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26 Nic Dowd C

Washington Capitals

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
1141543114:22

Player Updates

May 19, 2021 11:01 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Pots second of series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd scored a goal on his only shot and added two PIM in Wednesday's 3-2 double-overtime loss to Boston in Game 3. He also tied for the team lead with seven hits.

Dowd tallied his second goal of the series when he drove to the net in the middle frame and redirected Garnet Hathaway's feed to put Washington on top 2-1. The veteran center also had a strong night in the faceoff dot, going 14-9 (60.9 percent), and logged just over 20 minutes of ice time.

May 16, 2021 12:56 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Nets overtime winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd scored the game-winning goal and added four hits in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins in Game 1.

Dowd got a piece of a T.J. Oshie shot for the decisive tally 4:41 into overtime, which was upheld after the Bruins challenged for offside. The 30-year-old Dowd wasn't a big contributor on offense in the regular season -- he had 15 points in 56 games for the second consecutive year. He added 109 hits and 31 PIM, providing a physical edge in the Capitals' bottom six. He'll also help at the faceoff dot, where he won 56.3 percent of his draws this year, although he was only 5-for-13 on faceoffs Saturday.

May 9, 2021 02:01 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Dishes helper Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd tallied an assist, three shots and two hits during Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over Philadelphia.

Thrust up the depth chart due to the absences of Nicklas Backstrom (lower body) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols), Dowd has capitalized with two goals and four points in his last four outings. The 30-year-old is having a stellar campaign, with career highs in goals (11) and average ice time (14:22) to go along with establishing himself as one of the league's better faceoff specialists (56.0 percent).

May 4, 2021 12:41 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Two-point effort Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Down scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.

The Caps needed some lesser lights to step up with the forward ranks thinned for various reasons, and Dowd responded with only his second multi-point performance of the season. The veteran grinder now has a career-high 10 goals, but only 13 points, through 52 games.

April 26, 2021 10:04 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Lights lamp Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd tallied a goal, a plus-2 rating, two shots and two hits during Saturday's 6-3 win over the Islanders.

The marker gives Dowd a career high of nine goals in 48 games, as he has developed into one of the league's better fourth-line centers during the pandemic-shortened season. The 30-year-old is a vital component of Washington's forward depth, but the lack of consistent offense significantly limits the Alabama native's fantasy appeal.

April 12, 2021 12:36 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Ties career high with eighth goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd scored a goal on his only shot and dished out a pair of hits in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Bruins.

Dowd beat Boston goalie Daniel Vladar with a heavy wrist shot from the left circle, extending Washington's lead to 5-0 late in the second period. It was the eighth goal of the year for the 30-year-old Dowd, matching his career high from the 2018-19 season.

March 31, 2021 08:00 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Pots goal Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd tallied a goal and two shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

The marker snapped a seven-game skid for Dowd, who has now matched his goal total from a season ago (seven) and posted nine points in 35 games serving as a steady presence in Washington's bottom six. However, the 30-year-old's fantasy upside remains limited due to his role as a checking-line forward and lack of consistent offensive production.

March 11, 2021 10:28 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Tallies twice in Philly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd scored a pair of goals on three shots and added two hits in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.

Dowd enjoyed his first multi-goal game in just over a year, scoring the eventual game-winner late in the second period and adding an empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. The veteran center has three goals and two assists in 25 games in his bottom-six role.

February 28, 2021 11:04 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Lights lamp Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd deposited a goal, two shots and a plus-2 rating during Saturday's 5-2 win over the Devils.

Dowd finished the month of February on a high note after going nine games without a point. The 30-year-old is a useful role player for the Capitals, but with just five points in 20 games, the fantasy upside just isn't there.

February 2, 2021 07:28 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Bags apple Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd recorded an assist, a minus-1 rating and two PIM during Monday's 5-3 loss to the Bruins.

Dowd has stepped up following the absence of Evgeny Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) and Lars Eller (upper body), garnering a goal and three points while averaging 17:20 over his last six games.

January 29, 2021 01:52 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Contributes helper Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd posted an assist and won 15 of 23 faceoffs during Thursday's 6-3 win over the Islanders.

