Fantasy Poll: Identifying The Best Multi-Cat Players in the Game

Rick Roos

2020-02-26

Quick – if I asked you to rattle off the NHL's best multi-cat players, who would you name? Probably Alex Ovechkin, Shea Weber, Brent Burns, and Dustin Byfuglien, each of whom made the list of the top ten multi-cat performers of the last decade.

Guess what else they have in common? They're all 34 years old.

This raises the question of which players represent the best current or up and coming crop of multi-cat studs. And you know when I have a question, I like to hear from the finest fantasy hockey minds out there, namely you – the DobberHockey readers. So this month's poll asks you which current players are most likely to be among the ten best multi-cat performers of this decade (i.e., 2020-2029).

Before I give you the list of voting choices, here are a few (dis)qualifiers. For one, they have to be under age 30, since otherwise, chances are they won't have staying power. Second, they could not have made the 2010-2019 list, disqualifying Gabriel Landeskog. Third, even if under 30, they couldn't have played in the league for more than ten seasons already, since chances are too high that they'll break down in the coming years. That disqualifies, among others, Evander Kane. Lastly, they should either be – or project to be – a decent scorer, meaning 25+ points for d-men and point per every other game for forwards.

I also had to decide which categories mattered. What about FOW or PIM, key in many leagues but not even counted in others? How about Hits and/or Blocks? What I decided is a player's prowess in all of thes