Fantasy first line rankings for 2020-21

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NHL.com ranks the first forward lines around the League for fantasy hockey in the 2020-21 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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FIRST LINE RANKINGS FOR 2020-21

NOTES: Standard fantasy categories: goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters. Value has been quantified based on factors including but not limited to NHL.com top 250 rank (listed below, if applicable), past production in the regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, line stability or fluctuation, team scoring distribution, average ice time, injury history, contract status, age and overall upside for the 2020-21 season. These rankings are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.

Second lines (including potential units featuring elite forwards like Leon Draisaitl, Artemi Panarin, Patrick Kane, Evgeni Malkin, Steven Stamkos) will be ranked on a separate list.

1. COL: Landeskog (34) — MacKinnon (1) — Rantanen (14)

2. TBL: Palat (100) — Point (10) — Kucherov (3)

3. BOS: Marchand, INJ. (24) — Bergeron (22) — Pastrnak, INJ. (23)

4. TOR: Hyman (191) — Matthews (6) — Marner (21)

5. WSH: Ovechkin (7) — Kuznetsov (61) — Wilson (75)

6. CAR: Svechnikov (17) — Aho (16) — Teravainen (53)

7. VAN: Miller (32) — Pettersson (11) — Boeser (91)

8. WPG: Connor (45) — Scheifele (39) — Wheeler (44)

9. PIT: Guentzel (33) — Crosby (13) — Kapanen (192)

10. NYR: Kreider (90) / Lafreniere (96) — Zibanejad (18) — Buchnevich (168)

11. VGK: Pacioretty (41) — W. Karlsson (151) — Stone (31)

12. BUF: Hall (48) — Eichel (9) — Olofsson (105) / Reinhart (127)

13. STL: Sanford (N/R) — O’Reilly (43) — Perron (68)

14. FLA: Huberdeau (46) — Barkov (47) — Hornqvist (144)

15. EDM: Ennis (N/R) — McDavid (2) — Kassian (N/R) / Puljujarvi (179)

16. CGY: Gaudreau (57) — Monahan (133) — Lindholm (98)

17. PHI: Giroux (69) — Couturier (70) — Voracek (137)

18. DAL: Benn (88) — Seguin, INJ. (104) / Hintz (N/R) — Radulov (126)

19. CHI: Kubalik (89) — Toews (73) — Shaw (N/R)

20. MIN: Kaprizov (108) — M. Johansson (N/R) — Fiala (87)

21. CBJ: Texier (N/R) — Dubois (99) — Bjorkstrand (159)

22. SJS: E. Kane (97) — Couture (120) — Labanc (N/R)

23. MTL: Tatar (165) — Danault (N/R) — Gallagher (112)

24. OTT: B. Tkachuk (38) — White / L. Brown (N/R) — Dadonov (160)

25. NYI: Lee (N/R) — Barzal (76) — Eberle (219)

26. LAK: Iafallo (232) — Kopitar (60) — D. Brown (N/R)

27. NSH: Forsberg (93) — Johansen (N/R) — Arvidsson (N/R)

28. NJD: Gusev (150) — Hischier (202) — Palmieri (170)

29. DET: Bertuzzi (N/R) — Larkin (143) — Mantha (136)

30. ANA: Milano (N/R) — Getzlaf (212) — Heinen (N/R)

31. ARI: Schmaltz (N/R) — Dvorak (N/R) — Garland (N/R)

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