2018/19 NHL Player Eligibility Updates

The 2018/19 NHL season is upon us and player eligibility reviews and updates have been completed. Our data provider makes the final decision on position eligibility. The player’s listed position with the NHL, past performances, depth charts and starting lineup data are all utilized to determine the position.

The following players have been approved for position changes: 

Alex Killorn LW TB (Changed from C)
Anders Bjork LW BOS (Changed from C)
Anders Lee NYI LW (Changed from C)
*Brayden Schenn C STL (Changed from LW)
Darren Archibald RW VAN (Changed from LW)
Dominic Toninato CW COL (Changed from LW)
Dylan Sikura RW CHI (Changed from LW)
Filip Forsberg LW NSH (Changed from RW)
Jakub Voracek RW PHI (Changed from LW)
Jakub Vrana LW WSH (Changed from RW)
Kailer Yamamoto RW EDM (Lost LW)
Markus Hannikainen LW CBJ (Changed from RW)
Maxim Mamin RW FLA (Changed from LW)
Micheal Haley LW FLA (Changed from RW)
Mikael Granlund RW MIN (Changed from C)
*Mitchell Marner RW TOR (Lost C)
Nick Schmalz C/LW CHI (Changed from RW)
Pavel Buchnevich RW NYR (Lost LW)
Ryan Hartman RW NSH (Lost C and LW)
Teuvo Teravainen W CAR (Changed from C)
Troy Terry RW ANA (Changed from C)


The following players now have dual eligibility:

*Alex DeBrincat LW/RW CHI (Gained LW)
Boone Jenner C/LW CBJ (Gained C)
Erik Haula C/LW VGK (Gained LW)
Ilya Kovalchuk LW/RW LA (Gained RW)
*Jamie Benn C/LW DAL (Gained C)
Jason Zucker RW/LW MIN (Gained RW)
Joe Pavelski C/RW SJ (Gained RW)
Jonathan Marchessault C/LW VGK (Gained C)
*Leon Draisaitl C/RW EDM (Gained RW)
Nick Bjudstad C/RW MIN (Gained RW)
Nino Niederreiter W MIN (Gained LW)
*Rickard Rakell LW/RW ANA (Lost C, Gained RW)
*Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C/LW EDM (Gained LW)
Sebastian Aho LW/RW CAR (Gained RW)
Tomas Hertl C/LW SJ (Gained C)
*Travis Konecny LW/RW PHI (Lost C, Gained LW)
William Nylander C/RW TOR (Gained RW)


The following top players will maintain dual eligibility: 

Alex Galchenyuk C/LW ARI
Andreas Athanasiou C/LW DET
Anthony Duclair W CBJ
Claude Giroux C/LW PHI
Clayton Keller F ARI
Danton Heinen F BOS
Dylan Larkin C/RW DET
Henrik Zetterberg C/LW DET
J.T. Miller F TB
Josh Bailey W NYI
Mathieu Perreault C/LW WPG
Nick Foligno C/LW CBJ
Pierre-Luc Dubois C/LW CBJ
Reilly Smith W VGK
Sam Reinhart C/RW BUF
Tyler Johnson C/RW TB
Vladimir Sobotka C/LW BUF
Vladislav Namestnikov C/LW NYR
Yanni Gourde C/LW TB


The following players have been reviewed but remain unchanged: 

Tyler Seguin C DAL
Evgenii Dadonov RW FLA
Adrian Kempe C LA
Henrik Borgstrom C FLA
Jonny Brodzinski RW LA
Adam Gaudette C VAN
Jan Kovar C NYI
William Karlsson C VGK
Nikolaj Ehlers LW WPG
Logan Couture C SJ
Mike Offman LW FLA
Anthony Mantha RW DET
Patrick Marleau LW TOR
Anthony Beauvillier LW NYI
Kevin Fiala LW NSH
Elias Lindholm RW CGY

* Players marked with an asterisk are the most recent reviews and updated on 9/10/18.

If it is well documented that a player has permanently changed positions during a season, a dual eligibility update may be considered. However, Fleaflicker will never remove position eligibility mid-season.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns about eligibility. Here’s to a great season of fantasy hockey on Fleaflicker!

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