Complete 2014 Projections

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PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
31. Christian Ehrhoff, Pit DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics4751722634925:1110222
2014 Projections79932417581825:0018241
2014 Outlook: Altogether, Christian Ehrhoff had a decent lockout-shortened 2013, notching 22 points, generating a plus-six in plus/minus and 102 shots while averaging over 25 minutes per game. Pace-wise, much the same is anticipated from the 31-year-old German for 2013-14. Ideally, Ehrhoff would serve as your No. 3 fantasy defenseman.
32. Slava Voynov, LA DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics4861925514822:187925
2014 Projections801129408231623:0014240
2014 Outlook: Following a solid rookie campaign in 2011-12, Voynov demonstrated he was ready to contribute consistently by potting six goals and 19 assists during the lockout-shortened season. And the durable 23-year-old Russian was even more impressive in the playoffs. A significant piece of the Kings' scoring puzzle for years to come, Voynov is a strong No. 3 defenseman in any fantasy league.
33. Michael Del Zotto, Nsh DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics4631821618823:108121
2014 Projections80832409361723:0013640
2014 Outlook: Despite savoring a solid follow-up campaign to his most successful one to date, Del Zotto isn't a shoo-in as No. 1 offensive defenseman in The Big Apple under the new coaching regime. New bench boss Alain Vigneault may not be as supportive as his predecessor, John Tortorella, was of the 23-year-old playing such a prominent role. However, until we hear or see otherwise, Del Zotto remains the favorite to anchor the top power-play unit for the Rangers.
34. Alex Goligoski, Dal DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics47324274181122:238027
2014 Projections78631377321523:0014637
2014 Outlook: Bounced by newbie Sergei Gonchar as top enchilada on the Stars' blue-line, Goligoski should see a decrease in production for 2013-14. But that doesn't mean his numbers are set to shrivel dramatically. Goligoski will still enjoy plenty of opportunities to produce, both at even strength and with the man advantage. Anticipate a 35-point campaign from the 28-year-old.
35. Cody Franson, Tor DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics4542529481318:477029
2014 Projections77833415231918:0012441
2014 Outlook: Finally, Franson relished in the type of production (29 points in 45 games) for which he first showed promise with the Nashville Predators back in 2010-11. Unless the restricted free agent's contract negotiations go seriously sour before the season starts, Franson is in line for a 40-point season with the Maple Leafs.
36. Lubomir Visnovsky*, NYI DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics35311141220822:486914
2014 Projections768283610442223:0014336
2014 Outlook: Once resigned to leaving his Slovakian homeland for what remained of the post-lockout 2013 season, Visnovsky enjoyed a fairly productive campaign (14 points in 35 games, team-leading plus-12) with his new squad, the New York Islanders. In fact, everything went so swimmingly, the two sides agreed to consummate the relationship with a two-year extension in late March. Now that Mark Streit has departed for Philadelphian pastures, Visnovsky holds the top offensive defenseman crown on Long Island all to himself. A 40-point drive from the 37-year-old is well within reach.
37. Patrick Wiercioch, Ott DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics42514199391015:428119
2014 Projections7610253513801818:0016035
2014 Outlook: Sergei Gonchar's exodus creates a conspicuous hole on the Senators' secondary power-play unit; one that Patrick Wiercioch will be more than happy to fill, full-time. Averaging nearly a half point per game in 2013, Wiercioch appears fit to tackle the challenge. And no Ottawa blueliner put in more minutes with the extra skater behind Gonchar than Wiercioch while Erik Karlsson sat out injured.
38. Brent Seabrook, Chi DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics47812201223721:606520
2014 Projections819233211381122:0012532
2014 Outlook: Historically referred to as "Duncan Keith light" from a fantasy point of view, Brent Seabrook contributes nicely across the board  ice-time minutes, overall production, shots, plus/minus, time spent in the penalty box, etc. Just not to the same degree as his more dominating blue-line partner.
39. Justin Faulk, Car DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics3851015115324:007615
2014 Projections781021312331524:0014431
2014 Outlook: With Joni Pitkanen out for the season, Faulk is in position to serve as the No. 1 offensive defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes. Even with GM Jim Rutherford bringing Ron Hainsey on board, Faulk could still serve as regular anchor on the squad's premiere power-play unit. With two seasons under his belt, the 21-year-old has the potential to be a 40-point defenseman before we reach next April.
40. Paul Martin, Pit DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics34617231416925:203823
2014 Projections727273413231123:008534
2014 Outlook: Martin is a good enough puck-moving defenseman, playing on a great enough goal-scoring team to warrant attention as a solid third defenseman on most fantasy rosters. As long as Kris Letang remains fit, Martin won't be any more than that, of course "that" isn't too shabby.
41. Jay Bouwmeester, StL DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics4771522-622724:387922
2014 Projections82824324341025:0012232
2014 Outlook: Traded to the St. Louis Blues from the Calgary Flames at last season's deadline, Bouwmeester gelled immediately with his new squad. As projected top-pair (even-strength) partner to Alex Pietrangelo, he should easily surpass the 30-point mark for the first time since leaving Florida.
42. Nick Leddy, Chi DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics48612181510817:256518
2014 Projections81926359141419:0011935
2014 Outlook: Despite a relatively "blah" showing through the postseason, expectations remain high for Leddy in 2013-14. After leading the Blackhawks in power-play minutes in 2013, Leddy is expected grow further into his prolific special teams role with the squad. A 40-point campaign isn't out of the question.
43. Fedor Tyutin, Cls DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics4841822928524:065622
2014 Projections8062430-148924:0011830
2014 Outlook: Charmingly consistent since joining the Blue Jackets in 2007, Tyutin was nearly on pace for a 40-point full season this past abbreviated campaign. In his prime and healthy, Tyutin is pegged to once again play a top-four role and see minutes with the secondary power-play unit. Look for at least 30 points from the 30-year-old Russian in 2013-14.
44. Marek Zidlicky, NJ DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics4841519-12381120:6010119
2014 Projections8172633-8621921:0013433
2014 Outlook: While Andy Greene and Adam Larsson hold varying degrees of promise, the only sure-fire fantasy bet on the New Jersey Devils' blue line is Zidlicky. Re-signed to a one-year, $3-million deal, the 36-year-old veteran is rooted as anchor on a top power-play unit including some combination of Patrik Elias, Travis Zajac, Michael Ryder, Jaromir Jagr, Ryane Clowe and Adam Henrique. Zidlicky won't put up the flashiest numbers overall, but most of his production will come with the extra skater.
45. Tyson Barrie*, Col DYEARGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPPATOISOGPTS
2013 Statistics3221113-1110521:355813
2014 Projections7852732-12321822:0013832
2014 Outlook: Many consider Barrie's blossoming one of the few bright spots on what was a very dreary piece of 2013 canvas for the Colorado Avalanche. When not demoted to Lake Erie -- a somewhat puzzling strategy by a team well out of it for most of last season -- Barrie was an effective puck-moving presence for the NHL club. And now the 22-year-old is entering the final year of his entry-level contract. We foresee a breakout, 30-plus-point campaign from the former Kelowna Rocket.