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January 16, 2021 12:56 AM
Capitals' Brenden Dillon: Pots goal Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon recorded a goal, a plus-3 rating, two hits and four blocked shots during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.

Dillon also accrued a five-minute major penalty for fighting with Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe late in the third period. With more time to get settled with the Capitals and a new four-year, $15.9 million contract in hand, the 30-year-old should improve on last season's total of 14 points, but he's not likely to produce enough offense to merit fantasy consideration outside of deeper leagues that count peripheral stats like hits and blocked shots.

October 6, 2020 08:08 PM
Capitals' Brenden Dillon: Inks four-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon was re-signed to a four-year, $15.6 million extension on Tuesday.

The Capitals were eager to bring back Dillon following the 2019-20 season after acquiring the blueliner from San Jose in February. The 29-year-old posted a goal and 13 assists in 69 games during the 2019-20 season and, with Michal Kempny (Achilles) out for the foreseeable future, he could slot alongside John Carlson on the top defensive pairing. The burly defender is a solid contributor in peripheral categories liked blocked shots (67) and hits (178), but a lack of offensive production limits his upside in standard leagues.

August 15, 2020 12:12 AM
Capitals' Brenden Dillon: Busy in defensive end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon notched an assist and nine blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Islanders in Game 2.

No other skater blocked more than four shots (Devon Toews of the Islanders), so Dillon was clearly leading the charge defensively. He also assisted on Alex Ovechkin's second-period tally. The helper was Dillon's first point in five postseason games. He's added 15 blocks, 13 hits and six shots on net.

August 2, 2020 03:12 PM
Capitals' Brenden Dillon: Discussing extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan indicated on Friday he has been in contact with Dillon's representatives about a possible extension, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

MacLellan has acknowledged there is mutual interest in extending Dillon, who was acquired from the Sharks prior to February's trade deadline. The salary cap is expected to stay flat for the foreseeable future -- which, combined with Washington's existing cap crunch -- could make for a difficult time re-signing the 29-year-old shutdown defender.

March 2, 2020 11:28 AM
Capitals' Brenden Dillon: Roughing it up in Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon posted five PIM and a hit across 23:00 in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Wild.

In his sixth game since being traded to the Capitals, Dillon dropped the gloves against Minnesota's Ryan Hartman. The 29-year-old blueliner has yet to record a point with his new club, but he's dished out 13 hits and recorded 13 total PIM thus far. He's a stay-at-home defenseman, but he works on a pairing with John Carlson, so he should continue to log big minutes going forward.

February 19, 2020 01:24 AM
Capitals' Brenden Dillon: Heads east in trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Sharks have traded Dillon to the Capitals for a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 conditional third-round pick. The Sharks retained 50 percent of his $3.270 million cap hit.

Dillon is a coveted left-handed shot defenseman who is known more for his defensive abilities than offensive upside. The 29-year-old has 14 points through 59 games, but he's racked up a whopping 178 hits and a solid 51.7 Corsi For percentage. He's expected to work on the second pairing and will be an unrestricted free agent in July.

February 7, 2020 02:56 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Contributes helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon managed an assist, four hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Oilers.

The 29-year-old has three assists in five games since the All-Star break. Dillon is up to 14 points, 167 hits and 79 PIM in 55 outings -- the physicality is more likely to get fantasy owners' attention than his modest scoring.

January 30, 2020 04:16 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Assists in consecutive games
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Dillon earned an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.

Dillon collected the secondary helper on Tomas Hertl's opening tally in the first period. Through 11 games in January, Dillon posted three assists, 30 hits and 21 PIM. He's at 13 points, 159 hits and 73 PIM overall this season. While he's not particularly skilled on offense, he's produced enough to be worth a look in deeper fantasy formats.

January 28, 2020 02:28 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Picks up helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon produced an assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.

The defenseman set up the second of Patrick Marleau's two tallies in the contest. Dillon is up to 12 points, 158 hits and 73 PIM through 51 games. He's no dynamo on offense, but the physicality could earn his attention in deeper fantasy formats.

