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Top-200 NHL PLAYER RANKINGS 2012

Will there be a 2012-13 NHL season?
When will it start?

Those are questions that no one has an answer to at the moment. However, time marches on, and when this argument is eventually settled things are likely to ramp up pretty quickly so we won't have an ample amount of time to break down everything in the world of hockey. To save you many a sleepless night we've therefore decided it would be nice to release our top-200 rankings for the coming season.

A few notes before we get to the rankings:

(1) The rankings are mine, so don't go sending angry emails to RotoWire headquarters.

(2) The rankings were compiled with a little bit of each of the following.

* My personal thoughts.
* Projections from the NHL Draft Kit.

(3) For skaters the focus was placed upon the following scoring categories: Goals, Assists, +/-, PIM, PPG, PPA.
For keepers: Wins, Loses, GAA, Save and Shutouts.

(4) The rankings are geared toward H2H setups in a rotisserie style scoring system each scoring period.

With that, here's that top-200 primer for those of you that just can't wait for the billionaires and the millionaires to figure this thing out so we can all get back to following the game that we love on the ice.


Rank Name Team Position Comment
1 Evgeni Malkin PIT C Coming off the most dominating campaign in the game with 50 goals and 109 points.
2 Steven Stamkos TB C Coming off the most dominating goal scoring campaign in the game (60) in four years.
3 Sidney Crosby PIT C Appeared in only 22 games because of injury but his 1.68 point per game mark was a career best.
4 Claude Giroux PHI RW In his third full season he was third in the NHL with 93 points including 38 on the power-play.
5 Daniel Sedin VAN LW The NHL leader with 67 assists had as many helpers as Pavel Datsyuk had points.
6 Alexander Ovechkin WAS LW After 5-straight years to open his career with 50 goals, he's failed to reach 40 the past two seasons.
7 Corey Perry ANA RW The only skater to have at least 35 goals and 100 PIMs each of the past two seasons.
8 Pekka Rinne NSH G Led the league with 43 wins and 1,987 saves for the Predators.
9 Henrik Lundqvist NYR G One of the most consistent keeper ever. Six straight years of 35 wins and 19 shutouts the past two seasons.
10 Henrik Sedin VAN C His total of 81 points was a four year low. He's also been at least +22 all of those seasons.
11 Ilya Kovalchuk NJD LW Rebounded from his worst season to record 37 goals and 83 points. Will he remain in Russia?
12 Erik Karlsson OTT D Outscored all other blue liners by 25 points (19g, 59a).
13 Shea Weber NSH D Tied for the blue line lead in goals (19). Only rearguard with 10g, 45 pts, +15, 175 hits, 145 blocks.
14 Jonathan Quick LOS G Coming off back surgery, he's expected to be fine. Led league with 10 shutouts and his 1.95 GAA was second.
15 Zach Parise MIN LW Playing in his home state, he's working on a stretch of 5-straight "healthy” seasons of 30 goals.
16 James Neal PIT RW Second in the league with 329 shots, Neal scored 40 goals and recorded 81 points in 80 games.
17 Ryan Miller BUF G You know you are good when 31 wins, a 2.54 GAA, .916 SV% and six shutouts is an average season.
18 John Tavares NYI C Has done nothing but impress in three seasons. Game hit elite levels in year III - 31 goals, 81 points.
19 Kris Letang PIT D Had 10 goals and 42 points in 51 games. Give him 82 games and those numbers become 16 and 68.
20 Zdeno Chara BOS D Coming off a career best 40 assists, 52 points, +33 rating. Eight straight years of 40 points, 85 PIMs
21 Jason Spezza OTT C Rarely has a point per game performer (616 in 606 games) received less notoriety.
22 Eric Staal CAR C A furious finish allowed him to reach 70 points for the 7th straight season. Plays with his brother now.
23 Marc-Andre Fleury PIT G Won 42 games backstopping the games best offense while sporting an impressive 2.36 GAA.
24 Phil Kessel TOR RW Never met a puck he didn't want to shoot. Kessel reached career bests in goals (37) and points (82).
25 Rick Nash NYR LW You're pretty darn special when 30 goals and 59 points is seen as a disaster. Finally out of Columbus.
26 Jonathan Toews CHI C Would be ranked higher if injuries didn't limit him to 59 games. Still, 29 goals and 57 points is impressive.
27 Anze Kopitar LOS C The last five years have seen at least 25 goals, and four times in five seasons at least 70 points (66 in 2008).
