Niederreiter secured two power-play goals in Friday's 6-2 win over the Penguins. Niederreiter is sending the puck between the posts with a high degree of accuracy this season. He's working with a 19.4 shooting percentage, which is the same rate owned by Colorado's stud pivot Matt Duchene. The power-play tallies are always a welcomed bonus for fantasy owners, and Niederreiter is making the most of limited ice time at 14:20 per game.
Niederreiter scored a power-play goal and added an assist at even strength during Monday's loss to the Stars. With an improvement in the points column in each of the past three years, the 24-year-old winger was a solid breakout candidate entering 2016-17. Niederreiter has been solid thus far with five goals and 10 points through 18 games, which is an 82-game pace of approximately 23 goals and 46 points. While the point total would represent a career-high mark, there is likely upside for 25 goals and 50 points. Niederreiter is worth a look in the majority of seasonal leagues.
Niederreiter launched the puck over the shoulder of netminder Marc-Andre Fleury in Thursday's win over Pittsburgh. In addition to the goal, Niederreiter also garnered an assist in Thursday's matchup. With seven points through his first 12 contests, the winger is on pace to record his fourth consecutive season of 35+ points. While he has solid even-strength numbers, the 24-year-old's lack of production on the power play should be a red flag for fantasy owners.
Niederreiter scored his first goal of the season in Sunday's loss to the Islanders along with five shots on goal. He may have started the season slow due to missing some of training camp. "It definitely has something to do with the whole World Cup situation", he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I wasn't here for the main part of the training camp, so it would have been a good opportunity to be in different kind of lines and see what I'm capable of, too." Niederreiter doubled his shot total in the game. He'd been off to a slow start with just five shots and two assists in his first six games. Niederreiter played for Team Europe in the World Cup.
Niederreiter had an assist in Tuesday's win over the Kings for his first point of the season. While it's just three games, Niederreiter is off to a slow start with just three shots on goal in there games. He's seeing less power-play ice time (58 seconds per game compared to two minutes last year), which could be a worry for his fantasy value.
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