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An outstanding two-way puck-moving defenseman with offensive upside but an injury history


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September 2020 – Being an injury fill-in for the Avalanche leads to a depressing amount of game time. After losing Johnson and being unsatisfied with Connauton, Timmins saw one and a half playoff games with Colorado in the conference semifinals. He saw over 14 minutes in his full game and showed flashes of the confident puck movement that makes him such a promising prospect. The fantasy production wasn’t there yet however, as he didn’t manage any SOG, took two penalties, and overall had at least as many anxious “rookie jitters” moments as he did positive ones. As expected, he needs a more experience in the pros before he’ll be ready for serious minutes in elimination playoff games. Unfortunately, Timmins was forced out of the series with an apparent head injury, which is an immediate red flag for someone who missed an entire season with post-concussion symptoms. He agent indicates he is recovering well, but keep an eye on his readiness come 2020-21 training camp. His top priority should be his health and this quick injury may indicate a slower track to the NHL than hoped. Hayden Soboleski


February 2020 – Timmins cracked the Avs’ lineup out of camp, but it was merely a tryout thanks to the teams’ depth on the back end. The realistic expectation was always a season in the AHL to get his feet back under him after a lost campaign, and that’s been exactly what the doctor ordered. His 19 points in 30 games is an excellent pace for any two-way defenseman, let alone a rookie, and the responsibility given by his coaches seems to be increasing as the season progresses. An unspecified lower-body injury kept him out of the lineup for a month, but has not appeared to impact his game upon return. He is a call-up option for the Avs down the stretch, but his real fantasy value will come in 2020-21, when he will be ready to push for a spot out of camp and hopefully see consistent NHL time. Hayden Soboleski


September 2019 – The Avs’ pre-season tilt against Vegas marked the first competitive game Timmins has played in over a year. Fans and fantasy owners will be happy to know that he looked more than fine – his quick decision-making and fluid movement showed well in his first game back from concussion symptoms. Still without pro experience under his belt, expect some AHL seasoning to get his instincts back into prime form, as he did provide some tough giveaways and skate himself into bad spots on occasion. Hayden Soboleski


April 2019 – Timmins has been travelling with the Avalanche, and commentator Ray Ferraro dropped a nugget on-air that he is actually ready to return should the team need him. He still has not played a single game this season so he there’s a chance he will need to get his feet back under him with some AHL time in the fall before jumping straight to the NHL like we anticipated last year. Hayden Soboleski


February 2019 – Timmins has begun practicing with the AHL Eagles, but still hasn’t suited up for any game action. Still no official timetable for his return but he appears to be inching nearer. Hayden Soboleski


November 2018 – Timmins has begun skating for the first time since suffering a concussion earlier this year. There is still no timeline for his return, as this is clearly a bad case. Hayden Soboleski


October 2018 – Recovery from his concussion is taking longer than the team hoped for Timmins, and he has been sent home rather than continuing to travel with the team. Full recovery from a concussion is possible and there’s no reason to expect otherwise, but from a fantasy perspective, missing big chunk of this season is a major setback, and is likely going to mean longer precautionary AHL seasoning rather than the quick jump to the NHL that was possible. Hayden Soboleski


September 2018 – Timmins is unable to participate in the Avs/Ducks/Knights rookie tournament due to lingering concussion symptoms maintained from the end of 2017-18. This is bad news, but there’s nothing anyone can do other than be patient and hope he doesn’t lose too much of a step when he can return. Hayden Soboleski


June 2018 – Timmins’ was a clutch playoff performer during the Soo’s long playoff run, cementing himself as a prime big-minute defender. Unfortunatey he has been unable to participate in Avs development camp due to a minor ankle injury and lingering concussion symptoms, which is never a good sign. Fingers crossed that he makes a full recovery in time for the Training Camp, but we know how unpredictable concussion timelines are. Hayden Soboleski


March 2018 – In a season where his stock has been skyrocketing, Timmins has been voted the best defensive-defenceman in the OHL by coaches. Even with this defensive prowess, he is managing to score at over a point-per-game pace. Timmins has quickly jumped up the prospect depth chart in Colorado and could be seeing NHL ice time within the next season or two. He puts up fantasy-worthy SOG and PIM as well, so keep an eye on him as he competes for a spot next season. Hayden Soboleski

January 2018 – Timmins has won gold with Team Canada at the WJC and was named one of the top-three players of the tournament. His play in his own end, his ability to rush the puck, and his offensive talent highlighted by his assist on the go-ahead-goal for the gold medal have cemented him as a top-tier prospect. Hayden Soboleski December 2017 – Timmins has survived the cuts and made Team Canada for the WJC – he projects as the third-pairing right defenceman. The Greyhounds’ alternate captain is having his strongest year yet in the OHL and being rewarded with 34 points in 28 games so far. Hayden Soboleski

October 2017 – Timmins has been named to the Team OHL roster for the upcoming CIBC Canada Russia series. This comes after starting the season with eight assists in ten games, whih is on par with his production last year. His overall game is rounding out very well and he could be a key piece in any situation on the OHL blueline. Hayden Soboleski

September 2017 – Timmins lasted longer than expected in Avs camp thanks to consistent play at both eds of the ice, but has been returned to the OHL. He will continue to grow as an all-around smooth-skating d-man, and he showed us that he will fight for an NHL spot as early as next year. Hayden Soboleski

June 2017 – The Avalanche have selected Conor Timmins in the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft as they continue to fill out the right-hand-defenceman slots in the prospect depth chart. The offensively-gifted Timmins lit up the OHL this year for 61 points in 67 games (a 48 point increase form the year before) and ran the point on the powerplay. He also added 69 PIM to his fantasy stat sheet, which adds even more value in some leagues. Timmins is close to ready for pro physicalilty, and moves the puck like d-men have to these days, but expect some seasoning before any NHL looks. Hayden Soboleski

Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth September 18, 1998
Height 6‘1”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 2; Overall: 32


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Southern Tier Admirals U16 AAASCTA U1638 4 1822 39|Playoffs10 2 24
  Southern Tier Admirals U16 AAAOHL Cup4 2 13 4|        
 2014-2015 Thorold BlackhawksGOJHL15 2 810 28|        
  St. Catharines FalconsGOJHL15 5 38 12|Playoffs13 3 58
 2015-2016 Soo GreyhoundsOHL60 4 913 20|Playoffs12 0 11
 2016-2017 Soo GreyhoundsOHL67 7 5461 69|Playoffs11 1 78 10 
 2017-2018 Soo GreyhoundsOHL36 8 3341 43|Playoffs23 5 1318 16 
  Canada U20WJC-207 1 45 4|        
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 1 23 0|        
 2018-2019 Colorado EaglesAHL0 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 Colorado AvalancheNHL2 0 00 0|Playoffs2 0 00
  Colorado EaglesAHL40 3 2427 38|        
 2020-2021 Colorado EaglesAHL- - -- -|