NHL.com’s fantasy hockey staff believes Jakub Vrana is a ‘breakout candidate’

NHL training camps are still about four weeks away, but NHL.com and other websites are already getting a jump on fantasy hockey rankings. According to NHL.com’s fantasy hockey staff (and quite a few other sources), Jakub Vrana is a Top 10 fantasy hockey breakout candidate:

4. Jakub Vrana, LW, DET
NHL.com rank: 99

He’s tied for seventh in the NHL in even-strength goals (66) over the past three seasons combined and was a great fit with the Detroit Red Wings after being acquired from the Capitals last season. He scored 11 points (eight goals, three assists), including a four-goal game April 22, and had 32 shots on goal in 11 games. Vrana, the No. 13 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, should benefit from the injury return of center Dylan Larkin on the top line and first power play and the Red Wings’ more accelerated rebuild; they landed goalie Alex Nedeljkovic (acquired from Carolina Hurricanes) and could incorporate rookies Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond this season.

Continued; here’s hoping.

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One thought on “NHL.com’s fantasy hockey staff believes Jakub Vrana is a ‘breakout candidate’”

  1. He was with some pretty good player in Washington. Will he become trade bait again?

    Here is hoping and for the long term

    This is his opportunity to run with

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