2023-24 fantasy hockey draft kit: NHL rankings, picks, more

Jack Eichel (L) and Aleksander Barkov (R) wait for the puck to drop. Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire

The puck will drop on the 2023-24 NHL season soon enough, and you can get in on the action with ESPN Fantasy Hockey. Draft your team, build your strategy, and set your lineups as you try to outsmart your fellow fantasy managers week after week to raise your own cup.

Are you a new player looking for a place to learn the game? An experienced player in a deep league? No matter what league you're in, we've got the fantasy advice and picks you need to know to get started.

Resources: Projections | Mock draft | Goalie depth chart | Most added/dropped

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Position previews: Centers | Wingers | Defensemen | Goalies

OK, taking Connor McDavid first is easy, but what happens after that? Should you take a goalie early or wait?

Fantasy hockey analysts Victoria Matiash and Sean Allen break down the league, position by position, to look at who to take early, sleeper picks to monitor and late-round selections.

How to play and win your league like a pro

The fantasy strategy to win your league the way the pros do. Everything you need to know from draft strategies to in-season planning, to trading advice. Get your

Fantasy hockey outlooks for all 32 teams

To quickly check out a specific team, click here: Anaheim Ducks | Arizona Coyotes | Boston Bruins | Buffalo Sabres | Calgary Flames | Carolina Hurricanes | Chicago Blackhawks | Colorado Avalanche | Columbus Blue Jackets | Dallas Stars | Detroit Red Wings | Edmonton Oilers | Florida Panthers | Los Anglees Kings | Minnesota Wild | Montreal Canadiens | Nashville Predators | New Jersey Devils | New York Islanders | New York Rangers | Ottawa Senators | Philadelphia Flyers | Pittsburgh Penguins | San Jose Sharks | Seattle Kraken | St. Louis Blues | Tampa Bay Lightning | Toronto Maple Leafs | Vancouver Canucks | Vegas Golden Knights | Washington Capitals | Winnipeg Jets

Can't draft without rankings

Rankings: 2023-24 season | Five-year dynasty/keeper league

Understanding where players are ranked will form the backbone of your strategy on draft day.

Are you in a single-season redraft league? Start with our 2023-24 rankings.

Can you keep players from year to year? Plan ahead with our dynasty league rankings.

Breakout picks: Forwards | Defensemen

Sean Allen has broken down the data, crunched the numbers and built the charts to help you predict which forwards and defensemen are primed for their breakout seasons.

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Greg Wyshynski's Plant My Flag cheat sheet

Senior NHL writer Greg Wyshynski gives you the 10 players he's drafting in every league.

Arda Öcal's best fantasy hockey team names

Spending too much time thinking of a good fantasy hockey team name? "The Drop" host Arda Öcal is back with his annual list of the best, funniest fantasy hockey team names.

Bounce-back stars

Do you think these players will shake off a bad 2022-23 to reclaim their former glory?

Linemate stacks

How can you get a piece of Connor McDavid or Nathan MacKinnon's production without drafting them? By drafting their line mates!

Rookie preview

You already know about Connor Bedard, but here are a few more rookie picks that will be fantasy hockey difference makers.

Slump-proof players

Here are the players who make a living racking up fantasy points on blocks, shots, and hits, so they keep scoring even if the goals dry up.

H2H Category/Roto league specialists

Do you play a category-based scoring system like H2H categories or roto? Victoria breaks down the individual scoring categories to find early- and late-round picks to bolster your squad.

Most consistent H2H league players and why it matters

These players will give you a solid floor of production, great for building the depth in your lineup.

Schedule hacks! How to use the NHL calendar to maximize your lineup.

On busy nights, everyone plays and you have good players on the bench. On slow nights, you don't have enough players. Victoria breaks down the schedule to help you maximize your games played.

Which fantasy hockey league is right for you?

ESPN offers five fantasy hockey league scoring systems. This breakdown of leagues will tell you what each one is, the different strategies that go into them and more. Check out each one to see which is right for your league.

Training camp wrap up: Last minute roster news and line combinations

Before the puck drops on the 2023-24 NHL season, check out the latest roster news and line combinations from every team in the league.

New faces and new places: Free agency recap | NHL Draft recap | Connor Bedard fantasy impact | Erik Karlsson trade reaction

Catch up on all the moves of the NHL offseason right here.

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