3 Players That Must Be Picked Up in Fantasy Hockey

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 09: Max Comtois #53 of the Anaheim Ducks waits for a faceoff in the third period of a game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on February 9, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Ducks 5-4. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It has been almost a month since the NHL season has started and fantasy hockey is officially in full swing. To win your fantasy hockey leagues you must pick up these three players as they will do wonders for your team. They all are younger players in the league and they have already started making a big impact on their NHL teams and soon to be making big improvements to your fantasy hockey lineups.  

Max Comtois

The Anaheim Ducks looked like they have found a gem in Max Comtois. The 22-year-old was drafted by the Ducks 50th overall in the 2017 NHL draft. Before making it full time in the NHL, Comtois captained team Canada at the 2019 World Junior Championship. Since breaking into the NHL during the 2018-19 season he has been nothing less than impressive. During the 2018-19 season, he played 10 games for the Anaheim Ducks and had seven points including two goals. In 2019-20 he continued his success by producing 11 points in 29 games. Five of those points were goals. Obviously, his production in the second was not at the same level as his first season. 

Now moving into his first full season with the Ducks, he has continued to impress. In his first month of the 2021 season, Comtois has played in 15 games. He has potted six goals and twice has helped set up his teammates for goals. With his ability to score and pick up assists with regularity Comtois is a must pick up in your fantasy hockey league. In ESPN’s Fantasy Hockey, Comtois has produced 24.9 fantasy points as of February 13th. Surprisingly, only about 7% of all rosters have Comtois so he most likely will be available in your league. 

Kirill Kaprizov

The rookie sensation from Russia has definitely lived up to the expectations put on him when he came over to North America. Kaprizov was originally picked by the Minnesota Wild way back in the 2015 draft. The former fifth-round draft pick has been soaring to levels of success since being drafted by the Wild. 

Since making his debut this season Kaprizov has become a fan favorite and seemingly has meshed well with his new teammates. Teammate Matt Dumba exemplifies how Kaprizov has fit into the locker room as he has started to call him “Dolla Dolla Bill Kirill”. 

Dolla Dolla Bill Kirill has been quite the player for the Minnesota Wild this season. In 11 games he has scored three goals and added six assists. This production has helped the Wild win six games so far this season. While this is nowhere near where the Wild want to be in the standings they have to be pleased with one of their few bright spots. 

For fantasy purposes, Kaprizov will do wonders after he returns from injury. Thus far he has contributed 16.2 fantasy points. With Kaprizov being injured right now he is on about 78% of all ESPN fantasy hockey rosters. The likelihood that Kaprizov is available in your league is a lot less than Comtois, but if he is available, then he is a must-have on your roster.

Joel Farabee

The Philadelphia Flyers have been getting some terrific production out of their 2018 first-round pick. Joel Farabee played his college hockey at Boston University and played well enough to catch the attention of NHL scouts. Thanks to his fantastic play at BU, he was drafted with the 14th overall draft pick by the Flyers. In his second full season with the Flyers, he has been nothing short of spectacular. In 13 games this season he has six goals and six assists for 12 total points. 

This season he 25.7 fantasy points and has a pretty good chance at being available in your league as he is on about 58% of all fantasy hockey rosters. The chance that Farabee is available in your league is not as good as Comtois but if Farabee is available then he will be a fantastic addition to your team.

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