Top 50 Fantasy Prospect Goaltenders – Fall 2018

by Dobber on September 3, 2018

The top 50 prospect goaltenders to own in keeper leagues – fall, 2018 edition (yes, fall is in two weeks but calling it "summer" didn't feel right…)

 

I don't use the same formulas and variables used in the regular top goalie list – more emphasis should be on upside here and less emphasis on team strength (because – who knows how strong/weak the team will be by the time the prospect arrives?), and with prospects the 'ideal age' to own them should be different than the ideal age to own an established goalie. I'm also still struggling a little with the balance between a young backup goalie with a lower ceiling but is "in the show now" versus the unproven 19-year-old who has elite upside but is four years away from getting a sniff. I tweaked the formula further, emphasizing youth and upside even more while playing down the younger backup who is more of a long shot to become a starter.

One thing I noticed when it was done – no prospects drafted this past June cracked the Top 50. And while I never draft a teenaged goaltender in my keeper league (very deep league with 15 teams, full keeper, and approximately 75 goalies owned), I figure many will be curious to see where some of them land. I just don't like waiting so long on goalies when I can often draft one who surprises everyone by becoming a starter in his late 20s (zero wait time). But I digress. Several 18-year-olds made the Top 60 so I included a 'bonus 10' here so you can see them…

 

As always, and this is important with all my rankings lists… +/- 5.0 rating points the players are equal.


 

Sep Goalie Team Rating Mar Tier
1 Tristan Jarry PIT 67.6 1 4
2 Juuse Saros NSH 64.2 3 3
3 Eric Comrie WPG 54.2 14 4
4 Linus Ullmark BUF 53.0 10 4
5 Thatcher Demko VAN 52.9 9 4
6 Ilya Samsonov WAS 52.8 18 4
7 Ville Husso STL 52.3 17 4
8 Filip Gustavsson OTT 51.7 21 4
9 Carter Hart PHI 51.4 30 4
10 Malcolm Subban VGK 50.1 2 4
11 Charlie Lindgren MON 48.5 4 5
12 Alexandar Georgiev NYR 47.8 12 4
13 David Rittich CGY 46.6 5 4
14 Jack Campbell LAK 45.5 44 5
15 Adin Hill ARI 45.3 20 4
16 Laurent Brossoit WPG 43.0 6 5
17 Igor Shesterkin NYR 42.8 36 5
18 Jon Gillies CGY 42.4 13 4
19 Ilya Sorokin NYI 42.3 29 5
20 Joonas Korpisalo CBJ 40.4 7 4
21 Pheonix Copley WAS 40.0 16 5
22 Calvin Pickard TOR 39.6 15 5
23 Linus Soderstrom NYI 39.6 27 5
24 Cal Petersen LAK 37.9 22 5
25 Colton Point DAL 35.5 42 5
26 Pavel Francouz COL 33.8 31 4
27 Elvis Merzlikins CBJ 33.5 26 5
28 Garret Sparks TOR 32.2 19 5
29 Felix Sandstrom PHI 30.8 40 5
30 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen BUF 29.4 49 5
31 Anthony Stolarz PHI 29.1 24 5
32 Samuel Montembeault FLA 28.9 41 5
33 Tyler Parsons CGY 28.0 46 5
34 Jake Oettinger DAL 27.9 47 5
35 Alex Lyon PHI 27.8 25 5
36 Alex Nedeljkovic CAR 27.7 39 6
37 Joseph Woll TOR 26.8 48 6
38 Ivan Nalimov CHI 25.8 NR 6
39 Kirill Ustimenko PHI 25.7 56 6
40 Gilles Senn NJD 25.6 45 5
41 Kasmir Kaskisuo TOR 25.3 34 6
42 Eetu Makiniemi CAR 24.9 53 5
43 Daniel Vladar BOS 24.3 43 5
44 Marcus Hogberg OTT 24.0 35 6
45 Michael DiPietro VAN 23.6 62 5
46 Spencer Martin COL 21.6 38 6
47 Zane McIntyre BOS 21.5 32 5
48 Scott Wedgewood BUF 21.1 11 6
49 Stuart Skinner EDM 21.1 83 6
50 Matt Villalta LAK 21.1 72 6
51 Chris Gibson NYI 20.5 23 5
52 Olivier Rodrigue EDM 19.9 NR 6
53 Justus Annunen COL 19.9 NR 6
54 Jonas Johansson BUF 19.8 66 6
55 Chris Nell NYR 19.8 37 5
56 Maksim Zhukov VGK 19.3 55 6
57 Olof Lindbom NYR 19.2 NR 6
58 Jakub Skarek NYI 19.2 NR 6
59 Vitek Vanecek WAS 19.1 50 6
60 Kaapo Kahkonen MIN 19.0 60 7