NHL Team Lines (Depth Charts)

We created this page because of an apparent lack of an all encompassing NHL Depth Chart/Line Combinations list anywhere. Please offer updates and suggestions as these obviously change constantly, so we will do our best to stay on top of it. Our main resource is the indispensable Dobber Hockey’s Line Combinations calculator, which is now a pay-for resource but at $9.99 for the season, it’s well worth it. Defensive combinations can be found there as well, but we will only include them in the Power Play lines. This is the best and most updated resource.


This was never a realistic possibility. This will be left here but will no longer be updated. Go to Dobber’s site.

Also, check out Fantasy Hockey 911 for pretty accurate line combinations as well.


Latest updates: 3.24.2012

Pacific Division

I know, no one starts with the Pacific Division. But this is a Kings blog so..


Forward Lines

Brown – Kopitar – Williams
King – Richards – Carter
Penner – Stoll – Lewis
Clifford – Fraser – Nolan

Power Play

Williams – Kopitar – Carter
Doughty – Richards

Penner – Stoll – Brown
Martinez – Voynov

Updated: 3.24.2012
NOTES: We’ve finally got to where I hoped we would be with the power play at the start of the season- Richards on the point on the first unit, and a bonafide sniper in the mix as well. I think this formation is going to really start paying dividends. 


Forward Lines

Perry – Getzlaf – Smith-Pelly
Blake – Koivu – Selanne
Bonino – Palmieri – Ryan
Belesky – Cogliano – Hagman

Power Play

Perry – Ryan – Selanne
Fowler – Getzlaf

Bonino – Koivu – Palmieri
Beauchemin – Visnovsky

Updated: 3.24.2012
NOTES: Interesting that they finally got Bobby Ryan in the first power play unit, except they have him not skating with Perry-Getzlaf or Koivu-Selanne. I guess this would be considered the third line?


Forward Lines

Eriksson – Ribiero – Ryder
Ott – Benn – Morrow
Nystrom – Fiddler – Dvorak
Peterson – Vincour – Dowell

Power Play

Eriksson – Ribiero – Ryder
Larsen – Daley

Ott – Benn – Morrow
Goligoski – Robidas

Updated: 3.24.2012
NOTES: The top line has been killing it lately, but I still don’t think they have the depth to win a playoff series should they get in. Earlier combinations based on this post from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.


Forward Lines

Whitney – Langkow – Doan
  Boedker- Hanzal – Vrbata
Gordon  – Pouliot – Pyatt
Torres – Brule – Chipchura/Bissonnette

Power Play

Vrbata – Langkow – Doan
Whitney – Yandle

Boedker – Brule – Pyatt
Korpikoski – Ekman-Larsson

Updated 1.20.2012
NOTES: The Power Play combos are a bit of a guess as far as who is where on the second unit. It also looks like Ekman-Larsson might be getting time on the top unit.


Forward Lines

Marleau – Thornton – Pavelski
Clowe – Couture – Havlat
Mitchell – Handzus – Moore
Desjardins – Wingels – Winnik

Power Play

Marleau – Thornton – Couture
Pavelski – Boyle

Ferriero – Handzus – Wingels
Murray – Burns

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: While there is a seeming abundance of talent, for some reason, this lineup doesn’t seem that intimidating.

Northwest Division


Forward Lines

Iginla – Stajan – Tanguay
Glencross – Jokinen – Moss
Comeau – Jones – Stempniak
Buoma – Jackman – Kostopoulos

Power Play

Iginla – Jokinen – Tanguay
Babchuk – Giordano

Glencross – Jokinen – Stempniak
Butler – Bouwmeester

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: I honestly don’t understand how this team wins games. Jarome Iginla must but just that good. This team will not make the playoffs. It doesn’t help having Cammalleri injured.


Forward Lines

Mueller – Duchene – Hedjuk
Landeskog – O’Reilly – Downie
Jones – Stastny – McGinn

Olver – McClement – McLeod

Power Play

Jones – Stastny – McGinn
Duchene – Barrie/Johnson

Landeskog – Downie – Mueller
O’Reilly – Hunwick

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: This lineup is young, but very talented. They could cause real problems for a first round playoff opponent.


