2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Rankings

by Justin Cheng
2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Rankings

Welcome to the 2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Rankings!

The summer is winding down. Everyone is returning from their warm-weather getaways just in time for the start of the hockey season.

The NHL schedule is finally back on track after three disrupted seasons. Barring any sudden changes, no playoff games will be scheduled for early July. TV advertisers and ice maintenance crews alike will be glad to return to some semblance of normalcy.

We have done the hard work for you. Here are the final rankings you can take with you as you head into your draft room to give you the best shot this year.

2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Rankings

These rankings are based on a model that takes into account a player's stats-per-60-minutes over the past three seasons. This ranking is subsequently adjusted for age and extrapolated over a full season based on a player's average games played and average ice time over the past three seasons. Finally, I manually adjusted some players' expected games played based on additional information available (i.e. Max Pacioretty's Achilles injury).

Then, the expected points for each player were calculated based on the standard Yahoo categories, scoring, and positions. These expected points were translated into a "Value Over Replacement Player" (VORP) score.

In simple terms, a player's VORP is the excess value that a given player provides over a waiver-wire level player of the same position. As a result, defensemen and wingers tend to see a bump in their overall rankings. Centers tend to see their ranking fall.

If you are wondering why a player is ranked so high or so low, there is a good chance it has to do with either their projected games played or the "positional effect" of the VORP adjustment.

Without further ado, here are the final 2022-23 Fantasy Hockey Rankings to take with you into your draft.

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