Fantasy Hockey

  • Hockey

    Roster Trends

  • Hockey

    Player news

  • Player News
    • Colton Parayko STL D
      Blues' Colton Parayko: Seeking one-year, $4.85 million deal
      16h ago

      Colton Parayko has asked for a one-year contract worth $4.85 million, TSN reports. The St. Louis Blues have offered him two years at $3.4 million and $3.6 million.

      Given the discrepancy between the two parties, it appears Parayko and the team won't get an extension done before his arbitration hearing, set for Thursday. Considering his numbers in his first two NHL seasons -- which include 68 points (17 on the power play), a plus-35 rating, 353 shots on goal, 239 blocks and an average ice time of 21:12 last year -- it seems a bit odd that the Blues would opt for a bridge deal rather than locking Parayko up long term, especially with Kevin Shattenkirk off the books. Regardless, he'll almost certainly be awarded more than the average $3.5 million annually the team has offered him. Stay tuned.

      See Full Article
    • Nate Schmidt LV D
      Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt: Could avoid arbitration
      16h ago

      Nate Schmidt 's agent is hopeful that he and the team can get a deal done prior to his scheduled arbitration hearing in early August, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

      The rearguard made $875,000 with the Capitals last season, recording three goals, 17 points and an impressive plus-22 rating in 60 games. Considering that Schmidt's production came in a career-low 15:29 of ice time and would amount to 23 points over a full season, he's definitely due for a raise -- especially given his status as the Knights' de facto top defenseman. He was extended a qualifying offer prior to the expansion draft in June, but the offer came from Washington. Nonetheless, the two sides will have until Aug. 3 to come to terms on a new deal.

      See Full Article
    • Mikhail Sergachev TB D
      Lightning's Mikhail Sergachev: Ready to earn NHL roster spot in camp
      2d ago

      Mikhail Sergachev believes he's ready for the NHL, reports TSN.ca, and is confident he will win a spot on the blue line by Opening Night.

      Sergachev knows he needs to earn the spot, but he's confident in his abilities. "I have to have a good summer; first of all, I have to be stronger," the young defender said. "I have to be faster to play in the NHL overall to be successful. ... I played a lot in juniors and I learned a lot from Windsor ... so I think I'm ready for the NHL." Sergachev will face stiff competition, as the Bolts currently have seven defenders who saw ice time with the squad last year under contract.

      See Full Article
    • Gabriel Bourque COL LW
      Avalanche's Gabriel Bourque: Inks one-year extension
      2d ago

      Gabriel Bourque agreed to terms with the Colorado Avalanche on a one-year contract extension Tuesday.

      The veteran was sent to the AHL for 61 games last season, notching 10 goals and 23 assists in the process. While those are decent numbers -- particularly the helpers -- any bit of fantasy value Bourque may have had was squashed by his toiling in the minors rather than offering help to an Avalanche team that experienced a franchise-worst minus-112 goal differential.

      See Full Article
    • Duncan Siemens COL D
      Avalanche's Duncan Siemens: Re-ups for one-year
      2d ago

      Duncan Siemens agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Colorado on Tuesday.

      Selected 11th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, Siemens has managed just four games with the Avs thus far. Given the two-way nature of the 23-year-old's deal, he could spend the bulk of the 2017-18 campaign in the minors. In four years in the AHL, the blueliner has never approached the offensive numbers he put up in juniors -- 43 points during the 2010-11 season -- and is close to being labeled a bust, if he isn't already.

      See Full Article
    • Marcus Sorensen SJ RW
      Sharks' Marcus Sorensen: Garners two-year contract extension
      2d ago

      Marcus Sorensen settled on a two-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

      The Swedish flanker was drafted in the fourth round (No. 106 overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He didn't take his talents to North America until this past season -- when he fashioned four points in 19 games with the Sharks, plus 17 goals and assists apiece for their minor-league affiliate -- but with a new deal in place, Sorensen will compete for a starting role in training camp. After all, a glaring hole on the left wing has been exposed with the departure of long-time Shark Patrick Marleau.

      See Full Article
    MORE PLAYER NEWS
    • Austin Czarnik BOS C
      Bruins' Austin Czarnik: Signs two-way deal
      2d ago

      The Boston Bruins signed Austin Czarnik to a one-year, two-way contract Tuesday, the team's official site reports.

      Czarnik saw action in 49 games for the big club this past season, logging five goals and 13 points. The University of Miami (Ohio) product brings speed, energy and puck smarts to the table, but at 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, improved scoring results at the pro level hinge in on the 24-year-old's ability to withstand the physical rigors of the NHL game.

      See Full Article
    • Frederick Gaudreau NSH C
      Predators' Frederick Gaudreau: Pens three-year contract
      3d ago

      Frederick Gaudreau locked in a three-year, two-way deal with Nashville on Monday.

