Team: Alex Newhook
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Fantasy Summary

Explosive top-six playmaking forward who can battle


Observations

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August 2022 – Newhook was a bottom-six contributor during the Avs’ cup run and is a lock for the 2022-23 campaign, meaning he has officially graduated from prospect status. After Nazem Kadri’s departure, he figures to play a more important role for the team.

March 2022 – He won’t be hitting any Calder ballots, but Newhook’s 23 points in 54 games played is fine by fantasy owners and he has nowhere to go but up. His shot volume has climbed to the 2/game mark over the last month and while his hit and block numbers aren’t huge, they are enough to give him auxiliary value in many fantasy leagues. He has cemented a spot in the Avs’ middle-six and will get a shot at the top-six next season as the team is due for some free agent turnover. He will likely stay a winger for the remainder of 2021-22, but keep an eye on him to return to center ice in the future. Hayden Soboleski

December 2021 – Newhook scored over a point-per-game during his AHL assignment and is now popping off in the NHL…sound familiar? The brief demotion remains questionable but if played a factor in getting his current results, no one will argue. In 15 games back with the Avs, Newhook has 10 points, over 1 SOG per game and is playing center (albeit with a very poor faceoff win rate currently). His shooting rate is due for regression at some point, however this level of production in just 13 minutes per game and occasional PP2 usage is impressive and should have fantasy owners excited for what he will do with a bigger role when the time comes. Hayden Soboleski

October 2021 – In a surprising turn of events, Newhook has been assigned to the AHL within a we