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23 Carter Verhaeghe LW

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October 10, 2020 12:04 AM
Panthers' Carter Verhaeghe: Inks two-year contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the Panthers on Friday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.

After toiling in the minors for four seasons, Verhaeghe was afforded an opportunity with the Lightning last season and made the most of it, scoring nine goals and adding two helpers over 52 games. He also posted two assists over eight postseason contests. The 25-year-old center didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Lightning, so he will look to earn a more consistent role with the Panthers.

October 8, 2020 06:16 AM
Carter Verhaeghe: Not qualified by Lightning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe did not receive a qualifying offer from the Lightning and will become a UFA on Friday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

Verhaeghe appears to be the victim of the Lightning's impending salary-cap crunch. As a restricted free agent, he would have had arbitration rights that would have likely made him too expensive for the Lightning to keep. The 25-year-old racked up nine goals and 13 points in 52 NHL appearances in his first campaign. He also had two assists in eight playoff appearances as the Lightning completed a Stanley Cup run.

September 15, 2020 08:00 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: In lineup for Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe is on the ice for warmups ahead of Game 5 against the Islanders on Tuesday, Erik Erlendsson of reports.

Verhaeghe has bounced in an out of the lineup throughout the postseason as a healthy scratch, and it appears he'll draw back in for the injured Brayden Point (undisclosed) in Game 5 after recording an assist in Game 3 and sitting out Game 4. He'll likely line up in the middle six, potentially on a line with Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson.

September 12, 2020 11:24 AM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Enters lineup, grabs helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe recorded an assist and three hits in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Islanders in Game 3.

With Brayden Point (undisclosed) and Alex Killorn (suspension) unavailable Friday, Verhaeghe entered the lineup. He made the most of his chance with a helper on Tyler Johnson's third-period tally. Verhaeghe has two assists and five hits through four playoff contests. Killorn will be eligible to return Sunday, but if Point can't play, it remains to be seen if Verhaeghe or Mitchell Stephens will exit the lineup.

August 8, 2020 08:48 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Yet to make postseason debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe didn't play in any of the Lightning's three round-robin games.

Given that the team didn't elect to give the rookie a look in round-robin play (and no injury has been reported), it seems highly unlikely that Verhaeghe will suit up in Round 1 next week. The 2013 third-rounder posted 13 points in 52 games while averaging 9:33 of ice time this season.

February 12, 2020 02:48 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Unrealized potential
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe has two points, both goals, in his last 15 games.

Verhaeghe had a dominant season in the AHL last year -- he scored 34 goals and had 82 points in 76 games. But he's toiling on the fourth line in Tampa Bay and opportunities are few and far between. Verhaeghe has the skill to be fantasy-relevant, but that won't happen until he moves up the lineup.

January 17, 2020 11:12 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Tickles twine in blowout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe scored a goal and added two hits in Friday's 7-1 win over the Jets.

Verhaeghe struck for the Lightning's fifth goal, which would end Connor Hellebuyck's outing. The 24-year-old forward had gone five games without a point after a hat trick on Jan. 7. Verhaeghe has a decent six goals and four assists with 43 shots in 35 contests in a bottom-six role this season.

January 8, 2020 12:40 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: First career hat trick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe scored three goals -- one short-handed, one on the power play and one at even strength -- in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Canucks.

The shortie in the third period may have been offside, but it also made the score 8-2 and a replay probably seemed like a waste of time for everyone involved. Verhaeghe only had two goals and six points through his first 28 NHL games, so he's not likely to repeat this performance any time soon, but the 24-year-old rookie does have a modest three-game point streak going and could work his way off the fourth line with his recent efforts.

January 5, 2020 01:24 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: First point in 10 games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe scored a goal in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Senators.

It was his first point in 10 games. Verhaeghe is a depth forward who gets less than 10 minutes of ice time per game. There's no fantasy value in that.

