Borna Rendulic

by Hayden Soboleski on April 26, 2016
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Borna Rendulic, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-03

Weight: 204

Born: 1992-03-25

Hometown: Zagrev, Croatia

Drafted: Undrafted; signed by Colorado Avalanche in 2014

 

 

 

 

Observations:

April 2016 – After having some damning comments to share concerning the lack of focus on development in the AHL, it appears Rendulic will be heading back overseas next season. This should not affect many fantasy owners, as Rendulic had fallen too far down the depth chart in Colorado (despite his skill level) to be overly promising. Hayden Soboleski

 

March 2016 – After being a contender for a bottom-six NHL spot out of camp, Rendulic hasn't pushed the issue since being reassigned after only three games. He has been a solid producer in the AHL, currently sporting 28 points (11G, 17A) and 39 PIM in 58 games. The impending RFA will be staying in the AHL until he becomes a more consistant presence on the ice – he hasn't had back-to-back games with a point in over a month. Hayden Soboleski 

 

October 2015 – Among the depth of bottom-six forwards in Colorado, Rendulic has made the Avalanche roster to start the season. This depth means that he will have to earn his ice time, but his skill and that of his starting linemates (Soderberg and Rantanen) should give him a chance to produce. Hayden Soboleski

 

June 2015 – After several years playing professionally in Finland, Rendulic signed a two-year contract with Colorado before the 2014-15 season. In 26 games this year with Lake Erie in the AHL he scored four goals and four assists, and in 11 games called-up to the Avalanche he netted one goal and one assist. A fractured leg in January ended Rendulic’s season early, but the injury should be long since healed by 2015-16 training camp.

Rendulic is a big body with offensive talent, but will have to earn his spot in the NHL against several bottom-six candidates in the Avalanche system. His soft hands, excellent shot, and size are his greatest strengths, however he doesn’t use his size to fill the typical power-forward role. He will most likely spend the 2015-16 season working on his defensive game, his foot speed, and the aggressiveness needed in North American hockey. He was the first-choice call-up for the Avs at the start of last season and that may be the case again, but with another year comes more internal competition. Hayden Soboleski

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

A dream combination of size and skill, but has taken too long to round out his secondary skills and defensive game.

 

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