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May 21, 2021 02:44 AM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Nets power-play goal
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Wennberg provided a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Lightning in Game 3.

Wennberg put the Panthers back on top midway through the second period with a wicked shot from the slot. The 26-year-old also helped Florida with two shots and two hits in the game. He posted 29 points in 56 games this season.

May 9, 2021 01:01 PM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Finds fit in Florida
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg delivered a hat trick Saturday in a 5-1 win over the Lightning.

It was just his second career hattie, both of which came this season. Wennberg has found a home in Florida -- he has scored a career-high 16 goals this season, one more than he had in three seasons combined with the Blue Jackets. Wennberg may never capture the same glory he did in 2016-17 when he potted 59 points, but he's a solid third-line pivot.

April 29, 2021 11:12 PM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Pair of points in win
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Wennberg scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks.

Wennberg tipped in a MacKenzie Weegar shot at 7:47 of the second period to get the Panthers on the board. In the third, Wennberg set up Brandon Montour's tally. The 26-year-old Wennberg is up to 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists), 75 shots on net and a plus-1 rating through 52 appearances.

April 28, 2021 12:40 AM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Logs helper Tuesday
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Wennberg produced an assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Predators.

Wennberg set up the game-winning goal by Frank Vatrano at 7:15 of the third period. The 26-year-old Wennberg has surpassed his point production from last year. He's at 23 points, 72 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating in 51 appearances this season.

April 4, 2021 11:12 AM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: First NHL hat trick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg scored a hat trick Saturday in a 5-2 win over Columbus. It was his first career three-goal game in the NHL.

Wennberg let loose on his former team. His first first goal was a beautiful one-timer on a two-on-one that only counted on review -- it was in and out faster than the naked eye could see. Wennberg's second goal -- a sharp wrister from the top of the left circle -- stood as the winner. He deposited the third into an empty net. Wennberg played for the Blue Jackets from 2014-20 and put up 59 points, including 13 goals, in 2016-17. He has 11 goals and eight assists in 38 games this season; four of those goals have come in the last two games.

April 2, 2021 12:04 AM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Pots OT winner Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg scored the winning goal 1:25 into overtime Thursday in a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings.

Wennberg absolutely sniped a wrister from the right dot to secure the win for the Panthers, picking up his first point in the last five games in the process. The 26-year-old has seven goals and eight assists in 36 games this season and is sporting a career-high 15.2 shooting percentage.

March 23, 2021 11:20 PM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Picks up late PPG
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Wennberg scored a power-play goal on his only shot in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

Wennberg brought the Panthers to within a goal with 4:38 left in the third period during a 6-on-4 advantage, taking a puck off his skate and the side of the net and stuffing it past Kevin Lankinen. It was Wennberg's seventh goal in 32 games, his best output since scoring eight times in 2017-18 with Columbus.

March 16, 2021 10:52 AM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Ends goal drought with empty-netter
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Wennberg supplied an empty-net goal and added an assist with three shots in Monday's 6-3 win over Chicago. He also had two blocks and went 12-6 (66.7 percent) in the faceoff circle.

Wennberg assisted on Owen Tippett's power-play goal late in the first period that got Florida on the board, then he capped the Panthers' rally from a 3-1 deficit with his empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. The goal was Wennberg's first since Feb. 20, putting an end to his 11-game scoring slump. After 28 games, Wennberg is on pace for his first double-digit goal output since 2016-17, thanks in large part to a career-best shooting percentage (16.7).

March 11, 2021 10:04 AM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Picks up helper
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Wennberg tallied his sixth assist of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

Over the past nine games Wennberg has collected only two points -- both helpers -- in 17:12 of average ice time. The 26-year-old center hasn't been the offensive spark the Panthers hoped he would be on the second line, but with a lack of other options at the team's disposal, he will likely remain in his role. Wennberg has 11 points in 25 games this season.

February 17, 2021 08:56 PM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Lights lamp in third period
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Wennberg scored a goal on his only shot Wednesday in a 4-3 overtime win over Carolina.

Wennberg pulled the Panthers even at 2-2 just 3:11 into the third period, tapping in a slick backhand dish from Jonathan Huberdeau. The goal was Wennberg's fourth of the year, all of which have come over the past six games, leaving him one shy of the five he scored in 57 games last season.

February 11, 2021 11:40 PM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Stretches goal streak to three
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Wennberg finished with a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Lightning.

Both of Wennberg's points came in Florida's three-goal second period, as he potted one himself to take a 2-0 lead then helped Carter Verhaeghe stretch the Panthers' lead to 4-1. After failing to light the lamp in his first eight games with the Panthers, Wennberg has now put together a three-game goal streak.

February 7, 2021 11:29 PM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Nets lone goal in loss
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Wennberg scored a goal in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Red Wings.

Wennberg was the only Panther who found a way to beat Thomas Greiss in the contest. It was Wennberg's first goal with the Panthers -- he's been limited to three points and 12 shots on net through nine games. Much more of a playmaker rather than a scorer, Wennberg hasn't done enough of either to interest many fantasy managers this year.

January 21, 2021 09:36 PM
Panthers' Alexander Wennberg: Picks up first point with Cats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg picked up an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime victory over the Blackhawks.

The helper was Wennberg's first point with the Panthers following six seasons with the Blue Jackets. The 26-year-old has the potential to be an under-the-radar fantasy option as he centers Jonathan Huberdeau and Patric Hornqvist on the Panthers' second line. He's only scored more than eight goals once in his career but has shown a knack for finding his teammates -- collecting 46 assists in 80 games with Columbus in the 2016-17 season.

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
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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
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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
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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.

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