      Gaudreau's contract will convert to a one-way for the final season (2019-20), but it seems unlikely he will still be switching between leagues at that point. Although he was limited to just nine appearances with the Nashville Predators during the 2016-17 campaign, the center has impressed with AHL Milwaukee, as he tallied 90 points over the past two years. Undrafted coming out of the QMJHL, the 24-year-old should earn a spot on the Preds' 23-man roster sooner rather than later.

      See Full Article
    • Jean-Gabriel Pageau OTT C
      Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau: Avoids arbitration
      3d ago

      Jean-Gabriel Pageau settled on a three-year, $9.1 million contract with Ottawa on Monday -- avoiding arbitration, Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia reports.

      Pageau tallied seven goals during the first two rounds of the postseason but disappeared in the Eastern Conference finals, as he managed a mere one goal and two assists. His vanishing act aside, it was a solid playoffs for the center considering he tallied just 33 points in 82 regular-season outings. Given the depth down the middle of the Sens' lineup, the 24-year-old will likely be stuck in a bottom-six role behind Kyle Turris and Derick Brassard, but his ability to play on the wing could increase his minutes during the 2017-18 campaign.

      See Full Article
    • Rasmus Asplund BUF C
      Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Wins award at development camp
      3d ago

      Rasmus Asplund won the Craig Ramsay Award at the Buffalo Sabres ' development camp, which is awarded to the hardest-working player.

      A second-round pick from 2016, Asplund set career highs with six goals and 19 points in 39 games with Farjestad BK of the Swedish League last season, his third with the big club. He's a two-way player lauded for his high hockey IQ, but at 19 years old, he still isn't strong or experienced enough to make the jump to North America. He'll spend the 2017-18 season in Sweden.

      See Full Article
    • Tanner Richard TB C
      Tanner Richard: Heading overseas
      3d ago

      Tanner Richard inked a two-year contract with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss League.

      Despite making his NHL debut last year, Richard will head to Switzerland for the 2017-18 season. In his three games with the Lightning, the center averaged 12:42 of ice time and picked up just one shot on goal. The 24-year-old logged just 47 outings with AHL Syracuse, but still managed to register a career-high 14 goals -- although his point total was limited to 34. A return to North America following his two-year deal is certainly not outside the realm of possibility.

      See Full Article
    • Jonny Brodzinski LA C
      Kings' Jonny Brodzinski: Signs two-year extension with LA
      6d ago

      Jonny Brodzinski inked a two-year, $1.3 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings on Friday.

      Brodzinski appeared in six games with the Kings last season, notching two assists and 17 shots on goal over that span. The 24-year-old winger spent the majority of the 2017-18 campaign in the minors, totaling an impressive 49 points (27 goals, 22 assists) in 59 games with AHL Ontario. The 2013 fifth-rounder should get a chance to compete for a spot on the big club's Opening Night roster in training camp.

      See Full Article
    MORE PLAYER NEWS
    • Gabriel Bourque COL LW
      Avalanche's Gabriel Bourque: Inks one-year extension
      2d ago

      Gabriel Bourque agreed to terms with the Colorado Avalanche on a one-year contract extension Tuesday.

      The veteran was sent to the AHL for 61 games last season, notching 10 goals and 23 assists in the process. While those are decent numbers -- particularly the helpers -- any bit of fantasy value Bourque may have had was squashed by his toiling in the minors rather than offering help to an Avalanche team that experienced a franchise-worst minus-112 goal differential.

      See Full Article
    • Marcus Sorensen SJ RW
      Sharks' Marcus Sorensen: Garners two-year contract extension
      2d ago

      Marcus Sorensen settled on a two-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

      The Swedish flanker was drafted in the fourth round (No. 106 overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He didn't take his talents to North America until this past season -- when he fashioned four points in 19 games with the Sharks, plus 17 goals and assists apiece for their minor-league affiliate -- but with a new deal in place, Sorensen will compete for a starting role in training camp. After all, a glaring hole on the left wing has been exposed with the departure of long-time Shark Patrick Marleau.

      See Full Article
    • Pontus Aberg NSH LW
      Predators' Pontus Aberg: Staying in Music City
      2d ago

      Pontus Aberg signed a two-year, $1.3 million deal with Nashville on Tuesday.

      After appearing in only 15 games for the Preds last season, Aberg is expected to take on an expanded role -- especially considering that he racked up 52 points in 56 outings with AHL Milwaukee during the 2016-17 campaign. The winger has steadily improved throughout his three-year stint with the Admirals and is a near lock for a spot on Nashville's 23-man roster. Fantasy owners looking to bolster the depth scoring in their lineups should consider adding the Swede.

