James Sheppard

C / Columbus Blue Jackets / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

Fantasy Points by Week

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    • Blue Jackets Ink Sheppard To PTO

      News: James Sheppard signed a professional tryout offer with the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
      Analysis: James Sheppard appeared in 71 games between the Sharks and the Rangers last season, often serving as a healthy scratch for the latter squad in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 27-year-old will audition for a role on the Blue Jackets' energy line during training camp.
    • Rangers' Sheppard Scores First Playoff Goal

      News: James Sheppard scored his first goal of the playoffs in Tuesday's Game 6 against the Lightning, tallying the eventual game-winning tally in the third period.
      Analysis: James Sheppard played a game-low (among Rangers) 8:35 in fourth-line duty, but scored a hard-working goal to put the Rangers up 4-1. It was the second tally of what ended up being a five-goal period for the Rangers, with Tampa chipping in a pair of goals to turn Sheppard's into the game-winner. It was his first point since May 10 against Washington.
    • Sheppard To Dress For Rangers, Capitals?

      News: James Sheppard skated with the team's fourth line on Tuesday, reports Andrew Gross of The Record.
      Analysis: With Jesper Fast moving to the team's third line, it appears the veteran center will make his playoff debut as the Rangers take on the Capitals for Game 1 on Thursday. Acquired at the trade deadline, it will be interesting to see how two veteran center's (Dominic Moore) and Tanner Glass mesh on the team's checking line. The 27-year-old James Sheppard has just two points in 14 games played with the blueshirts and seven points through 24 career postseason games.
    • Sheppard The Odd Man Out For Rangers

      News: James Sheppard has been a healthy scratch during the team's first two tilts with Pittsburgh.
      Analysis: Until the Rangers suffer a lopsided loss, it appears head coach Alain Vigneault is sticking with his current line combinations, leaving James Sheppard as the odd man out. The soon-to-be 27-year-old has two goals, five assists and 14 penalty minutes through 24 career playoff games.
    • Rangers' Sheppard Scores First Period Goal

      News: James Sheppard scored his sixth goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over Florida.
      Analysis: Playing in just his third game since joining the blue shirts, James Sheppard made the most of his opportunity scoring on a deflection in the first period. The goal also sets a new career-high for Minnesota's former first round (2006) pick. While the Halifax native will continue to alternate with fourth line forward Tanner Glass, it's plausible to think Glass has little rope left to lose.
    • Rangers' Sheppard To Play Wednesday

      News: James Sheppard will debut with the Rangers on Wednesday against the Red Wings.
      Analysis: With James Sheppard set to play Wednesday and work on the team's fourth line, Tanner Glass is in line to be a lineup scratch for the Rangers up front for the contest.
    • Debut To Wait For Rangers' Sheppard

      News: Updating a previous report, James Sheppard is not on track to play Monday against the Predators, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
      Analysis: James Sheppard was unable to catch a quick enough flight to New York in advance of Monday's game, so his Rangers debut will have to wait until Wednesday against the Red Wings. Jesper Fast (sprained knee) will return to the lineup to occupy the spot that would have been reserved for Sheppard.
    • Rangers' Sheppard Expected To Play Monday

      News: James Sheppard is expected to play in Monday's game against the Predators, Jim Cerny of the Rangers' official site reports.
      Analysis: James Sheppard was traded to the Rangers on Sunday, giving him a chance to get acclimated to his new team in advance of Monday's contest. He spent most of 2014 on the third line for the Sharks, tallying 16 points in 57 games thus far, and will likely serve in a similar role with the Rangers for the remainder of the season.
    • Sharks' Sheppard Traded To Rangers

      News: James Sheppard was traded to the Rangers on Sunday in exchange for a 2016 fourth-round draft pick, ESPN's Katie Strang reports.
      Analysis: Skating primarily on the Sharks' third line this season, James Sheppard has accumulated 16 points (five goals in 57 games, averaging 13:43 of ice time per contest. The 26-year-old forward has never lived up to his billing as a former top-10 draft pick, but he should help New York on the third or fourth line.
    • Sharks' Sheppard Picks Up Two Points

      News: James Sheppard potted a goal and dished out an assist in Thursday's 6-3 downing of the Ducks.
      Analysis: The Sharks received some improbable contributions from James Sheppard and third-line mates Tomas Hertl and Barclay Goodrow, all of whom tallied two points on the night. Sheppard's strike occurred in the second period to give him his first goal in 16 games, and only his second in the last 34. He'll have to find the net with more regularity before becoming an intriguing fantasy option.
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