January 10, 2020 02:24 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Grabs assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon posted an assist, two shots on goal and a fighting major in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

Dillon came a goal short of the Gordie Howe hat trick, as he assisted Brent Burns in the third period and fought Nick Foligno three minutes later. The 29-year-old blueliner is up to 11 points, 142 hits and 57 PIM through 46 games this season. He's never topped 22 points in a season, and he's on track to keep that true in 2019-20.

December 29, 2019 02:40 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Fills stat sheet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon had an assist, six hits, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Flyers.

Dillon made a strong impact in Saturday's game, including his helper on Timo Meier's first of three goals. The 29-year-old defenseman reached the 10-point mark with the helper, and he's added 129 hits, 52 PIM and 39 blocked shots in 40 games this year.

December 22, 2019 02:32 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Slides helper
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Dillon provided an assist and two hits in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blues.

Dillon set up Stefan Noesen's first goal as a Shark. The 29-year-old defenseman has seen a boost in offense with four points to go with 29 hits and six PIM through nine games in December. He's at nine points, 115 hits and 50 PIM through 37 contests this season in a mostly defensive role despite the recent uptick on the scoresheet.

December 13, 2019 02:20 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Finds twine in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon scored a goal, dished four hits and blocked three shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers.

Dillon's third-period tally gave the Sharks a 3-2 lead, which lasted 4:37 until Mika Zibanejad ignited the Rangers' late rally. The blueliner has been unusually productive lately, with a goal and four assists in his last 10 games. For the year, Dillon has eight points, 107 hits, 48 PIM and a minus-8 rating in 34 contests.

December 4, 2019 02:48 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Manages helper Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon posted an assist, a game-high five hits and a minus-3 rating in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Capitals.

Dillon sent a long pass that Melker Karlsson converted for the opening goal in the first period. It was all downhill from there for the defenseman and his team. Dillon has six assists, including three in his last five games. The 29-year-old has added 91 hits, 44 PIM and a minus-8 rating in 29 appearances this year.

November 26, 2019 01:40 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Sends assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon recorded an assist and two PIM in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.

Dillon helped out on the second of two Timo Meier tallies in the second period. Dillon added two shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots Monday. The defenseman is up to four assists, 32 PIM, 77 hits and 24 blocks in 25 contests in 2019-20.

November 13, 2019 02:08 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Gathers helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon recorded an assist, two hits and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Oilers.

Dillon's helper came on an Evander Kane goal, as the Oilers defense collapsed on the former and left the latter open to clean up a loose puck. The soon-to-be 29-year-old is up to three assists, 62 hits and 21 PIM in 19 appearances.

November 6, 2019 01:44 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Sends shorthanded assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon provided a shorthanded helper and two hits in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.

Dillon had the outlet pass to Evander Kane, who did the rest on a shorthanded breakaway to extend the Sharks' lead to 2-0. Dillon has managed two helpers, 51 hits and 19 PIM in 16 contests this year. The 28-year-old is not a significant point producer, having posted a career-high 22 points in each of the last two seasons. What Dillon does bring is a heavy dose of physicality.

October 6, 2019 01:24 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Helper, fight in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon posted an assist and five PIM in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks.

The 28-year-old blueliner showed some pugnacity by dropping the gloves with Nicolas Deslauriers in the first period. Dillon then had the secondary helper on Logan Couture's goal in the second frame. Dillon forms the defensive half of a pairing with Erik Karlsson -- the former has delivered 14 hits and just two shots on goal in three games this year.

May 16, 2019 02:04 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Collects assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon picked up an assist and four hits in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win against the Blues in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.

Dillon has managed two assists, 59 hits, 18 blocked shots and 20 PIM in 17 postseason contests. He's also had 10 shots on goal and a minus-5 rating. The defense-first blueliner should not be counted on heavily for fantasy purposes.

April 3, 2019 01:16 AM
Sharks' Brenden Dillon: Notches apple
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dillon had an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks.

Dillon now has 21 points in 80 games this year, all but one of which are helpers. He's a point shy of his career high, and with 196 hits, he's also one hit shy of matching a personal best. Both marks were set in 2017-18.

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