Top 200 Players for Salary Cap Leagues – September 2019

by Dobber on September 25, 2019

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

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Welcome to the initial set of the top 200 skaters to own in your salary cap league. Well, for a salary league that hopefully closely resembles yours.

 

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.

 

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The assumed league setup is for points-only keeper leagues, with a salary allotment of approximately $73 million per team (10.5% of the NHL’s $81.5 million being allocated for goalies), for 12 forwards and six defencemen 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.

 

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. I’m not perfect, and it’s unlikely the rankings will be off the start. Tomorrow’s Capped article will be focused on some discussion points around these rankings as well.

 

Until I finalize some of the numbers in the system, we’ll stick to the +/- 5.0 rating that Dobber uses on all of his rating schemes as the range for approximately equivalent value.

 

Without further ado, the rankings:

 

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All salary info courtesy of capfriendly, all statistics for the models are pulled from FrozenTools and the Dobber Guide.  

 

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Rank Player Pos Cap Hit   Yrs Remain Rating
1 Elias Pettersson F $925,000   2 250.81
2 Thomas Chabot D $863,333   1 239.08
3 Erik Gustafsson D $1,200,000   1 225.36
4 Alex DeBrincat F $778,333   1 214.38
5 Rasmus Dahlin D $925,000   2 212.77
6 Brady Tkachuk F $925,000   2 185.08
7 Miro Heiskanen D $894,166   2 181.20
8 Mathew Barzal F $863,333   1 178.04
9 Morgan Rielly D $5,000,000   3 176.90
10 Nikita Kucherov F $9,500,000   8 171.14
11 Andrei Svechnikov F $925,000   2 166.65
12 Jack Hughes F $925,000   3 166.02
13 Nathan MacKinnon F $6,300,000   4 161.10
14 Dylan Strome F $863,333   1 160.73
15 Filip Hronek D $714,166   2 160.73
16 Vince Dunn D $722,500   1 160.50
17 Robert Thomas F $894,166   2 159.14
18 Aleksander Barkov F $5,900,000   3 156.86
19 Pierre-Luc Dubois F $894,166   1 156.80
20 Johnny Gaudreau F $6,750,000   3 154.64
21 Brad Marchand F $6,125,000   6 152.19
22 Kaapo Kakko F $925,000   3 150.37
23 Jonathan Huberdeau F $5,900,000   4 148.04
24 Jesperi Kotkaniemi F $925,000   2 147.56
25 Kevin Labanc F $1,000,000   1 146.49
26 Leon Draisaitl F $8,500,000   6 145.85
27 Sean Couturier F $4,333,333   3 145.08
28 Tony DeAngelo D $925,000   1 144.97
29 Brayden Point F $6,750,000   3 141.89
30 John Carlson D $8,000,000   7 140.72
31 Mikhail Sergachev D $894,166   1 140.41
32 Connor McDavid F $12,500,000   7 140.24
33 Elias Lindholm F $4,850,000   5 139.51
34 Brent Burns D $8,000,000   6 138.93
35 Mark Scheifele F $6,125,000   5 137.58
36 John Klingberg D $4,250,000   3 135.14
37 Roman Josi D $4,000,000   1 134.98
38 Patrick Kane F $10,500,000   4 134.01
39 Nico Hischier F $925,000   1 133.32
40 Tyson Barrie D $5,500,000   1 132.94
41 Torey Krug D $5,250,000   1 132.84
42 Clayton Keller F $885,833   1 132.47
43 Sidney Crosby F $8,700,000   6 131.98
