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10 Alexander Wennberg C

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January 19, 2020 01:28 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Catching fire before break
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Wennberg had a goal and an assist and was a plus-3 in Saturday's 5-0 win over New Jersey.

Wennberg achieved his third multi-point effort this season, and he's now racked up five points in as many games. The 25-year-old could see continued success on the scoresheet, especially considering he's averaged 2:17 of ice time on the power play this season. Wennberg is now up to five goals and 20 points through 48 games this campaign.

January 15, 2020 12:20 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Lights lamp again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Bruins.

His quick shot from the slot found its way through the five-hole on Jaroslav Halak midway through the first period, and Elvis Merzlikins made sure it held up as the winner. Wennberg has found the back of the net in back-to-back games, but the 25-year-old remains a lackluster fantasy performer with only four goals and 17 points through 46 games this season.

January 12, 2020 12:52 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Snaps lengthy goal drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg scored a goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Golden Knights.

Wennberg went 35 games without a goal, his last tally coming in a win over the Maple Leafs on Oct. 21. He had 10 assists in that span. Wennberg has always been more of a set-up guy -- he's never scored more than 13 goals or produced fewer than 16 helpers in a single season. For 2019-20, the Swede now has 16 points, 56 shots on goal and a minus-4 rating.

January 7, 2020 02:32 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Slings helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg posted an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Kings.

The Swede has five assists in his last seven games. Wennberg is up to 15 points and 55 shots on goal through 42 games this season. Monday was the 25-year-old's 400th career game, and he's compiled 194 points (37 goals, 157 helpers) so far, or roughly 40 points every 82 outings.

January 1, 2020 12:28 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Two assists in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg registered a pair of assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Florida.

Wennberg set up Zach Werenski's goal that opened the scoring early in the first period and drew the secondary helper on Boone Jenner's power-play tally in the second. It was Wennberg's first multi-point game since mid-October. Still, he failed to generate a shot on goal Tuesday and has just two goals and 13 points in 39 games this season.

November 30, 2019 10:52 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Picks up assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg notched a power-play helper in Friday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.

Wennberg set up Nick Foligno's second tally of the contest at 15:09 of the second period. He's been a bit thin on offense this year, with nine points through 25 games. However, the Swedish center has posted three assists in his last six games. Nonetheless, he's safe to leave off fantasy rosters -- Wennberg has 37 shots on goal, seven hits and 13 blocked shots on the year, which isn't enough non-scoring production to make up for the lack of offense.

November 3, 2019 07:56 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Five shots in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg recorded five shots but failed to find the scoresheet in a 3-0 loss to Calgary on Saturday.

Wennberg's night, while it failed to produce any points, did not lack for opportunities. Playing 3:49 on the power play, the Swedish forward certainly had his fair share of chances Saturday, but he wasn't able to bury any of them and remains stuck on six points for the year.

October 17, 2019 12:56 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Scores first goal
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Wennberg scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Stars.

It was a strong individual effort from the 25-year-old -- after David Savard's point shot was blocked, Wennberg collected the loose puck near the blue line, weaved his way through seemingly the entire Dallas team, and fired it past Ben Bishop. It was Wennberg's only shot of the game, and he has yet to put more than two shots on net in a game this year, but he does have four points and a plus-4 rating in his last four games.

October 13, 2019 12:16 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Two helpers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg notched two assists while adding two shots, a hit and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.

The 25-year-old center continues to see big minutes for the Jackets, and coach John Tortorella's faith in Wennberg was rewarded in this one. He now has three points, all helpers, through five games to begin the season.

October 8, 2019 10:36 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Notches PP helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg recorded a power-play assist in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Sabres.

It was the center's first point of the season. Coach John Tortorella is doing his best to help Wennberg rebound from his awful 2018-19, and the 25-year-old is seeing consistent time on the Jackets' top power-play unit while averaging what would be a career-high 18:33 TOI, but so far he isn't really asserting himself more in the offensive zone -- after managing only 64 shots in 75 games last season, he's got two through the first three games this year.

September 16, 2019 01:12 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Could be ready for bigger role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg has drawn praise from coach John Tortorella in the early part of camp for his focus and mental preparation, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports. "I thought he had a terrific scrimmage (Saturday)," Tortorella said Sunday. "You can see where his concentration is in keeping the puck, and I thought he played well really in both scrimmages... I just think he has the right type of focus right now and he has to stay on top of that. He has to. It could be a huge, huge thing for this organization if he can find his way."

