Imagination surges during the Stanley Cup playoffs

NHL.com identifies players who gained the most value in fantasy hockey from the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy And a free subscription to NHL Fantasy on Ice Audio notation.

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noteThe following players will join or rise in the NHL.com Top 200 Player Ranking Update after the Stanley Cup Playoffs are over. Some players that have gained some fantasy appeal but are already elite fantasy options (eg Cal MakarAnd the Adam FoxAnd the Kirill KaprizovAnd the Jake Goentzel) or potential free agents in 2022 (eg Nazim QadriAnd the Evander KingAnd the David Peron) are excluded.

Jake OettingerG, DAL
Latest fantasy NHL.com rating: 67

The Dallas Stars goalkeeper was exceptional in the first round despite losing to the Calgary Flames in seven games, going 3-4 with a save ratio of 0.954 (NHL leading) and one closing. Oettinger exited other goalkeeper options for Dallas over the course of the regular season and was 41-23-8 with a 0.913 SV% and two closings in 77 NHL games. Oettinger was already one of the top 10 goalkeepers at the end of the regular season, but he should now be considered a marginal player in the top five in position, among the top 50 players overall, and at 23 years old he is arguably a top 25 and under goalkeeper for the leagues The guard and the family.

Seth JarvisC / LW / RW, CAR
Latest fantasy NHL.com rating: 161

The Carolina Hurricanes forward has eight points (three goals and five assists) in 14 games after the season, the most among NHL rookies (as of the conference finals), most of whom have played in the top line with an elite position. Sebastian Aho. Jarvis also tied for Carolina’s third most deciding shot on goal (32) Andrei Svechnikov (36) and Tiofu Terrafenen (34). Jarvis was injured against the New York Rangers in Game Seven of the second round but finished ninth in the rookie points (40 in 68 games) in the regular season and has a bright future in a distinguished role.

Carter VerhaghiC / LW, FLA
Latest fantasy NHL.com rating: 186

The Florida Panthers forward led them with 12 points (six goals and six assists), all with equal strength in 10 playoff games. Verhaeghe, who had all those points in six games against the Washington Capitals in the first round, was tied for third in the NHL in doubles strengths during the first two playoff rounds behind him. Conor McDavid And the Leon Drystel From Edmonton Oilers. Verhaeghe also had the highest level in the NHL in points (55 in 78 games) in the regular season and should stay on the line with either of them. Alexander Barkov or Jonathan Huberdeau next season.

Zach HeymanLW / RW, EDM
Latest NHL.com fantasy ranking: N/A

The Oilers forward scored 16 points (11 goals, five assists) in 16 playoffs, surpassing his combined points tally from five seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs (13 points in 32 games from 2017 to 2021). Hyman is tied for the second-most goals (11) in the National Hockey League and is second in the SOG (67 in 16 games) as of the Conference Finals just behind him. Nathan McKinnon (82) from Colorado Avalanche. Hyman found new offensive gear playing on the top streak with McDavid and Draisaitl to build on his NHL highs in goals (27), assists (27) and points (54) from the regular season.

Philip ShettleC, NYR
Latest NHL.com fantasy ranking: N/A

The New York Rangers center had a playoff with nine points (seven goals, two assists) in 18 games most of which he played on the third line with fellow young forwards. Alexis Lavrinier And the kabo kaku. second line center Ryan Strom He is a potential unrestricted free agent in 2022, so Chytil could see a rising role in the coming years and carry a sleepy fantasy appeal next season. Chytil sustained an injury against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 but still ranks among the NHL leaders in power doubles goals (six; tied for sixth) and goals per 60 minutes (1.68; fifth) this post season.

Other players who have gained fantastical appeal in the deep leagues: Evan BouchardD, EDM (latest fictional NHL.com rating: 124); Bowen ByramD, COL (160); Ross ColtonC/LW/RW, TBL (N/R)

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