The return of fantasy hockey is likely as the 2023–24 NHL season approaches.
The goalie is one of the most crucial positions in the game, and this is also true in fantasy hockey. It can be difficult because goalies are frequently unreliable, but having a competent goaltender can be the difference between losing the league and winning it.
Nevertheless, here are the top five goalies to pick for the 2023–24 NHL season.
1 Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning
Vasilevskiy, who has won three straight Stanley Cups, is certainly the finest goalie in the NHL and has had a complete offseason to recover.
Last year, he had a record of 34-22-4, a 2.65 GAA, and a.915 SV%. The Russian has been started by the Lightning in 65+ games, which is significant for fantasy hockey since he may end up being the most active goalkeeper this year.
2 Igor Shesterkin, New York Rangers
Igor Shesterkin, who is leading a highly capable New York Ranges team, is ranked second despite the possibility that positions one through three could all change.
Shesterkin, who has a record of 37-13-8, a 2.48 GAA, and a.916 SV%, will see plenty of starts because Jonathan Quick, the Rangers’ backup, is only healthy for 20 games.
3 Jake Oettinger, Dallas Stars
Jake Oettinger is one of the main reasons why the Dallas Stars might be a Stanley Cup contender.
Oettinger was selected in the first round of the 2017 draught, but his breakthrough year came in 2018. The American had a record of 37-11-11, 2.35 GAA, and.919 SV%. Oettinger has the potential to be the top fantasy hockey goalie because he is still only 24 years old and will only get better.
4 Ilya Sorokin, New York Islanders
Sorokin may be the finest goalie in the NHL, but because of the team he plays for, he is only ranked fourth.
Since the Islanders are a weak playoff team, Sorokin won’t have as many victories as other NHL goalies. He was one of the greatest players last year according to his data, which were 31-22-7 with a 2.33 GAA and.924 SV%.
Sorokin might rank among the top goalies in fantasy hockey if he can maintain those performance levels.
5 Linus Ullmark, Boston Bruins
When Ullmark won the Vezina as the best goalie in the NHL last year, many people were taken aback.
He had a fantastic season with the Boston Bruins last year, going 40-6-1 with a 1.89 GAA and.938 SV%. Ullmark is only ranked fifth because Boston is anticipated to perform poorly this year.
Additionally, Ullmark might lose several starts to Jeremy Swayman, although the current Vezina Trophy winner should be taken into account.
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