Forward Lines

Jones – Nugent-Hopkins – Eberle
Gagner – Hartikainen – Hemsky
Smyth – Horcoff – Omark
Eager – Belanger – Hordichuk

Power Play

Gagner – Nugent-Hopkins – Eberle
  Horcoff – Whitney

Smyth – Jones – Hemsky
Petry – Smid

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: If this team can figure out how to play defense, they will be very good for many years. Previously reported by the Edmonton Oilers official twitter account. Thanks also to Copper and Blue, one of the best SB Nation blogs. 


Forward Lines

Heatley – Koivu – Setoguchi
Christensen – Cullen – Clutterbuck
Powe – Brodziak – Johnson
Peters – Ortmeyer – Veilleux

Power Play

Heatley – Cullen – Setoguchi
Koivu – Gilbert

Christensen – Brodziak – Clutterbuck
Kampfer – Scandella

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: Oh, how the seemingly possibly mighty have sort of fallen. Mikko Koivu would be a superstar if he were on ANY other team.


Forward Lines

Raymond/D. Sedin – H. Sedin – Kassian
Booth – Kesler – Burrows
Higgins – Pahlsson – Hansen
Lapierre – Malhotra – Weise

Power Play

Raymond – Kesler – Burrows
H. Sedin – Edler

Booth – Higgins – Hansen
Bieksa – Gragnani

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: With the shooting ginger out, this is how they’ve adjusted. Honestly, for a team that is supposed to be one of the league’s best, not that intimidating. The addition of Pahlsson could be a huge boon for the playoffs. The Canucks’ website has a depth chart on it as well.

Central Division


Forward Lines

Brunette – Kane – Hossa
Kruger – Sharp – Stalberg

Bickell – Bolland – Shaw
Bollig – Frolik – Mayers

Power Play

Shaw – Sharp – Hossa
Keith – Seabrook

Stalberg – Bolland – Kane
Brunette – Oduya

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: The adjustment without Toews. I don’t think this team goes far without him in the playoffs. Previously reported on Twitter by Tracey Myers. The Blackhawks website also has a depth chart, but it does make a point of saying UNOFFICIAL. Some info also coming from Tim Sassone’s post on the Daily Herald.


Forward Lines

Nash – Letestu – Prospal
Atkinson – Brassard – Umberger
  Dorsett – Johansen – Russell
Boll – Boyce – Gillies

Power Play

Atkinson – Nash – Brassard
Umbergerg – Nikitin

Dorsett – Letestu – Prospal
J. Johnson – Savard

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: Based on these combinations, it seems like Jack Johnson has already been relegated to the 2nd power play unit, unless someone wants to tell me that Dorsett-Letestu-Prospal is the #1 PP.  Also thanks to The Cannon for laying it out.


Forward Lines

Bertuzzi – Datsyuk – Hudler
Nyquist – Filppula – Zetterberg
Miller – Abdelkader – Cleary
Holmstrom – Emmerton – Mursak

Power Play

Holmstrom – Datsyuk – Zetterberg
Kronwall – Stuart

Bertuzzi – Filppula – Hudler
  Quincey – Smith

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: This is with Franzen and Lidstrom out. Even with so many unrecognizable names, I want no part of this team in the playoffs. Also thanks to J.J. from Wingin’ It In Mowtown, which is a Red Wings blog that you should definitely check out. He also noted that another set altogether should be considered when Babcock decides to separate Datsyuk and Zetterberg which inevitably happens at some point every season for a little while at least.


Forward Lines

Erat – Fisher – S. Kostitsyn
  Honqvist – Legwand – Radulov
Borque – Spaling/Gaustad – A. Kostitsyn
Tootoo – Smith – Yip

Power Play

Erat – Fisher – Honqvist
Suter – Weber

A. Kostitsyn – Legwad – Radulov
Bouillon – Weber

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: This is a very deep lineup, one that appears to be built for a deep playoff run.