      See Full Article
    • Martin Frk DET RW
      Red Wings' Martin Frk: Re-ups with Wings
      2d ago

      Martin Frk re-signed with the Detroit Red Wings for one year Tuesday. According to Ansar Khan of MLive.com, the winger prospect will command $650,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 in the AHL on the two-way deal.

      The Czech prospect received a qualifying offer a little over a month ago, only to narrowly miss an arbitration hearing with those getting underway for unsigned restricted free agents Thursday. Last season, Frk posted 50 points (27 goals, 23 assists) in 65 games for an AHL Grand Rapids team that won the Calder Cup Trophy thanks to his own game-winner against Syracuse. His teammate Tyler Bertuzzi is one of several players seemingly facing better odds than Frk to hold down a stable NHL gig in the upcoming season, but rest assured that GM Ken Holland will tread carefully since he already lost Frk to waivers last year and is fortunate to have reeled him back through the same process.

      See Full Article
    • Brendan Leipsic LV LW
      Golden Knights' Brendan Leipsic: Inks two-year deal with Vegas
      5d ago

      Brendan Leipsic signed a two-year, $1.3 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday.

      Leipsic spent the entirety of the 2016-17 campaign with AHL Toronto, racking up an impressive 51 points (18 goals, 33 assists) in 49 games. The 23-year-old winger will likely start next season skating in a bottom-six role, so he probably won't get enough ice time to be a desirable option in season-long fantasy formats out of the gate. However, if he's able to lock down a top-six role at some point during the campaign, he'll be a player fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on.

      See Full Article
    • Michael Bournival TB LW
      Lightning's Michael Bournival: Re-signs with Tampa Bay on two-way deal
      5d ago

      Michael Bournival signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

      Bournival appeared in 19 games with Tampa Bay last season, notching three points (two goals, one assist) and 25 shots on goal over that span. The 25-year-old forward will once again spend the majority of the 2017-18 campaign in the minors, so he won't be a viable option in season-long fantasy formats.

      See Full Article
    MORE PLAYER NEWS
    • Colton Parayko STL D
      Blues' Colton Parayko: Seeking one-year, $4.85 million deal
      16h ago

      Colton Parayko has asked for a one-year contract worth $4.85 million, TSN reports. The St. Louis Blues have offered him two years at $3.4 million and $3.6 million.

      Given the discrepancy between the two parties, it appears Parayko and the team won't get an extension done before his arbitration hearing, set for Thursday. Considering his numbers in his first two NHL seasons -- which include 68 points (17 on the power play), a plus-35 rating, 353 shots on goal, 239 blocks and an average ice time of 21:12 last year -- it seems a bit odd that the Blues would opt for a bridge deal rather than locking Parayko up long term, especially with Kevin Shattenkirk off the books. Regardless, he'll almost certainly be awarded more than the average $3.5 million annually the team has offered him. Stay tuned.

      See Full Article
    • Nate Schmidt LV D
      Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt: Could avoid arbitration
      16h ago

      Nate Schmidt 's agent is hopeful that he and the team can get a deal done prior to his scheduled arbitration hearing in early August, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

      The rearguard made $875,000 with the Capitals last season, recording three goals, 17 points and an impressive plus-22 rating in 60 games. Considering that Schmidt's production came in a career-low 15:29 of ice time and would amount to 23 points over a full season, he's definitely due for a raise -- especially given his status as the Knights' de facto top defenseman. He was extended a qualifying offer prior to the expansion draft in June, but the offer came from Washington. Nonetheless, the two sides will have until Aug. 3 to come to terms on a new deal.

      See Full Article
    • Mikhail Sergachev TB D
      Lightning's Mikhail Sergachev: Ready to earn NHL roster spot in camp
      2d ago

      Mikhail Sergachev believes he's ready for the NHL, reports TSN.ca, and is confident he will win a spot on the blue line by Opening Night.

      Sergachev knows he needs to earn the spot, but he's confident in his abilities. "I have to have a good summer; first of all, I have to be stronger," the young defender said. "I have to be faster to play in the NHL overall to be successful. ... I played a lot in juniors and I learned a lot from Windsor ... so I think I'm ready for the NHL." Sergachev will face stiff competition, as the Bolts currently have seven defenders who saw ice time with the squad last year under contract.

      See Full Article
    • Duncan Siemens COL D
      Avalanche's Duncan Siemens: Re-ups for one-year
      2d ago

      Duncan Siemens agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with Colorado on Tuesday.

      Selected 11th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, Siemens has managed just four games with the Avs thus far. Given the two-way nature of the 23-year-old's deal, he could spend the bulk of the 2017-18 campaign in the minors. In four years in the AHL, the blueliner has never approached the offensive numbers he put up in juniors -- 43 points during the 2010-11 season -- and is close to being labeled a bust, if he isn't already.

