 36 assists in 44 games while posting a plus-17 rating and averaging a mind-blowing 24 ice time: 19 per game. competition. The UMass-Amherst product thrived as a quarterback in the Avalanche’s best power play unit, racking up four goals and 22 points with the power play. Makar is only expected to continue improving in his 22-year-old season in 2021-22.
The following Top 100 rankings are based on standard CBS League parameters, which can be found here.