My first bite is Tampa Bay Lightning LW, Alex Killorn. Recently bumped up to play on Tampa's top line with Steven Stamkos, and Martin St.Louis, he's now recorded 2 goals, and 3 assists the past two games, with a +5 rating, and 4 SOG. He's strung together a respectable year with 12 points in 14 games so far going +4, 6 PIMs, and 30 SOG. He's already on track to beat his season last year, where he played 38 games, only compiling 19 points (7G/12A) and that's between rotating duty on the 2nd and 3rd line. He's currently seeing 2nd PP unit duties, but with such a great start on that top line, don't be surprised if he isn't given the chance later on with the top PP unit. He's only owned in 8.3% of ESPN fantasy hockey leagues.
My second player is Anaheim Duck's defensemen, Sami Vatanen. Not a big name player, when you consider the Duck's have the likes of Cam Fowler, Francois Beauchemin, and Hampus Lindholm, but I like Vatanen in the long run and for the future. He scored his first goal of the season the other night, in 6-3 victory over Buffalo. Defense depth is hard to come by, but so far in 15 games he has 1 goal, 4 assists, a +3 rating, 6 PIMs, and 24 SOG. He's currently anchoring third line pairings with Bryan Allen but why I chose him is because he is on the top PP unit for the Ducks, and it wouldn't surprise me to see him surpass Ben Lovejoy later in the year. He is finding his bearings this year, after only playing 8 games last year, but had 2 goals, a +3 rating, 6 SOG, and 1 PPP. He's only owned in 0.6% of ESPN fantasy leagues, draft him if you play in a keeper league.
My third pick is dual eligible which is rare and why I also targeted him, C/LW N.Y. Ranger Chris Kreider. Recently called up due to injury, he's finding his groove riding shotgun with Derek Stepan on the top line. He picked up a playmaker the other night on Derek Stepan's hat trick and now in 6 games played, has 6 points with 5 of them coming in the last 3 games. So far this year he has 2 goals, 4 assists, a +1 rating, 2 PIMs, and 17 SOG. With injury to Rick Nash, and Ryan Callahan, I would take full advantage in grabbing him while they're out of the line up. He's only owned in 16.3% of ESPN fantasy leagues.
My last pick is only if you're desperate to fill an empty D spot in your starting line up. Carolina has been struggling not only in the crease, but on the blue line too. If they turn it around, I would look at defensemen Andrej Sekera from the Carolina Hurricanes. If you don't factor in +/- in your league then I think he could pay dividends for you with what he's done as of late. In 14 games so far, he's compiled 2 goals, 5 assists, an ugly -7 rating, 4 PIMS, 3 PPP, and 25 SOG. His last 5 games, he's put together 4 points in that span, 2 goals & 2 assists and 8 SOG. He's on the top defensive pairing with Justin Faulk who hasn't done much, but seeing plenty of secondary PP time and wouldn't be bad to take a flyer on him. He's owned in just 54.7% of ESPN fantasy leagues.