https://www.nhl.com/predators/news/nashville-predators-recall-forward-colin-blackwell-from-milwaukee/c-304343764

Fantasy Summary

Spark plug energy forward who fits a bottom six role.


Observations

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March 2022 – Blackwell has been dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Dave Hall
February 2022 – Hardly much of a prospect anymore at nearly 30, but Blackwell has only played 103 NHL games at time of writing. Another Kraken player putting up close to a 30 point season-long pace, and being at about their career average. Blackwell has performed decently on the ice, but wont be providing much value to fantasy owners with his nine points in 23 games, with less than one and a half hits, shots or blocks per game. Blackwell would have just played out  of most leagues’ prospect thresholds, and doesn’t seem to be worth a roster spot in your league. Alex Wyatt

July 2021 – Blackwell has been selected in the 2021 expansion draft and will join the Seattle Kraken organization. Dave Hall

October 2020 – Blackwell signed with the NYR. Nicholas Kawka

July 2020 – Blackwell has been named to the Nashville roster when the NHL resumes in August.  Blackwell has been part of the Nashville group for the majority of the 2019-20 season, so it’s no surprise that he could see some time when the league resumes.  He has made great use of his speed and engaging style of play and carved out a very useful role for himself in the Predators bottom six. Nicholas Kawka

April 2020 – At the conclusion of the season, Blackwell asserted himself as a bottom-six regular in Nashville.  For a team that had seemingly lost its identity as a fast and hard-nosed team to play against, Blackwell brought just that.  Alongside his buzzsaw brand of play, he produced a respectable 10 points over 21 games and held a plus-7 on a Predator squad that had difficulty with goals against.  Long-term, Blackwell’s age limits his potential, but he has made a solid impression at the NHL level and will look to become a regular in 2020-21. Nicholas Kawka

January 2020 – Since his call up to the big club in December, Blackwell has been looking more and more comfortable at the NHL level.  He is playing lower in the lineup on the fourth line but brings a speed quotient and a feistiness to his game. He is hard on the forecheck and creates turnovers with his quickness.  Blackwell was leading the way offensively in Milwaukee before being recalled to Nashville and signs of his scoring touch are emerging. With five points in his last eight games, it appears that Blackwell is adapting well to the NHL pace and is showing that he is a viable and effective option among the forward ranks. – Nicholas Kawka

 

November 2019 – After spending much of his early career trying to earn a spot on the San Jose roster, the 2011 Sharks draftee signed on with Buffalo and then eventually stuck with the Nashville organization in 2018-2019. With a full season in Milwaukee, Blackwell has shown to be a high-energy player with great quickness and hard to knock off the puck.  His stout frame allows him to shield the puck well and maneuver well in tight situations. Blackwell has shown flashes of intrigue with his sheer speed, but needs his hand speed and finishing ability is a step behind. The Harvard alumni saw a short stint with Nashville in early 2019 and had a strong showing during training camp in September 2019.  He is off to a healthy start productively with seven points in 11 games and is among the team scoring leaders in Milwaukee. Look for Blackwell to see his share of call ups this season in Nashville to fill in as a depth player. Nicholas Kawka

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.7
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 28, 1993
Height 5‘9”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2011 Round 7; Overall: 194

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 St. John's Prep USHS-Prep- - -- -|        
 2008-2009 St. John's Prep USHS-Prep- - -- -|        
  Valley Jr. Warriors 16U AAAMHSL U16- - -- -|        
 2009-2010 St. John's Prep USHS-Prep- - -- -|        
 2010-2011 St. John's Prep USHS-Prep25 33 3366 -|        
  Boston Little Bruins 18U AAA18U AAA- - -- -|        
 2011-2012 Harvard Univ.NCAA34 5 1419 46|        
 2012-2013 Harvard Univ.NCAA21 3 1114 10