The 14th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Wennberg is coming off his worst NHL season since he was a 20-year-old rookie in 2014-15, and he was a healthy scratch for the beginning of the Jackets' playoff run. He still has the talent to be a solid two-way player, however, and with Artemi Panarin and Matt Duchene now wearing other jerseys, there are plenty of top-six minutes up for grabs in Columbus. Wennberg will be given every chance in the preseason to establish himself as the team's No. 2 center.

March 25, 2019 02:40 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Provides helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg served up an assist and four shots in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.

Wennberg snapped a 16-game point drought with the helper, a stretch interrupted by a spell in the press box. He's had a down year with 24 points in 70 appearances, the worst total since he recorded 20 points in his rookie season of 2014-15.

February 26, 2019 04:52 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Stuck in press box
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg wasn't traded by Monday's deadline, but he'll be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's clash with the Penguins, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

Wennberg will be a spectator for a third straight game, and Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella sounds rather non-committal about how Wennberg -- who makes $4.9 million annually and is signed through 2022-23 -- fits into the plans following the team's trade acquisitions of Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel. "I'm not gonna say what happens to Wenny," Tortorella said. "He could be a big part of this before it's all said and done. I'm not sure how it all works out." Wennberg's confidence appears to be squashed this season; he only has two goals and 23 points, while posting fewer shots (55) than games played (59).

February 23, 2019 04:36 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Held out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg will sit out for a second straight game Saturday against the Sharks. This is based on Jeff Svoboda of Jackets Insider's report that there will be no other lineup changes for Columbus from the previous game, aside from goalie Sergei Bobrovksy getting the home start.

Wennberg remains a healthy scratch, but the reason for this is a bit of a mystery. It's possible that a trade is brewing, but we can also see John Tortorella wanting to send the Swede a message with the forward having been held without a point for six straight games. Either way, fantasy owners shouldn't have Wennberg in Saturday's DFS lineup.

February 22, 2019 06:37 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Healthy scratch Friday
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Wennberg will be a healthy scratch for Friday's game against the Senators, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports.

The Blue Jackets have yet to release any details regarding the circumstances surrounding Wennberg's exclusion from the lineup, but it's quite possible they may be in discussions with another club to move him ahead of Monday's trade deadline. The 24-year-old pivot hasn't been great this season, notching 23 points in 59 games, and Columbus can certainly afford to part ways with him after acquiring Matt Duchene from the Senators on Friday.

February 7, 2019 03:20 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Multi-point effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg scored a power-play goal and an even-strength assist in Tuesday's win over Colorado.

Tuesday's game should alleviate some pressure off the 24-year-old, who has just four points in 13 games since the new year. It was Wennberg's third multi-point effort of the campaign, and he pushed his point total up to 22 in 52 games.

February 1, 2019 12:20 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Busts out of slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg earned an assist over 19:38 of ice time in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Jets.

Wennberg's assist snapped an eight-game pointless streak. The Swede's season had already seen its fair share of struggles, but Wennberg hadn't scored a point since Jan. 8 and has only scored one goal over 50 contests this season. The center also saw 4:09 of power-play ice time, the fourth-most he's seen in a game this year.

January 19, 2019 10:36 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Struggles continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg failed to record a point for the sixth straight game in Friday's loss to the Canadiens.

The 24-year-old center just can't get anything going this season. Wennberg has only five points -- all helpers -- in 22 games since the beginning of December despite averaging 2:04 with the man advantage during that stretch. Even that source of potential offense has started to dry up, as he's seen more than two minutes of power-play time only once in his last 11 contests. The promise he showed in 2016-17, when he scored a career-high 13 goals and 59 points, seems to be slipping away, but the club won't give up too quickly on the 2013 first-round pick.

December 24, 2018 11:56 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Only one goal on season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg has only one goal on 35 shots through 36 games this season, though he does have 16 assists.

Wennberg has always been a playmaker first, even in his breakout campaign where he scored 13 goals and added 46 assists. However, his goal scoring is down even by his own standards. The Swede has a 2.9 shooting percentage which seems likely to improve, but the emergence of Pierre-Luc Dubois has led to Wennberg taking on a smaller role. We may have already seen his peak as a player.

November 2, 2018 11:37 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Sets up one of four goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg fashioned an assist during Thursday's 4-1 win over San Jose.

Wennberg was a secondary distributor on Anthony Duclair's first-period tally that opened the scoring for the Blue Jackets. Wennberg hasn't been great through 12 games this year, as he's averaging a half-point per game and still in the hunt for that elusive first goal.

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