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10 Alexander Wennberg C

Florida Panthers

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
3%1%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
51722-51616:41

Player Updates

October 10, 2020 12:04 AM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Headed to Sunrise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg was signed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract by the Panthers on Friday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

Fresh off a buyout by Columbus of the remaining three years of his six-year, $29.4 million contract, the 26-year-old has officially found a new landing spot. Wennberg has steadily declined (as far as the scoresheet goes) since his 59-point effort in 2016-17, posting totals of 35, 25 and 22 in the following three campaigns. He should get a look in the Panthers' top six and receive every opportunity to return to the point-every-other-game (or better) threshold in his new digs.

October 10, 2020 12:04 AM
Alexander Wennberg: Placed on unconditional waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg has been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out the remaining three years of his six-year, $29.4 million contract.

Wennberg signed his long-term extension after a strong 2016-17 campaign in which he racked up 13 goals and 59 points in 80 games, but he hasn't lived up to that contract, having totaled just 15 goals and 82 points in 198 contests over the past three campaigns. He likely won't be on the market for long, as he's still a capable middle-six forward, but it remains to be seen if he'll regain fantasy relevance with a new team in 2020-21.

August 14, 2020 05:04 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Highlight-reel goal in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg scored a goal in Columbus' 3-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Thursday.

Wennberg's goal was truly highlights worthy. He blew down the right side and put it between his legs to power wide past Kevin Shattenkirk. Wennberg then cut hard to crash the net and scored before crashing into Andrei Vasilevskiy. The goal made the score 3-1.

August 2, 2020 11:56 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Fills empty cage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg scored an empty-net goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Wennberg's insurance tally guaranteed the Blue Jackets began the best-of-five series with a 1-0 lead. The Swedish center is more known for his playmaking -- during the regular season, he had just five goals to go with 17 assists in 57 contests.

March 9, 2020 01:24 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Helpers in consecutive outings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg pocketed an assist and fired two shots on goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Canucks.

Wennberg has picked up helpers in consecutive games. The 25-year-old forward is up to 22 points and 72 shots through 57 contests this season. Wennberg is seeing top-line usage alongside Pierre-Luc Dubois and Emil Bemstrom currently -- he's in line to see more production in that role.

March 8, 2020 03:28 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Notches 200th career point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg posted an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.

Wennberg produced the secondary helper on Gustav Nyquist's goal in the final minute of regulation. The assist snapped a seven-game point drought for Wennberg. The 25-year-old center has posted 21 points, 70 shots and a minus-5 rating in 56 contests. Wennberg reached 200 career points Saturday, a milestone he achieved in 414 appearances.

February 28, 2020 11:44 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Activated off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg (upper body) was removed from injured reserve Friday.

Wennberg is set to return to action for the first time since Feb. 2 versus Montreal, a stretch of 12 games on IR. In 52 games this year, the center has notched five goals and 15 helpers. With 17 contests remaining, the Swede may still have enough time to get over the 30-point mark for the first time since 2018-19.

February 3, 2020 05:48 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday and is expected to miss three-to-four weeks.

Wennberg was injured in Sunday's win over Montreal and will now miss at least three weeks of action. The 25-year-old forward has tallied five goals and 20 points in 52 games this season. Riley Nash could see an uptick in playing time while Wennberg is out.

February 2, 2020 04:16 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Departs with UBI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg suffered an upper-body injury Sunday against the Canadiens and will not return.

Wennberg's departure will leave the Blue Jackets rotating 11 forwards for the remainder of Sunday's matinee. Expect another update on his status prior to Tuesday's game against Florida.

January 19, 2020 01:28 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Catching fire before break
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
12/31vs FLAW 4-1022015:28
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2019-20CLB5751722-5101309363
2018-19CLB7522325-1110342364
2017-18CBJ668273522302350424
2016-17CBJ801346599205609676
2015-16CBJ6983240-1101400522
2014-15CBJ6841620-19100288386
Total41540161201591922982735
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2019-20CLB57726.916:401244118.3385.0816008
2018-19CLB75643.115:041497140.3795.8012006
2017-18CBJ667410.818:071489169:3867:1712005
2016-17CBJ8010911.918:221893211:2550:3921108
2015-16CBJ69978.215:511443149:4848:362001
2014-15CBJ68854.715:37148898:12122:15220010
Total4155018.016:389054887:45469:40851038
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/197
Birthdate:
9/22/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Stockholm, Sweden
Team:
Florida Panthers
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