Dowd's wizardry in the faceoff dot helped Washington march back from a 3-0 deficit in the first period. The 30-year-old has generated two goals and three points in the first eight games and performed admirably while fellow pivots Evgeny Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) and Lars Eller (upper body) have been out of the lineup, but such modest offensive contributions aren't likely to endear him to most fantasy managers.

January 17, 2021 04:04 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Scores first of 2020-21
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd scored a goal on his lone shot in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.

Dowd got the Capitals on the board with backhander from the slot, tying the game at 12:04 of the opening period. It was the first goal of the season for the veteran checking center, who registered 15 points in 56 games last season.

January 15, 2021 12:32 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Avoids supplemental discipline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd will not have his hit on Sabres center Eric Staal reviewed by the Department of Player Safety, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Dowd was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head that sent Eric Staal to the locker room late in the third period, but Pell reports the league can not ascertain from video footage if the hit actually made principal contact with the head. The 30-year-old center is expected to resume his normal role on the fourth line in the second half of Washington's two-game series against the Sabres on Friday.

March 7, 2020 08:12 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Erupts for three points Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Down scored two goals, one short-handed, and added an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.

It's his first multi-point performance since he notched two assists back on Dec. 3, and the first multi-goal effort of his career. Dowd remains an afterthought in most fantasy formats with seven goals and 14 points through 55 games.

March 5, 2020 02:36 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Bags apple Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd tallied an assist while logging 13:08 of ice time during Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Flyers.

Dowd has managed just one goal and three points in 25 games since the calendar rolled into 2020. The fourth-line-center can be safely ignored for fantasy purposes.

February 26, 2020 12:04 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Notches helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd registered an assist, five shots and four hits during Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Jets.

Dowd had gone 19 games without a point heading into Tuesday's action. With just 11 points in 50 games, the 29-year-old center is a non-factor in most fantasy formats.

January 6, 2020 10:36 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Tickles twine Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd tallied a goal, two shots and two hits during Sunday's 5-4 overtime victory against the Sharks.

The marker brings Dowd to five goals and 10 points in 30 games on the season -- but he has three goals and four points over his last seven games. Despite the hot streak, the 29-year-old remains largely irrelevant for fantasy purposes due to a lack of offensive opportunity.

January 2, 2020 11:00 AM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Back with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (personal) returned to practice Thursday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

Dowd missed Tuesday's game against the Islanders to be with his wife for the birth of their child, but he'll be available for Friday's clash with Carolina. The 29-year-old has picked up nine points in 28 games this campaign.

December 31, 2019 12:40 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: On paternity leave
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd (personal) will be out of the lineup Tuesday against the Islanders, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports..

Dowd will miss the game to be with his wife while the two await the birth of their child. Travis Boyd is expected to draw in for the 29-year-old center on the fourth line.

December 16, 2019 12:36 PM
Capitals' Nic Dowd: Healthy scratch Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dowd will not be in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jackets, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Head coach Todd Reirden wants to give Travis Boyd some playing time given that the team's fathers are in tow during their current road trip. With just two assists in his last nine games, the 29-year-old does not possess much fantasy relevance even after he returns to the lineup.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
05/23vs BOSL 1-3000-110:50
05/21@ BOSL 1-4000014:31
05/19@ BOSL 2-3 (2 OT)101+120:53
05/17vs BOSL 3-4 (OT)000017:27
05/15vs BOSW 3-2 (OT)101+115:59
05/11vs BOSW 2-1000+114:12
05/08vs PHIW 2-1 (OT)011016:20
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21WAS56114154003432336
2019-20WAS56781511031274277
2018-19WAS648142210003245227
2017-18LA-VAN56314-10101202194
2016-17LA7061622-15102338369
2015-16LA500010001816
Total3073543782231015081420
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21WAS566816.214:2211245.78127.77311013
2019-20WAS565213.510:508651.07139.4528019
2018-19WAS644717.010:168620:46105:4520009
2017-18LA-VAN56515.910:328801:0463:29280014
2016-17LA70787.712:261230109:304:11251010
2015-16LA530.010:24742:142:192001
Total30729911.711:405036120:25442:571342156
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/195
Birthdate:
05/27/1990
Age:
31
Hometown:
Huntsville, AL
Team:
Washington Capitals
School:

NHL Experience:
5