Keller scored at even strength and tacked on a pair of assists -- including a man-advantage helper -- in Saturday's 6-1 home win over the Blues. Keller is rewarding fantasy owners that were patient with him after a slow start to the season. The 20-year-old phenom started out with just one point (an assist) through the first five games, but he's dropped eight goals and nine apples in 20 contests since then. It didn't take long for the 2018 Calder Trophy finalist to find his stroke, and he's bonding with newcomer Nick Schmaltz, who set the table for Keller's goal less than a minute into the second period and also synced up with the phenom on defenseman's Alex Goligoski's lamplighter in the third.
Keller scored his team's only goal in a 6-1 loss to Calgary on Sunday Keller ended Mike Smith's shutout bid at the 13:44 mark of the third period. The meaningless marker was Keller's sixth of the season to go along with eight assists in 22 games.
Keller scored twice in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Jets. Keller has woken up offensively with back-to-back two-point outings. And with that, he now has five points (three goals, two assists) in seven games. Keller is the 'Yotes offensive leader at just 20 and will be for the next decade if he sticks around in Arizona. He should be a solid performer over the course of the season, but it's tough for a 20-year-old to carry a whole team.
Keller had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over Chicago. Keller scored 65 points last season, but he had just one helper in five games prior to this two-point effort, as Arizona had managed just three goals as a team in those five games. While the diminutive 20-year-old will be given every opportunity to rack up points on the first line and top power-play unit, the lack of talent around him will make repeating last season's success a challenge.
Keller, who has gotten off to a slow start, will shift to a first-line winger position for Saturday's game against the Sabres, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports. The 2018 Calder Trophy finalist has a lone assist representing his point through the first three games, but Keller will emerge from second-line center to accompany Derek Stepan and Richard Panik as a flanker on the top unit in the upcoming contest. Arizona's seventh overall pick from the 2016 draft, Keller generated 23 goals and 65 points -- including six tallies and 14 helpers on the man advantage -- with the 'Yotes last season.
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