Fantasy second line rankings for 2020-21

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NHL.com ranks the second forward lines around the League for potential fantasy hockey stacking options 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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SECOND 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 or concern (INJ. – players who could miss the start of this season), contract status, age and overall upside for the 2020-21 season. These rankings are a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen and Rob Reese.

First lines (including units featuring forwards like Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, Mika Zibanejad, Jonathan Toews) have been ranked on a separate list.

1. EDM: Nugent-Hopkins (63) / Kahun (N/R) — Draisaitl (4) — Yamamoto (131)

2. PIT: Zucker (135) — Malkin (25) — Rust (102)

3. WSH: Vrana (119) — Backstrom (62) — Oshie (92)

4. NYR: Panarin (5) — R. Strome (167) — Kakko (200)

5. COL: Burakovsky (77) — Kadri (71) — Saad (207)

6. TOR: Mikheyev / Robertson (N/R) — Tavares (54) — Nylander (81) / Marner (21)

7. TBL: Killorn (210) — Cirelli (N/R) — Stamkos (50)

8. WPG: Ehlers (103) — Stastny (224) — Laine (42)

9. CHI: DeBrincat (173) — Dach (161) / D. Strome (N/R) — P. Kane (12)

10. VGK: Marchessault (107) — Glass (215) / Stephenson (N/R) — R. Smith (130)

11. STL: Schwartz (145) — Schenn (74) — Tarasenko, INJ. / R. Thomas (N/R)

12. CGY: M. Tkachuk (38) — Backlund (246) — Mangiapane (N/R)

13. DAL: Gurianov (118) — Pavelski (195) — Kiviranta (214)

14. NYI: Beauvillier (169) — Nelson (149) — Bailey (184)

15. MTL: Drouin (234) / Toffoli (162) — Suzuki (157) — J. Anderson (226) / Armia (211)

16. PHI: Farabee (238) / Lindblom (N/R) — Hayes (183) — Konecny (129)

17. SJS: Donato (250) — Hertl (113) — Meier (128)

18. VAN: Pearson (N/R) — Horvat (72) — L. Eriksson / Virtanen (N/R)

19. BUF: Skinner (227) — E. Staal (225) — Reinhart (127) / Olofsson (105)

20. CBJ: Nyquist, INJ. / Bemstrom (N/R) — Domi (158) — Atkinson (134)

21. BOS: DeBrusk (190) — Krejci (171) — C. Smith (249) / Kase (N/R)

22. CAR: Niederreiter (N/R) — Trocheck (N/R) — Necas (237)

23. ARI: Keller (178) — Stepan (N/R) — Kessel (243)

24. MIN: Parise (180) — J. Eriksson Ek / Rossi (N/R) — Zuccarello (N/R)

25. NJD: J. Boqvist (N/R) — J. Hughes (213) — A. Johnsson (N/R)

26. NSH: Tolvanen (N/R) — Duchene (220) — Kunin (N/R)

27. LAK: Kempe (N/R) — Byfield (203) / Vilardi (N/R) — Frk / Carter (N/R)

28. ANA: Rakell (209) — Henrique / Zegras (N/R) — Silfverberg (N/R)

29. FLA: Denisenko (N/R) — Wennberg (N/R) — Tippett (N/R)

30. OTT: Galchenyuk (N/R) — Stuetzle (245) / Tierney (N/R) — Batherson (N/R)

31. DET: Zadina (N/R) — Namestnikov (N/R) — B. Ryan (N/R)

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