44 Steven Stamkos F $8,500,000   5 131.97
45 David Pastrnak F $6,666,666   4 131.66
46 Sean Monahan F $6,375,000   4 130.71
47 Gabriel Landeskog F $5,571,429   2 129.07
48 Teuvo Teravainen F $5,400,000   5 128.35
49 Cale Makar D $880,833   2 128.03
50 Samuel Girard D $728,333   1 127.05
51 Dennis Cholowski D $894,166   2 126.42
52 Mika Zibanejad F $5,350,000   3 125.87
53 Jake Guentzel F $6,000,000   5 125.12
54 Tomas Hertl F $5,625,000   3 124.57
55 Conor Garland F $775,000   2 124.52
56 Barrett Hayton F $894,167   3 124.35
57 Keith Yandle D $6,350,000   4 123.51
58 Drake Batherson F $736,666   2 123.13
59 Max Domi F $3,150,000   1 123.01
60 Mark Giordano D $6,750,000   3 122.65
61 Mikko Rantanen F $0   0 122.63
62 Mattias Ekholm D $3,750,000   3 122.29
63 Ryan Pulock D $2,000,000   1 121.70
64 Dylan Larkin F $6,100,000   4 120.10
65 Jason Robertson F $795,000   3 119.65
66 Henri Jokiharju D $925,000   2 119.56
67 Quinn Hughes D $916,666   2 119.04
68 Erik Brannstrom D $863,333   3 118.87
69 Kirby Dach F $925,000   3 118.65
70 Victor Hedman D $7,875,000   6 118.45
71 Jake DeBrusk F $863,333   1 118.30
72 Seth Jones D $5,400,000   3 118.27
73 Blake Wheeler F $8,250,000   5 117.81
74 Sam Steel F $863,333   2 117.23
75 Kris Letang D $7,250,000   3 116.89
76 Claude Giroux F $8,275,000   3 116.77
77 Phillip Danault F $3,083,333   2 116.36
78 Mitchell Marner F $10,893,000   6 116.07
79 Ryan Dzingel F $3,375,000   2 115.15
80 Sebastian Aho F $8,454,000   5 114.95
81 Nick Ritchie F $1,498,925   2 114.74
82 Filip Chytil F $894,166   2 114.41
83 Zachary Werenski D $5,000,000   3 114.37
84 Jesper Bratt F $749,167   1 113.33
85 Michael Rasmussen F $894,166   2 112.96
86 Travis Sanheim D $3,250,000   2 112.39
87 Nick Suzuki  F $863,333   3 112.03
88 Maxime Comtois F $820,000   2 111.63
89 Darnell Nurse D $3,200,000   1 111.62
90 Kailer Yamamoto F $894,166   2 111.28
91 Phil Kessel F $8,000,000   3 110.76
92 Jordan Kyrou F $758,333   2 110.71
93 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins F $6,000,000   2 110.16
94 Ryan O'Reilly F $7,500,000   4 110.11
95 Shayne Gostisbehere D $4,500,000   4 110.08
96 Devon Toews D $700,000   1 109.99
97 Anthony Cirelli F $728,333   1 109.69
98 Tyler Bertuzzi F $1,400,000   1 109.58
99 Cody Glass F $863,333   3 109.56
100 Patrice Bergeron F $6,875,000   3 108.86
101 Rasmus Ristolainen D $5,400,000   3 108.70
102 Cam Atkinson F $5,875,000   6 108.58
103 Sam Reinhart F $3,650,000   1 108.48
104 Evgeni Dadonov F $4,000,000   1 108.21
105 Alexander Radulov F $6,250,000   3 108.21
106 Jack Eichel F $10,000,000   7 107.96
107 Jonathan Marchessault F $5,000,000   5 107.91
108 John Tavares F $11,000,000   6 107.69
109 Vitali Kravtsov F $925,000   3 107.03
110 Maxime Lajoie D $710,000   2 107.03
111 Timo Meier F $6,000,000   4 106.78
112 Morgan Frost F $863,333   3 106.77
113 Nicklas Backstrom F $6,700,000   1 106.63
114 Evgeny Kuznetsov F $7,800,000   6 106.31
115 Eric Staal F $3,250,000   2 106.11
116 Aleksi Heponiemi F $925,000   3 106.09
117 Zach Hyman F $2,250,000   2 106.00
118 Matthew Tkachuk F $0   0 105.99
119 Damon Severson D $4,166,666   4 105.75
120 Alex Ovechkin F $9,538,462   2 105.46
121 Jakub Vrana F $3,350,000   2 105.41
122 Joseph Veleno F $925,000   3 105.27
