It’s almost time for those annual fantasy hockey drafts. While most drafts feature the same players going in the first two rounds, it’s those players that you take in the mid-late rounds that will win you your league. Here’s the twenty-seventh of the thirty players that could be great sleeper picks in your draft this year.
18 points in the final 28 games.
For a player that’s been traded four times in the last six seasons, Lupul may have found a home in Toronto. He seems to be a good piece for a rebuilding Toronto team. He’s still young yet has seven NHL seasons under his belt so he will be counted on to be a leader on a very young team. The big upside to Lupul this season is that there’s a good chance that you could see him on a line with Tim Connelly and Phil Kessel. If Connelly can stay healthy, that could be a great top line for the Leafs this season. Lupul probably won’t be ranked really high on team’s draft lists so he could be a great late round steal for you.