Hamhuis notched three goals and 21 assists while also blocking 113 shots in 2017-18. After missing the 20-point plateau for back-to-back seasons, Hamhuis was able to tap back into his offensive ability in his second season in Dallas, and 24 tallies was also his highest point total since 2012-13. What's impressive is only two points came on the power play, and he finished third on the team for points by a defensemen even without a strong presence on the man advantage. Although Hamhuis will now enter free agency at 34 years old, after his strong performance in 2017-18, he should be able to find a suitor and lace up the skates next year.
Hamhuis became the 318th player in NHL history to reach the 1,000 regular-season games played mark. Hamhuis is the 106th defenseman to accomplish the daunting feat. The aging defenseman continues to rebound from a sub-par 2016-17 season -- he is on pace to surpass his point total from last year (16) and is carrying a positive plus/minus ratio (4) for the first time in his last two campaigns. However, Hamhuis isn't producing consistently enough to be considered outside the deepest of leagues.
Hamhuis (face) will return to Sunday's game against the Sharks, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports. Hamhuis briefly left Sunday's game after taking a stick to the face, but apparently the injury wasn't severe enough to hold him off the ice for the remainder of the contest.
Hamhuis collected two helpers and blocked five shots in Thursday's win over Chicago. Hamhuis isn't known for his offense, but his heavy ice time has led to some production of late. The 35-year-old has just 11 points (one goal) in 34 games this season and isn't of much use in most fantasy formats. His defensive contributions may aid fantasy goers in very deep leagues, but don't expect this recent trend of offensive production to stick.
Hamhuis grabbed an assist in a win over Vegas on Tuesday. Hamhuis hadn't put up a point in seven games and had just one assist over the last 13 contests. Unfortunately, it's hard to bank on his fantasy production. He is getting ice time, but has just three shots over the last six games and is averaging less than a shot per game on the season.
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