Newhook produced a pair of assists and two hits in Monday's 2-1 win over the Golden Knights. Newhook helped out on the game-tying goal by Andre Burakovsky and the game-winner from J.T. Compher. The 20-year-old Newhook is up to three assists, three shots on net, three hits and a plus-4 rating through four games.
Newhook registered an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Kings. Newhook collected a secondary helper on a Cale Makar tally in the second period. The 20-year-old Newhook earned his first NHL point in just his second appearance. He centered the third line Friday with Nathan MacKinnon's (lower body) absence forcing Tyson Jost into a top-line role. Newhook's arrival is too late to help many season-long fantasy managers, but he could be a budget option for points in DFS and playoff pools if he sticks in the lineup.
Newhook had one shot on net over 13:20 of ice time, including 1:13 on the power play, in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks. Newhook, making his NHL debut, centered the second line and won four of nine faceoffs. The rookie bumped Nazem Kadri to wing, but Kadri also took draws, winning five of eight. Head coach Jared Bednar offered the laconic response of "very good" when asked to evaluate Newhook's performance, per Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now.
Newhook will be promoted to Colorado's active roster and make his NHL debut Wednesday versus San Jose, NHL.com's Rick Sadowski reports. At this point it isn't clear what line Newhook will skate on Wednesday, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him slot into a top-six role for his NHL debut. The 16th overall pick from the 2019 NHL Entry Draft has racked up five goals and nine points through eight AHL appearances this season.
Colorado head coach Jared Bednar said he hasn't determined what Newhook's role will be when takes the ice for the Avalanche, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports. The coach wasn't sure if Newhook will line up at center or wing, but Bednar did confirm he'll play on both special-team units. The Avs added Newhook to the taxi squad ahead of a five-game road trip that began Monday night in San Jose. He was held out of Monday's game, because the coaching staff wanted to go over more video and review team systems. The next opportunity to play comes Wednesday against San Jose.
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