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Rankings: These are the Top 50 NHL players heading into the 2021-22 season

Locked On NHL podcast local hosts voted and ranked their top 50 NHL players heading into next season. Who's too high and who's too low?

NEW YORK — The complete Locked On NHL Top 50 player rankings for the upcoming 2021-22 season are here!

These ranking were voted on by all Locked On NHL local team experts as we look ahead to the NHL season beginning next month. 

There were a total of five teams tied for the most players in the Locked On NHL Top 50 with four total players: Toronto, Boston, Vegas, Tampa and Colorado.

Meanwhile, there were EIGHT teams not represented in the NHL Top 50 players at all including Detroit, Anaheim, Columbus, Arizona, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Philadelphia and San Jose. 

Check out our rankings below and give us your thoughts on who's too high, who's too low and who should have made the cut!

SUBSCRIBE to the Locked On NHL podcast and hear the reactions to the NHL Top 50 rankings starting with the 50-41 episode, the 40-31 episode, the 30-21 episode, the 20-11 episode and finally the 10-1 episode. 

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NHL Top 50 Player Rankings

50. Max Pacioretty, Vegas Golden Knights

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49. Ryan O'Reilly, St. Louis Blues

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48. Pierre-Luc Dubois, Winnipeg Jets

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47. Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers

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46. Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins

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45.  Philipp Grubauer, Seattle Kraken

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44. John Carlson, Washington Capitals

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43. Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames

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42. Kirill Kaprizov, Minnesota Wild

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41. Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars

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40. John Tavares, Toronto Maple Leafs

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39. Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames

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38. Marc-Andre Fleury, Chicago Blackhawks

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37. Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins

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36. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens 

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35. Quinn Hughes, Vancouver Canucks

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34. Roman Josi, Nashville Predators

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33. William Nylander, Toronto Maple Leafs

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32. Shea Theodore, Vegas Golden Knights

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31. Alex Pietrangelo, Vegas Golden Knights

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30. Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks

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29. Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche

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28. Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders

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27. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

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26. Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers

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25. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

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24. Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets

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23. Dougie Hamilton, New Jersey Devils 

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22. Adam Fox, New York Rangers

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21. Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche

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20. Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets

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19. Sebastian Aho, Carolina Hurricanes

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18. Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning

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17. Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres

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16. Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

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15. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

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14. Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins

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13. Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers

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12. Mark Stone, Vegas Golden Knights

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11. Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning

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10. David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins

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9. Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche

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8. Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning

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7. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning

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6. Artemi Panarin, New York Rangers

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5. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

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4. Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers

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3. Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs

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2. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

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1. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

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LISTEN to the 10-1 episode of the Locked On NHL Top 50!