SCORESHEET FANTASY HOCKEY: PLAYER LISTS EXPLANATION
Scoresheet's player list contains most of the NHL's projected regulars for the upcoming season, with their NHL team and position. We have tried to include most of last year's regulars, plus others who are projected to get more playing time this season (including a few top draft picks). We have done our best to update these lists; however, it is possible we have missed a player who has switched teams, or even a player who retired or signed in Europe (meaning he won't be in the NHL this year.) If you notice a player listed with the wrong team, or one who has left the NHL, please let us know! (Note: There may be some players listed with a (-) next to their name. These are players that as of the date the initial player list was posted, have not signed with an NHL team. We included those players because it seems likely they may sign with a team in the NHL at some point this pre-season, but please be a little leery of those guys.)
Also, there are some players who switch positions occasionally. However, players can ONLY be used at the POSITIONS SHOWN in the draft lists for the ENTIRE upcoming season. Along with each player, we've printed his Scoresheet player number (the first number listed), his total rating from last season using the Scoresheet scoring system (the second number listed), his average rating per game he played last season, his age as of Opening Day, and his current NHL team. We've sorted the players by position and total point rating using Scoresheet points scored last season.
These lists are certain to be missing a few players you may feel will make an impact during the upcoming season. Feel free to list whomever you want on your draft list - you are NOT limited to the players shown. But, you do need to specify a player's full name, position, and NHL team if he's not shown on our lists. Remember, a player will be valuable to you only if he plays and contributes regularly in the NHL in the NHL regular season! (The Scoresheet Hockey season only uses NHL regular season games, with the last 4 weeks of the NHL regular season being used for Scoresheet Hockey playoffs. NHL playoff stats are NOT used in Scoresheet Hockey.)