Below is a list of fantasy hockey breakout candidates for the 2021-22 NHL season. A few of the players listed showed signs of breaking out but they weren’t consistent players in the fantasy hockey game. I believe we’ll see the following players not only take their game to the next level but become league winners in fantasy hockey. 

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Joel Eriksson Ek, C, Minnesota Wild

Joel Eriksson Ek showed signs of breaking out during last year’s shortened season, but I think he has another level. Certainly the Wild do as well because they extended him to a massive eight-year, $42 million contract. He scored a career-high 19 goals and 30 points across 56 games. His ice...

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