Samuel Girard
Samuel Girard
21-Year-Old DefensemanD
Colorado Avalanche
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Girard is locked in as a top-pairing defenseman for the Avalanche. Last season, the Quebec native converted four goals on 116 shots, and he supplied 23 assists -- including nine on the power play. An upper-body injury limited Girard in the playoffs, but he found his way once he had the chance to partner with rookie sensation Cale Makar in the conference semifinal series against the Sharks. Since Tyson Barrie has taken his talents to Toronto, this figures to be the year that Girard averages more than 20 minutes of ice time. There should be a lot of attention on the 21-year-old since he procured a seven-year, $35 million contract, but consider taking the bait if it looks like he'll slip to the late rounds of fantasy drafts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year, $35 million contract extension with the Avalanche in July of 2019.
Playing very well
DColorado Avalanche
January 17, 2020
Girard posted a plus-1 rating and one hit in a 4-0 victory over the Sharks on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
While he didn't add any Thursday, Girard has been racking up assists like crazy lately. He has 11 helpers in his last eight games since Dec. 31, and largely as a result, he also has a plus-5 rating during that stretch. Prior to New Year's Eve, Girard had one goal, 13 assists and a minus-8 rating in 38 games. He already has a new career best with 24 assists this season and is within reach of a new high-water mark in points as well.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    21:46
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:45
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:06
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
17:42
2:14
0:01
2017–18
16:55
1:24
0:05
2018–19
19:54
2:02
0:08
2019–20
21:46
2:45
0:06
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Part of a blockbuster deal that sent Matt Duchene to the Senators last season, Girard immediately stepped into a contributing role for the Avalanche in 2017-18. The rookie dished out 17 assists in his first NHL campaign, adding three goals of his own to finish the campaign with 20 points. His minus-8 rating suggests Girard has some work to do on the defensive end of the ice, but the 20-year-old should continue to round out the edges as he develops. He remains a key contributor on the power play, where he notched 12 of his points last season. That will likely remain central to his production in 2018-19.
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Two helpers in 200th career game
DColorado Avalanche
January 10, 2020
Girard dished a pair of assists, including one on the power play, in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins.
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Provides bushel of apples
DColorado Avalanche
January 2, 2020
Girard dished four assists, fired three shots on goal and went plus-2 in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Blues.
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Sets up MacKinnon's pair
DColorado Avalanche
December 31, 2019
Girard had two assists with two shots and two blocks in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Jets.
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Gains power-play assist
DColorado Avalanche
December 23, 2019
Girard picked up a power-play helper in Monday's 7-3 win over the Golden Knights.
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Registers power-play helper
DColorado Avalanche
December 19, 2019
Girard posted a power-play assist and went minus-3 in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
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