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83 Matt Benning D

Edmonton Oilers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%1%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
6152154917:01
Latest News
  • Oilers' Matt Benning: Secures two-year contract extension

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/19/18) Benning agreed to terms with the Oilers on a two-year contract extension Tuesday.

    Benning is not a flashy defenseman, but Edmonton ranked 27th in goals allowed at 2.8 per game last season, and Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli knew he could ill-afford to lose a guy like Benning, who is physical and plays a sound two-way game. Last season, the Alberta native put up six goals, 15 assists, 149 hits and 82 blocked shots over 73 contests.

    Oilers' Matt Benning: Solidifying role

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/23/18) Benning tallied six goals along with 15 assists in 73 games in 2017-18.

    Benning continued to build off of his rookie campaign in 2017-18, collecting 21 points in 73 games for Edmonton -- six more points than in his 2016-17 debut season (15). The 23-year-old blueliner also delivered more punishment in his sophomore season -- 149 hits and 82 blocked shots (111 and 64 in 2016-17, respectively). With his stock on the rise, the hometown defenseman is worth monitoring in deep leagues for 2018-19.

    Oilers' Matt Benning: Ready to return Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/5/18) Benning (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Golden Knights.

    Benning's return to action will bolster Edmonton's depth at defense, but it will likely go unnoticed by most fantasy owners, as his lack of offensive upside keeps him off the radar in most formats. The 2012 sixth-round pick will skate with Keegan Lowe on the Oilers' third pairing against Vegas.

    Oilers' Matt Benning: Doubtful Monday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/2/18) Benning is considered doubtful for Monday's matchup with Minnesota due to an undisclosed malady.

    It's unclear what is bothering Benning -- or if he is simply a healthy scratch -- but his absence will allow the team to continue to get a look at youngster Ethan Bear. Prior to getting hurt, the 23-year-old Benning notched three points in his previous six contests, despite averaging just 14:53 of ice time.

    Oilers' Matt Benning: Scores fifth goal

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/20/18) Benning found the back of the net in Tuesday's 7-3 victory over the Hurricanes.

    The Oilers' third line of defense (Yohann Auvitu and Benning) each found twine tonight. The 23-year-old blueliner tallied his fifth goal of the season early in the first period, capitalizing on a dish from Connor McDavid. Benning will likely see more playing time with Oskar Klefbom (shoulder) out for the year but is probably best left on the waiver wire.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2016-17Edmonton62312158100000
2017-18Edmonton73615215002000
13592736131020
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Edmonton694.31029:51139925:5643:06291012
2017-18Edmonton1115.41261:36175164:5339:09491117
1805.02291:27315090:4982:15782129
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2016-17Edmonton120333000000
120333000000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Edmonton90.0205:423049:4310:5012006
90.0205:423049:4310:5012006
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/204
Birthdate:
5/25/1994
Age:
24
Hometown:
Edmonton, AB
Team:
Edmonton Oilers
School:

NHL Experience: