Here are the Top 200 prospect forwards to own in your points-only keeper league – December edition!

 

Some of you may have caught it on Twitter, but I had lost my prospects template. The template I had been working off for the better part of 13 years. Best guess is that it was deleted after an Office 19 update, where they have a list of saved files and I clicked "I have the ones I need". Combined with my annual Recycle Bin dump, and we're in a bit of trouble. I had several stopgap measures for my key files, and I have a program to recover lost files like this, but the recovery was corrupted and the stopgap measures…well, let's just say I had grown lax on making sure everything was okay.

Long story short, I did have other files saved from the Prospects Report, as well as monthly Top 200s saved. But I lost a) the formula, b) all the prospects that I had added since the Prospects Report came out in June that were not in last month's Top 200, c) any updates to that full list of prospects from June, such as changing teams (if they're traded, or not re-signed), graduated players, etc.

I spent the last 12 days putting all the prospects back in, making sure I got all the relevant ones, fixing teams, adjusting prospects based on news of the past few months, etc. Then I worked on a formula that, I feel, is even better. I think it captures upside and certainty really well, yet at the same time also acknowledges prospects who are in the league helping out right now (even though they may have lower upside). I could still use your help – by letting me know in the comments section any players I missed fixing their teams, or any 'key' prospects you think should be in the Top 200 who aren't. If they're from this year's draft or a newer signing, I may have missed him. You'll also notice that some of the "Nov" and "Oct" cells do not have a value – again, this is because I lost them.

Note: At this point, "missing Jenik" has been pointed out to me several times here and on Twitter and addressed. Next month's update is around January 10 and he will appear then. Could use help on any others I may have missed though…

Legend: o=offensive player, os=offensive, small, p=potential power forward, t= two-way guy.

As always, players within +/- 5.0 ranking points of each other should be considered equal and that point become a matter of team need (need help now/will take less upside vs. can wait/will roll the dice for higher upside) or personal bias. Click any player name to be taken to his DobberProspects.com player profile.

 

Dec Prospect Team type Prospect Rating Nov Oct
1 Jack Hughes NJD o 128.8 1 1
2 Kaapo Kakko NYR o 116.0 2 2
3 Victor Olofsson BUF o 91.8 3 10
4 Kirby Dach CHI p 91.2 7 13
5 Jordan Kyrou STL o 90.1 10 6
6 Nikita Gusev NJD os 88.6 5 3
7 Nick Suzuki MON o 88.4 16 15
8 Barrett Hayton ARI t 88.1 6 5
9 Martin Necas CAR o 87.7 8 16
10 Cody Glass VGK o 87.7 4 4
11 Max Comtois ANA p 87.0 11 9
12 Morgan Frost PHI o 86.5 14 14
13 Kirill Kaprizov MIN os 83.3 15 12
14 Sam Steel ANA o 82.3 12 8
15 Filip Zadina DET o 80.1 30 22
16 Drake Batherson OTT p 79.6 21 19
17 Henrik Borgstrom FLA t 79.6 9 Grad
18 Joel Farabee PHI t 79.5 17 23
19 Alex Turcotte LAK t 78.4 13 11
20 Owen Tippett FLA o 78.0 24 25
21 Aleksi Heponiemi FLA o 75.3 25 27
22 Vitali Kravtsov NYR o 75.1 23 17
23 Kailer Yamamoto EDM os 75.0 28 24
24 Alexander Nylander CHI o 74.0 18 34
25 Eeli Tolvanen NSH o 73.0 22 7
26 Cole Caufield MON os 73.0 19 20
27 Kristian Vesalainen WPG p 72.6 29 29
28 Michael Rasmussen DET p 72.3 34 32
29 Jason Robertson DAL o 71.9 27 18
30 Dillon Dube CGY o 71.1 37 35
31 Trevor Zegras ANA o 70.9 20 21
32 Joe Veleno DET o 70.8 26 28
33 Jaret Anderson-Dolan LAK t 69.7 40 38
34 Adam Gaudette VAN o 69.7 41 40
35 Ryan Poehling MON p 69.5 36 26
36 Grigori Denisenko FLA o 68.3 38 36
37 Ty Dellandrea DAL o 67.5 39 39
38 Ilya Mikheyev TOR o 67.3 31 46
39 Dylan Cozens BUF o 67.3 35 33
40 Carl Grundstrom LAK o 67.0 44 52
41 Sasha Chmelevski SJS o 66.1 51 37
42 Alex Formenton OTT o 65.6 43 42
43 Isac Lundestrom ANA o 65.3 42 41
44 Logan Brown OTT o 64.7 49 58
45 Mason Appleton WPG o 64.4 53 51
46 Oliver Wahlstrom NYI o 64.4 47 45
47 Lias Andersson NYR t 64.2 45 43
48 Nikolai Prokhorkin LAK o 64.2 66 63
49 Matthew Boldy MIN o 63.8 33 31
50 Martin Kaut COL t 63.4 57 56
51 Rasmus Kupari LAK o 63.1 50 48
52 Emil Bemstrom CBJ os 63.0 56 55
53 Gabriel Vilardi LAK o 62.7 98 94
54 Jesper Boqvist NJD o 61.8 55 54
55 Alexandre Texier CBJ o 61.8 54 53
56 Josh Norris OTT o 61.8 65 65
57 Dylan Sikura CHI o 60.5 46 44
58 Arthur Kaliyev LAK o 60.0 59 62
59 Evgeny Svechnikov DET o 59.7 71 68
60 Anders Bjork BOS t 59.1 70 73
61 Tyler Benson EDM o 58.8 72 69
62 Michael McLeod NJD t 58.8 69 59
63 Dominik Bokk CAR o 58.4 64 64
64 Dominik Kubalik CHI o 58.3 74 86
65 Jeremy Bracco TOR o 58.1 67 66
66 Taylor Raddysh TBL p 58.0 68 67
67 Peyton Krebs VGK o 57.7 48 47
68 Rudolfs Balcers OTT o 57.6 75 74
69 Tage Thompson BUF p 57.4 63 70
70 Vitali Abramov OTT os 57.2 61 60
71 Alex Newhook COL o 56.7 58 57
72 Rem Pitlick NSH p 56.6 81 75
73 Otto Koivula NYI p 56.4 78 72
74 Taro Hirose DET o 56.4 60 49
75 Dylan Gambrell SJS o 56.2 62 61
76 Vasily Podkolzin VAN o 56.1 32 30
77 Janne Kuokkanen CAR o 55.5 88 85
78 Jonathan Davidsson OTT o 55.3 73 71
79 Teddy Blueger PIT o 55.2 107 106
80 Denis Gurianov DAL o 54.9 77 105
81 Pierre Engvall TOR o 54.9 160 180
82 Alex Barre-Boulet TBL os 54.8 52 50
83 Nils Hoglander VAN o 54.7 0 0
84 Max Jones ANA p 54.2 76 78
85 Filip Chlapik OTT o 54.2 79 80
86 Mitchell Stephens TBL t 53.6 85 82
87 Riley Tufte DAL p 53.5 89 87
88 Sonny Milano CBJ o 53.4 80 96
89 Nick Merkley NJD o 53.3 106 104
90 Jack Dugan VGK p 53.2 0 0
91 Trent Frederic BOS p 52.9 104 101
92 Alexander Volkov TBL o 52.8 84 81
93 Klim Kostin STL p 52.6 82 77
94 Connor McMichael WAS o 52.4 94 171
95 Brayden Tracey ANA o 52.4 0 0
96 Benoit-Olivier Groulx ANA o 52.3 125 120
97 Ivan Chekhovich SJS o 52.1 86 83
98 Tanner Laczynski PHI o 51.8 97 93
99 Joshua Ho-Sang NYI o 51.4 103 100
100 Liam Foudy CBJ t 51.3 95 91
101 Aleksi Saarela FLA o 51.1 92 90
102 Serron Noel FLA p 50.5 83 79
103 Blake Lizotte LAK os 50.5 140 132
104 Yakov Trenin NSH o 50.4 168 234