28 Pavel Datsyuk DET C Fell below 20 goals for the first time since 2002, but still had nearly a point per game (67 in 70).
29 Nicklas Backstrom WAS C Was once again an elite performer last season with 44 points in 42 games. Is over health woes - for now.
30 Henrik Zetterberg DET LW It's been four years since he reached 30 goals, but he's a shot producing monster who scores points.
31 Patrick Sharp CHI RW Not quite elite, but right on the cusp, year after year. Averaging 31 goals the past five seasons.
32 Bobby Ryan ANA RW For four straight years he's hit 30 goals. Why the Ducks seem to always have him on the block is unknown.
33 Cary Price Mon G His record was sub .500 (26-28-11) despite a 2.43 GAA and .916 save percentage.
34 Roberto Luongo VAN G Where will he play? Has won 30 games 7-straight years with at least four shutouts each season.
35 Taylor Hall EDM LW Will he change his game to protect his body? Through two seasons he's averaged 32 goals per 82 games.
36 Tyler Seguin BOS RW Like another Beantown youngster (Joe Thornton) it just took Seguin a year to get going (29g, 38a).
37 Patrick Kane CHI RW The off ice shenanigans has caused some to overlook the game that has produced 369 points in 399 games.
38 Loui Eriksson DAL LW Three straight years of 70 points establish him as a star. Now if he could only find his lost "S.”
39 Ryan Getzlaf ANA C After four years averaging 80 points Getzlaf slumped to just 57 last season. Expect a rebound.
40 Jarome Iginla CGY RW For 11 years he's scored at least 30 goals. Showing some signs of slippage, but still a rockstar.
41 Martin St. Louis TB RW Since 2006 his total of 532 points has been bettered only by one man - Alexander Ovechkin (573).
42 Patrick Marleau SAN LW Four straight 30 goal efforts including at least 10 PP goals and 250 shots in each season.
43 Brad Richards NYR C Has seen his point total shrink from 91 to 77 to 66. Still a power-play force to be reckoned with.
44 Joe Thornton SAN C He's evolved as a hockey player at the expense of his point totals though 9-straight 70 point seasons ain’t bad.
45 Ilya Bryzgalov PHI G Couldn't have played any worse but still won 33 games with six shutouts for the Flyers.
46 Scott Hartnell PHI RW The most complete player in fantasy hockey in '11? 37 goals, 67 points, +19 and 136 PIMs.
47 Jimmy Howard DET G Only injury slowed Howard who won 35 games for a 3rd straight year with a career best 2.12 GAA.
48 Gabriel Landeskog COL LW As complete a rookie as we've seen in years. He scores (22 goals), hits (219) and shots (270 SOG).
49 Jordan Eberle EDM RW Exploded in second season with 34 goals and 76 points. Might take his game to another gear yet.
50 Miikka Kiprusoff CGY G For seven straight years he has recorded 35 wins. His .921 SV% last season was his best since 2005.
51 Logan Couture SAN C Two full seasons, two 30 goal efforts. Was a power-play force last season with 26 man advantage points.
52 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins EDM C Only injury stopped RNH from a rather amazing rookie season. Still, 52 points in 62 points hints at greatness.
53 Keith Yandle PHO D It's time to recognize that he is an elite blue liner performer who has scored 34 times the last three years.
54 Dustin Byfuglien WPG D He's spotty off the ice, and not a great defender, but he's an elite point producer from the blue line.
55 Milan Lucic BOS LW The modern day Cam Neely. Lucic has produced 26 goals, 61 points and 121 PIMs the last two years.
56 Marian Hossa CHI RW When healthy, Hossa is still nearly a point-per-game producer who helps out all over the stat sheet.
57 Cam Ward CAR G Canes have improved offensively, now they need to tighten things up defensively (Ward had a 2.74 GAA).
58 Thomas Vanek BUF LW Had a six year low in goals (26) but still extended his streak of 7-straight seasons of 10 power-play goals.
59 David Backes STL C How is this for a two year average: 28 goals, 58 points, +24, 97 PIMs, 220 hits and 224 shots on net.
60 Kari Lehtonen DAL G Has shaken the injury label with back-to-back 30+ win seasons. Coming off career best 2.33 GAA.
61 Johan Franzen DET RW Coming off two virtually identical season: 28 and 29 goals. 55 and 56 points. 10 and 11 power-play goals.
62 Drew Doughty LOS D What the heck happened? Doughty had three year lows in goals (10), points (36) and plus/minus (-2).
