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

Rank Player Position Team
Rank Player Position Team
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?

  • 12%

    1 to 10

    (7 votes)

  • 47%

    11 to 20

    (26 votes)

  • 30%

    21 to 30

    (17 votes)

  • 7%

    31 to 40

    (4 votes)

  • 1%

    41 to 50

    (1 vote)

  • 0%

    Outside the Top 50

    (0 votes)

55 votes total

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