December 8, 2019 01:32 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Gets first NHL goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday's 7-1 win over San Jose.

It was Verhaeghe's first NHL goal. He broke in on the left wing and just wired a wrister top shelf over Aaron Dell's glove-side shoulder. His production isn't enough to make him fantasy worthy, but it sure was a memorable night for Verhaeghe.

November 26, 2019 12:12 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Not getting results yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe has one assist in 14 games this season and has been a healthy scratch several times.

Fans on social media have been especially angry about Verhaeghe's play, but there's nothing wrong with it from an advanced metrics perspective. The young player doesn't get much time, but acquits himself well when he's out there. He goes to the net, but doesn't have much to show for it. There's plenty of time for Verhaeghe's skill to shine through. Right now, he's not worthy of rostering until he starts to show some of that off.

October 5, 2019 10:20 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Gets first NHL point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe picked up an assist Saturday in a 4-3 loss to Florida.

It was his first NHL point in his second NHL game. Verhaeghe led the AHL last season with 82 points and tied with teammate Alex Barre-Boulet for that league's lead in goals with 34. But he's skating on a lower line in Tampa Bay and there's every chance he projects as a third-line depth scorer. Verhaeghe won't have much fantasy value this year, but his development will be fun to watch. And maybe he'll burst the bubble on his projection.

July 5, 2019 08:52 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Staying in Tampa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning on Friday.

Coming off a career-best, 82-point campaign with AHL Syracuse in 2018-19, Verhaeghe decided it was best to remain with the Lightning organization. The 23-year-old returns to Tampa Bay on a one-year, two-way deal and will hope that his breakout season -- even though it came in the minors -- was enough to warrant an NHL call-up in 2019-20. Drafted by the Maple Leafs in the third round of the 2013 draft (82nd overall), Verhaeghe has yet to dress in an NHL game.

June 12, 2018 11:28 AM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Signs one-year contract with Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe signed a one-year, two-way contract with Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Verhaeghe had a career season within the Lightning organization in 2017-18, amassing 48 points (17 goals, 31 assists) in 58 games with AHL Syracuse, which was good for second-most on the team. Verhaeghe led the team in power-play goals (seven), and his 0.82 points per game average in the regular season was the highest of any player on the team having played at least 19 games. His eight points (one goal, seven assists) throughout seven games in the Calder Cup Playoffs were also good for second on the team. Despite the career-best season by the 22-year-old center, he is a long shot to crack the NHL lineup in 2018-19, especially given the offensive talent down the middle for the Lightning.

November 8, 2017 01:01 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Snags goal Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe (undisclosed) returned to the lineup for AHL Syracuse on Saturday in which he registered a goal and an assist.

Verhaeghe missed the opening month of the season after being designated for injured reserve by the Lightning coming out of training camp. Now healthy, the center is back in the minors where he will likely spend the bulk of the season. Two points in his first game back is certainly a good start to the year.

October 4, 2017 11:08 PM
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Headed to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaege (undisclosed) will be on injured reserve to start the 2017-18 campaign, Erik Erlendsson of reports.

Verhaeghe was productive in the minors last season, notching 29 points in 45 games with AHL Bridgeport, but he wasn't expected to carve out a significant role with the big club this campaign, so fantasy owners shouldn't need to concern themselves with his availability. The 2013 third-round pick will likely be assigned to Tampa Bay's AHL affiliate once he's cleared to play.

July 1, 2017 08:00 PM
Islanders' Carter Verhaeghe: Acquired by Bolts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Verhaeghe was traded from the Islanders to the Lightning on Saturday in exchange for goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis, TSN reports.

The 21-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut and even split the 2016-17 campaign between AHL Bridgeport and the ECHL's Missouri Mavericks; he recorded 61 points in as many games between the two leagues. It's too early to predict what kind of fantasy impact he'll have, but the future should be bright given that he was originally picked by the Maple Leafs in the third round of the 2013 draft.

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