These Roto Rankings are an attempt to provide a generic fantasy hockey value to this point in the season, taking common fantasy stats and position scarcity into consideration.

The rankings operate under the following assumptions:
- 12 Team leagues - Active lineups with 2 C, 2 LW, 2 RW, 4 D and 2 G with three bench spots;
- Six offensive categories - goals, assists, plus-minus, penalty minutes, power play points and shots on goal;
- Three goaltending categories - goals against average, save percentage, wins;
- All categories are on a per-game basis with the assumption that players can be moved in and out of lineups based on their availability.

As each league's rules differ, or a player's position eligibility changes, a player's roto value can be affected and different than this standardized version. In deeper leagues, for example, players at scarce positions (ie. goaltending, wingers) could have more value.

So, what's the difference between Roto Rankings and the TSN.ca NHL Player Rankings?

The TSN.ca NHL Player Rankings involve more statistics (including hits, blocked shots, puck possession, faceoffs and more) that aren't typically covered in fantasy hockey leagues and there are weights applied in the Player Rankings that make certain statistics more important than others.

When it comes to fantasy hockey, though, winning the shots on goal category counts for just as much as winning goals (perhaps a flaw in the system, but that's still the case for most leagues) and the roto rankings attempt to apply equal values in all categories across the board.

The roto value in the right-hand column is effectively a player's value over a replacement at that position and can provide some basic per-game guidelines on value to this point in the season. Note: Goaltenders tend to score highly on a per-game rating, so the percentage of games that they play (especially for backups) is an important factor to consider when evaluating a player's contribution going forward.

If you were considering a two-for-two trade, then you could check the roto values on these rankings to have some idea about the value of each player's total contribution to this point in the season.

Of course, the roto rating is not going to be an absolute value for any player. There will be many factors to consider (hot and cold streaks, improving or declining play, increasing or decreasing ice time, new linemates, injuries, unsustainable percentages etc.) when trying to determine if a player's roto value represents an accurate assessment of his value going forward. And the value going forward is what is most important.

While the list does not include players that have played fewer than 15 games, it will include players that are out of the lineup currently with injuries if they've met that threshold since it's still useful to know what kind of value they have whenever it is that they're due to return.

Since the list is on a per-game basis, it's worth pointing out that goaltenders tend to play fewer games than their skater counterparts, so their per-game value may be higher than what their actual value is in most fantasy formats.

Certainly 300 players aren't required for leagues of standard size, but those in deep leagues can at least see where certain players are currently ranked, relative to others.

NHL Roto Rankings

2013-2014 Roto Rankings - Updated April 4

C. Talbot

Name: Cam Talbot
Team: N.Y. Rangers
Position: G
Rating: 2.29
(Photo by: The Canadian Press)

