After pacing the league with a 46-goal, 106-point season that included a 26-game point streak, the ridiculously skilled and consistent Patrick Kane enters the 2016-17 campaign as the top player in fantasy hockey. While elite forwards such as John Tavares and Max Pacioretty have seen their value drop due to the loss of key teammates, other budding superstars are ready to conquer the fantasy world. The shifty and insanely talented Johnny Gaudreau becomes a top-15 fantasy player after a point-per-game season that saw him reach the 30-goal mark, while linemate Sean Monahan just misses the top 30 on a young and energetic Flames team that's only getting better.
Connor McDavid is a legitimate threat to win the Art Ross Trophy after he took the NHL by storm, though his rookie campaign was cut short by a broken collarbone, while former Oiler Taylor Hall should thrive as the go-to guy in New Jersey. Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars form the best 1-2 punch in the league and both crack our top-five rankings, while proven elite fantasy performers such as Steven Stamkos, Claude Giroux and Joe Pavelski remain staples in the top-20. Be on the lookout for rising sniper Filip Forsberg, who netted 33 goals last season and will benefit from P.K. Subban's arrival in Nashville. Nathan MacKinnon, Kyle Okposo and Ryan Johansen are also three players who appear destined to have big years in 2016-17, while rookies Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine are