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Fantasy Hockey: Multi-Position Eligible Players

When drafting, it may be useful to draft some multi-position players to make your lineups more malleable to ensure that every position is filled come game day. I’ve used this strategy for years to a moderate degree of success. Regardless of your strategy, I feel that having a few of these players on your team is a very powerful asset!

Note: For this article, I only used Yahoo’s position eligibilities and checked for the top 600 O-Ranked players. Also, I included the stats for Yahoo’s default leagues, but I also added Faceoff-Wins (FOW), Penalty-In-Minutes (PIM), Hits (HitF), and Blocks (BkS), since a lot of leagues use those stats. Yahoo also tends to update position eligibilities in the January of each season, so these position eligibilities are not permanent! I plan on doing an article update then though, so keep tuning in!

I’ve only included up to the top 10 for each position in the rest of this article, but here is the full spreadsheet of 135 multi-position eligible players for your usage:  Yahoo NHL Players Multi-Eligibility 2015-16

Centre/Left Wing

First Name Last Name End Team Pos O-RANK GP G A +/- Sh FOW HitF BkS PIM PPP
Joe Pavelski SJS C/LW 20 82 37 33 12 261 642 97 86 29 31
Logan Couture SJS C/LW 24 82 27 40 -6 263 477 85 71 12 24
Henrik Zetterberg DET C/LW 36 77 17 49 -6 227 541 55 26 32 28
Nick Foligno CBJ C/LW 43 79 31 42 16 182 125 193 52 50 26
Taylor Hall EDM C/LW 44 53 14 24 -1 158 45 67 37 40 6
Alexander Steen STL C/LW 60 74 24 40 8 223 218 32 37 33 24
Pavel Datsyuk DET C/LW 75 63 26 39 12 165 601 51 28 8 24
Matt Duchene COL C/LW 76 82 21 34 3 207 635 43 74 16 7
Patrick Marleau SJS C/LW 80 82 19 38 -17 233 171 85 28 12 24
Patrick Sharp CHI C/LW 85 68 16 27 -8 230 53 74 15 33 14

 

Centre/Right Wing

First Name Last Name End Team Pos O-RANK GP G A +/- Sh FOW HitF BkS PIM PPP
Tyler Seguin DAL C/RW 4 71 37 40 -1 280 275 63 26 20 29
Claude Giroux PHI C/RW 8 81 25 48 -3 279 1063 110 28 36 37
Evgeni Malkin PIT C/RW 9 69 28 42 -2 212 322 24 18 60 26
Patrick Kane CHI C/RW 10 61 27 37 10 186 3 22 14 10 22
Ryan Johansen CBJ C/RW 32 82 26 45 -6 202 851 84 33 40 26
Nathan MacKinnon COL C/RW 35 64 14 24 -7 192 201 43 41 34 7
David Backes STL C/RW 49 80 26 32 7 183 617 227 87 104 16
Filip Forsberg NSH C/RW 64 82 26 37 15 237 3 108 28 24 19
T.J. Oshie WSH C/RW 82 72 19 36 17 162 3 99 39 51 13
Bryan Little WPG C/RW 91 70 24 28 8 148 762 56 32 24 18

 

Left Wing/Right Wing

First Name Last Name End Team Pos O-RANK GP G A +/- Sh FOW HitF BkS PIM PPP
Alex Ovechkin WSH LW/RW 1 81 53 28 10 395 2 259 32 58 34
Rick Nash NYR LW/RW 19 79 42 27 29 304 2 45 33 36 12
James Neal NSH LW/RW 71 67 23 14 12 222 7 71 30 57 4
Tomas Tatar DET LW/RW 78 82 29 27 6 211 6 90 18 28 19
Wayne Simmonds PHI LW/RW 95 75 28 22 -5 188 4 168 36 66 24
Brandon Saad CBJ LW/RW 97 82 23 29 7 203 38 53 29 12 10
Bobby Ryan OTT LW/RW 123 78 18 36 5 221 4 110 33 24 14
Jeff Skinner CAR LW/RW 131 77 18 13 -24 235 21 47 12 18 7
Thomas Vanek MIN LW/RW 141 80 21 31 -6 171 10 32 13 37 17
Nail Yakupov EDM LW/RW 150 81 14 19 -35 191 0 97 28 18 10

 

Now things are going to get really interesting…

Centre/Left Wing/Right Wing

First Name Last Name End Team Pos O-RANK GP G A +/- Sh FOW HitF BkS PIM PPP
Jiri Hudler CGY C/LW/RW 92 78 31 45 17 158 21 27 14 14 16
Gustav Nyquist DET C/LW/RW 110 82 27 27 -11 195 1 43 31 26 24
Tyler Toffoli LAK C/LW/RW 125 76 23 26 25 200 4 86 11 37 5
Ryan O’Reilly COL C/LW/RW 159 82 17 38 -5 171 713 38 48 12 12
Brandon Pirri FLA C/LW/RW 186 49 22 2 6 143 86 39 13 14 7
Marcus Johansson WSH C/LW/RW 242 82 20 27 6 138 7 69 18 10 15
Jussi Jokinen FLA C/LW/RW 277 81 8 36 -2 134 126 52 50 34 9
Andrew Cogliano ANA C/LW/RW 319 82 15 14 5 134 16 139 30 14 0
Anton Lander EDM C/LW/RW 333 38 6 14 -12 61 226 59 12 14 7
Nathan Gerbe CAR C/LW/RW 510 78 10 18 -14 235 9 73 23 34 8

 

Then there is my favourite Dual Position Eligible Players…

Right Wing/Defense

First Name Last Name End Team Pos O-RANK GP G A +/- Sh FOW HitF BkS PIM PPP
Dustin Byfuglien WPG RW/D 38 69 18 27 5 209 0 203 59 124 17
Brent Burns SJS RW/D 47 82 17 43 -9 245 0 148 124 65 24

 

I hope that this list has helped, good luck in your drafts!


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