Leddy provided an even-strength assist, plus-1 rating and two blocked shots in Saturday's 5-3 home win over the Sharks. The Isles are counting on Leddy quite a bit, as he's banking a cool $5.5 million per season on a contract that runs through 2021-22. He has just two assists counting as his only points through eight games, but then again, he's a defenseman who does much more than factor into scoring plays -- Leddy's also averaging more than one block and hit per contest.
Leddy had a an assist in the Islanders' 3-1 win over Buffalo on Friday. Leddy will be expected to anchor the Isles' first defensive pair with the trade of Travis Hamonic. He is likely to be partnered with Johnny Boychuk, a more defensive-minded player, which will allow Leddy to do what he does best, which is skate the puck out of the zone and lead the Islanders' offensive rush.
Leddy set up two goals Saturday in a 4-2 win over New Jersey. Leddy has four points, all assists, in his last four games and 45 on the season. His game continues to mature and at just 25, Leddy's career arc is continuing to climb.
Leddy collected his 41st point of the season in Monday's loss to Nashville, setting a new career high. The 26-year-old defenseman has established himself as a reliable fantasy contributor since joining the Islanders three seasons ago, and he's now improved in the points column in each of the past two years. He's also missed very little time; durability can be an underappreciated trait in fantasy circles. Leddy's lack of production in the peripheral categories limits his ceiling, but his offensive numbers make him a strong fantasy own in most formats.
Leddy posted a power-play goal, his 11th of the season, in Saturday's 4-3 loss against the Blues. Leddy set a career high with his 11th marker and he is up to 13 power-play points (3 G, 10 A). He is now just three points short of a new career high. The veteran will continue to see heavy usage down the stretch as a key member of New York's power-play unit and defensive corps.
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