NHL Player News

  • Ducks' Jamie Drysdale: Makes solid first impression

    Drysdale finished the 2020-21 season with eight points in 24 contests.

    It's not an eye-popping output by any means, but Drysdale made a decent impression in his first taste of NHL action. The 19-year-old defenseman had 23 blocked shots, a minus-13 rating and 28 shots on net this year. While he'll need to improve in his own zone, Ducks fans got a glimpse of why the team selected him sixth overall in the 2020 draft. He's likely to be a fixture on the Anaheim blue line for years to come.

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    Ducks' Josh Manson: Nabs assist in season finale

    Manson put up an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.

    Manson earned the secondary helper on Rickard Rakell's first-period tally. The 29-year-old Manson put up seven points, 61 hits, 31 blocked shots and 30 PIM in an injury-ravaged 2020-21 campaign. He's now three years removed from a 37-point season in 2017-18, although part of Manson's scoring struggles can be attributed to the Ducks' decline and rebuild over recent years.

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    Ducks' Troy Terry: Manages assist in loss

    Terry produced an assist, four shots on goal and four PIM in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.

    Terry helped out on a Maxime Comtois goal with only 26 seconds left in regulation. The 23-year-old Terry reached the 20-point mark for the first time in a career-high 48 games this season. It's a modest step forward for the Colorado native, who should be in the mix for a top-six job at training camp in the fall.

  • Sharks' Alex Chmelevski: Offers helper Saturday

    Chmelevski produced an assist, three shots on goal and two PIM in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes.

    Chmelevski is up to two assists through his first four NHL appearances. The 21-year-old is no lock to be in the lineup for Wednesday's season finale against the Golden Knights. The California native will likely be competing for a roster spot at training camp ahead of the 2021-22 season.

  • Sharks' Dylan Gambrell: Draws assist Saturday

    Gambrell posted an assist and two hits in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes.

    Gambrell collected the secondary helper on a Rudolfs Balcers goal in the first period. The 24-year-old Gambrell is up to a career-high 12 points and 46 shots on net through 48 contests. He's added 76 hits, 53 blocked shots and a minus-16 rating in a defensively focused third-line role.

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    Sharks' Evander Kane: Adds helper in overtime loss

    Kane posted an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes.

    Kane has recorded five goals and eight helpers in his last nine games. The 29-year-old winger has been a fixture on the Sharks' top line all season. He's up to 49 points, 193 shots on net, 94 hits and 40 PIM in 55 contests. If Kane plays Wednesday versus the Golden Knights, he'll have played in every game of a season for the first time since the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.

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    Sharks' Tomas Hertl: Extends point streak to five games

    Hertl registered an assist and six shots on goal in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes.

    Hertl set up Alexander Barabanov for the equalizer in the final minute of regulation. During a five-game point streak, Hertl has put up four goals and five helpers. The Czech center has 43 points, 111 shots on net, a plus-3 rating and 10 power-play points through 49 appearances this year.

  • Sharks' Rudolfs Balcers: Ends five-game dry spell

    Balcers scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes.

    Balcers carried a five-game point drought into Saturday's contest. He ended it with a tally at 6:44 of the first period. The Latvian winger is up to eight goals and 17 points in 40 contests, all of which are career-high marks. He's added 63 shots on net, 79 hits and a minus-5 rating this season.

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    Sharks' Timo Meier: Scores in consecutive games

    Meier scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes.

    The Sharks' new-look second line of Meier, Kevin Labanc and Patrick Marleau accounted for two of their four goals Saturday. The 24-year-old Meier now has 12 tallies, 31 points, 154 shots on net, 72 hits and a minus-5 rating through 53 outings. The Swiss winger remains a solid DFS option for his decent scoring output and slight physical edge.

  • Sharks' Alexander Barabanov: Forces overtime Saturday

    Barabanov scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes.

    Barabanov tallied with 49 seconds left in regulation for force the extra session. The Russian forward has picked up three goals and four helpers in eight games with the Sharks this season. As long as he's working in a top-six role, Barabanov will be in a position to put up good scoring numbers.