Myers had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Coyotes. The goal was the big man's first of the season. Myers has gotten off to a slow start this season and now has just two points in eight games. Last season's 36-point total was his best since 2010-11, but the harsh reality is that the game has changed significantly and guys his size struggle with the pace of the game and the demands of defending today's agile forwards. Don't expect offensive miracles here -- Myers will be too tired from chasing guys to focus on production.
Myers has accumulated eight penalty minutes through his first three games, while also seeing a noticeable dip in ice time. It's been an inauspicious start to the 2018-19 campaign for Winnipeg's 6-foot-8, 229-pound blueliner. Sure, the penalty minutes have directly factored into his reduced rink run, but it's worth noting that Myers averaged 21:26 of ice time last season, only to dip to 17:18 through the first three games of the 2018-19 campaign. While it's far too early to sound the alarm, fantasy owners can't be happy with Myers' third-pairing assignment and lack of production, especially knowing that he's starting 69 percent of his even-strength shifts in the offensive zone.
Myers logged a full 82-game campaign for the first time in his career. After missing nearly all of the 2016-17 season, Myers was one of five Jets players to see action in every game this year. As a result, the defenseman registered his highest point total (36) since 2010-11 with Buffalo. Perhaps the biggest reason for the Houston native's increased production was his role with the man advantage, where he averaged 2:04 of ice time and tallied three goals and 14 helpers. If he can hold onto his spot on the power play, the 27-year-old could rack up another 30-plus point campaign in 2018-19.
Myers notched one goal in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights. This was Myers' fourth goal of the postseason, even though he scored just six times in the regular season. Myers has fired seven shots on net in the last two games, and the Jets will need that offensive generation as they face elimination Sunday at home.
Myers earned an assist in Monday's Game 2 defeat to the Golden Knights. While Myers may have logged just 16:32 of ice time, that did include a brief 0:49 with the man advantage, which was enough for him to snag a power-play assist. In the last seven games, the blueliner has registered a mere six shots, which doesn't bode well for his chances of finding the back of the net.
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