Forward Lines

Sobotka – Oshie – Backes
Perron – Berglund – Stewart
Schwartz – Arnott – Langenbrunner
Porter – Nichol – Reaves/Crombeen

Power Play

Perron – Oshie – Backes
Shattenkirk – Pietrangelo

Arnott – Langenbrunner – Schawtz
Berglund – Pietrangelo

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: How the first place Blues do it. For my money, the team’s producers are a little green for the playoffs, but it will be interesting. This post was also helpful.

Atlantic Division


Forward Lines

Kovalchuk – Henrique – Parise
Elias – Zubrus – Sykora

  Ponikarovsky – Josefson – Clarkson
Boulton – Carter – Bernier/Janssen

Power Play

Parise – Elias – Clarkson
Kovalchuk – Zidlicky

Henrique – Zubrus – Sykora
Kovalchuk – Fayne

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: An impressive job the Devils have done with a somewhat thin lineup all season. Also frequently reported by Tom Gulitti on twitter.


Forward Lines

Moulson – Tavares – Parenteau
Bailey – Nielson – Okposo
Cizikas – Ullstrom – Grabner
Martin – Reasoner – Niederreiter

Power Play

Moulson – Tavares – Parenteau
  Nielson – Streit

Ullstrom – Bailey – Okposo
MacDonald – Hamonic

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: Impressively, the Isles top line stayed together for most of the season. As far as sources, the Islanders Official Twitter account is killing it. Additional sources: Lighthouse Hockey and Brian Compton. So many sources for the most unchanged of line combination in the league thus far this season.


Forward Lines

Hagelin – Richards – Gaborik
  Dubinsky – Stepan – Callahan
  Prust – Boyle – Anisimov
Fedotenko – Mitchell – Rupp

Power Play

Stepan – Callahan – Gaborik
Richards – Del Zotto

Dubinsky – Boyle – Anisimov
Erixon – Girardi

Updated 3.24.2012
NOTES: This seems like a team in the purest sense of the word. Look for them to go deep into the playoffs this season.


Forward Lines

Simmonds – Briere – Voracek
VanRiemsdyk – Giroux – Jagr
Hartnell – Couturier/Schenn – Read

Rinaldo – Nodl – Talbor

Power Play

Simmonds – Giroux – Jagr
Pronger – Meszaros

VanRiemsdyk – Briere – Voracek
Carle – Timonen

NOTES: This is how they looked after 1 game.  Broad Street Hockey also has a chart as a permanent feature.


Forward Lines

Neal – Malkin – Sullivan
Kunitz – Staal – Kennedy
Cooke – Letestu – Dupuis
  Vitale – Adams – Asham

Power Play

Neal – Kunitz – Sullivan
  Malkin – Letang

Letestu – Staal – Kennedy
Martin – Niskanen

NOTES: This is how the Crosby-less Pens looked after one game. Astounding fact: Sidney Crosby scored 16 points more than anyone else on the team, playing only half the season. The fact that they made it to the playoffs is incredible.

Northeast Division


Forward Lines

Lucic – Krejci – Horton
Marchand – Bergeron – Peverly
Seguin – Kelly – Caron
Paille – Cambell – Thornton

Power Play

Lucic – Krejci – Horton
Bergeron – Corvo

Seguin – Peverly – Marchand
Chara – Seidenberg

NOTES: Here’s how they looked after game 1.


Forward Lines

Gerbe – Roy – Stafford
Adam – Pominville – Vanek
Boyes – Ennis – Leino
Kaleta – Gaustad/Hecht – McCormick

Power Play

Gerbe – Roy – Stafford
Gragnani – Ehrhoff

Adam – Pominville – Vanek
Leopold – Myers

NOTES: After the first game, here’s how the Sabres looked.


