Welcome to another edition of the Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire Report. The NHL season is in full swing, which means we need to start looking at the waiver wire. This part of the year is critical to be able to claim players that might have been missed in drafts. Some of these players will help you win a championship, so make sure you aren’t asleep at the helm of your fantasy team. Let’s take a look at some players worth targeting this week.


NHL Fantasy Hockey Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

Sean Monahan - Montreal Canadiens - Centre

The Montreal Canadiens may be a below-average offensive hockey team but that isn’t slowing down Sean Monahan. The veteran centreman has seven assists in his last four games and is seeing a healthy amount of ice time. He’s also seeing time on the top power-play unit, so everything is working in his favor. He’s a pending UFA that could be flipped at the deadline and his recent play is only adding fuel to that fire. He’s not going to maintain this pace forever, but right now, It wouldn’t be a bad time to scoop him up and hope he finds a home on an offensively friendly hockey team.

Logan O'Connor - Colorado Avalanche - Winger

Last week I mentioned Ross Colton as an add and he has done pretty well. This week it’s Logan O'Connor’s turn to get the spotlight. He’s skating on the second line and is coming off a hat trick against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Avalanche need their depth scoring to be good and so far, they’ve been up to the task. O’Connor is a great add in a deeper format for a fantasy team looking to get some exposure to Colorado’s top six.

Cam Atkinson - Philadelphia Flyers - Winger

The Philadelphia Flyers are actually a good hockey team and they have a ton of solid offensive players to target. Cam Atkinson is riding a five-game point streak and is shooting the puck a lot more than usual. His ice time has also been high, playing over 20 minutes some nights. We know that ice time is king and Atkinson is getting more than his fair share. As long as he continues to see time in the top six, there’s an argument to add him to a fantasy roster in a deeper format.

Thomas Harley - Dallas Stars - Defence

With Miro Heiskanen out of the lineup, Thomas Harley has been the player to benefit the most. He is skating on the top power-play unit and is regularly seeing over 22 minutes a game. He has some offense to his game, but he can also shoot the puck and block shots. He’s no Roman Josi, but he’s still capable of bringing value to three different categories. Things may change once Heiskanen comes back, but for now, he’s an option even in shallow formats. 

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen - Buffalo Sabres - Goalie

We’ve been down this road before but we might be finally coming to an end. Buffalo’s goaltending situation has been a mess, but Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen may be the front-runner. Eric Comrie is back in the minors and Devon Levi just hasn’t looked good this season. UPL has been solid of late and continues to be the only goalie seeing regular stars. The Sabres are far away from a playoff spot, but if by some miracle they go on a run, Luukkonen will be a big part of that. If you’re desperate for a goalie, there are worse options than him.

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