Here are 15 NHL sleeper selections that would provide fee later in NHL Fantasy hockey drafts.
Jeff Skinner – Skinner, 23, is already a -time 30-purpose scorer and averaged more than 3 shots in step with game ultimate season, so take a shot on that upside.
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Jordan Staal – Staal had a sensational season in phrases of percent possession, however that didn’t materialize into offensive production as his six goals in forty six games changed into the lowest in line with-sport price of his career. Look for higher numbers this yr.
Alexander Semin – Semin, a 3-time 30-goal scorer. There is truely the hazard that Semin gets buried by Canadiens head train Michel Therrien and there is no leap-again season available, but there’s additionally the possibility that a surprisingly-professional 31-yr-old winger can find a effective position on a crew that desires an infusion of offence.
Aleksander Barkov – Barkov hit a career-high with 36 points closing season. That manufacturing became better (31 factors in his last 46 video games) as the season stepped forward, and Barkov completed specially strong on a line with Jonathan Huberdeau and Jaromir Jagr.
Nail Yakupov – Yakupov completed final season with 20 factors in his ultimate 28 games, displaying some offensive potential as soon as paired with a bona fide playmaking centre (veteran Derek Roy). Yakupov’s music report approach he received’t go early in drafts, however don’t forget about the offensive ceiling for the first pick in the 2012 Draft.
Sven Baertschi – Vancouver GM Jim Benning has talked about Baertschi being a capability top-six forward.
Adam Larsson – After the All-Star spoil closing season, Larsson had 15 factors in 35 games while logging extra than 23 mins per game, which could work just satisfactory while projected over a full 82 video games.
Adam Lowry – The Jets are at least examining the opportunity of Lowry moving up the depth chart to a scoring line. In a league that counts hits (Lowry had 255 as a rookie), he may want to have actual value if that offensive ceiling is nudged a little better.
Artem Anisimov – If Anisimov unearths his way right into a pinnacle-six role with Chicago, he ought to provide ability as a late-round pick out.
Jake Gardiner – Gardiner is looking on the possibility of a larger position. If the Leafs flip him free, maybe Gardiner gets enough of an offensive bump to have delusion price.
Valeri Nichushkin – Nichushkin counts as a sleeper greater because he’s coming off a season in which he played just eight video games, registering one factor. The 20-year-vintage is still a large and highly-professional winger, and even if he doesn’t become with a regular position alongside Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn on Dallas’ top line, skating with Jason Spezza might nevertheless provide opportunity for Nichushkin to have a productive year.
Johan Franzen – In 87 video games over the last seasons, he has 23 desires and sixty three points. If he manages to play, he’s possibly to provide value.
Mikhail Grigorenko – A fresh begin in Colorado, re-united with junior train Patrick Roy, may be what he desires to get his profession on course.
Jimmy Hayes – He had a career-excessive 19 goals and 35 factors for Florida final season, however completed with desires in his ultimate 25 video games, so there’s room for similarly development if he can preserve a normal activity with a playmaking centre (like David Krejci or Ryan Spooner) in Boston.
Brett Connolly – Connolly has an opportunity to play a top-nine role in Boston and it will likely be up to him to take benefit of that possibility.