Leddy finished the regular season by going scoreless in his last six games.
How you view this season for Leddy likely depends on if you're an optimist or a pessimist. The optimist will point out that after finishing last season with a rating of minus-42, he improved that to even this year. The pessimist will point out that he finished this season with four goals and 26 points. Leddy will need to be on top of his defensive game in order for the Islanders to oust the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs.
Leddy posted a goal and an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Flyers on Saturday.
It came in a losing effort, but this was Leddy's first multi-point performance since Jan. 17, and he's also now on a modest three-game point streak. He has two goals and five points in the last six contests. However, Leddy is far behind his normal offensive pace. His shots and shooting percentage have both decreased, and he has just three goals and 24 points in 68 games this season.
Leddy earned an assist and three blocked shots over 23:17 of ice time and 4:22 of power-play ice time Tuesday against the Senators.
Leddy's assist came in the form of a slap shot from the point that was redirected by Devon Toews in front of the net. Tuesday's point was the 21st of the season (two goals, 19 assist) for the Minnesota native, and his second in the last four games. In this campaign, Leddy is averaging 21:52 of ice time along with 3:05 of power-play ice time.
Leddy hasn't registered a point in his last 11 games.
What may be of bigger concern to the Islanders is that the defensive play of Leddy seems to be slipping as well. Leddy has a rating of minus-5 in his last six games and is minus-2 overall in 57 games this season. Leddy was putrid last season with a rating of minus-42, but coach Barry Trotz seemed to have gotten through to Leddy this season that he must play stronger in his own end. This may be just a blip on the radar, but the play of Leddy will be worth watching as the Isles battle for first place in the Metropolitan Division.
Leddy dished out two helpers -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-1 win over New Jersey.
Leddy's stuck on just one goal this season, but he's picked things up dramatically as a distributor with 11 assists in his past 16 games. Seven of those helpers have come with the extra man, as many of Leddy's shots from the point lead to rebound or deflection goals on the power play, even if they don't go in on their own.
Leddy only has one goal and 13 assists in 41 games so far this season.
Those numbers are quite disappointing from a defender who has averaged double-digit goals over the past two seasons and 34 assists over the past three. The good news is that Leddy has a rating of minus-2. While not great, that's certainly a huge improvement over the minus-42 he posted last season. It seems Leddy may have had to sacrifice some offense in order to play a more defensively responsible game under coach Barry Trotz.
Leddy has struggled to find his offensive game so far this season, as he only has one goal and six assists in 30 games.
Those numbers are a far cry from the 10 goals and 32 assists that Leddy posted last season. It seems that under new head coach Barry Trotz, Leddy has been paying more attention to his defense, as his rating of minus-7, while still far from good, is much better than the minus-42 he finished with last year. Some have speculated that Leddy could be a name you hear mentioned at the trade deadline, but with three years left on his contract and a cap hit of $5.5 million each season, it would seem unlikely that the Islanders would find a worthwhile trade partner.
Leddy dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Rangers.
Leddy enjoyed a rare strong night offensively, ending a six-game point drought to bring his season total to five, all assists. He seems to be more focused on the defensive side of the puck this season, as Leddy's offense has taken a major hit after three consecutive campaigns with 40-plus points, but he sports an even rating after posting a league-worst, minus-42 mark last season.
Leddy could find himself playing for a new team at some point this season, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
This would seem to be a tough trade to make as Leddy is coming off a season in which he had a league worst minus-42 rating. This year, he's been better, but hardly impressive at minus-1. Leddy can skate the puck out of his zone but that hasn't helped him put up offensive numbers this season as he only has three assists in 17 games. Leddy is also signed through the 21-22 season with a cap hit of $5.5 million each season. The Islanders have a slew of strong defensive prospects in their system so the cap savings alone could push them to try and make a deal.
Leddy recorded two assists -- including one on the power play -- in Tuesdays 6-3 win over the Penguins.
Leddy started the season in a nasty slump, being held without a point in his first nine games. Now, he's tallied three assists over his last two games. The Minnesota native has some work to do to reach his fourth consecutive 40-point campaign.
Leddy tallied a power-play assist Sunday in a 2-1 win over Carolina.
It took 10 games for Leddy to record his first point of the campaign. Coming off three consecutive seasons with 30 or more points, the Islanders' blueliner has gotten off to a painfully slow start in 2018-19.
Leddy went minus-2 with two hits and another pair of blocked shots in Wednesday's 4-1 road loss to the Ducks.
Leddy is still searching for his first point of the season. He's been on the ice for at least 20 minutes in each of the five games played so far, but the established two-way defenseman is hardly flinging the puck. Leddy didn't get any shots off in this latest contest, and he has just four attempts to start the new campaign. Normally, we wouldn't be all that concerned since we're only a couple of weeks removed from Opening Night, but Leddy recorded a career-high 153 shots under different management last year, and it's disappointing to see him looking a bit lost under new coach Barry Trotz.
Leddy has once again been paired with Johnny Boychuk, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Leddy and Boychuk were paired together more often than not under former head coach Doug Weight, but current head coach Barry Trotz had separated the duo for the first two games this season. Leddy and Boychuk were back together at practice Sunday, and that isn't expected to change Monday afternoon when the Islanders take on the Sharks.
Leddy struggled to a league-worst minus-42 rating this season.
Leddy is a talented skater who excels at carrying the puck through the offensive zone, but his lack of defensive awareness hurt the Islanders this season. Leddy had 10 goals and 32 assists, but at $5.5 million per year, the Islanders will need him to pick up his play dramatically in the defensive zone if he is to remain a top pair defender. The emergence of Ryan Pulock could also see Leddy lose time on the power play next season depending upon how coach Doug Weight runs that unit.
Leddy (undisclosed) will be active for Friday's home tilt against the Maple Leafs, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The Islanders are completely out of the playoff hunt, but Leddy should still be able to help out fantasy owners for the balance of the regular season. He's up to 10 goals and 31 helpers for his third straight campaign of notching at least 40 points.
Leddy is "a little banged up," according to Islanders coach Doug Weight. As a result, the defenseman won't be available for Tuesday's game against the Senators.
This does not sound like a serious issue, but the Isles have officially been eliminated from playoff contention and therefore have every reason to play it safe with Leddy's issue. Johnny Boychuk (undisclosed) reportedly will be out as well, so we'd expect a leaky defense from the Isles in this road contest.
Leddy has the second-worst rating in the NHL at minus-33.
Only Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Coyotes is worse at minus-35. Leddy is an excellent skater who excels at carrying the puck out of his zone, but his issues on defense have hurt the team this season. He hasn't scored since Feb. 9 versus Detroit (12 games), but does have five assists during that span.
Leddy dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- to go with three shots in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Rangers.
Leddy's picked things back up of late, playing at a point-per-game pace over the past seven after recording just five points over the previous 24. Owners should remain wary despite Leddy's recent resurgence, as he still sports an atrocious minus-30 rating to go with nine goals and 27 assists in 59 games.
Leddy has been struggling of late with only one point in his last nine games.
Earlier this season, Leddy was touted as a possible Norris Trophy candidate, but those thoughts are long gone. His offensive numbers (six goals and 23 assists) are respectable, but an unsightly minus-21 rating will take away any consideration he might have had for the award. Leddy may be longing for the steady defensive presence of Johnny Boychuk (lower body), who has missed the last 13 games. Boychuk could play as soon as Tuesday versus Florida, so perhaps the return of his normal partner will make Leddy more comfortable in his own zone. Leddy is still the best offensive defenseman the Islanders have, and he's the only one capable of skating the puck out of his own zone on a consistent basis. The Isles will need him to play a more defensively responsible game, however, if they want to make a playoff push this season.
Leddy produced a pair of assists in Thursday's 6-4 road loss to the Flyers.
Leddy possesses terrific on-ice awareness, which explains how he has six goals and 22 helpers this season. However, the minus-14 rating next to his name is a bit of a drag for the fleeting number of owners participating in leagues that count that metric.
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