Jake Guentzel

#59 C / Pittsburgh Penguins / EXP: 1YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 167 lb Age: 23 College: Nebraska-Omaha

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  • Guentzel recorded an assist through 18:37 of ice time during Monday's 2-1 loss to Colorado. The helper snapped a two-game point drought, but the offensive dry spells have been few and far between again this year for the sophomore. Guentzel has collected 12 goals and 21 points through 32 games for the campaign, and he's locked into a top-six role with power-play time. It's definitely worth noting that his value and upside take a hit when Pittsburgh is fully healthy because Guentzel is usually demoted to the No. 2 power-play unit.

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  • Guentzel's first goal opened the scoring and his second forced overtime in a 5-4 victory over Philadelphia on Monday. Guentzel stepped up big when the Penguins needed him and now has six points in his past four games. He's up to 11 goals on the season and owners who rode out the mediocre start to the year are glad they did.

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  • Guentzel scored both his team's goals in a 5-2 loss to Vancouver on Wednesday. The good news is that Guentzel seems to have gotten things on track after a mediocre start to the season. He's now scored in three of his past five games and is up to eight goals on the year.

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  • Guentzel failed to mark the scoresheet during Friday's 4-1 loss to Washington, and he's now gone 13 games without a multi-point outing. It's probably too early to dub this a sophomore slump from Guentzel, and his four goals, nine points and 40 shots through 18 games are respectable totals. However, after his impressive debut last year, fantasy owners are hoping to see an uptick in production moving forward. It's not out of the question to consider buying low on Guentzel, especially since he appears locked into a top-six role flanking either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.

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  • Guentzel netted his second goal of the season and added an assist in Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay. Life in a top offense appears to be pretty good. The 25-year-old is operating at a point-per-game pace through five contests and has been credited with 10 shots on goal over his last two outings. After exploding for 13 goals in the 2017 postseason, it's clear Guentzel has a knack for putting the puck in the net. Now that he'll be playing his first full NHL season, Guentzel makes for a hot fantasy commodity in a variety of formats.

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