Top 200 Cap League Skaters – July 2020

Alexander MacLean

2020-07-25

The Salary Cap League Rankings are here! All of the top 200 skaters.

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Here are the top 200 skaters to own in your salary cap league – July 25 edition. Cale Makar has holds onto the pole position while a few 2020 draft eligible players make their debuts. The expected new contract for Taylor Hall pushes him out of the top 200, while Anthony DeAngelo is defying his expected large new contract, sitting comfortably at 31 in the rankings. The best story though is Oskar Lindblom beating cancer and landing a $3 million AAV contract extension that barely topped his $2.6M projected AAV, and as a result just narrowly knocked him out of the top 200. I'll cover him next week with a few of the other notable misses.

Behind the scenes, the Covid19 situation threw a wrench into how I managed the daily updates of these rankings, but that generally seems to be accounted for now. With the 2020 Free Agent Salary Predictions also published recently, these ranking sets are flowing pretty smoothly at the moment. Since nothing in my life seems to be able to stay calm for long, I've decided to try and dabble in creating a similar set of rankings/contract predictions for goalies. To-be-determined how that all shakes out, but keep your eyes and ears open for signs of that in the fall.

On a related note, I stick by Nathan MacKinnon landing ahead of Connor McDavid on these rankings, and I would select them in that order for a brand-new cap league dynasty as well. There was an interesting debate on that topic here in the forums, while Tom Collins also touched on it in the Ramblings not too long ago. If you have anything to add to the debate, let us know in the comments!

Standard pre-rankings note:

This isn't meant to be a be-all and end-all rating system for you to use without thinking and just trade your players for anyone above them on the list that you can find, but used with some foresight for managing salaries, I'm hoping that the list can help you mine value in trades, and at the draft table.

The assumed league setup is for points-only leagues, with a salary allotment of approximately $73 million per team (10% of the NHL's $81.5 million being allocated for goalies), for 12 forwards and six defensemen per roster, amongst a range from eight to 14 teams (completely covered by the top 200 list). Cap hit is used for the player cost, so if your league uses salary or AAV, please account for that, as it can greatly change the impact of rookies. The rankings are set up so as to provide the most value in the current season, while providing some value in future years, based on modeling for predicted salary increases and production growth.

For those of you with variations from this setup, whether in terms of number of teams, salary space, roster positions, or scoring categories, you can make your own personal tweaks to move players up or down as necessary. This list is made to be a baseline guide for player evaluation, and to promote discussion and understanding of how to optimize rosters in a cap league setting.

If you note a mistake, or have any further questions about the ranking system, please let me know. You can find me on Twitter here @alexdmaclean.

I'm not perfect, and the rankings won't be either. Comments help with optimizing the values.

We're sticking with the +/- 5.0 rating that Dobber uses on all of his rating schemes as the range for approximately equivalent value.

All salary info is courtesy of capfriendly. Without further ado, the rankings:

 NameAgePosCap HitYrsRating
1Cale Makar21D$880,8331289.20
2Elias Pettersson21F$925,0001285.82
3Quinn Hughes20D$916,6661276.26
4Andrei Svechnikov20F$925,0001247.02
5Adam Fox22D$925,0002233.39
6Rasmus Dahlin20D$925,0001231.27
7Leon Draisaitl24F$8,500,0005211.51
8Nathan MacKinnon24F$6,300,0003207.63
9David Pastrnak24F$6,666,6663199.60
10Nick Suzuki20F$863,3332198.49
11Miro Heiskanen21D$894,1661194.21
12Filip Hronek22D$714,1661189.77
13Jack Hughes19F$925,0002188.04
14John Carlson30D$8,000,0006186.76
15Martin Necas21F$863,3332180.58
16Kaapo Kakko19F$925,0002180.48
17Alexis Lafreniere18F$00178.98
18Mika Zibanejad27F$5,350,0002178.75
19Jonathan Huberdeau27F$5,900,0003170.17
20Robert Thomas21F$894,1661169.98
21Quinton Byfield17F$00168.85
22Brady Tkachuk20F$925,0001168.19
23Conor Garland24F$775,0001167.91
24Connor McDavid23F$12,500,0006166.35
25Brad Marchand32F$6,125,0005162.94
26Nikita Kucherov27F$9,500,0007162.53
27Neal Pionk24D$3,000,0001162.11
28Dougie Hamilton27D$5,750,0001161.24
29Kirby Dach19F$925,0002153.82
30Mark Scheifele27F$6,125,0004153.70
31Anthony DeAngelo24D$00153.49
32John Marino23D$925,0001153.41
33J.T. Miller27F$5,250,0003153.28
34Marco Rossi18F$00152.33
35Cole Perfetti18F$00151.77
36Roman Josi30D$9,059,0008151.51
37Kirill Kaprizov23F$925,0001151.47
38Artemi Panarin28F$11,642,8576150.36
39Lucas Raymond18F$00149.71
40Jake Guentzel25F$6,000,0004149.68
41Trevor Zegras19F$925,0003148.77
42Tim Stutzle18F$00147.61
43Aleksander Barkov24F$5,900,0002144.12
44Ryan Ellis29D$6,250,0007143.94
45Victor Hedman29D$7,875,0005143.67
46Sean Couturier27F$4,333,3332143.24
47Kailer Yamamoto21F$894,1661143.02
48Bryan Rust28F$3,500,0002142.98
49Kevin Fiala24F$3,000,0001142.61
50Joel Farabee20F$925,0002140.82
51Cody Glass21F$863,3332140.38
52Shea Theodore24D$5,200,0005140.12
53Alex Turcotte19F$925,0003136.43
54Rasmus Sandin20D$894,1672136.30
55Barrett Hayton20F$894,1672135.66
56Zach Werenski23D$5,000,0002135.42
57Teuvo Teravainen25F$5,400,0004135.25
58Morgan Frost21F$863,3332135.04
59Jack Eichel23F$10,000,0006134.79
60Kyle Connor23F$7,142,8576132.87
61Gabriel Vilardi20F$894,1672132.75
62Peyton Krebs19F$894,1673132.62
63Brayden Point24F$6,750,0002132.55
64Jason Robertson21F$795,0002130.86
65Sidney Crosby32F$8,700,0005130.82
66Patrick Kane31F$10,500,0003130.45
67Filip Zadina20F$894,1672129.91
68Dylan Cozens19F$925,0003129.07
69Travis Konecny23F$5,500,0005128.82
70Torey Krug29D$00128.24
71Adam Boqvist19D$894,1672126.90
72Bowen Byram19D$925,0003126.87
73Johnny Gaudreau26F$6,750,0002126.51
74Noah Dobson20D$894,1672126.36
75Anthony Mantha25F$00125.97
76Erik Brannstrom20D$863,3332125.91
77Jakub Vrana24F$3,350,0001125.83
78Elias Lindholm25F$4,850,0004125.13
79Mikko Rantanen23F$9,250,0005124.86
80Tyson Barrie28D$00124.09
81Alex Pietrangelo30D$00123.18
82Auston Matthews22F$11,634,0004123.09
83Nick Robertson18F$821,6673123.02
84John Klingberg27D$4,250,0002121.80
85Steven Stamkos30F$8,500,0004121.31
86Ryan Strome27F$00120.23
87Evan Bouchard20D$894,1673120.21
88Oliver Bjorkstrand25F$2,500,0001120.10
89Tomas Hertl26F$5,625,0002119.47
90Nicolas Hague21D$791,6672119.35
91Ryan Nugent-Hopkins27F$6,000,0001119.18
92David Perron32F$4,000,0002118.92
93Morgan Rielly26D$5,000,0002118.90
94Sebastian Aho22F$8,454,0004117.07
95Mitch Marner23F$10,893,0005117.01
96Taylor Hall28F$00116.99
97Patrik Laine22F$6,750,0001116.89
98Matthew Tkachuk22F$7,000,0002116.88
99Mikhail Sergachev22D$00116.80
100Nazem Kadri29F$4,500,0002115.33
101Oscar Klefbom27D$4,167,0003114.89
102Nikolaj Ehlers24F$6,000,0005114.54
