Theodore scored his third goal of the season in a 4-1 win over the Ducks on Wednesday. The 2013 third-rounder really appears to be coming into his own with Vegas, as he now has 11 points in 20 games after managing just nine in 34 contests last year in Anaheim. Theodore's average power-play ice time of 2:29 as well as his role on the team's No. 1 man-advantage unit make him a solid option on the back end in deeper leagues.
Theodore capped off a four-point night with a buzzer-beating power-play goal that broke a 3-3 tie Tuesday against Tampa Bay. The Golden Knights ended Tampa Bay's seven-game winning streak and Theodore led the charge. The young blueliner logged 20:39 of ice time and unleashed an absolute cannon with 2.3 seconds remaining in regulation to move Vegas into the top spot in the Western Conference. Theodore now has 10 points through 18 games and has become a staple in the Golden Knights' lineup. Given his role on the first power-play unit and offensive potential, Theodore is worth grabbing if he happens to be available.
Theodore had six shots on goal and one blocked shot in Sunday's 3-2 overtime victory over Arizona. Since Theodore returned from injury on Nov. 16, he's been logging big minutes, averaging 21:05 of ice time -- including 2:01 on the top power-play unit. The 2013 first-round pick has also put up five points (one goal, four assists) in 12 games, and after bouncing around between the NHL and the minors in Anaheim the last two seasons, Theodore seems to have found a role on Vegas' blue line.
Theodore will be in the lineup Saturday afternoon, replacing Brad Hunt against the Senators. The nascent Golden Knights rolled out Theodore on Halloween for his team debut, and he proceeded to block a pair of shots among 16:06 of ice time and with 3:23 of that amount taking place on the man advantage. Originally nabbed by the Ducks in the first round (26th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Theo's had an extremely difficult time trying to convince the higher powers that he deserves to be a full-time player, but Vegas is starting to slip in the standings and probably could benefit from his offensive acumen.
Theodore will make his season debut Tuesday against the Rangers. The 2013 first-round pick flashed some offensive potential with the Ducks last season, notching nine points (two goals, seven assists) while firing 60 shots on goal in 34 games. It wouldn't be surprising to see Theodore get some time with the man advantage against New York, making him a sneaky value play in daily contests.
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