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Fantasy Hockey: The Top NHL Rookies to Target in 2022-23

Matty Beniers

Looking for a Michael Bunting or a Mortiz Seider to help win your fantasy league? Rookies are notoriously hard to project, even those who played a few games late in the season following the conclusion of their amateur careers.

They’re often overlooked but could provide major surplus value in the draft’s later rounds. Even if they don’t produce enough to earn a spot on your fantasy team, plenty of them can go on a hot run for a month or two. Trevor Zegras and Lucas Raymond were worth the late-round picks, and Cole Caufield and Matt Boldy were both good sources of goals later in the season. There are always a few surprises, too, including Anton Lundell (44 points, +33 rating), Dawson Mercer and Seth Jarvis (both 40+ points), and a new banger on the block in Tanner Jeannot (24 goals, 130 PIM, 318 hits).