In the 2024 NHL Positional Rankings for wingers, Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning claims the top spot, followed by David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins and Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers.

By the Numbers
  • Kucherov leads the rankings with 187 points and was first on 15 of 20 ballots.
  • Pastrnak secured the second position with 157 points and was second on nine ballots.
  • Panarin takes third place with 124 points and was left off two ballots.
Yes, But

Despite the rankings, there are notable differences in opinion between players and executives, as well as variations in support for certain players across ballots.

State of Play
  • Kucherov is having an MVP-worthy season with 94 points in 55 games.
  • Nikita Kucherov received the most support from the surveyed players and executives.
  • Marner and Nylander of the Toronto Maple Leafs saw changes in their rankings from last season.
What's Next

Future developments may see shifts in the rankings as players' performances evolve, impacting their positions in the next set of rankings.

Bottom Line

The 2024 NHL Positional Rankings for wingers reflect the evolving dynamics of player performance and the varying perspectives of players and executives, shaping the narrative of excellence in the NHL.