63 Mike Smith PHX G The out of nowhere star in net, Smith won 38 games, had eight shutouts, an a .930 SV%. Encore?
64 Joe Pavelski SAN C Little Joe scored a career best 31 goals and +18 and reached 265 shots for the third time in four years.
65 Antti Niemi SAN G Inconsistent as all get out, Niemi has won 69 games with 12 shutouts in two seasons in San Jose.
66 Jonas Hiller ANA G Finishing kick anyone? His last 41 games: 2.12 GAA an a .921 save percentage.
67 Alexander Semin WAS LW The luster is gone, but the talent remains. Semin is one of those tantalizing talents that continues to frustrate.
68 Mike Ribeiro WAS C A capable disher of the puck, he could easily exceed his average of 68 points the past two years in D.C.
69 Matt Duchene COL C An elite young speedster, Duchene's production was literally halved in year III (28 points).
70 Dan Boyle SAN D When your four year low in points is 48 you're a pretty darn effective producer from the blue line.
71 Duncan Keith CHI D He's not the 2009 version (14g, 55a) but he's scored 40 points with a +15 rating in three of the last four years.
72 Martin Brodeur NJD G Clearly no longer elite, but it's still hard to argue with 31 victories an a 2.41 GAA in 59 games.
73 Alex Pietrangelo STL D He's averaged 12 goals and 47 points in his first two seasons. Only thing he doesn't do is bring PIMs.
74 Alexander Edler VAN D Coming off a career best season of 11 goals and 49 points. Over 140 hits and blocks as well.
75 Jeff Carter LOS C So many people seem to have forgotten that from 2008-10 this guy averaged 38 goals.
76 Jamie Benn DAL C A rising star, Benn has upped his point total from 41 to 56 to 63. Took 203 shots on net and recorded 7 GWG's.
77 Alexandre Burrows VAN RW Skating in Vancouver has its benefits. Burrows has recorded 26 goals with a +23 rate in 4-straight seasons.
78 Mike Green WAS D After 70 points in '08 & '09 he's recorded 31 points in 81 games the past two season. Wild card personified.
79 Marian Gaborik NYR LW As exciting a player as there is in the game. Period. Working his way back from a significant shoulder injury.
80 Niklas Backstrom MIN G Talk of his demise is overblown. 2012: 2.43 GAA, .919 SV%. Career: 2.42 GAA, .918 SV%.
81 Mike Richards LOS C Richards failed to reach his previous levels of offense in his first year in LA: 18 goals, 26 assists.
82 Dany Heatley MIN LW His goal totals the past six years: 50, 41, 39, 39, 26, 24. Seems to have lost that extra gear.
83 Brian Campbell FLA D Recorded 53 points, the second best total at the position with 31 on the power-play. A mere four goals though.
84 Daniel Briere PHI C Failed to record 20 goals for the first time in a season of 70 games. Setup for a nice rebound in Philadelphia.
85 Dustin Brown LOS RW Hits everything on the ice, and racks up shots. He's recorded 50 points in 5-straight years.
86 Teemu Selanne ANA RW Four hundred eighty six years old - and still a scoring ace. The last four years averaged 29 PP points.
87 Patrik Elias NJD C It only seems like he has been skating since the Stone Age. Coming off a 26 goal, 78 point effort.
88 Jordan Staal CAR C Long a third liner, Staal will get a chance to allow his offensive game to flourish. Scored 25 goals last year.
89 Jason Pominville BUF RW Only once in the last six seasons has he failed to record 62 points (he had 30 goals and 73 points in '11).
90 Corey Schneider VAN G If Luongo is moved out of town as expected, he moves up like 25 spots. Career: 2.24 GAA, .928 SV%.
91 Ryan Suter MIN D Had 46 points with a +15 rating, but might be more valuable in the real world than in fantasy.
92 P.K. Subban Mon D Has failed to reach 40-points the last two years but seems primed to take the next step in his third season.
93 Vincent Lecavalier TB C The last two years he's failed to record 55 points or appear in 70 games. Is that all there is at this point?
94 Evander Kane WPG LW Went from 14 to 19 to 30 goals. Fired 287 shots on net and upped his physical play as well (173 hits).
95 Matt Moulson NYI LW Showing growth from 30 to 31 to 36 goals the past three years. Is there a 40 goal season in his stick?
