Canucks have nine players in NHL’s top 250 fantasy rankings

NHL.com released their top 250 fantasy player rankings. Nine Vancouver Canucks were on the list.

The Vancouver Canucks are looking to build off one of the most successful seasons in franchise history, one that saw them fall just one game short of the Western Conference Final.

Led by a young core of forwards in Elias Petterson, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat, defenceman Quinn Hughes and goalie Thatcher Demko, the future is more than bright in Vancouver.

Veterans J.T. Miller, Alexander Edler, Nate Schmidt and Tyler Myers will also be instrumental in the team’s push for a Stanley Cup in 2021.

The Canucks have one of the best top-six groups in the NHL. Their current top-four looks better than anything since the 2011-12 Presidents’ Trophy winning team. And the goaltending tandem of Demko and free agent signing Braden Holtby should be one of the league’s best in 2020-21.

There is a great mix of youth and proven veterans on this Vancouver roster. And those who participate in fantasy hockey will have no shortage of impactful Canuck players to choose from.

The fantasy hockey staff at NHL.com revealed their top 250 player rankings ahead of the 2020-21 season, and nine Canucks made the list.

Pettersson was the highest placed Canuck at 11th overall. The other eight on the list were Hughes (28) Miller (32) Holtby (59), Horvat (72), Boeser (91), Demko (147), Schmidt (186) and Edler (228).

Pettersson surpassed the 25-goal and 60-point marks in each of his first two seasons, and he has all the makings to become a point per game player. Miller led the Canucks with 72 points last season (a career high), so he too will be a must-have in fantasy pools.

Hughes tallied 53 points last season, tied with Tony DeAngelo of the New York Rangers for fourth-most among defencemen. Only John Carlson (75), Roman Josi (65) and Victor Hedman (55) had more than Hughes and DeAngelo.

The 2020 Calder Trophy runner-up will also be highly sought-after in fantasy pools. In an 82-game season, Hughes could put up 60-plus points.

From the top-six to the blue line to the crease, the Canucks have plenty of skaters and two quality goaltenders that can win your hockey pools.