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Karl Alzner D

Montreal Canadiens

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Latest News
  • Canadiens' Karl Alzner: Deal made official

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (7/1/17) Alzner (hand), as expected, signed a five-year, $23.125 million contract with the Canadiens on Saturday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

    By acquiring Alzner, the Habs get one of the league's toughest shutdown defenders. We're talking about six straight seasons without missing a single contest, though an upper-body injury that Alzner sustained in mid-April snapped the ironman streak of 599 consecutive games played, and a hand injury that won't require surgery crept up in the postseason. Despite the new evidence that he's human, Alzner should attract any fantasy owner involved in a league that imposes a heavy scoring weight on defensive totals. He amassed 360 hits and 534 blocked shots in his last three years with the Caps, and he could be in line for a substantial role with speculation that Andrei Markov has played his last game as a Hab.

    Capitals' Karl Alzner: Expected to sign with Montreal

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (7/1/17) Alzner (hand) is expected to sign a five-year, $23 million deal with Montreal on Saturday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

    Alzner had visited with Montreal in the days before free agency's official July 1 start so the destination isn't all that surprising. The former fifth overall selection from the 2007 NHL Entry Draft has been a stalwart defensive defenseman for the Capitals over the last nine seasons, and has a regular-season ironman streak of seven seasons heading into 2017-18. The 28-year-old defenseman has a lot of tread on his tires, but he will be surely missed by the Capitals, who now find themselves down a few top defensemen after losing Nate Schmidt to the Golden Knights in the expansion draft and Kevin Shattenkirk to free agency.

    Capitals' Karl Alzner: Won't be taken in expansion draft

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/21/17) Alzner (hand) will hit the free-agent market, effectively ruling him out as the Golden Knights' pick in the expansion draft, Pierre Lebrun of TSN reports.

    Per Alzner's agent, he and Vegas had an "interesting chat," which leaves the door open for the defenseman to potentially sign with the NHL's newest team after the start of free agency July 1. The 28-year-old is not known for his offensive contributions -- just 13 points in 82 games -- but rather as a shutdown defender who can take on opposing teams' top players. This past year, Alzner recorded a plus-14 rating along with 135 hits and 207 blocked shots -- which may limit his fantasy value, but makes him a hot commodity for NHL general managers.

    Capitals' Karl Alzner: Likely headed to free agency

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/30/17) Alzner (hand) is not expected to be re-signed by the Capitals, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

    In his season-ending press conference, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan repeatedly referred to a top-four group made up of John Carlson, Matt Niskanen, Dmitry Orlov and Nate Schmidt. The implication here is that Alzner is not currently envisioned as part of the organization next season. A major caveat in all of this is whether the Caps lose a defenseman in the upcoming expansion draft, but given his off year in 2016-17, spate of recent injuries, and expected price tag, it doesn't appear that the Capitals will break the bank to keep Alzner.

    Capitals' Karl Alzner: Will heal without surgery

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/12/17) Alzner will not need surgery for a broken bone in his right hand, an injury that he sustained in the first round against the Maple Leafs, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

    Alzner is known as an ironman, having played in all 82 games of the regular season for four straight years and five of the past six. However, he proved to be human by missing five straight contests -- including a pair against the Penguins in the conference semifinals -- after blocking a shot. Given that Alzner was able to return for most of the series against Pittsburgh and surgery isn't necessary, we wouldn't let this ailment be a reason to avoid him in deep leagues.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2008-09Washington30145-1000000
2009-10Washington21055-2000000
2010-11Washington822101214000000
2011-12Washington821161712000000
2012-13Washington48145-6000000
2013-14Washington8221618-7001000
2014-15Washington825162114000000
2015-16Washington824172114001000
2016-17Washington823101323000000
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MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2008-09Washington313.2582:427616:3393:452001
2009-10Washington160.0344:254222:3632:258004
2010-11Washington643.11641:21203430:38174:12240012
2011-12Washington561.81711:4122114:49224:26291012
2012-13Washington392.61005:5211804:24123:3314007
2013-14Washington952.11683:5320045:04289:57260013
2014-15Washington726.91593:2721051:34179:07200010
2015-16Washington755.31752:4522484:11233:10260013
2016-17Washington813.71622:5120953:24250:54280014
5293.611938:571506063:131601:291771086
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SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2009-10Washington10000000000
2010-11Washington9011-4000000
2011-12Washington14022-1000000
2012-13Washington71123000000
2014-15Washington142240001000
2015-16Washington120223000000
2016-17Washington7000-1000000
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SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2009-10Washington00.015:09220:001:350000
2010-11Washington120.0204:422695:0123:360000
2011-12Washington130.0348:234430:1551:300000
2012-13Washington195.3156:081650:0322:552001
2014-15Washington1315.4283:123930:0924:006003
2015-16Washington140.0256:363671:2336:536003
2016-17Washington10.0110:161630:0020:022001
724.21374:2618226:51180:3116008
 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/214
Birthdate:
9/24/1988
Age:
28
Hometown:
Burnaby, B.C., Canada
Team:
Montreal Canadiens
School:

NHL Experience:
9