Conor Timmins

Colorado Avalanche
image courtesy of The Hockey News

Fantasy Summary

An outstanding two-way puck-moving defenseman with offensive upside

Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
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


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


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Sthrn Tier Admirals Mn Mdgt AAA SCTAMM 38 4 18 22 39 | Playoffs 10 2 2 4
  Sthrn Tier Admirals Mn Mdgt AAA OHL Cup 4 2 1 3 4 |          
 2014-2015 Thorold Blackhawks GOJHL 15 2 8 10 28 |          
  St. Catharines Falcons GOJHL 15 5 3 8 12 | Playoffs 13 3 5 8
 2015-2016 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 60 4 9 13 20 | Playoffs 12 0 1 1
 2016-2017 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 67 7 54 61 69 | Playoffs 11 1 7 8 10 
 2017-2018 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 36 8 33 41 43 | Playoffs 23 5 13 18 16 
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 1 4 5 4 |          
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 1 2 3 0 |          
 2018-2019 Colorado Eagles AHL 0 0 0 0 0 |          
 2019-2020 Colorado Avalanche NHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Colorado Eagles AHL 3 0 2 2 2 |