Koekkoek posted an assist, three blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Flames.
Koekkoek had the secondary helper on Jonathan Toews' goal just 30 seconds into the game. The 25-year-old defenseman matched his career high for points with eight -- all of which have been assists this year. He's added 52 hits, 40 blocked shots and 30 PIM in 30 contests. Koekkoek sees mostly third-pairing minutes and isn't likely to do enough for much fantasy relevance.
Koekkoek produced an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Panthers.
Koekkoek has four assists in his last five games. The 25-year-old blueliner has just seven helpers to go with 44 hits, 27 blocked shots and 24 PIM in 23 appearances this season. He's trending up currently, but he still plays a limited role and isn't known for his scoring prowess.
Koekkoek produced an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens.
Koekkoek has assists in consecutive games. The 25-year-old defenseman has only five points to go with 41 hits and 24 PIM in 20 games -- he's not likely to score enough to interest fantasy owners.
Koekkoek has cracked the lineup for each of Chicago's last two games after sitting as a healthy scratch for eight consecutive contests.
A slew of injuries has led to the Blackhawks being extremely thin on the back end, so Koekkoek should get additional opportunities the rest of the way. Nonetheless, he's only picked up three helpers while averaging 15:25 of ice time in 16 games this campaign, so he won't be a viable fantasy option in 2019-20.
Koekkoek dished out a pair of assists and was plus-4 in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Kings. He also had four hits and two PIM.
Koekkoek drew into the lineup for the third straight game and responded with his first points of the season, assisting on a Dylan Strome goal that opened the scoring and a Drake Caggiula goal that closed things up. Koekkoek is a depth defenseman for the Blackhawks who doesn't figure to chip in much offensively when he does get into the lineup.
Koekkoek has been a healthy scratch for each of the Blackhawks' last two games.
Now that Calvin de Haan and Connor Murphy have returned to the fold, Koekkoek has been relegated to a rotational role as Chicago's seventh defenseman. The 25-year-old won't have any fantasy value in 2019-20.
Koekkoek penned a one-year, $925,000 contract extension with Chicago on Monday, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.
Koekkoek was acquired by the Hawks from the Lightning in January and has reupped with his new club for another season. By agreeing to an extension, the blueliner avoids potential arbitration as a restricted free agent this summer. The Ontario native struggled to break into the lineup with Tampa Bay, but found minutes much easier to come by in the Windy City, where he saw action in 22 games and averaged 16:27 of ice time. Fantasy owners probably shouldn't be banking on Koekkoek logging over 20 minutes per game, yet he could still provide decent mid-range fantasy value in deeper formats.
Koekkoek has been a healthy scratch for each of the Blackhawks' last three games.
Chicago's currently riding a four-game winning streak, so Koekkoek may be relegated to the press box until the Blackhawks' current defensive lineup shows signs of a struggle. Once he's reinserted, the 25-year-old will likely replace Gustav Forsling or Carl Dahlstrom.
Koekkoek notched an assist while logging 14:50 of ice time during Thursday's 5-2 win over New Jersey.
Thursday's assist represented Koekkoek's first point as a Blackhawk, and it was a beauty. The 24-year-old blueliner rushed into the offensive zone midway through the second period, receiving a drop pass from Patrick Kane before finding Jonathan Toews for what would ultimately be the game-winning goal. Koekkoek won't have any fantasy value in 2018-19, but he's proving to be a solid bottom-pairing option for Chicago.
Koekkoek is in the lineup Monday versus New Jersey, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.
Chicago will go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen with Koekkoek -- just acquired from the Lightning on Friday -- serving as the team's seventh option on the back end. Unless he's able to carve out an everyday spot with Chicago, Koekkoek remains irrelevant in fantasy.
Koekkoek, the newest Blackhawk, will not be in action against the Golden Knights on Saturday, though he did join the team for morning skate, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
As a reminder, the Lightning traded Koekkoek and a 2019 fifth-round draft pick to the Blackhawks for a different defenseman in Jan Rutta and a 2019 seventh-rounder Friday. Koekkoek hasn't lived up to the lofty billing of being the 10th overall pick from the 2012 draft, but he's a big blueliner with natural offensive instincts, and Chicago might be able to bring out the best in him. Keep an eye on Koekkoek in case that comes to fruition.
Koekkoek was traded to the Blackhawks on Friday, along with a 2019 fifth-round draft pick, in exchange for defenseman Jan Rutta and a 2019 seventh-round draft pick.
The 24-year-old will get a fresh start with Chicago after unsuccessfully trying to carve out a role with the Lightning who are stacked on the blue line. Koekkoek is predominantly a stay-at-home defenseman and only has 14 points in 85 career NHL contests. It remains to be seen when he'll suit up for his first game as a Blackhawk.
The Lightning moved Koekkoek to AHL Syracuse on Saturday for a conditioning assignment.
Koekkoek last slotted in for the Lightning in mid-November, so he will return to the minors to get into some game action after a long layoff. He should rejoin the NHL squad in relatively short order, though it doesn't guarantee he will draw in any time soon.
Koekkoek remains on the Lightning sidelines in favor of rookie Erik Cernak.
It's a telling tale. Cernak was called up when Anton Stralman bot hurt and he's shown he can hold his own alongside Ryan McDonagh. Koekkoek's skillset has evolved from offensive defender to strong-and-steady in the bottom pairing. But we don't think his future lies in Tampa. A new home might be the ticket to resurrecting his career.
Koekkoek finally dressed for the first time this season in Saturday's game against Arizona.
He finished minus-2 on 18 shifts and 15:27 of ice time. Koekkoek managed a single shot on net. He may see additional ice time with Victor Hedman (upper body) sidelined, but he'll likely return to the press box once the big Swede is healthy.
Koekkoek remains the Lightning's seventh defender and may be on the trade block.
Not much was made of the suggestion of a trade during camp, but the Bolts have a deep blue line and could afford to shuffle it. That said, Koekkoek's $865,000 contract makes him an appealing part for them and it could be Brayden Coburn who gets moved. Regardless, Koekkoek has no fantasy value stapled to the pine or in the press box.
Koekkoek inked a one-year, $865,000 contract extension with the Lightning on Monday.
While Tampa Bay sees potential in the 6-foot-2 defenseman, he is unlikely to be a fantasy asset in 2018-19. The team signed Ryan McDonagh to a seven-year extension Sunday, and that should hinder Koekkoek's chances of garnering serious playing time in the upcoming season. Koekkoek played in 34 games and averaged 11:21 of ice time before the team acquired McDonagh on Feb. 26. He only played in three more games following the trade and was limited to 10:35 to close out the campaign.
Koekkoek got a qualifying offer from the Lightning on Monday.
Koekkoek has played sparingly over the last couple years and saw his ice time disappear after Ryan McDonagh arrived this season. The Bolts clearly see something in the big defender, but his future lies in the bottom pair or as the seventh man. There is no fantasy value here.
Koekkoek was a healthy scratch throughout the Lightning's postseason run.
Koekkoek was a healthy scratch much of the time leading up to the playoffs and managed just eight points (four goals, four assists) in 35 games overall. He once had great promise as a puck-moving defender, but Koekkoek has not found his footing in Tampa. It remains to be seen if he will be part of the team's future.
Koekkoek continues to cycle in and out the lineup on the Lightning's lower defense pairing.
The Bolts have been moving their bottom defenders in and out of the lineup. Koekkoek was once thought to be an offensive defender, but he has been morphing into a minute muncher. His eight points in 29 games and rotating playing time mean Koekkoek should be on the wire, not on a fantasy squad.
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