2017 Fantasy Hockey Consensus Rankings: Centers

We are only two months away from the NHL regular season getting under way, as the first official puck drop will take place Wednesday, Oct. 4. It will be a four-game slate, highlighted by the Pittsburgh Penguins raising their fifth Stanley Cup championship banner as they take on the St. Louis Blues at PPG Paints Arena.

While two months in advance is premature for some to be ranking players for the upcoming season, we here at Fan Forecast believe that the more proactive you are in your research the better you will do in your fantasy leagues. Armaan Kaler (DFS Manu) and I have teamed up to give you Fan Forecast’s Season-Long Fantasy Hockey Rankings. Below you will see the rankings for the Center position as of August, criteria and other information can be found at the bottom of the article.

Info Ranks
Rank Player Team POS BEST WORST AVG
1 Connor McDavid EDM C 1 1 1.0
2 Sidney Crosby PIT C 2 2 2.0
3 Evgeni Malkin PIT C 3 3 3.0
4 Steven Stamkos TB C 4 6 5.0
5 Marc Scheifele WPG C 5 8 6.5
6 Tyler Seguin DAL C 6 7 6.5
7 Auston Matthews TOR C 4 10 7.0
8 John Tavares NYI C 5 10 7.5
9 Nicklas Backstrom WSH C 7 8 7.5
10 Jack Eichel BUF C 9 9 9.0
11 Ryan Getzlaf ANA C 11 13 12.0
12 Leon Draisatl EDM C 12 14 13.0
13 Patrice Bergeron BOS C 13 15 14.0
14 Claude Giroux PHI C 15 14 14.5
15 Ryan Johansen NSH C 14 17 15.5
16 Jonathan Toews CHI C 15 17 16.0
17 Joe Thornton SJ C 19 19 19.0
18 Sean Monahan CGY C 15 25 20.0
19 Evgeni Kuznetsov WSH C 16 25 20.5
20 Alexsander Barkov FLA C 18 23 20.5
21 Jeff Carter LA C 11 30 20.5
22 Anze Kopitar LA C 18 32 25.0
23 Nazam Kadir TOR C 24 27 25.5
24 Alex Galchenyuk MON C 24 27 25.5
25 Ryan O’Reilly BUF C 22 32 27.0
26 Artem Anisimov CHI C 20 36 28.0
27 Henrik Zetterberg DET C 28 28 28.0
28 Eric Staal MIN C 26 31 28.5
29 Mika Zibanejad NYR C 29 32 30.5
30 Bryan Little WPG C 23 39 31.0
31 Tyler Johnson TB C 35 33 34.0
32 David Krejci BOS C 31 37 34.0
33 Ryan Kesler ANA C 30 38 34.0
34 Nico Hischier NJ C 37 40 38.5
35 Mikael Granlund MIN C 20 N/R
36 Alexander Wennberg CLS C 21 N/R
37 Derek Stepan ARI C 21 N/R
38 Kyle Turris OTT C 26 N/R
39 Alex Steen STL C 29 N/R
40 Vadim Shipachyov LV C 33 N/R

Other’s Receiving Votes:

Vincent Trocheck, FLA

A combination of Nick Olson and DFS Manu’s rankings gave the average of where each player landed on the list. If one player was unranked he was moved to the bottom of the list without an average. The highest ranking that player received determined the order that they were ranked.

N/R = Not Ranked

Rankings referenced current lineup projections from dailyfaceoff.com

Other Projections:

Left Wings

Right Wings (coming soon)

Defensemen (coming soon)

Goaltenders (coming soon)

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