The NHL Network has been running a series of rankings during the offseason, and they are currently in the midst of unveiling their list of the top 50 players in the league.
Artemi Panarin was recently ranked No. 21 overall, and this spot is an improvement over last year in which he finished No. 28 overall.
Panarin was also ranked No. 8 overall on NHL Network’s list of top 20 wingers last month, and he certainly is held in high esteem by the network.
Here’s how the list currently looks so far.
NHL Network Top Players’ List
|21||Artemi Panarin||W||New York Rangers|
|22||Mikko Rantanen||W||Colorado Avalanche|
|23||Mark Giordano||D||Calgary Flames|
|24||Erik Karlsson||D||San Jose Sharks|
|25||David Pastrnak||W||Boston Bruins|
|26||Tyler Seguin||C||Dallas Stars|
|27||Ryan O’Reilly||C||St. Louis Blues|
|28||Evgeni Malkin||C||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|29||Blake Wheeler||W||Winnipeg Jets|
|30||Sergei Bobrovsky||G||Florida Panthers|
|31||Seth Jones||D||Columbus Blue Jackets|
|32||Claude Giroux||W||Philadelphia Flyers|
|33||Ben Bishop||G||Dallas Stars|
|34||Sebastian Aho||C||Carolina Hurricanes|
|35||Mark Stone||W||Vegas Golden Knights|
|36||John Carlson||D||Washington Capitals|
|37||Morgan Rielly||D||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|38||Roman Josi||D||Nashville Predators|
|39||Drew Doughty||D||Los Angeles Kings|
|40||Vladimir Tarasenko||W||St. Louis Blues|
|41||Taylor Hall||W||New Jersey Devils|
|42||Jack Eichel||C||Buffalo Sabres|
|43||Carey Price||G||Montreal Canadiens|
|44||Tuukka Rask||G||Boston Bruins|
|45||Marc-Andre Fleury||G||Vegas Golden Knights|
|46||Kris Letang||D||Pittsburgh Penguins|
|47||Logan Couture||C||San Jose Sharks|
|48||Nicklas Backstrom||C||Washington Capitals|
|49||Sean Monahan||C||Calgary Flames|
|50||Elias Pettersson||C||Vancouver Canucks|
Panarin is coming off a career year in which he tallied 87 points, 28 goals and 59 assists, in 79 games for the Columbus Blue Jackets. The newest Broadway Blueshirt went undrafted, and the 2018-19 season was just Panarin’s fourth in the NHL.
He signed with the Chicago Blackhawks as a free agent in April of 2015. Prior to that, Panarin appeared in 263 KHL games where he posted a line of 76-107-183 (0.70 P/GP).
Since making his NHL debut in 2015, Panarin is eighth among all players in points (320), 23rd in goals (116), and 11th in assists (204).When broken down to just 5v5 situations, Panarin ranks 6th in total points (194), 21st in goals (69), and fourth in assists (125).
This production certainly gives some context for his high ranking, but where would you personally rank Panarin?
Where would you rank Panarin among all NHL players?
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