Clayton Keller

Keith Duggan

2018-03-05

 

Clayton Keller, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-10

Weight: 170

Born: 1998-07-29

Hometown: Swansea, IL, USA

Drafted: 7th overall in 2016 to the Arizona Coyotes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2018- After starting 2017-18 on fire and putting himself the front runner for the Calder Trophy, Keller's offensive production has since slowed, seeing him fall behind in the rookie of the year race. That's not to say Keller isn't a good player, he currently leads the Coyotes in pretty much every offensive catagory, including goals, tied for most assists, overall points and power play points. It just shows how good rookies like Mathew Barzal and Brock Boeser have been. With the Coyotes showing some life lately, 7-2-1 in their last 10 games, Keller with be a big part of the offence and is still a must add in all fantasy formats. Keith Duggan 

 

October 2017- The Coyotes have struggled so far this season, starting the campaign a league worst 0-9-1, the worst NHL start since 1943-44. One bright spot though has been the play of Keller. With seven goals and 11 points in 10 games, he's the leading rookie goal scorer and point producer. Keller's 38 shots on goal rank 16th among all NHL players. Also he's averaging 19:49 minutes per game, currently ranking 29th in the NHL among forwards. To show how impressive that stat is, Keller is averaging more playing time than NHL stars Stamkos (19:13), Tarasenko (19:31) and Jamie Benn (19:32). Don't wait, if he's still available in your fantasy leagues snatch him up now. Keith Duggan

 

October 2017- To what should be to no one's surprise, Keller has made the Coyotes opening night roster. He completed a very strong preseason that saw him finish tied for third in scoring with eight points. Keller is expected to begin the season on the first line playing with Derek Stepan and Max Domi. Keith Duggan

 

September 2017- Keller is having an excellent preseason with the Coyotes, leading the team in scoring with three goals and six points in three games. He's impressed new coach Rich Tocchet and looks to have a top six role with the team locked down, finding chemistry playing on the top line with center Derek Stepan and winger Max Domi. Keith Duggan

 

September 2017- A lot of excitement surrounds Keller as he enters his first rookie and training camps with the Coyotes. He's an early season favorite for the Calder Trophy heading into the 2017-18 and it would be shocking to see him not have a top six role in Arizona. "If I do what I do, I'm going to be fine," Keller recently said. He's consistently drawn comparisons to Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane, and while that's a high bar to set, Keller has the skill, vision and creativity to live up to those expectations. He should be a top pick in keeper leagues but also a mid to late round pick in redraft leagues, Keller's that good. Keith Duggan

 

May 2017- Keller had an outstanding World Championship with Team USA, finishing with five goals and seven points in eight games for the Americans before they fell 2-0 to Finland in the quarterfinals. Three of those goals came in the preliminary-round game against Denmark as Keller scored off a rising shot from the right faceoff