The Montreal Gazette

Fantasy Summary

A great skater with good offensive skills. Likes to play a physical brand of hockey. Decision making is a bit questionable at times.


Observations

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July 2022 – The Isles acquired Romanov and Montreal’s fourth-round pick in this year’s entry draft for the 13th-overall pick this year. Lou Lamoriello was rumored to be in the market for a defensively responsible left-hand shot partner for offensive-minded Noah Dobson. That could be Romanov, although he’s just 22 and prone to occasional questionable decisions. Another option for new head coach Lane Lambert would be pairing Adam Pelech with Dobson and matching Romanov with veteran Ryan Pulock. Mind you, Lamoriello might still wheel and deal. Mark Allan

September 2021 – Romanov had a solid rookie season for the Canadiens, but ended up in the dog house during the Canadiens run to the Stanley Cup Final. Romanov was scratched for more veteran defenders, suiting up in only four of the Canadiens’ 22 playoff games. When he was playing during the regular season he was a steady physical defender who managed six points in 54 games. He will be worth a bet in fantasy this season as he should see an increase in his 17:15 of average ice time, and with more ice time he will only increase his already respectable hits and blocks totals. Pablo Ruiz

January 2020 – Romanov has come as advertised through his first four NHL games. The  freshly turned 21-year-old plays with the efficiency of a veteran with several years of NHL experience. H