2019 NHL Fantasy Draft Rankings Countdown: 80-61
Welcome to Part 2 of our 2019 NHL Draft Rankings. We’re be going over the top 100 prospects, and ranking them based on their potential to produce in fantasy hockey.
Today we’ll continue the countdown with the players ranked 61 to 80.
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NHL Draft Rankings
80. Billy Constantinou, D, Kingston/Niagara (OHL)
Constantinou is an offensively minded blueliner. He can make plays with the puck but isn’t the strongest player in his own zone.
79. Matvei Guskov, C, London (OHL)
Guskov is a 200-foot player. He’s not the most dynamic player out there, but plays hard and is good in his own zone.
78. Michael Vukojevic, D, Kitchener (OHL)
Vukojevic is a reliable stay at home defenseman. He can produce some offense, but needs to work on that area of his game.
77. Antti Saarela, LW, Lukko (FIN)
Saarela has high end skating and acceleration. However, his offensive game hasn’t been consistent.
76. Daniil Misyul, D, Loko (MHL)
Misyul is a good skater and has patience with the puck. However, his offensive game as a whole still needs to develop.
75. Leevi Aaltonen, LW, KalPa (Jr. A SM-liiga)
Aaltonen is a smaller forward at 5’9″, but brings plenty of speed and offensive talent to the table.
74. Gianni Fairbrother, D, Everette (WHL)
Fairbrother is a solid defenseman at both ends of the ice, with a more physical nature to his game.
73. Drew Helleson, D, U.S. NTDP (USHL)
Helleson has a good breakout pass, but his slap shot isn’t overly threatening. He’s good at mitigating scoring chances by the opposition.
72. Shane Pinto, C, Lincoln/Tri-City (USHL)
Pinto has an effective shot and playmaking abilities. He needs to play with more physicality though.
71. Nikita Alexandrov, C, Charlottetown (QMJHL)
Alexandrov is a solid all-around forward with a knack for re-directing pucks past the opposition.
70. John Farinacci, C, Dexter School (Mass HS)
Farinacci has good offensive instincts, in particular his playmaking skills. He just needs to work on his game without the puck.
69. Marcus Kallionkieli, LW, Sioux City (USHL)
Kallionkieli’s strengths are his speed and his shot. An offensive-minded player whose primary focus throughout his career has always been scoring goals.
68. Artemi Knyazev, D, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
Knyazev is a mobile puck-moving defenseman. Good passing abilities, although he’s not the most physical player.
67. Karl Henriksson, C, Frolunda (SWE)
Henriksson isn’t a dynamic player, but he makes smart decisions with the puck and his vision allows him to set the pace of the play.
66. Marshall Warren, D, U.S. NTDP (USHL)
Warren has great mobility on his skates. He needs to bulk up some more to withstand more physical forwards though.
65. Pyotr Kochetkov, G, Ryazan (VHL)
Kochetkov has great agility despite his 6’3″ frame. He has the tools to be an NHL goaltender, potentially a starter.
64. Mattias Norlinder, D, Modo (SWE)
Norlinder is a solid offensively-minded defender who uses his positioning to eliminate scoring chances.
63. Simon Holmstrom, RW, HV 71 (SWE)
Holmstrom has quick hands and quality offensive instincts. He doesn’t play with a physical edge and has had to overcome numerous injuries lately.
62. Jordan Spence, D, Moncton (QMJHL)
Spence is a smooth-skating defenseman with good puck control. He’s not a big body at 5’10”, but uses his skating and positioning well in the defensive zone.
61. Antti Tuomisto, D, Assat (Jr. A SM-liiga)
Tuomisto is an offensively gifted defender with a good release. At 6’4″ he’s not afraid to throw his body around.
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