Top 10 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wired Microphones

Each week during the 2022-23 regular season, NHL.com features the top 10 players to add to your fantasy hockey roster. Visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe to the free NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast for more information.

TOP 10 FANTASY WAIVER WIRE MICROPHONES

The following players are in high demand in the Yahoo Fantasy Leagues.

STRIKER

Lucas RaymondRW, DET (46% position)

The Detroit Red Wings forward has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last three games, including two on the power play, and has a three-game streak. Raymond plays in the top row and first power play with the elite center Dylan Larkins and winger Tyler Bertuzzi (29% aligned; recently returned from injury). He ranks among Detroit’s top players in power-play points (14; tied for first), goals (13; tied for second), and points (30 in 41 games; tied for third).

Video: MIN@DET: Raymond’s second goal from the overman of the night

Cole Perfetti, C/LW/RW, WPG (31% aligned)

The Winnipeg Jets forward has six assists in six games since returning from injury and leads NHL rookies in that category (20). Perfetti, who also ranks third among NHL rookies in points per game (0.67; 26 in 39 games), plays on the back row with valuable forwards Marc Scheifele and Blake Wheeler as well as in the second power play. Perfetti could be a steal for the Calder Trophy if his shooting average (8.3) improves in the second half of the season.

Daniel Sprong, Eeli TolvanenLW/RW, and Yanni Water BottleC, all SEA (8, 14, 12 percent positioned)

The Seattle Kraken are tied for second most scoring offensive line in the NHL (3.76 goals per game). Their second-line forwards are also coveted in fantasy leagues. Sprong has 11 points (seven goals, four assists) and +8 in his last 12 games. He is the Kraken’s third-leading scorer (14) and tied for second in most power-play points (nine). Tolvanen has seven points (five goals, two assists) and a +6 in his first eight games since Seattle acquired him on the waiver list from the Nashville Predators on Dec. 12. Gourde has ten points (two goals, eight assists) and a +9 in his last eight appearances.

Evan RodriguesC/LW/RW, COL (18% aligned)

The Colorado Avalanche forward has scored eight straight games. He had ten points (three goals, seven assists), +5 plus-minus, two power-play points and 24 shots on goal during that span. Rodrigues, who was last in the top row and on the first power play Nathan MacKinnon is Colorado’s fifth-best player in goals (10) and shots (90 in 30 games).

Video: COL@NSH: Rodrigues puts the goal of extra time on Girard

Juuso ParssinenC, NSH (4% aligned)

The Nashville Predators rookie has a six-game point streak. He had eight points (one goal, seven assists), including two on the power play. Parssinen, who ranks fourth among NHL rookies in points per game (0.61; 17 in 28 games), plays center in the top row alongside the elite forward Philippe Forsberg and also gets ice time on the first power play.

Other attackers to watch out for: Gabriel VilardiLAK; Dawson Mercer and Tomas TatarNJD; SamSteelMIN; Taylor RaddychCHI

DEFENDER

Damon SeversonNJD (17% aligned)

The New Jersey Devils defenseman had three assists in Friday’s win over the Anaheim Ducks before his five-game streak (seven points in that span) ended on Saturday. Severson played a career year in the preseason (46 points; 25th among all NHL defensemen) and is training with Ryan Graves (five points, +9 on a four-game streak) the second pair of defensemen. He also acts on the second power play with valuable forwards Dawson Mercer and Ondrej Palat.

Other defenders to watch: Brett PesceAUTO; justin schultzSEA; Dylan DeMeloWPG; Jake WalmanTED; Ty SmithPIT

GOALIE

Filip Gustavsson, MIN (45% implemented)

The Minnesota Wild goaltender stopped 19 of 20 shots in Thursday’s win over the New York Islanders. Gustavsson has the second-best goals-against-average (2.17) and fourth-best save percentage (92.5%) in the NHL. In his last eleven games, he is 9-2-0 with a 93.9% save percentage and one shutout. He shares the stakes of the Wild affair with the experienced Marc-André-Fleury.

Samuel ErsonPHI (14% position)

The Philadelphia Flyers rookie saved all 28 shots on goal in his first NHL shutout against the Buffalo Sabers on Jan. 9. Ersson is 4-0-0 with a 92.4% save percentage in his first five games and could form a strong tandem with coach John Tortorella. Carter Hart (91.0% catch rate in 31 matches).

Other guards to watch out for: Phoenix CopleyLAK; Anti RaantaAUTO; Jack CampbellGED; Dan VladarCGY

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