Stecher inked a two-year, $3.4 million contract with Detroit on Saturday.
Stecher garnered five goals, 12 assists and 86 shots last year with Vancouver while averaging just 15:21 of ice time. The defenseman should get significantly more minutes with Detroit. As a result, Stecher could likely push for his career-best 24 points set in his rookie campaign back in 2016-17.
Per Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver, the Canucks aren't going to extend Stecher a qualifying offer, so he'll hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent Friday.
This is undoubtedly a cap-related move, as Stecher was a mainstay on Vancouver's blueline last season, picking up 17 points while posting a plus-10 rating in 69 contests. He shouldn't have any trouble finding a bottom-four gig with a new club once free agency opens.
Stecher scored a goal and went plus-3 in Friday's 6-2 win over the Blues in Game 6.
Stecher delivered the Canucks' third goal of the game, which ultimately secured the 4-2 series win for Vancouver. The blueliner has two tallies and an assist in 10 playoff outings -- all three of his points came in six games versus the Blues. He's added 17 hits and a plus-5 rating during the playoffs.
Stecher registered an assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blues in Game 5.
Stecher has mostly been a defensive presence in the playoffs with just two points through nine games. He's added 10 shots on goal, 15 hits, eight blocked shots and a plus-2 rating. If Alexander Edler (ear) misses time, Stecher would likely see a slight uptick in playing time to compensate for the former's absence.
Stecher potted a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Blues in Game 1.
Stecher beat Blues goalie Jordan Binnington from a bad angle at 5:37 of the third period, the first of three Canucks tallies in the final 20. The 26-year-old Stecher had five goals and 12 assists in 69 regular-season games this year. He's not known for his offense, and typically only provides modest non-scoring stats (69 hits, 70 blocked shots, 86 shots on net in 2019-20), so fantasy managers won't pay Stecher much mind.
Stecher managed an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Islanders.
Stecher has managed three points in five games in March. The 25-year-old blueliner is up to 17 points, 86 shots, 70 blocked shots and 69 hits in 69 contests this season. He could see a larger role going forward if Chris Tanev (undisclosed) is forced to miss time.
Stecher scored a goal on two shots, blocked two shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche.
The 25-year-old defenseman now has 16 points through 68 games. Stecher has picked up six points in his last eight outings, but that's an unusually strong run of play for him. He's added 82 shots, 68 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating this season.
Stecher registered a goal and two assists in Saturday's 9-3 win over the Bruins.
Stecher opened the scoring at 4:14 of the first period. He later added assists on goals by Elias Pettersson and Jake Virtanen in the third period. Stecher now has four points in his last five games. He's up to 14 points, 73 shots, 63 hits and 60 blocked shots in 61 contests this year.
Stecher managed an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Wild.
Stecher had the primary helper on J.T. Miller's second goal of the game. The 25-year-old Stecher has just two assists in nine games in February. He's at 11 points, 71 shots on net, 62 hits, 59 blocked shots and 32 PIM in 60 appearances -- those numbers won't have much value outside of deeper fantasy formats.
Stecher produced two assists and three shots on goal in Monday's 6-2 win over the Predators.
Stecher snapped a 10-game point drought with Monday's outing. He's up to 11 points, 68 shots, 54 blocked shots, 59 hits and a plus-4 rating in 57 games. Despite the steady counting stats, Stecher doesn't produce enough offense to warrant fantasy interest.
Stecher lit the lamp during Sunday's win over Minnesota.
The goal was Stecher's first tally in 25 outings. That drought also saw him endure nine-game and 14-game pointless stretches. With only nine points in 46 appearances, it would take a considerable point streak to make Stecher worth owning in most formats.
Stecher has just seven points through 37 contests.
Stecher is on pace for just 15 points -- a notable dip from the 23 points he generated last year. His average ice time has taken a huge hit, going from 19:55 per game, to 14:41 per game this season. The additions the Canucks made to their blue line in the offseason have mitigated Stecher's role with the team, hindering his fantasy value in the process.
Stecher collected two assists in Saturday's 6-5 overtime win over the Sabres.
The fourth-year blueliner had gone nine games without a point before Saturday's effort. Stecher typically doesn't offer much offense -- his career highs are three goals and 24 points, both set in 2016-17 -- so don't for a repeat performance any time soon.
Stecher netted a goal on two shots and added two PIM in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Stars.
Stecher tied the game at two with his tally at 11:30 of the second period, but the Stars would take over after that. Stecher now has five points, 18 PIM and 25 hits through 20 contests as a more defensive player on the Canucks' third pairing.
Stecher collected an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Jets.
Stecher has just two assists in his last 12 games, so the 25-year-old isn't exactly a common presence on the scoresheet. The defenseman has four points, 24 shots and 21 hits in 17 outings overall in 2019-20 while working mostly on the third pairing. Entering Friday, he was averaging 13:53 per game, down from 19:55 per contest in 2018-19.
Stecher scored a goal on two shots and racked up 12 PIM with two hits and a blocked shot in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Detroit.
Stecher jumped into a rush late in the second period and buried a wrist shot past Detroit goalie Jonathan Bernier to tie the game 1-1. It was the first goal of the season for the 25-year-old, who had entered the night with one assist in his first four games. Stecher hasn't scored more than 24 points in any of his first three NHL seasons and his ice time comes almost exclusively at even strength, so there isn't much offensive upside.
Stecher collected his first point of the campaign during Wednesday's win over the Kings.
Stecher has been dressing on the third pairing, and seeing a career-low 12:34 of average ice time per game -- compared to his career-average 19:30. It's encouraging to see his name on the scoresheet, but the lack of ice time, and being removed from the power play severely hinders his value for the time being.
Stecher will represent Team Canada at the World Championship, Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet 650 reports.
The 25-year-old had a solid bounce-back campaign, generating 23 points after posting a mere 11 points the season prior. Stecher will head to the World Championship for the first time, and he'll look to continue building on his successful year.
Stecher scored his second goal of the year in a 4-2 win over the Sharks on Tuesday.
Stecher's empty-net goal confirmed the Canucks' win, capping a three-goal rally in the third period. He's at 23 points in 76 games, just one point shy of his career-best. He added four blocked shots and two shots on goal in Tuesday's contest.
Stecher supplied two assists and went plus-4 in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Ducks.
He added two shots and two blocked shots in a strong performance. Coach Travis Green will likely appreciate Stecher not being on the ice for any of the goals against. Stecher has 22 points in 73 games this season, as well as a plus-12 rating which is the highest of his career. He also reached 100 shots for the second time.
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