96 Ryane Clowe SJ LW Fell three penalty minutes short of a 3rd straight 45 point, 100 PIM season. Solid and safe.
97 Dion Phaneuf TOR D Returned to double-digit goals (12) with 44 points, 92 PIMs and 202 shots on goal to negate his (-10) mark.
98 Paul Stastny COL C Basically a point-per-game skater his first four years he's been at 0.72 the past two years.
99 Martin Havlat SAN RW A dismal first year in San Jose (27 points in 39 games). Don't forget about the uber talented winger.
100 Tuukka Rask BOS G Gets his chance to take the reigns. His career numbers are HOF worthy - 2.20 GAA, .926 SV% in 102 games.
101 Craig Anderson OTT G Won 33 games and finished the year with a .925 save percentage in an abbreviated second half (16 games).
102 Max Pacioretty Mon LW Returned from injury and exploded for 33 goals. One of 11 skaters with 30 goals and 285 shots on net.
103 Semyon Varlamov COL G A mixed first season as a starter. He absolutely dominated his last 23 games: 2.06 GAA, .932 SV%.
104 Niklas Kronwall DET D Scored 15 goals and 36 points for the Wings but somehow was saddled with a (-2) rating.
105 Corey Crawford CHI G Won 30 games for 2nd year in a row, but lost his starting gig at times and needs a hot start to solidify role.
106 Ryan Callahan NYR RW A complete player who scored 29 times, had 271 hits and took 235 shots on net.
107 Milan Michalek OTT LW Appears to be healthy after abdominal surgery. Finally lived up to expectations in year eight with 35 goals.
108 Chris Stewart STL RW Twelve months ago he was a must own. A year after 15 goals and 30 points his career is at the crossroads.
109 Jaroslav Halak STL G Can't play much better than he did with a 1.97 GAA, .926 SV% & six shutouts in just 46 contests.
110 Tyler Myers BUF D Excellent as a rookie, passable as a sophomore, disappointing as a junior (8g, 15a, +5, 84 shots on goal).
111 Jeff Skinner CAR LW The dreaded sophomore slump cost him 11 goals and 19 points. He also lost 18 games, so factor that in.
112 Michael Cammalleri CGY C Scored 20 goals, but wasn't a power-play ace and he's now failed to skate in 70 games since 2008.
113 Brenden Morrow DAL LW Dreadful. A year after scoring 33 goals he recorded 26 points. No one works harder. Expect a rebound.
114 David Clarkson NJD RW The only skater in hockey with 30 goals, 138 PIMs, 165 hits and 225 shots on goal.
115 Wayne Simmonds PHI RW Excelled in his first season in Philly as he did a little but of everything - 28g, 114 PIMs, 197 shots.
116 David Krejci BOS C Averaging 62 points the past four years while coming off a career best season of 23 goals.
117 Kevin Bieksa VAN D One point and six PIMs short of a 50/100 effort. Does a little bit of everything.
118 Mark Streit NYI D That plus/minus was abysmal (-27), but he still produced a 4th straight year of at least 47 points.
119 Steve Downie COL LW Fourteen goals, 41 points and 137 PIMs are a nice package of skill and rough stuff.
120 Olli Jokinen WPG C Had a rebound effort in 2011 with his first 60 point season since 2007. Might be hard pressed to repeat.
121 Ondrej Pavelec WPG G Played 68 games but that 29-28-9 record has to improve, not to mention that poor 2.91 GAA.
122 Nathan Horton FLA RW All about potential here as he was once again limited by injury (32 points in 46 games).
123 Brent Burns SAN D Given the Sharks firepower it would seem that his 2011 totals are the floor (11g, 26a).
124 Jason Garrison VAN D Lit it up for 16 goals, nine on the PP, and now gets to skate for one of the better teams in the league.
125 Brian Elliott STL G Statistically the best keeper in hockey: 1.56 GAA, .940 SV% led the league. Still looks to be behind Halak.
126 Patrice Bergeron BOS C One of the most complete players in the game, his total of 64 points was his best since 2006.
127 Valtteri Filppula DET LW With changes in Detroit came opportunity, and Valtteri excelled with 66 points and a +18 rating.
128 Stephen Weiss FLA C Three straight years of 20-goals and three times in four years he's also hit the 55 point level.
129 Nail Yakupov EDM RW The must own rookie of 2012? Yakupov can do it all on the ice and will try to emulate Landeskog's campaign.