Rank 2-300

No. Player Team Pos. Per Game Roto Value
2. Josh Harding Minnesota G 2.19
3. Tuukka Rask Boston G 1.77
4. Alex Stalock San Jose G 1.56
5. Brian Elliott St. Louis G 1.50
6. Ben Bishop Tampa Bay G 1.47
7. Anton Khudobin Carolina G 1.37
8. Chad Johnson Boston G 1.34
9. Frederik Andersen Anaheim G 1.30
10. James Neal Pittsburgh RW 1.27
11. Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh C 1.26
12. Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh C 1.26
13. Semyon Varlamov Colorado G 1.25
14. Jonathan Quick Los Angeles G 1.22
15. Henrik Zetterberg Detroit LW 1.12
16. Alex Ovechkin Washington RW 1.09
17. Carey Price Montreal G 1.06
18. Corey Perry Anaheim RW 1.04
19. Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay C 1.00
20. Mark Giordano Calgary D 0.98
21. Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh G 0.95
22. Dustin Byfuglien Winnipeg RW 0.91
23. Corey Crawford Chicago G 0.90
24. Antti Niemi San Jose G 0.90
25. Patrick Sharp Chicago LW 0.87
26. Jaroslav Halak Washington G 0.87
27. Erik Karlsson Ottawa D 0.86
28. Patrick Kane Chicago RW 0.83
29. Chris Kunitz Pittsburgh LW 0.82
30. John Tavares N.Y. Islanders C 0.82
31. Alexander Steen St. Louis LW 0.81
32. Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim C 0.79
33. Jamie Benn Dallas LW 0.76
34. Thomas Greiss Phoenix G 0.74
35. Phil Kessel Toronto RW 0.72
36. Kyle Turris Ottawa C 0.72
37. Zach Parise Minnesota LW 0.72
38. Sergei Bobrovsky Columbus G 0.72
39. P.K. Subban Montreal D 0.70
40. Jonas Hiller Anaheim G 0.70
41. Al Montoya Winnipeg G 0.70
42. Claude Giroux Philadelphia C 0.70
43. Tyler Seguin Dallas C 0.67
44. Joe Pavelski San Jose C 0.65
45. Henrik Lundqvist N.Y. Rangers G 0.65
46. James Wisniewski Columbus D 0.62
47. Marian Hossa Chicago RW 0.62
48. Shea Weber Nashville D 0.62
49. Max Pacioretty Montreal LW 0.60
50. Keith Yandle Phoenix D 0.60
51. Thomas Vanek Montreal LW 0.57
52. Patrick Marleau San Jose LW 0.56
53. Duncan Keith Chicago D 0.56
54. Johan Franzen Detroit LW 0.56
55. Jarome Iginla Boston RW 0.55
56. Cory Schneider New Jersey G 0.55
57. Nicklas Backstrom Washington C 0.55
58. Taylor Hall Edmonton LW 0.53
59. Brent Burns San Jose RW 0.52
60. Scott Hartnell Philadelphia LW 0.50
61. Jeff Carter Los Angeles RW 0.49
62. Gustav Nyquist Detroit LW 0.48
63. Gabriel Landeskog Colorado LW 0.47
64. David Backes St. Louis C 0.47
65. Jeff Skinner Carolina LW 0.46
66. Kari Lehtonen Dallas G 0.46
67. Steve Mason Philadelphia G 0.45
68. Kris Letang Pittsburgh D 0.45
69. Kyle Okposo N.Y. Islanders RW 0.45
70. Jaromir Jagr New Jersey RW 0.45
71. Kevin Shattenkirk St. Louis D 0.45
72. Wayne Simmonds Philadelphia RW 0.45
73. Blake Wheeler Winnipeg RW 0.44
74. Jonas Gustavsson Detroit G 0.44
75. Ryan Miller St. Louis G 0.41
76. Victor Hedman Tampa Bay D 0.41
77. Oliver Ekman-Larsson Phoenix D 0.40
78. James van Riemsdyk Toronto LW 0.40
79. Logan Couture San Jose C 0.40
80. Matt Niskanen Pittsburgh D 0.38
81. Zdeno Chara Boston D 0.38
82. Darcy Kuemper Minnesota G 0.38
83. Roberto Luongo Florida G 0.38
84. Anze Kopitar Los Angeles C 0.37
85. Mikko Koivu Minnesota C 0.37
86. Martin St. Louis N.Y. Rangers RW 0.37
87. Drew Doughty Los Angeles D 0.37
88. Milan Lucic Boston LW 0.36
89. Matt Duchene Colorado C 0.36
90. Dion Phaneuf Toronto D 0.35
91. Clarke MacArthur Ottawa LW 0.34
92. Mike Green Washington D 0.33
93. Jakub Voracek Philadelphia RW 0.33
94. Alexander Semin Carolina RW 0.33
95. Jonathan Toews Chicago C 0.33
96. Alex Pietrangelo St. Louis D 0.32
97. Torey Krug Boston D 0.32
98. Rick Nash N.Y. Rangers RW 0.32
99. T.J. Oshie St. Louis RW 0.31
100. Patrice Bergeron Boston C 0.31
101. Jonathan Bernier Toronto G 0.26
