Patrick Maroon, LW
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Drafted: 2007 6th round 161th overall – Philadelphia Flyers
January 2015 – Maroon has posted solid numbers in 2014-15 and of all the wingers who have had a trial on the Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry line, Maroon has had the most success. The good part about Maroon from a fantasy standpoint is that when he isn’t on that line picking up points, he’s on another line picking up PIM. Dobber
October 2014 – Patrick Maroon is out for about four weeks with a knee injury. It’s quite unfortunate for him, as he was seeing time on the top line as well as powerplay time. In only three games he had already posted three assists averaging 16 minutes per game before the injury. This opens up another opportunity for another forward and might create a logjam once he makes a return. Keep an eye out for where Maroon slots in after he returns from his injury. –Kevin Won
May 2014 – Patrick Maroon has proven to be an integral part to the Ducks so far in the playoffs. Currently with one goal and three assists over the six game series against Dallas, Maroon has seen time with the big line as well as lots of power play time, in which he is set up in front of the net. In addition, he has 36 penalty minutes so far. Maroon will be very useful in roto leagues and the tenacious forward looks to be making the most out of his opportunities. Kevin Won
March 2014 – Patrick Maroon has been eased into the lineup this campaign and has performed quite well. He has posted six goals and 11 assists in 48 games, mostly while playing bottom-six time with some second PP minutes. Maroon has also proved to be quite useful in the PIM and hits area, with 89 and 99 respectively. The fact they are giving him power play time may hint that they will try to give Maroon a shot at the top-six in the future. He has the potential, so it will be interesting to see how the team uses him in future seasons. –Kevin Won
October 2013 – Maroon tallied his first goal of the season. He’s managed to stick on the main roster for now due to some key early-season injuries. It will be interesting to see if he can continue to fight for a roster spot once the injured players return. –Kevin Won
March 2013 – Maroon continues to stick around and be a good option when the Ducks need to insert a rough body onto a lower line. He is logging top line minutes in the AHL which gives him lots of opportunities to work on his overall game. These minutes may suffer as juniors like Richard Rackell, Joseph Cramarossa and Charles Sarault finish their seasons and migrate to the AHL, but their talent may inject life into Norfolk’s and Maroon’s offence once again as quality center men are needed in the minor league level of Anaheim’s system. Jason Banks
July 2012 – Unfortunately the Ducks recently signed Daniel Winnik to a substantial contract for a third or fourth liner. This has taken a regular roster spot away from Maroon, but can still be an extra on the roster. He also signed a one season pact, but it is a two way deal with a health term should he be assigned back to the AHL. This may mean Maroon has to prove last season’s jump in production was not a fluke but more a sign of what he can provide at the NHL level. With his size, he could be a good power forward that opens room for line-mates, rather than producing himself. Jason Banks
May 2012 – Took a large step forward this season and has likely played himself into a bottom six job with Anaheim next season. He finished with 74 points in 75 games but this production is unlikely to carry over to the NHL. It’s his gritty, agitating ways Anaheim will value more than what he can do with his stick. He will be a solid upgrade from Rod Pelley. Jason Banks
February 2012 – Maroon is a big guy with a nice set of hands that uses his body to his advantage in protecting puck and creating scoring opportunities. Now in the Ducks system, he has developed fairly well in his fourth season in the AHL now in Syracuse. Currently at a point-per-game pace for the Crunch. Questions of a problem with his coach in the Philadelphia organization is some cause for concern – he was suspended from the team until traded to the Ducks organization.
Fantasy Outlook: C+
Maroon has got the size and silky mitts for a big guy, but needs to improve on his defensive play.
Maroon dropping the gloves in AHL this season vs. Tom Sestito on 11/1/2011:
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