Complete 2015 Projections

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PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
1. Sidney Crosby, Pit CYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics80366810418463821:58259
2015 Projections81426310524383821:32271
2015 Outlook: The captain of the Penguins is the best hockey player in the world, and the top fantasy asset available. What's more, he's feeling great following offseason wrist issues. If you hold the first overall draft selection, you're picking Crosby. - VM
2. Evgeni Malkin, Pit C, RWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics6023497210623020:04191
2015 Projections703147788512919:13283
2015 Outlook: The 28-year-old's trophy case is already teeming with evidence of his on-ice accomplishments. We don't need to sell you on his talent or skill set; the superstar's durability is our only concern. But even though Malkin has played just one close-to-full regular-season slate since 2008-09, he remains a top-five fantasy selection overall. - VM
3. Chris Kunitz, Pit LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics7835336825662219:09218
2015 Projections8031316220472118:37222
2015 Outlook: Coveted for the on-ice company he keeps (see: Sidney Crosby), Kunitz probably doesn't get the full respect he deserves as an individual talent orfantasy asset. But who cares? Since joining the Penguins, the winger has averaged 0.81 points per regular-season game. At 34 years old, he doesn't seem to be slowing down; Kunitz scored more goals (35) in 2013-14 than ever before. - VM
4. Marc-Andre Fleury, Pit GYEARGSWLSOMINOTLGAASV%
2014 Statistics6439185379252.37.915
2015 Projections6339.117.74373742.34.914
2015 Outlook: No other top-10 goalie in the league receives as much criticism as the starting netminder for the Penguins. Yet Fleury's regular-season numbers are dependably solid (save percentage, goals-against average) to super (wins, shutouts). His admittedly less-glossy postseason resume -- and the 29-year-old was better this past spring -- shouldn't mean a lick to fantasy owners. Another bonus for Fleury owners in 2014-15: He's in a contract year, which could push him to perform his best. - VM
5. Kris Letang*, Pit DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics37111122-8161224:14108
2015 Projections7116304614522324:25199
2015 Outlook: One of the premiere offensive defensemen in the league, Letang is no worse for wear after suffering that terrifying stroke in January, as made evident during last season's playoff run. The only prospective threat to Letang's numbers in 2014-15 is the possibility of being bumped from the top power-play unit by offseason signing Christian Ehrhoff. Even then, there's likely enough scoring to go around in Pittsburgh to suit everyone. - VM
6. Patric Hornqvist*, Pit RWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics762231531281716:52248
2015 Projections8023264910311516:33239
2015 Outlook: Projected to skate on a scoring line with center Evgeni Malkin, and on the Penguins' top power-play unit, the former Predator could be in for the best season of his career. Look for Hornqvist to blow this past season's points total of 53 -- his best in the NHL to date -- completely out of the water. We expect the tough, versatile winger to blend in nicely with his new club. - VM
7. David Perron*, Pit LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics78282957-16901319:08220
2015 Projections77262450-6871018:52208
2015 Outlook: Perron had a terrific debut as an Oiler and used his puck-wizardry skills to come close to a 30-30 season. He would probably rank a lot higher coming into this season if not for the disarray of the Oilers' depth chart. After penciling in Taylor Hall on the top line, there isn't much clarity for how the lines and power-play assignments will be doled out. Perron will earn more minutes than most given his skills on and off the power play and therefore is our second choice among Oilers forwards. Whether on the top line with Hall or anchoring the second unit, Perron will find a way to get his points. But take the discount at the draft table because the Oilers have more top-six forwards than they have room for. - SA
8. Christian Ehrhoff*, Pit DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics7962733-27381223:55161
2015 Projections82628345371123:30160
2015 Outlook: The Pittsburgh Penguins are not the Buffalo Sabres. For that reason alone, the 32-year-old defenseman will see a substantial bump in personal statistics over the past three seasons. Remember how dangerous Ehrhoff was with Alex Edler back in Vancouver? Now substitute Kris Letang in for Edler as top-pair partner -- with Sidney Crosby & Co. up front -- and just imagine the production possibilities. A prospective role on the Pens' top power-play unit offers extra incentive to draft Ehrhoff early. VM
9. Steve Downie, Pit LW, RWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics62420241106614:0688
2015 Projections731217291285414:47108
2015 Outlook: "I can guarantee there won't be any liberties on those players this year," Downie told the Penguins' website a few days after he was signed to a one-year, $1-million deal. Those players being superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, just in case there was any misunderstanding about Downie's role with his new club. Count on a generous load of PIM, along with a pleasant smattering of points, from the 27-year-old winger in 2014-15. As far as agitators go, Downie has above-average puck skills, so he's certainly got some value in our realm. - VM
10. Olli Maatta*, Pit DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics7892029814618:30119
2015 Projections687222912181019:07125
2015 Outlook: After a successful rookie campaign, Maatta is due for an increase in overall minutes in his sophomore season with the Penguins. However, with Christian Ehrhoff aboard to replace Matt Niskanen -- an upgrade, as far as consistent offensive defensemen are concerned -- Maatta may lose out on regular scoring opportunities with the extra skater. The Pittsburgh club has a strong cast of D-men who manage well on the point with the man-advantage, as long as Ehrhoff, Kris Letang and Paul Martin stay out of sick bay. VM
11. Pascal Dupuis*, Pit RW, LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics397132068017:4297
2015 Projections73142438826017:08166
12. Paul Martin, Pit DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics3931215-410924:3454
2015 Projections5642024418423:3270
13. Thomas Greiss, Pit GYEARGSWLSOMINOTLGAASV%
2014 Statistics201082131252.29.920
2015 Projections1910.16.61112722.85.908
14. Blake Comeau, Pit LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics6151116-236012:04107
2015 Projections7091221342012:20135
15. Daniel Winnik, Pit LWYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOG
2014 Statistics7662430623015:23115
2015 Projections7581725-230014:27118