102. Justin Peters Carolina G 0.26
103. Ryan McDonagh N.Y. Rangers D 0.25
104. Mats Zuccarello N.Y. Rangers RW 0.25
105. Daniel Sedin Vancouver LW 0.25
106. Radim Vrbata Phoenix RW 0.25
107. David Krejci Boston C 0.24
108. Jaden Schwartz St.Louis LW 0.23
109. David Perron Edmonton LW 0.23
110. Evander Kane Winnipeg LW 0.23
111. Ben Scrivens Edmonton G 0.23
112. Ryan O'Reilly Colorado LW 0.23
113. Niklas Kronwall Detroit D 0.21
114. Shane Doan Phoenix RW 0.20
115. Patrik Elias New Jersey LW 0.20
116. Jason Spezza Ottawa C 0.20
117. Peter Budaj Montreal G 0.20
118. Jordan Eberle Edmonton RW 0.19
119. Nathan MacKinnon Colorado C 0.18
120. Eric Gelinas New Jersey D 0.18
121. Matt Moulson Minnesota LW 0.18
122. Bobby Ryan Ottawa RW 0.17
123. Pavel Datsyuk Detroit C 0.17
124. Tomas Hertl San Jose LW 0.17
125. Chris Kreider N.Y. Rangers LW 0.16
126. Andrei Markov Montreal D 0.15
127. Radko Gudas Tampa Bay D 0.15
128. Kevin Bieksa Vancouver D 0.15
129. Mike Cammalleri Calgary LW 0.15
130. John Carlson Washington D 0.14
131. Jussi Jokinen Pittsburgh LW 0.14
132. Kimmo Timonen Philadelphia D 0.14
133. Patric Hornqvist Nashville RW 0.14
134. Ryan Suter Minnesota D 0.14
135. Andrew Ladd Winnipeg LW 0.14
136. Daniel Alfredsson Detroit RW 0.14
137. Jason Pominville Minnesota RW 0.13
138. Joe Thornton San Jose C 0.12
139. Ondrej Palat Tampa Bay LW 0.12
140. Eric Staal Carolina C 0.11
141. Ryan Kesler Vancouver C 0.11
142. Andrej Sekera Carolina D 0.11
143. Roman Josi Nashville D 0.11
144. Troy Brouwer Washington RW 0.10
145. Brandon Dubinsky Columbus C 0.10
146. Ryan Johansen Columbus C 0.10
147. Jason Garrison Vancouver D 0.09
148. Dougie Hamilton Boston D 0.09
149. Dustin Penner Washington LW 0.08
150. Dan Boyle San Jose D 0.08
151. Vladimir Tarasenko St. Louis RW 0.08
152. Marek Zidlicky New Jersey D 0.08
153. Bryan Little Winnipeg C 0.07
154. Martin Hanzal Phoenix C 0.05
155. Eddie Lack Vancouver G 0.05
156. Tyson Barrie Colorado D 0.05
157. Adam McQuaid Boston D 0.05
158. Jay Bouwmeester St. Louis D 0.04
159. Paul Stastny Colorado C 0.04
160. Reilly Smith Boston RW 0.03
161. Joffrey Lupul Toronto LW 0.03
162. Saku Koivu Anaheim C 0.03
163. Cam Fowler Anaheim D 0.03
164. Brendan Gallagher Montreal RW 0.03
165. Brent Seabrook Chicago D 0.02
166. Brandon Saad Chicago LW 0.01
167. Brad Marchand Boston LW 0.01
168. Marian Gaborik Los Angeles RW 0.01
169. Alex Goligoski Dallas D 0.00
170. Jordan Staal Carolina C 0.00
171. Patrick Wiercioch Ottawa D 0.00
172. Valtteri Filppula Tampa Bay C 0.00
173. Lubomir Visnovsky N.Y. Islanders D -0.02
174. Chris Stewart Buffalo RW -0.03
175. Jake Muzzin Los Angeles D -0.04
176. Nick Bonino Anaheim C -0.05
177. Justin Williams Los Angeles RW -0.05
178. Matt Irwin San Jose D -0.05
179. Andrej Meszaros Boston D -0.06
180. Curtis Glencross Calgary LW -0.06
181. Mike Smith Phoenix G -0.07
182. Derek Stepan N.Y. Rangers C -0.08
183. Sami Vatanen Anaheim D -0.09
184. Karri Ramo Calgary G -0.09
185. Nazem Kadri Toronto C -0.10
186. Jacob Trouba Winnipeg D -0.10
187. Andrew Shaw Chicago RW -0.10
188. Alex Killorn Tampa Bay LW -0.11
189. Henrik Sedin Vancouver C -0.11
190. Mike Richards Los Angeles C -0.11
191. Brad Richards N.Y. Rangers C -0.11
192. Vladimir Sobotka St. Louis C -0.11
193. Johnny Boychuk Boston D -0.12
194. Jason Demers San Jose D -0.12
195. Alexander Edler Vancouver D -0.12
196. Antti Raanta Chicago G -0.12
197. Jiri Hudler Calgary RW -0.12
198. Patrick Maroon Anaheim LW -0.13
199. Nick Holden Colorado D -0.13
200. Andy Greene New Jersey D -0.13
201. Carl Soderberg Boston C -0.13
202. Slava Voynov Los Angeles D -0.14
203. PA Parenteau Colorado RW -0.14
204. Tomas Tatar Detroit LW -0.14