Forward Lines

Pacioretty – Gomez – Gionta
Cammalleri – Plekanec – Kostitsyn
Cole  – Desharnais – Darche
Engqvist – Eller – Moen/White

Power Play

Cole – Gomez – Gionta
Subban – Markov

Cammalleri – Kostitsyn – Pacioretty
Plekanec – Spacek

NOTES: They went with 11 forwards in game 1, but I think Eller would be their fourth center.


Forward Lines

Greening – Spezza – Zibanejad
Michalek – Da Costa – Alfredsson
Foligno – Regin – Neil
Smith/Winchester – Konopka – Condra

Power Play

Michalek – Spezza – Alfredsson
Gonchar – Karlsson

Greening – Regin – Butler
Rundblad – Kuba

NOTES: As reported on twitter by Ian Mendes. Thanks to Ryan Classic for his help as well. This of course will likely change throughout the season with the growing pains of a young team.


Forward Lines

Kessel – Bozak – Lupul
MacArthur/Frattin – Grabovski – Kulemin
Armstrong – Steckel – Dupuis
Rosehill – Lombardi – Brown

Power Play

Kessel – Bozak – Lupul
Phaneuf – Liles

Frattin – Grabovski – Kulemin
Gunnarsson – Gardiner

NOTES: After the first game, this is how the Leafs lines looked. No doubt things will change when Connolly is able to play again.

Southeast Division


Forward Lines

Skinner – Staal – Ruutu
Tlusty – Jokinen – LaRose
Ponikarovsky – Sutter – Dywer
Dalpe – Brent – Stewart

Power Play

Skinner – Staal – Ruutu
Kaberle – McBain

Ponikarovsky – Jokinen – LaRose
Pitkanen – Gleason

NOTES: According to Chip Alexander on twitter.


Forward Lines

Fleischmann – Weiss – Versteeg
Booth – Kopecky – Upshall
Bergenheim – Goc – Skille
Bradley – Carter – Matthias

Fleischmann – Weiss – Versteeg
Campbell – Kulikov

Booth – Kopecky – Upshall
Gudbranson – Jovanovski

Updated 10-11-11
NOTES: Through their first two tolerable games. Like I said before, it appears as though the team is heavy on wingers and short on centers, and they also don’t have any clear first line forwards, in my opinion.


Forward Lines

Downie – Stamkos – St. Louis
Malone – Lecavalier – Purcell
Shannon – Moore – Connolly
Jones – Thompson – Hall

Power Play

Malone – Stamkos – Lecavalier
St. Louis – Brewer

Downie – Moore – Purcell
Bergeron – Clark

NOTES: The even strength forward lines are how they’ve been skating in practice prior to their first game, as reported by the TB Lightning twitter account.


Forward Lines

Ovechkin – Backstrom – Knuble
Brouwer – Johansson – Semin
Chimera – Laich – Ward
King/Hendricks – Halpern – Perreault

Power Play

Semin – Backstrom – Laich
Ovechkin – Green

Chimera/Brouwer – Johansson – Ward
Hamrlik – Wideman

Updated 10-11-11
NOTES: After two games, here’s how it looks. It’s interesting that Carlson isn’t seeing much PP time but nothing else here is a surprise.


Forward Lines

Ladd – Little – Wheeler
Kane – Scheifele – Wellwood
  Antropov- Burmistrov – MacLean
Glass – Slater – Thorburn

Power Play

Ladd – Little – Wheeler
Antropov/Enstrom – Byfuglien

Kane – Scheifele – Wellwood
Byfuglien – Enstrom/Bogosian

NOTES: How they looked after their first game. The official website has a depth chart, but it is not exactly up to the minute.

Again, please send us any corrections or suggestions for where to find this information on any sort of regular basis for any team, other than with Frozen Pool.

2 Responses to “NHL Team Lines (Depth Charts)”
  1. matt says:

    canuck will not play weise bitz lappiereand volpatti and 4 team are half as good chicago with toew and why did the trade brouwer dumb boston with horton ny ranger little weak on left winger and st louis no as good as the 3 but good and shark flyer and capital nashville and detroit look good and pittsburg will go down to flyers

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