2019 NHL Draft Guide: Fantasy Hockey Rookies
Brett Talley reveals Fantasy Alarm's top rookies for fantasy hockey leagues in 2019
Ilya Mikheyev, F TOR – Mikheyev is a 24-year-old winger coming over from the KHL in Russia to make his NHL debut. The Leafs have a lot of star-level players that eat up a large chunk of their salary cap, so they have to try and fill out the roster with cheap production. They’re hoping Mikheyev can give them that with a cap hit under one million dollars. Justin Bourne wrote a nice piece for the Athletic detailing Mikheyev’s offensive game this offseason, and that piece referenced Toronto coach Mike Babcock liking Mikheyev. That means Mikheyev could be penciled into a top-nine role with a deep Leafs team.
Alexandre Texier, F CBJ – The Blue Jackets have lost their top scorer from last season with Artemi Panarin leaving for New York. To attempt to replace his production they’ve brought in Gustav Nyquist, and Texier could be an additional source of replacement production. Texier made his NHL debut during the playoffs last year and scored two goals and recorded one assist in eight...