Fantasy owners concerned about consistency should look no further than Mathieu Perreault, who's recorded four straight 40-plus-point campaigns despite playing more than 70 contests just once over that stretch. If the diminutive winger can stay healthy for a full 82-game season, he could finally crack the 50-point threshold in 2017-18. The 29-year-old closed out the 2016-17 campaign with a flourish -- six goals and 11 helpers in the final 12 games -- and he will look to carry that momentum into October. Some fantasy owners will fade Perrault after watching him post back-to-back seasons with a minus-11 rating, but he more than makes up for that shortcoming with his contributions on the power play -- a role he will no doubt retain this season after averaging 2:38 of ice time in that spot last year.
Perreault slipped the puck under the pad of netminder Niklas Svedberg in Monday's preseason matchup with Minnesota. Perreault netted 15 points with the man advantage last year and seems poised to do the same thing again. The center has registered four straight 40-plus-point seasons, and he's got a great chance for a fifth playing alongside Bryan Little and Nikolaj Ehlers.
Perreault scored a goal and handed out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-4 win over Columbus. Perreault made beautiful music with Bryan Little -- who recorded four points of his own -- en route to an impressive (if ultimately meaningless) win. Up until the Jets-Devils game originally scheduled for March 14, Perreault was heading for a downright ugly season with just 28 points and a minus-12 rating through 53 contests. But since that game in New Jersey got snowed out, Perreault has absolutely exploded offensively, compiling a ridiculous 17 points (seven on the power play) in 11 games. He's now set a new career high in points with 45, which no one would have thought likely or perhaps even possible a month ago.
Perreault went plus-2 with a pair of assists in Tuesday's win over the Blues. The power-play pivot has five multi-point efforts in his last 10 games, coming up clutch for fantasy owners driving toward the finish line. He needs just one more goal or assist to match his career high in points (43).
Perreault scored the game-winning goal Saturday against Ottawa. Perreault is really enjoying life on the second line with Bryan Little and Patrik Laine, racking up five goals and 12 points in his last nine games. He's now reached 40 points for the fourth consecutive season and is a decent fantasy play in leagues that center around point production.
Perreault scored his 11th goal of the season and added a helper in Sunday's win over the Canucks. Perreault has been on a tear of late, racking up four goals and 10 points in his last six games. The 29-year-old is known for being streaky, as he's only got 38 points on the season. His tears come and go, but he's rolling right now, so make sure you insert him in your lineup. Perreault is all over the place with his scoring, but overall he's a second-liner who routinely puts up around 40 points, so you ultimately know what to expect.
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