130 Anders Lindback TAM G Should be able to hold off Garon in net. Only 38 games of NHL experience on his resume though.
131 Sergei Bobrovsky CLM G Should be able to hold off Mason and receive his first shot to be "the man” in his new home.
132 Sergei Gonchar OTT D It's been two years since he hit 50 points, failing in fact to record 40 in either of the past two.
133 John Carlson WAS D Last season was the same as the year before other than a 36 point drop in his plus/minus (-15).
134 Jose Theodore FLA G Coming off a solid season (2.46 GAA, .917 SV%), Luongo rumors hang over his head.
135 Justin Schultz EDM D Joined the Oilers after failing to sign with Ducks. Has been piling up points like Paul Coffey in the AHL.
136 Radim Vrbata PHX RW Raise your hand if you knew he scored 35 times, had 62 points and was a +24 skater. Put your hand down.
137 Brent Seabrook CHI D Steady. Scored 34 points, was a +21 skater, had 198 hits, blocked 165 shots and took 156 shots on net.
138 Mikko Koivu MIN C He'll never be a goal scorer, but he can dish the puck at near elite levels. All he needs is health.
139 Ray Whitney DAL LW Undersized and 40, that didn't stop Whitney from recording 24 goals and 77 points in his 20th season.
140 Tomas Plekanec Mon C Failed to record 20 goals for the first time in six years but still pumped home 200 shots for a 4th straight year.
141 T.J. Oshie STL RW A leader on and off the ice, his fourth season led to 19 goals and 54 points - career bests.
142 Matt Carle TAM D Has settled in as an effective performer with 35 points the past three years. Returns to Tampa Bay.
143 Oliver Ekman-Larsson PHO D 2009 first rounder exploded with 13 goals and 32 points in his first full season on the blue line.
144 Lubomir Visnovsky NYI D Catastrophic fall from 68 to 27 points at age 35. Doesn't want to be with the Isles, but who does?
145 Joffrey Lupul TOR LW Stayed out of the trainers room and the result was an impressive season - 25 goals, 42 assists.
146 Michael Del Zotto NYR D Finally was a plus skater at +20 to augment a nice offensive game (10g, 31a).
147 Devan Dubnyk EDM G Khabibulin is old (39) an in the last year of his deal so Devan will likely get a shot to play a lot in the crease.
148 James Reimer TOR G The Leafs keeper at the moment, heavy rumors have Toronto as a potential landing spot for Luongo.
149 Kevin Shattenkirk STL D Fired 178 shots on net while scoring nine times and handing out 34 assists for the Blues.
150 Shane Doan PHX RW Don't know why he re-signed with the Coyotes, but he will look to record 20 goals for 12th time in 13 years.
151 Pierre Parenteau COL RW Recorded 67 points on the Isles. He'll look to grow that number with the up and coming Avalanche.
152 Christian Ehrhoff BUD D Big time failure after signing a huge deal with the Sabres with five goals, 32 points an a (-2) rating.
153 Tyler Ennis BUF C Undersized but productive. His pace last year, over 82 games, would have netted 58 points.
154 Drew Stafford BUF RW Lost 11 goals from the previous season but only fell off two points (50). Went from 19 to seven PP points.
155 Braden Holtby WAS G Appears to be in the lead to backstop the Caps even with only 21 games of NHL experience under his belt.
156 Blake Wheeler WPG RW Finally lived up to the hype with 64 points including 31 over his final 32 games on the ice.
157 Erik Cole Mon LW Coming off the best season of his career with a career best 35 goals including 11 on the power-play.
158 Kimmo Timonen PHI D Thirty games short of 1,000, he can still produce points (37 or more in 10-straight seasons).
159 Evgeni Nabokov NYI G You can't take DiPietro seriously, so it appears Nabby could start after solid return: 2.55 GAA, .914 SV%.
160 Daniel Alfredsson OTT RW Nearly 40 years old, he can still score as evidenced by his 27 markers and 59 points.
161 Nikita Nikitin CLM D You might have missed it but he really took off with the Blue Jackets recording 32 points in a mere 54 games.
162 Justin Williams LOS RW Has settled in as a winger who will be in the 20 goal, 60 point range if he can stay on the ice.
163 Mark Giordano CGY D Fell off his 2010 pace but he's still averaged nine goals and 33 points the past three seasons.
164 Dennis Wideman CGY D Had an epic season last year with the Caps scoring 11 times with 46 points and 175 shots on goal.
165 Teddy Purcell TAM RW He doesn't hit anyone, doesn't block shots or produce PIMs, but he scores - 24 goals and 65 points.
