Brett Ritchie

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2017-04-10

Brett Ritchie - Courtesy of 100degreehockey.com

Brett Ritchie, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-3

Weight: 209

Born: 1992-07-01

Hometown: Orangeville, Ont.

Drafted: 2011 by Dallas Stars, 44th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

April 2017 – Ritchie suffered an injury that caused him to miss the final game of the season. He didn’t produce a lot of points for the Stars, but he was rather worthwhile for shots-on-goal and hits. Ritchie ended with 167 shots and 153 hits, which could make him note-worthy for some leagues. He’ll never be an elegant skater that makes beautiful passes, but he does use his physicality well, and loves shooting the puck. Matt Kowalski

 

November 2016 – Ritchie continues to play as winger for the Stars. Currently slotted next to Radek Faksa,and Antoine Roussel, so he isn’t teamed up with offensive talent. They seem to be using him in a checking role, and has little fantasy value while on the third line. Ritchie possesses a good shot, so if he is teamed up with a playmaker he may have some value. However, he may not be a great fit for the Stars unless he uses more speed, which is something Valeri Nichushkin battled with.Matt Kowalski

 

September 2016 – With all of the shuffling of forwards within the last month, Brett Ritchie has the opportunity to play big minutes to begin the season. Valeri Nichuskin left the team to play in Russia, Tyler Seguin was injured just before World Cup tournament and his return is unknown, and Cody Eakin is out for possibly two months. Ritchie had a good chance to make the team, but with these injuries, his minutes and role on the team are sure to increase. Ritchie is starting to emerge as a possible fantasy sleeper for the Stars. Matt Kowalski

 

June 2016 – The departures of Vern Fiddler and Colton Sceviour created some openings for the Stars, unfortunately it doesn't look like it freed a spot for Ritchie. The Stars re-signed Patrick Eaves, which will likely give Eaves the first opportunity to hold down the right-wing spot on the fourth line. Ritchie brings size and skill, so if he has a good camp, or somebody is injured, he could very easily find a full-time role. If he doesn't earn a spot out of camp, Ritchie just may be sent back down to AHL to provide consistent reps. The Stars clearly want to get bigger at forward, so they will be eager to give him a chance. Matt Kowalski

 

March 2016 – Ritchie got into his first game of 2015-16 NHL action March 4th against New Jersey. Skating on a line with Benn and Seguin, Ritchie went pointless, firing three shots on net, throwing a games high eight hits and chucking knuckles with Adam Larsson. His AHL numbers to date have been excellent, registering 14 goals and 14 assists in 35 games. Ritchie is right on the cusp of securing a full time spot in big D. Brad Phillips

 

December 2015 – After missing the first two months of the season with a wrist injury, Ritchie hasn't missed a beat scoring three goals (a hat trick) and adding on