Fantasy goalie tandem rankings for 2020-21

thumbnail provides each team’s goalie depth chart and ranks the tandems around the League for potential fantasy hockey stacking options in the 2020-21 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.



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NOTES: Factors taken into account in these rankings include past performance (especially save percentage) in regular season and Stanley Cup Playoffs, team goalie situations and penalty kill, anticipated start volume, coach and system, quality of defense, reliability of secondary goalie(s), projected goal support (or lack thereof), injury history or concern (INJ.), sleeper, bounce-back or breakout potential, anticipated regression, age, contract status and overall upside for the 2020-21 season. These rankings are also applicable to any fantasy leagues that have team goalies (similar to team defenses in fantasy football).

1. Vegas Golden Knights — Timeshare: Robin Lehner, Marc-Andre Fleury
Notable depth goalie: Oscar Dansk
Note: Signed defenseman Alex Pietrangelo

2. Boston Bruins — Starter: Tuukka Rask; backup: Jaroslav Halak
Note: Forwards David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand expected to miss start of season

3. Colorado Avalanche — Timeshare: Philipp Grubauer, Pavel Francouz
Note: Acquired defenseman Devon Toews from New York Islanders

4. Dallas Stars — Starter: Anton Khudobin; Ben Bishop, INJ.
Notable depth goalie: Jake Oettinger
Note: Bishop, forward Tyler Seguin expected to miss start of season

5. New York Islanders — Timeshare: Semyon Varlamov, Ilya Sorokin

6. Tampa Bay Lightning — Starter: Andrei Vasilevskiy; backup: Curtis McElhinney

7. New York Rangers — Timeshare: Igor Shesterkin, Alexandar Georgiev

8. Columbus Blue Jackets — Timeshare: Joonas Korpisalo, Elvis Merzlikins

9. Washington Capitals — Timeshare: Ilya Samsonov, Henrik Lundqvist

10. Vancouver Canucks — Timeshare: Braden Holtby, Thatcher Demko
Note: Acquired defenseman Nate Schmidt from Vegas Golden Knights

11. Philadelphia Flyers — Starter: Carter Hart; backup: Brian Elliott

12. Montreal Canadiens — Starter: Carey Price; backup: Jake Allen
Notable depth goalie: Cayden Primeau

13. Winnipeg Jets — Starter: Connor Hellebuyck; backup: Laurent Brossoit

14. Calgary Flames — Starter: Jacob Markstrom; backup: David Rittich
Note: Signed defenseman Christopher Tanev

15. Arizona Coyotes — Starter: Darcy Kuemper; backup: Antti Raanta
Notable depth goalie: Adin Hill

16. Nashville Predators — Timeshare: Juuse Saros, Pekka Rinne

17. St. Louis Blues — Starter: Jordan Binnington; backup: Ville Husso
Note: Signed defenseman Torey Krug; forward Vladimir Tarasenko expected to miss start of season

18. Pittsburgh Penguins — Starter: Tristan Jarry; backup: Casey DeSmith

19. Toronto Maple Leafs — Starter: Frederik Andersen; backup: Aaron Dell
Notable depth goalie: Michael Hutchinson

20. Minnesota Wild — Timeshare: Cam Talbot, Alex Stalock
Notable depth goalie: Kaapo Kahkonen

21. Carolina Hurricanes — Timeshare: Petr Mrazek, James Reimer
Notable depth goalie: Alex Nedeljkovic

22. Los Angeles Kings — Starter: Jonathan Quick; backup: Calvin Petersen

23. New Jersey Devils — Timeshare: Mackenzie Blackwood, Corey Crawford

24. Anaheim Ducks — Starter: John Gibson; backup: Anthony Stolarz

25. Ottawa Senators — Starter: Matt Murray; backup: Anders Nilsson

26. San Jose Sharks — Timeshare: Devan Dubnyk, Martin Jones

27. Florida Panthers — Starter: Sergei Bobrovsky; backup: Chris Driedger

28. Edmonton Oilers — Timeshare: Mike Smith, Mikko Koskinen
Note: Signed defenseman Tyson Barrie; defenseman Oscar Klefbom expected to miss start of season

29. Buffalo Sabres — Timeshare: Linus Ullmark, Carter Hutton

30. Chicago Blackhawks — Timeshare: Malcolm Subban, Collin Delia

31. Detroit Red Wings — Timeshare: Thomas Greiss, Jonathan Bernier

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