105 Matt Luff LAK o 50.1 91 88
106 Cooper Marody EDM o 49.7 90 76
107 Rasmus Asplund BUF o 49.4 119 114
108 Philip Tomasino NSH t 49.3 121 121
109 Ryan McLeod EDM o 49.1 93 89
110 Lukas Elvenes VGK o 48.6 132 261
111 Julien Gauthier CAR o 48.1 99 95
112 Tyler Madden VAN t 47.9 96 92
113 Nic Petan TOR os 47.6 108 Grad
114 Simon Holmstrom NYI o 47.6 122 117
115 Vladislav Kamenev COL t 46.9 120 115
116 Kevin Stenlund CBJ p 46.8 100 98
117 Mason Shaw MIN os 46.3 101 97
118 Kieffer Bellows NYI p 46.0 105 103
119 Nicholas Robertson TOR o 45.7 182 186
120 Joachim Blichfeld SJS o 45.0 166 0
121 Jonathan Dahlen SJS o 44.7 114 110
122 Kirill Maximov EDM p 44.7 124 119
123 Matthew Phillips CGY os 44.7 157 196
124 Dmytro Timashov TOR o 44.4 141 133
125 Max Veronneau OTT o 44.1 111 102
126 Sheldon Dries COL os 44.1 134 128
127 German Rubtsov PHI t 44.0 109 109
128 Joakim Nygard EDM o 43.8 112 108
129 Antti Suomela SJS o 43.7 116 111
130 Ryan Suzuki CAR o 43.6 180 172
131 Kiefer Sherwood ANA t 43.6 143 135
132 Trey Fix-Wolansky CBJ os 43.5 87 84
133 Connor Dewar MIN o 42.9 135 129
134 Kole Lind VAN o 42.9 136 149
135 Philipp Kurashev CHI o 42.9 131 126
136 Nicolas Roy VGK t 42.8 115 112
137 C.J. Smith BUF o 42.5 149 141
138 Samuel Poulin PIT t 42.5 113 194
139 Bobby Brink PHI o 42.5 126 122
140 Saku Maenalanen CAR o 42.4 119 0
141 Jansen Harkins WPG o 42.3 193 335
142 Mikhail Vorobyev PHI o 42.0 137 130
143 Adam Mascherin DAL os 42.0 128 124
144 Justin Almeida PIT o 42.0 138 131
145 Zack MacEwen VAN p 41.9 150 142
146 Boris Katchouk TBL t 41.9 110 107
147 Alexander Khovanov MIN o 41.9 129 143
148 Gabriel Fortier TBL o 41.9 130 125
149 Jakob Pelletier CGY os 41.8 142 134
150 Carsen Twarynski PHI o 41.3 117 116
151 Jake Evans MON o 41.3 145 137
152 Joni Ikonen MON o 41.2 195 187
153 Maxim Letunov SJS o 40.9 133 127
154 Dryden Hunt FLA o 40.8 192 184
(removed due to double)          
156 Peter Cehlarik BOS o 40.7 151 155
157 Isaac Ratcliffe PHI p 40.7 144 136
158 Anthony Richard NSH o 40.6 169 0
159 Karson Kuhlman BOS t 40.4 155 146
160 Dmitry Sokolov MIN o 40.3 156 147
161 Axel Jonsson Fjallby WAS t 40.3 152 148
162 Aarne Talvitie NJD o 40.2 153 144
163 Jack Studnicka BOS o 40.1 139 177
164 Nate Schnarr NJD o 40.1 167 0
165 Sheldon Rempal LAK os 39.7 159 151
166 Yegor Korshkov TOR o 39.5 147 139
167 Evan Barratt CHI o 39.3 161 152
168 Stelio Mattheos CAR o 39.2 158 150
169 Juho Lammikko FLA o 39.1 132 0
170 Patrick Harper NSH os 39.0 179 170
171 Jamieson Rees CAR o 39.0 200 NR
172 Logan O'Connor COL t 38.9 164 154
173 Gerald Mayhew MIN o 38.8 171 161
174 Shane Gersich WAS o 38.7 146 138
175 Mackenzie MacEachern STL o 38.6 247 0
176 Noah Gregor SJS o 38.6 175 165
177 Antoine Morand ANA o 38.4 173 163
178 Carter Verhaeghe TBL o 38.4 169 159
179 Jonatan Berggren DET o 38.3 162 153
180 Filip Hallander PIT o 38.0 174 164
181 Marcus Davidsson BUF t 37.9 172 162
182 Nicholas Caamano DAL p 37.9 295 0
183 Kaspar Bjorkqvist PIT t 37.6 164 0
184 Jake Leschyshyn VGK o 37.6 190 182
185 Akil Thomas LAK o 37.2 166 157
186 John Quenneville CHI t 37.2 165 156
187 Nick Paul OTT p 37.2 187 366
188 Nolan Stevens STL o 37.0 163 237
189 Morgan Geekie CAR o 36.9 174 0
190 Zach Senyshyn BOS o 36.7 181 0
191 Riley Barber MTL t 36.6 127 123
192 Jakub Lauko BOS o 36.5 185 176
193 Tyler Lewis COL o 36.4 189 181
194 Joel Kiviranta DAL o 36.2 184 175
195 Lukas Radil SJS o 36.0 170 160
196 Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson BOS t 35.9 178 169
197 Lean Bergmann SJS p 35.8 0 0
198 Adam Brooks TOR o 35.8 188 179
199 Shane Bowers COL t 35.6 186 178
200 Nick Henry COL o 35.6 194 185