205. Ryan Garbutt Dallas LW -0.15
206. Mikkel Boedker Phoenix LW -0.15
207. Mark Streit Philadelphia D -0.15
208. Travis Hamonic N.Y. Islanders D -0.16
209. Scottie Upshall Florida RW -0.16
210. Tyler Toffoli Los Angeles RW -0.16
211. Hampus Lindholm Anaheim D -0.17
212. Zach Bogosian Winnipeg D -0.17
213. Mike Fisher Nashville C -0.17
214. Tyler Bozak Toronto C -0.17
215. Teddy Purcell Tampa Bay RW -0.17
216. Loui Eriksson Boston RW -0.17
217. Tommy Wingels San Jose RW -0.17
218. Alec Martinez Los Angeles D -0.17
219. Christian Ehrhoff Buffalo D -0.18
220. Steve Oleksy Washington D -0.18
221. Fedor Tyutin Columbus D -0.18
222. Tyler Johnson Tampa Bay C -0.19
223. Martin Brodeur New Jersey G -0.19
224. Mathieu Perreault Anaheim C -0.19
225. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Edmonton C -0.19
226. Cam Atkinson Columbus RW -0.19
227. Steve Downie Philadelphia RW -0.19
228. Mason Raymond Toronto LW -0.20
229. Ryane Clowe New Jersey LW -0.20
230. Carter Hutton Nashville G -0.20
231. Cody Franson Toronto D -0.20
232. Justin Faulk Carolina D -0.21
233. Antoine Roussel Dallas LW -0.21
234. David Legwand Detroit C -0.22
235. Tomas Plekanec Montreal C -0.22
236. Derick Brassard N.Y. Rangers C -0.22
237. Eric Boulton N.Y. Islanders LW -0.22
238. Marc-Edouard Vlasic San Jose D -0.23
239. Joel Ward Washington RW -0.24
240. Matt Carkner N.Y. Islanders D -0.24
241. Antoine Vermette Phoenix C -0.24
242. Curtis McElhinney Columbus G -0.25
243. Tyler Ennis Buffalo C -0.25
244. Benoit Pouliot N.Y. Rangers LW -0.25
245. Dennis Wideman Calgary D -0.25
246. Alex Burrows Vancouver RW -0.25
247. Kris Russell Calgary D -0.26
248. Nick Leddy Chicago D -0.26
249. Matt Beleskey Anaheim LW -0.26
250. Jake Gardiner Toronto D -0.26
251. Stephane Robidas Anaheim D -0.26
252. Sean Bergenheim Florida LW -0.26
253. Tyler Myers Buffalo D -0.26
254. Matt Carle Tampa Bay D -0.27
255. Mike Kostka Tampa Bay D -0.28
256. Tobias Enstrom Winnipeg D -0.28
257. Paul Martin Pittsburgh D -0.28
258. Jared Spurgeon Minnesota D -0.28
259. Drew Stafford Buffalo RW -0.29
260. Erik Johnson Colorado D -0.29
261. Erik Gudbranson Florida D -0.29
262. Joe Corvo Ottawa D -0.29
263. Dustin Brown Los Angeles LW -0.29
264. Pascal Dupuis Pittsburgh RW -0.29
265. Dave Bolland Toronto C -0.29
266. R.J. Umberger Columbus LW -0.29
267. Brian Campbell Florida D -0.30
268. Cody Hodgson Buffalo C -0.30
269. Frans Nielsen N.Y. Islanders C -0.30
270. Nino Niederreiter Minnesota LW -0.30
271. Travis Zajac New Jersey C -0.30
272. Colton Sceviour Dallas RW -0.31
273. Andrew Cogliano Anaheim RW -0.31
274. Jamie McGinn Colorado LW -0.31
275. Nathan Gerbe Carolina LW -0.31
276. Ray Whitney Dallas LW -0.31
277. Brian Gionta Montreal RW -0.31
278. Mikael Backlund Calgary C -0.32
279. Dan Hamhuis Vancouver D -0.32
280. Matt Calvert Columbus LW -0.32
281. Philip Larsen Edmonton D -0.32
282. Olli Maatta Pittsburgh D -0.32
283. Chris Higgins Vancouver LW -0.32
284. David Desharnais Montreal C -0.33
285. Jason Chimera Washington LW -0.33
286. Carl Hagelin N.Y. Rangers LW -0.33
287. Andre Benoit Colorado D -0.33
288. Francois Beauchemin Anaheim D -0.34
289. Trevor Daley Dallas D -0.34
290. Kyle Palmieri Anaheim LW -0.34
291. Brenden Dillon Dallas D -0.35
292. Ales Hemsky Ottawa RW -0.35
293. Michael Frolik Winnipeg RW -0.35
294. Brayden Schenn Philadelphia LW -0.36
295. Matt Bartkowski Boston D -0.36
296. Luca Sbisa Anaheim D -0.36
297. Jimmy Howard Detroit G -0.36
298. Mikhail Grabovski Washington C -0.36
299. Kris Versteeg Chicago RW -0.37
300. Vincent Lecavalier Philadelphia C -0.37

* - minimum 20 games played

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