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Colorado Avalanche

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
93%80%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
29113821:58

Player Updates

February 28, 2021 12:16 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Supplies pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard recorded two assists and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes.

Girard had a hand in consecutive tallies in the third period. He helped out on Gabriel Landeksog's power-play tally and an insurance goal from Joonas Donskoi at even strength. Girard is up to two goals and 11 assists in 16 appearances this season. With Cale Makar (upper body) out for at least two more games, Girard should see plenty of power-play time in the near term. Six of his 13 points have come with the man advantage this year.

February 25, 2021 12:52 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Pockets helper Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard produced an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Wild.

Girard set up J.T. Compher's second-period tally. With two goals, nine assists and 25 shots on net through 14 games, Girard has established himself as a reliable defenseman in virtually all facets of the game. The 22-year-old sees a top-four role at even strength and second-unit power-play time, where he has five of his nine helpers this year.

February 21, 2021 08:28 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Scores in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard had one goal on three shots over 20:48 of ice time in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.

Girard, who was activated off the COVID-19 protocol list earlier this week, scored in his return to the lineup. It was his second goal of the season. Girard activates well from the blueline, having posted 10 points in 12 games while never going more than one game without hitting the scoresheet. His return, as well as that of Cale Makar, give the Avalanche their top-four defenseman.

February 20, 2021 02:52 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Per Peter Baugh of The Athletic, Girard (not injury related) is on the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he's been added to Colorado's active roster and will return to the lineup for Saturday afternoon's outdoor match versus Vegas.

Girard will return to the lineup after missing the Avalanche's last two games due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols. The 22-year-old blueliner has racked up nine points in 11 contests this campaign.

February 19, 2021 03:44 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Eligible to play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard is expected to be removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list, making him eligible to return Saturday against Vegas, NHL.com's Rick Sadowski reports.

Girard has yet to be added to Colorado's active roster, but that may occur prior to puck drop against the Golden Knights. The 22-year-old blueliner has racked up nine points in 11 games this campaign, so fantasy managers will want to keep a close eye on his status heading into the Avalanche's matinee matchup with Vegas.

February 16, 2021 02:48 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Set to resume skating Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard (COVID-19 protocols) won't resume skating until Sunday, which means he won't be available for Saturday's outdoor game versus Vegas, AJ Haefele of DNVR reports.

Girard will miss Colorado's next two games against the Golden Knights, but he could be an option for Monday's matchup with Vegas. The 22-year-old blueliner has been highly productive this season, having racked up one goal and nine points through the first 11 games of the campaign.

February 15, 2021 06:16 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Returning Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colorado head coach Jared Bednar expects Girard (COVID-19 protocol) to return for Saturday's outdoor game in Lake Tahoe against Vegas, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

Girard missed Sunday's game against Vegas in what was Colorado's return to game action following a pause in the team's season due to COVID-19 restrictions. Bednar also expects Gabriel Landeskog (COVID-19 protocol) and Tyson Jost (COVID-19 protocol) to play Saturday.

February 15, 2021 12:28 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Placed on non-roster list Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard (COVID-19 protocol) was placed on non-roster injured reserve Sunday, per CapFriendly.

Girard has yet to clear the NHL's virus protocol. The 22-year-old defenseman will have to be activated from injured reserve prior to his return to the lineup. Expect Dennis Gilbert and Jacob MacDonald to cover for the absences of Girard and Cale Makar (upper body).

February 14, 2021 03:08 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Remains out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard (COVID-19 protocol) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Golden Knights, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Girard has yet to return to the team after being placed in the league's virus protocol last Sunday. Cale Makar (upper body) has also been ruled out for Sunday's game, so the Avalanche will play without their top two scoring defensemen. Ryan Graves and Dennis Gilbert will enter the lineup as a result.

February 7, 2021 11:29 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Lands on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Sunday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

Girard is one of three Avalanche players in the league's virus protocol. The team doesn't play again until Feb. 14, so Girard might be able to rejoin the team at that time. The 22-year-old was off to an excellent start, collecting nine points through the first 11 contests.

February 1, 2021 12:44 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Stays hot with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard posted an assist and two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.

Girard had a hand in defense partner Cale Makar's second-period tally. The 22-year-old Girard also skated a season-high 26:13 on Sunday, as the Avalanche were without both Devon Toews (foot) and Erik Johnson (upper body). Lots of ice time awaits Girard while the Avalanche operate at less than full strength. He's produced one goal, eight assists, 17 shots on net and a plus-2 rating through 10 contests.

January 31, 2021 08:16 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Supplies two assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard recorded a pair of assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Wild.

