Welcome into NHL player projections central for the season on Underdog Fantasy! Player projections are becoming one of the hottest growing things in hockey over the past few seasons and I have definitely taken notice as it adds yet another layer to a great game experience. Throughout this season you will find picks offered on the Underdog site that I find the most appealing as there are many to choose from so that's why I'm here to help you sift through the options. 

For today's slate, we have 13 games on tap around the NHL and plenty of options for player props! I have highlighted a trio of plays that I will be following tonight that includes 3 players around the league for the New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars! Good luck to everyone on the plays tonight, let's win some cheddar!


NHL Underdog Fantasy Top Picks December 16

Jack Hughes, New Jersey Devils - HIGHER than 4.5 Shots On Goal

Well, we just hit this number on Thursday with Auston Matthews against this very same team so I am going back to the well with another superstar looking to go huge on the stat sheet. Jack Hughes has averaged 6.4 shots on goal over his last 10 games going higher than 4.5 shots in 8 of those games as well. The Columbus Blue Jackets allow the 3rd most shots per game at 34.23 shots so you do the math and Hughes goes big tonight. 

Cole Caufield, Montreal Canadiens - HIGHER than 3.5 Shots on Goal

There's been a bit of the slowdown for Caufield lately only going higher than this number in 4 of the last 10 games but tonight they face the Islanders on short rest and that's big time. The Isles allow 36.24 shots per game this season, the 2nd most in the NHL and with a tired team after going to OT last night I could see some lapses so lets get it Cole!


Matt Duchene, Dallas Stars - HIGHER than 2.5 Shots on Goal

Love the Stars and the way they are driving the offense this season and tonight comes another great matchup against the Blues who are big time fake. Duchene has gone higher than 2.5 shots in 7 of the last 10 games now while seeing an uptick in minutes as well. He should continue the trend upwards tonight against a Blues team that allows over 32 shots per game.