Bear had an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks.
Bear started a sequence that ended with his defense partner Darnell Nurse burying the Oilers' second goal of the game. That pairing is expected to see the most work in 2020-21 -- Bear skated 23:11 in Wednesday's contest. While it remains to be seen how many points the 23-year-old can generate, he'll be a solid depth option in deeper formats that count blocked shots, as he had 106 in 71 outings last year.
Bear signed a two-year contract worth $4 million with the Oilers on Monday.
Bear was a solid all-around option on the Oilers' blue line last year with five goals, 21 points, 106 blocked shots and a minus-4 rating in 71 appearances. With Oscar Klefbom (shoulder) out for the whole regular season, Bear will likely see more ice time in a top-four role. The 23-year-old could be worth a look in deeper fantasy formats that reward defensive metrics.
Bear produced five goals and 21 points in 71 games in 2019-20.
Bear played his first full NHL season last year and earned a large role, averaging 21:58 of ice time per game. The 23-year-old blueliner seems to be a lock for the Oilers' top-four, but he may lose some offensive opportunities with Tyson Barrie now in the fold. Bear added 106 blocked shots and a minus-4 rating last season. He should be able to make improvements on offense next year -- it wouldn't be shocking to see him register 30 points if there's a full 82-game campaign. Most of his production is expected to come at even strength.
Bear notched an assist, three blocked shots, a plus-3 rating and two PIM in Monday's 8-3 win over the Predators.
Bear had a solid all-around performance Monday. The 22-year-old blueliner now has 21 points, 96 blocks, 93 shots and a minus-2 rating through 66 contests. Bear's still seeing first-pairing minutes, but with Oscar Klefbom (shoulder) nearing a return, the former's playing time could slightly decrease.
Bear registered an assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Wild.
Bear earned the secondary helper on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' tally 50 seconds into the game. The defenseman has assists in each of the last two games, and he's up to 20 points in 61 outings overall. The 22-year-old Bear has added 84 shots, 85 blocked shots and 50 hits in a solid rookie campaign.
Bear posted a power-play assist in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins.
Bear's point shot was tipped in by Sam Gagner for the game-tying goal at 3:42 of the third period. The assist snapped a five-game point drought for Bear, who also had two blocked shots and two PIM in the contest. The 22-year-old is at 19 points, 82 shots on goal, 84 blocks and 29 PIM through 60 appearances this season. He could be in line for slightly more power-play time while Oscar Klefbom (shoulder) is out.
Bear scored a goal and blocked two shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks.
The 22-year-old defenseman ended a five-goal run by the Sharks, but it wouldn't change the result. Bear now has 18 points, 76 shots and 74 blocks through 54 games. He's become a fixture in the Oilers' top four, but his production is likely only useful to fantasy owners in deeper formats.
Bear posted an assist and a fighting major in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Flames.
Bear earned the secondary helper on Zack Kassian's first-period tally. Later on, the rookie defenseman dropped the mitts with Matthew Tkachuk amid a larger brawl between the rivals. Bear is up to 17 points, 74 shots on goal, 71 blocked shots and 27 PIM in 52 games this season.
Bear produced an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.
Bear got the puck to Connor McDavid and let the all-world center do the rest midway through the first period. It's the fourth helper in Bear's last six outings. The 22-year-old defenseman is up to 16 points, 65 blocked shots, 62 shots on goal and 22 PIM in 47 games this season.
Bear picked up an assist and four shots on goal in Monday's 6-4 win over the Maple Leafs.
Bear has found his way lately with five helpers in his last eight outings. For the season, he's at 15 points, 60 shots on goal, 61 blocked shots and 22 PIM through 45 games. The recent uptick in offense, plus solid non-scoring numbers, could make the 22-year-old worth a look as defensive depth in DFS contests.
Bear posted an assist, two hits and two PIM in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Bruins.
The defenseman has produced four helpers in his last seven games. Bear is up to 14 points, 56 shots on goal, 61 blocked shots and 22 PIM through 44 games. Fantasy owners in deeper formats may be able to make room for the 22-year-old blueliner on their rosters.
Bear notched an assist, six blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Rangers.
Bear had his helper on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' goal in the first period, but it was the defense that stood out Tuesday. This was the second time this season Bear has blocked a half-dozen pucks in a game, the first being Oct. 24 against the Capitals. The 22-year-old blueliner is up to 13 points, 54 shots on goal, 59 blocks and a minus-6 rating in 42 appearances.
Bear notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.
Bear has assists in his last two games and three helpers over the last six. The rookie defenseman has 12 points, 45 shots and 50 blocked shots in 39 appearances overall.
Bear notched an assist in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins.
Bear set up Darnell Nurse for a point shot, which Zack Kassian then tipped in for the Oilers' first goal. Bear has 11 points, 43 shots on goal and 49 blocked shots through 38 contests this season. He's earned a spot in the Oilers' top four and doesn't seem likely to lose the job at this point.
Bear recorded an assist, two blocked shots and a minus-3 rating in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Wild.
Bear set up Connor McDavid for a tying goal at 12:49 of the third period, but the Wild quickly responded with a pair to take the lead for good. Bear has been solid with 10 points (four goals, six helpers) through 34 games this season. He's added 42 shots on goal, 46 blocks and a minus-4 rating -- the rookie defenseman is entrenched in the Oilers' top-four, which makes him worth a look in deeper formats.
Bear picked up an assist, two blocked shots and two PIM in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.
Bear set up Connor McDavid in the first period for the Oilers' first goal of the game. The 22-year-old defenseman is at nine points, 39 blocked shots and 18 PIM in 28 games this season.
Bear netted a goal, added three hits and went plus-2 in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Bear's tally at 16:00 of the first period made it 2-0 Oilers at the time. The 22-year-old defenseman has four goals and eight points through 25 games this season. He's added 35 blocked shots and 16 PIM.
Bear scored a power-play goal on two shots and added two blocked shots in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Stars.
Bear's third goal of the year stretched the Oilers' lead to 4-2 late in the second period, but the team wasn't able to make it stand up. The defenseman has seven points, 32 shots on goal and 29 blocked shots in 22 contests this year. Saturday's tally was his first power-play point of the season.
Bear posted an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Sharks.
Bear provided the secondary helper on Leon Draisaitl's second-period goal, which got the Oilers on the board. The 22-year-old defenseman is up to six points, 26 blocked shots and 29 shots on goal through 20 games. It'll be interesting to see if Bear stays alongside Darnell Nurse or drops to a lower-leverage role when Adam Larsson (lower leg) returns, which is still a couple of weeks away.
Bear registered an assist, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Ducks.
Bear's helper came on a Zack Kassian goal in the second period, snapping a six-game point drought for the defenseman. The 22-year-old has five points, 26 blocks and 14 PIM this year. Bear also leads all rookies in average ice time -- he's seen 21:18 per game entering Sunday. It'll be tough for a low-scoring defenseman to get true Calder hype, but Bear's proving he belongs at the NHL level with his steady play.
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