103Emil Bemstrom21F$925,0002114.44
104Calen Addison20D$795,0003112.89
105William Nylander24F$6,962,3664112.54
106Evgeni Malkin33F$9,500,0002111.59
107Mattias Ekholm30D$3,750,0002111.45
108Tomas Tatar29F$5,415,6021111.01
109Philip Broberg19D$925,0003110.90
110Troy Terry22F$00110.84
111Erik Gustafsson28D$00109.66
112Anthony Beauvillier23F$2,100,0001109.45
113Pavel Buchnevich25F$3,250,0001109.40
114Juuso Valimaki21D$894,1661108.97
115Dylan Larkin23F$6,100,0003108.93
116Moritz Seider19D$894,1673108.92
117Mathew Barzal23F$00108.62
118Kevin Shattenkirk31D$00108.08
119Jaccob Slavin26D$5,300,0005107.92
120Bo Horvat25F$5,500,0003107.84
121Phillip Danault27F$3,083,3331107.74
122Matt Roy25D$700,0001107.67
123Samuel Girard22D$5,000,0007107.54
124Caleb Jones23D$875,0002107.46
125Kris Letang33D$7,250,0002107.44
126Alex Iafallo26F$2,425,0001106.96
127Seth Jones25D$5,400,0002106.90
128Max Pacioretty31F$7,000,0003106.75
129Andreas Johnsson25F$3,400,0003106.59
130Keith Yandle33D$6,350,0003106.46
131Reilly Smith29F$5,000,0002106.22
132Aaron Ekblad24D$7,500,0005106.13
133Zach Hyman28F$2,250,0001106.09
134Ryan O’Reilly29F$7,500,0003105.97
135Gabriel Landeskog27F$5,571,4291105.61
136Calle Jarnkrok28F$2,000,0002105.26
137Jaden Schwartz28F$5,350,0001104.75
138Thomas Chabot22D$8,000,0008104.66
139Jonathan Marchessault29F$5,000,0004104.34
140Brayden Schenn28F$6,500,0008104.24
141Rickard Rakell27F$3,789,4442103.71
142Brendan Gallagher28F$3,750,0001103.16
143Yegor Zamula20D$750,0003103.12
144Charlie McAvoy22D$4,900,0002103.09
145Sean Monahan25F$6,375,0003102.79
146Mark Stone28F$9,500,0007102.56
147Victor Olofsson25F$00102.39
148Brock Boeser23F$5,875,0002102.34
149Brad Hunt31D$700,0001102.26
150Ryan Merkley19D$863,3333102.16
151Tucker Poolman27D$775,0001102.02
152Jesperi Kotkaniemi20F$925,0001102.01
153Darnell Nurse25D$5,600,0002101.98
154Filip Forsberg25F$6,000,0002101.67
155Alexander Nylander22F$863,3331101.41
156Erik Karlsson30D$11,500,0007101.11
157Damon Severson25D$4,166,6663101.07
158Blake Wheeler33F$8,250,0004100.69
159Ville Heinola19D$894,1673100.37
160Jeff Petry32D$5,500,0001100.36
161Sam Steel22F$863,333199.86
162Timothy Liljegren21D$863,333299.61
163Brendan Guhle22D$0099.56
164Rasmus Ristolainen25D$5,400,000299.50
165MacKenzie Weegar26D$0099.48
166Adrian Kempe23F$2,000,000299.46
167Ryan Pulock25D$0099.14
168Timo Meier23F$6,000,000398.67
169Ivan Provorov23D$6,750,000698.12
170Alex Ovechkin34F$9,538,462197.87
171Pavel Zacha23F$2,250,000297.80
172Evgeny Kuznetsov28F$7,800,000597.38
173Mike Hoffman30F$0097.19
174William Karlsson27F$5,900,000797.04
175Oliver Kylington23D$0096.88
176Vince Dunn23D$0096.69
177Alex Killorn30F$4,450,000396.17
178Filip Chytil20F$894,166196.12
179Alex DeBrincat22F$6,400,000396.11
180Nikita Gusev28F$4,500,000196.10
181Josh Leivo27F$0095.70
182Sean Walker25D$0095.63
183Drake Batherson22F$736,666195.61
184Zach Sanford25F$1,500,000195.50
185Brock Nelson28F$6,000,000595.17
186Vladimir Tarasenko28F$7,500,000395.10
187Brent Burns35D$8,000,000595.00
188John Tavares29F$11,000,000594.83
189Frank Vatrano26F$2,533,333294.81
190Pierre Engvall24F$1,250,000294.78
191Vincent Trocheck27F$4,750,000293.93
192Tanner Pearson27F$3,750,000193.00
193Travis Sanheim24D$3,250,000192.95
194Joel Eriksson Ek23F$1,487,500192.87
195Lawson Crouse23F$1,533,333292.68
196Mikhail Grigorenko26F$1,200,000192.39
197Pierre-Luc Dubois22F$0091.89
198Connor Brown26F$0091.83
199Sam Reinhart24F$0091.72
200Max Comtois21F$820,000191.67

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