166 Cam Fowler ANA D Failed to build on his rookie season (10g, 30a) with five goals, 24 assists. A (-53) performer in two seasons.
167 Mike Fisher NSH C Mr. Carrie Underwood had a strong first season in Nashville with 24 goals and 27 assists.
168 Michal Neuvirth WAS G Fell on his face last season with a terrible set of ratios in 38 games: 2.82 GAA, .903 SV%.
169 John-Michael Liles TOR D His first year in Toronto was seen as a failure by some, but he was still on an 82 game pace of 34 points.
170 Ales Hemsky EDM C Hemsky could be ranked 100 spots higher in next year's rankings if he can stay healthy this season.
171 Tomas Fleishmann WAS LW Coming off a career season - 27 goals and 61 points - the second time in his career he hit the 20 goal mark.
172 Ryan Kesler VAN C Hopes to be back in December (shoulder). Coming off his worst season in four years (49 points).
173 Martin Erat NSH RW The most consistent player in hockey? From 2003 through last year he's had between 49-58 points each season.
174 Derek Stepan NYR RW Upped his game in his second season scoring 51 points with a +14 an a more physical game.
175 Chris Kunitz PIT LW A feisty winger who, if he skates as a top-6 forward, should again score 25 goals (his avg. the last two years).
176 Brad Marchand BOS LW Gets everything out of his undersized frame. The last two years he has 49 goals and a +56 rating.
177 Kris Versteeg FLA RW Twenty-three goals and 54 points is nice, but he slowed tremendously with 16 points in his last 33 games.
178 Andrew Ladd WPG LW Might be the quietest 57 goal scorer the past two years in the NHL. Shot the puck 265 times last season.
179 Jaromir Jagr DAL LW Can still put up points, 54 in 74 games, and be a force on the power-play (20 PP points).
180 Justin Faulk CAR D Twenty-two points is a solid effort for a rookie. Has to improve his two-way play though as (-16) is unsightly.
181 David Perron STL RW Finally healthy, Perron was a monster last season with 21g, 21a an a +19 in just 57 games.
182 Ryan O'Reilly COL C Took the next step in year three with 18 goals and 55 points. Only 11 shots short of 200 as well.
183 Marcus Foligno BUF LW The burly winger recorded 13 points in a 14 game cup of coffee and has been lighting up the AHL.
184 James Wisniewski CLM D His first season in Columbus was a disappointment, but he still has 48 points in his last 80 games.
185 Michael Ryder DAL RW Scored 35 goals after recording 36 the previous two years. Can he possibly go for 30+ again?
186 Dennis Seidenberg BOS D A solid all-around rearguard who had 23 points an a +15 rating last year. A solid roster filler.
187 Tomas Kaberle Mon D He can still run a power-play, though he's not likely to lead a fantasy squads blue liners in points.
188 Mathieu Garon TAM G Won 23 games for Tampa though his 2.85 GAA and .901 SV% aren't going to help you in this day and age.
189 Nikolai Khabibulin EDM G Terrific start (1.12 GAA in October) has long been forgotten thanks to finish: .887 SV% in the second half.
190 Josh Harding MIN G One of the best backups in the league. He owns a career .916 save percentage in 117 games.
191 Sheldon Souray ANA D Soured after an amazing start (13 points, +10 in 24 games). Can still run a power-play with aplomb.
192 Marek Zidlicky NJD D At the end of his rope? Twenty-two points last season, 24 in 2010. He had 43 in 2009.
193 Alex Goligoski DAL D Returned to the 30 point level with health but is sporting a mere even rating his last 94 games.
194 Brandon Dubinksy CLM LW Hits everything and has back-to-back 100 PIM seasons. However fell to 10 goals after 44 previous two years.
195 Patric Hornqvist NSH RW Averaged 26 goals in 2009-10 and recorded 27 last season. Shoots a ton - 230 or more 3-straight years.
196 Sean Couturier PHI C Solid as a rookie with 27 points an a +18 rating, he could double that point total in his second season.
197 Adam Henrique NJD C Will try to build on an impressive rookie season that included 16 goals and 35 assists.
198 Nikolai Kulemin TOR RW After 30 goals falling to 28 points isn't acceptable no matter what the excuse might be.
199 Stephane Robidas DAL D Failed to record 200 hits for first time in three years, and had lowest point total (22) since 2006.
200 Ben Scrivens TOR G Only has value if the Leafs don't make the move to add Roberto Luongo in net.