Capped: Players to Target for 2022-23, Including Toffoli, Buchnevich, and Chychrun

Jamie Molloy


For most of you, the fantasy season has ended and you've either won or lost you championships. Congratulations to those of you that won, and to those that lost there is always next year. Some leagues won't officially conclude until May 1st (some leagues run their finals for 2 weeks and have opted to add the final game of Winnipeg vs Seattle), so some owners out there still have a few more days left of fantasy hockey. To those of you who are in that boat, soak it all up while its available, the summer is going to be long, and we will all miss fantasy hockey during that period.

Before I get into the full details of who you can look at keeping as members of your fantasy squad going into next year, I am going to list a few players that those of you who are still competing in your league's championships can look at to help give you some depth for the final days of the season. As always, your league may operate differently than others, so please make sure you know your format before taking any sort of advice from anybody.

Player + TeamCap Hit + Contract Length
Paul Stastny – Winnipeg Jets$3.75M – UFA this summer
Brendan Dillon – Winnipeg Jets$3.9M – 3 Years remaining
Mason Marchment – Florida Panthers$800K – UFA this summer
Kailer Yamamoto – Edmonton Oilers$1.175M – RFA this summer
Artem Zub – Ottawa Senators$2.5M – 2 Years remaining
Ross Colton – Tampa Bay Lightning$1.125M – 2 Years remaining

With that out of the way, I'll move into discussing some of the players that I believe will carry a lot of value next year. This list is not going to be including the must roster players like Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, etc., it's more so going to be players that are realistically able to be traded for, aren't the clear-cut superstars of the league, and possibly some of the more forgotten about assets in the NHL. Like always, my lists aren't done in any set order, and the positions listed come from the main website of the National Hockey League.

* With this group of players being labelled as players that you can use as building blocks for your rosters next year, for the contracts I will be listing what their status is at the start of the season. Example is William Carrier, a guy who technically has three years left on his current contract (includes the rest of this season), I will label him as a guy who has two years left given the context of the article. Contract lengths will be looked at from the start of the 2022-2023 season. *

#1) Radko Gudas– D – Florida Panthers

Contract: $2.5M – 1 Year remaining
Roster Percentages: 18.9% ESPN, 55% Yahoo, 55% Fantrax

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