123 Jacob Trouba D $8,000,000   7 104.53
124 Josh Mahura D $745,000   2 104.29
125 Blake Coleman F $1,800,000   2 104.27
126 Juuso Valimaki D $894,166   2 104.06
127 Artemi Panarin F $11,642,857   7 103.84
128 Conor Timmins D $925,000   2 103.61
129 Brendan Gallagher F $3,750,000   2 103.58
130 Oliver Bjorkstrand F $2,500,000   2 103.58
131 Adam Boqvist D $894,167   3 103.05
132 Evan Bouchard D $894,167   3 103.05
133 Brandon Pirri F $775,000   2 102.71
134 Jeff Petry D $5,500,000   2 102.62
135 Tyler Seguin F $9,850,000   8 102.58
136 Adam Fox D $925,000   3 102.56
137 Bo Horvat F $5,500,000   4 102.42
138 Mike Hoffman F $5,187,500   1 102.19
139 Viktor Arvidsson F $4,250,000   5 102.01
140 Bowen Byram D $925,000   3 101.89
141 Vladimir Tarasenko F $7,500,000   4 101.68
142 Joshua Morrissey D $3,150,000   1 101.19
143 Dominik Kahun F $925,000   1 99.89
144 Taylor Hall F $6,000,000   1 99.67
145 Dougie Hamilton D $5,750,000   2 99.50
146 Andreas Johnsson F $3,400,000   4 99.48
147 Kale Clague D $761,666   2 99.19
148 Eeli Tolvanen F $894,166   3 98.64
149 Erik Karlsson D $11,000,000   8 98.61
150 Brandon Montour D $3,387,500   1 98.53
151 Brock Boeser F $5,875,000   3 98.25
152 Shea Theodore D $5,200,000   6 98.11
153 Andreas Athanasiou F $3,000,000   1 97.60
154 Alex Pietrangelo D $6,500,000   1 97.59
155 Rickard Rakell F $3,789,444   3 97.49
156 Matt Duchene F $8,000,000   7 97.28
157 Alex Tuch F $4,750,000   7 97.26
158 Josh Bailey F $5,000,000   5 97.21
159 David Krejci F $7,250,000   2 97.01
160 Kasperi Kapanen F $3,200,000   3 96.63
161 Will Butcher D $3,733,333   3 96.59
162 Mark Stone F $9,500,000   8 96.08
163 Kevin Fiala F $3,000,000   2 96.04
164 Ryan McDonagh D $6,750,000   7 95.99
165 Frank Vatrano F $2,533,333   3 95.91
166 Ryan Ellis D $6,250,000   8 95.76
167 Logan Couture F $8,000,000   8 94.91
168 Kevin Shattenkirk D $1,750,000   1 94.72
169 Jake Gardiner D $4,050,000   4 94.69
170 Alex Chiasson F $2,150,000   2 94.58
171 Jared Spurgeon D $5,187,500   1 94.56
172 William Karlsson F $5,900,000   8 94.41
173 Kyle Connor F $0   0 94.34
174 Gustav Nyquist F $5,500,000   4 94.16
175 Jared McIsaac D $778,333   3 94.16
176 Jordan Oesterle D $1,400,000   2 93.61
177 Pavel Buchnevich F $3,250,000   2 93.29
178 Brad Hunt D $700,000   2 93.27
179 Brett Connolly F $3,500,000   4 93.21
180 David Perron F $4,000,000   3 93.12
181 Auston Matthews F $11,634,000   5 93.06
182 Ryan Donato F $1,900,000   2 93.06
183 Rasmus Andersson D $755,833   1 92.97
184 Anthony Mantha F $3,300,000   1 92.96
185 Reilly Smith F $5,000,000   3 92.94
186 Jakub Voracek F $8,250,000   5 92.49
187 Jonathan Toews F $10,500,000   4 92.40
188 Jonathan Drouin F $5,500,000   4 92.32
189 Jake Muzzin D $4,000,000   1 92.22
190 Kyle Palmieri F $4,650,000   2 91.56
191 Oliver Ekman-Larsson D $8,250,000   8 91.45
192 Nino Niederreiter F $5,250,000   3 91.42
193 Vinnie Hinostroza F $1,500,000   1 91.34
194 Zach Aston-Reese F $1,000,000   2 90.86
195 Nic Dowd F $750,000   3 90.85
196 Evgeni Malkin F $9,500,000   3 90.57
197 Anthony Beauvillier F $2,100,000   2 90.37
198 Filip Forsberg F $6,000,000   3 90.31
199 Ryan Johansen F $8,000,000   6 90.26
200 Josh Anderson F $1,850,000   1 90.24