Girard helped out on Logan O'Connor's opening tally in the first period. In the third, Girard earned the secondary helper on a J.T. Compher power-play goal. A productive start to the year has seen the 22-year-old Girard amass eight points, 16 shots on goal and a plus-3 rating through nine appearances. With Devon Toews (foot) potentially out long-term, Girard elevated to the top pair and is in line for a bigger role both at even strength and with the man advantage. Fantasy managers should act quickly -- there's enough offense to go around in Denver.

January 27, 2021 12:20 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Finds twine in big win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard scored a goal on two shots and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Sharks.

Girard scored at 5:48 of the second period, which counted for the Avalanche's fifth goal of the game. He's done most of his damage on the power play this year, but his first tally came at even strength. The 22-year-old blueliner is up to six points, 16 shots on net and five blocked shots through seven outings. Girard's strong work with the man advantage will make him worth a look in most fantasy formats, but his defensive numbers are lacking early in the year.

January 23, 2021 02:52 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Provides power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard notched a power-play assist in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.

Girard set up Joonas Donskoi for the Avalanche's first goal of the game. After missing the scoresheet Thursday versus the Kings, Girard was right back to producing. The 22-year-old blueliner is up to five assists in as many games, as well as 11 shots on goal and a plus-1 rating. Four of his helpers have come with the man advantage.

January 20, 2021 01:08 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Continues to shine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard managed a power-play assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Kings.

Girard has racked up four helpers through three contests, and three of them have come with a man advantage. Quarterbacking the second power-play unit hasn't limited Girard's effectiveness yet, and there's little reason to think it'll slow him down much later on. He's added 10 shots on goal and two PIM, but it's his set-up play that's making him a viable option in fantasy.

January 16, 2021 01:32 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Supplies two more assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard had a pair of assists and a team-high seven shots on goal in Friday's 8-0 win over the Blues.

There's plenty of talent to go around on the Colorado blue line, but Girard is right in the mix with three assists through the first two games of the year. He's added 10 shots and a pair of hits. Cale Makar may be the flashy talent, but Girard is a steady option as well at 22 years old, and could exceed a 0.5 points-per-game average in 2020-21.

January 14, 2021 05:04 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Offers power-play helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard posted a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.

Girard appears set to quarterback the second power-play unit, where he picked up his first point of the year on an Andre Burakovsky goal. Last year, the 22-year-old Girard recorded 13 of his 34 points on the power play. While he may not be as much of a scoring threat in 2020-21, he's exceeded 90 blocked shots in each of the last two years, giving him a secondary path to fantasy relevance.

September 2, 2020 11:00 PM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Ten points in postseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard produced an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Stars in Game 6.

Girard had a helper on Cale Makar's second-period tally, giving the former 10 points through 14 playoff games. Girard has been particularly solid lately with four assists in his last three outings. While Makar gets most of the headlines, the 22-year-old Girard notched a solid 34 points in 70 regular-season contests. He's stepped up the pace in the playoffs and can help fill out DFS rosters for Friday's Game 7.

September 1, 2020 01:20 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Slings assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard had an assist, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 6-3 win over the Stars in Game 5.

Girard was initially credited with the Avalanche's fifth goal, but it was later ruled to have deflected in off Mikko Rantanen. That gave Girard three helpers over his two two games. The 22-year-old blueliner is up to a goal, eight assists and 18 shots through 13 contests in the postseason.

August 23, 2020 12:20 AM
Avalanche's Samuel Girard: Produces pair of helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girard recorded two assists in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Stars in Game 1.

Girard assisted on goals by Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon in Saturday's game. The 22-year-old Girard has made a solid contribution on the scoresheet with a goal and five helpers in nine playoff games.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
02/27@ ARIW 6-2022+225:05
02/26@ ARIW 3-2000-124:30
02/24vs MINL 2-6011-124:44
02/22vs LVL 0-3000021:19
02/20vs LVW 3-2101+120:48
02/02vs MINW 2-1000+225:47
01/31@ MINL 3-4 (OT)011-126:13
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2020-21COL152911300001
2019-20COL7043034110100
2018-19COL8242327800010
2017-18NSH-COL7341923-1110000
Total240148195120111
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2020-21COL15258.021:5741231.3018.558004
2019-20COL70964.221:181786168.556.6317106
2018-19COL821163.419:531966166:1511:006003
2017-18NSH-COL73844.817:381609158:201:208004
Total2403214.419:455773524:2637:31391017
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/170
Birthdate:
05/12/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
Roberval, PQ
Team:
Colorado Avalanche
School:

NHL Experience:
3