Sanheim signed a two-year, $6.5 million extension with the Flyers on Monday. This is a classic bridge deal for the 23-year-old blueliner. Sanheim's first full season in the NHL was a good one, as he dressed for all 82 games in 2018-19 and compiled 35 points.
Sanheim posted nine goals and 35 points with 133 blocked shots and 45 hits in 82 games this season. Playing his first full NHL season -- and appearing in 32 more games than his rookie campaign of 2017-18 -- Sanheim saw the biggest increases in goals, points and blocked shots. He just turned 23, so he might still have some more untapped offensive potential, but Sanheim is most valuable in leagues with blocks -- his 133 redirected shots ranked third on the team.
Sanheim picked up an assist and recorded a plus-1 rating with three shots on net in a 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. In his first full NHL season, the 23-year-old submitted a nice campaign with nine goals and 35 points. He went cold in March, but Sanheim recorded four assists in the last five games. Sanheim also posted a minus-4 rating, 121 shots on net, 133 blocks and 45 hits in 81 games this season.
Sanheim recorded two assists in Wednesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Maple Leafs. The second-year defenseman hadn't hit the scoresheet in eight straight games coming into Wednesday. Sanheim has put together a solid campaign with nine goals and 33 points through 77 games despite little time on the top power-play unit for Philly, giving him definite sleeper potential in 2019-20 if his role continues to grow.
Sanheim posted two hits and a block in a 2-1 overtime victory against the Penguins on Sunday. The 22-year-old doesn't have a point in the last four games, but he still has recorded five goals and 16 points in the last 22 contests. That's more than half of his offensive production, as Sanheim has nine goals and 31 points in 72 games. His shooting percentage is a little high for a defenseman at 8.9 percent, but Sanheim is a young, budding star that every owner needs to keep an eye on in 2019-20 if not also down the stretch this season. He also has 117 blocks and 39 hits in 2018-19.
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