      See Full Article
    • David Shields STL D
      David Shields: Will extend career in Europe
      3d ago

      Shields penned a contract with Villacher SV of the Austrian League.

      Since being selected in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Blues, Shields has toiled away in the minor leagues -- primarily in the AHL. With his NHL debut nowhere in sight, the blueliner will look to regain the form he displayed back in his OHL days.

      See Full Article
    • Dillon Simpson EDM D
      Oilers' Dillon Simpson: Secures one-year deal
      3d ago

      Dillon Simpson signed a one-year contract with Edmonton on Sunday.

      Simpson spent the majority of the 2016-17 season with AHL Bakersfield, where he tallied three goals and eight helpers in 53 outings. The defenseman did get to make his NHL debut last year -- appearing in three games in which he averaged 10:53 of ice time. The Edmonton Oilers have some depth on their blue line which could make it difficult for the 24-year-old to secure regular minutes.

      See Full Article
    MORE PLAYER NEWS
    • Anthony Stolarz PHI G
      Flyers' Anthony Stolarz: Signs with Philadelphia
      4d ago

      Anthony Stolarz (knee) signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers , Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

      The 23-year-old Stolarz played mostly for Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League last season, posting a .911 save percentage over 29 games for the Phantoms before undergoing MCL surgery in late April. He also played seven games with the parent club and handled himself well in the NHL (.928 save percentage, 2.07 goals-against average). If he's healthy, Stolarz and Alex Lyon will share the goalie duties in the AHL this season and wait for an injury to either Michal Neuvirth or Brian Elliott.

      See Full Article
    • Zane McIntyre BOS G
      Bruins' Zane McIntyre: Pens two-year deal
      6d ago

      Zane McIntyre secured a two-year, two-way contract with Boston on Friday.

      McIntyre was in the crease for eight games this year on his way to an 0-4-1 record with an .858 save percentage -- a far cry from his University of North Dakota numbers, where he went 29-10-3 during his senior season. Anton Khudobin figures to be the backup for the Boston Bruins during the 2017-18 campaign, which will leave McIntyre battling for ice time in the minors with fellow netminder Malcolm Subban.

      See Full Article
    • Malcolm Subban BOS G
      Bruins' Malcolm Subban: Secures two-year deal
      6d ago

      Malcolm Subban inked a two-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins on Friday.

      With Anton Khudobin firmly cemented in the No. 2 role, Subban figures to spend the majority of the 2017-18 campaign with AHL Providence. The netminder saw action in one NHL contest last year in which he posted an .813 save percentage. The 23-year-old fared far better in the minors as he registered a 11-14-1 record with a 2.41 GAA.

      See Full Article
    • Petr Mrazek DET G
      Red Wings' Petr Mrazek: Getting ready for contract year
      6d ago

      Petr Mrazek has been working hard this offseason as he prepares for his contract year with the Detroit Red Wings .

      The Czech netminder -- who's set to be paid $4 million in the upcoming campaign -- is coming off his worst NHL season, as he turned in an 18-21-9 record with a 3.04 GAA, .901 save percentage and a lonely shutout. While the struggles were team-wide and the blame shouldn't rest squarely on Mrazek, GM Ken Holland and his coaching staff expect more maturity out of the 25-year-old. After all, previous reports indicated that Mrazek's poor attitude factored into the team's decision to expose him -- not veteran goalie Jimmy Howard -- in the expansion draft. Fully climbing out of the doghouse presumably would even the playing field in terms of Mrazek splitting the net with his elder.

      See Full Article
    • Christopher Gibson NYI G
      Islanders' Christopher Gibson: Re-ups for one year
      6d ago

      Christopher Gibson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Islanders on Friday.

      Gibson was unable to crack the lineup in New York, as he spent the entire season down with the AHL's Bridgeport Sound. The 24-year-old was undefeated through six contests for the Tigers -- along with a 2.52 GAA -- and while he'll likely have to compete with Kristers Gudlevskis for the starting job in the minors, the Finn should exceed the half-dozen games he appeared in last year.

      See Full Article
    • Kristers Gudlevskis NYI G
      Islanders' Kristers Gudlevskis: Earns new contract
      9d ago

      Kristers Gudlevskis signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Islanders on Tuesday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports, adding that the deal is worth $$650,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the minors.

      The Isles acquired the Latvian from Tampa Bay when the free-agency signing period opened July 1. Since Gudlevskis procured a two-way deal, he's likely to continue shuffling between the organization's ranks with minimal exposure to the NHL. This past season, Gudlevskis went 15-10-4 with a 2.65 GAA and .897 save percentage for AHL Syracuse. It's difficult to see the backstop possessing tangible fantasy value unless injuries threaten tenders Thomas Greiss or Jaroslav Halak.

      See Full Article
    MORE PLAYER NEWS