Having handed off captaincy of the Avalanche to young gun Gabriel Landeskog, Milan Hejduk is laying low, which makes him the perfect sleeper option in fantasy hockey.
In fact, NHL.com fantasy insider Sergei Feldman ranks Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk as his top fantasy sleeper for the (potential) 2012 season.
“What do you get when you take into account a one-time 50-goal scorer, a five-time 30-plus goal-scorer and an impressive crop of forwards to play alongside with?” Feldman wrote. “Hejduk, who figures to be a consistent contributor for fantasy owners given the new wave of talent in the Mile High City.”
Last season, Hejduk tallied 14 goals and 23 assists in 81 games played. Feldman projects Hejduk to have 22 goals and 38 assists in 2012.
MHS Take: “Not a chance, Milan Hejduk will be average at best this year.” –Zach Fogg | @zachfoggsports