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Fantasy Summary

Versatile forward with NCAA success and 3rd-line upside


Observations

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April 2022 – The Avalanche have signed NCAA free agent Ben Meyers to a two-year ELC, beginning immediately and ending at the end of the 2022-23 campaign. The forward garnered lots of NHL attention after a being named Big Ten Player of the Year, playing for Team USA at the Olympics, and being a Hobey Baker finalist. Coach Bednar praised the 23-year-old’s motor and said he will see some action as this season winds down, but he is not playoff-eligible so he may not be a regular down the stretch as post-season lines get tried out. He will be expected to compete for a bottom-six NHL spot out of training camp come September. Hayden Soboleski

 

Meyers scored 41 points in 34 games as captain of the Gophers this season and just under a point-per-game in the 2020-21 campaign. His totals and his shot volume (just under 3 SOG/game) give him fantasy relevance, and although he isn’t heavily physical his pro-ready build gives him the ability to stay close to the play along the boards and in the corners where he is able to disrupt breakouts and create plays. He may require some AHL seasoning but his short-term deal makes it likely he will see NHL auditions at the very least.

 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 15, 1998
Height 5‘11”
Weight 195 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Delano High USHS-MN25 18 1735 11|Playoffs2 0 33
 2014-2015 Team White USA-S165 1 45 -|        
  B16 - White (Final 54)MNHP-163 0 00 -|        
  Team Twin Cities OrthopedicsUMHSEHL19 7 815 6|        
  Delano High USHS-MN25 18 3250 6|Playoffs3 2 13
 2015-2016 B17 - Red (Final 54)MNHP-173 1 34 -|        
  Team Twin Cities OrthopedicsUMHSEHL21 9 918 12|        
  Delano High USHS-MN25 32 2961 30|Playoffs3 1 56
 2016-2017 Sections 2&6 Seniors MNHP3 0 00 0|