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Fantasy Summary

Modest hit/block/PIM upside, but buried behind many better offensive options


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April 2018 – Several injuries to the Avs defense gave Duncan Siemens yet another golden opportunity to prove his NHL-worthiness. In 5 playoff contests against Nashville he actually passed the eye test and seemed comfortable on the PK, but in reality he was averaging only 8 minutes TOI per game, had zero SOG and was a minus player. This was a promising stint but dont expect him to build fantasy value come fall. Hayden Soboleski November 2017 – Siemens had his best ever chance to make the team at the start of this season, but failed to do so once again despite little competition. With the amount of d-men the organization have added over the last year, there is no chance of Siemens overcoming his internal competition. Career AHLer. Hayden Soboleski April 2017 – After becoming a rock on the back end in San Antonio over four years of ripening, Siemens is finally getting an NHL shot as the season winds down. He only has one NHL game played under belt, and its unlikely that he sticks at this point in his development process, but if he does he could be a worthwhile contributor in hits, blocks, and PIMs. No offensive upside, and seems to be a reliable AHL shut-down d-man. Hayden Soboleski October 2016 – Siemens impressed in Avs’ training camp and pre-season, and seems to have found new life now he has committed to being a pure defensive defenceman. He has been assigned to the AHL for the 2016-17 season, but will be considered when injuries arise on the blueline. Dont expect this new trust to translate to any fantasy value outside of hits, blocks, and PIMs in the unlikely event that he spends serious time in the NHL. Hayden Soboleski June 2016 – Despite an underwhelming season, Colorado GM Joe Sakic has stated that Siemens will receive a qualifying offer from the club to play next season. The Avs clearly value his defensive zone behavior (shut down capabilities with a mean streak), as his offensive shortcomings make him fantasy irrelevant. In addition to this, he remains low on the depth chart and is unlikely to receive NHL action. Hayden Soboleski December 2015 – Siemens has spent the 2015-16 season as a second-pairing defenceman for the Rampage, where he has two points but 42 PIM in 20 games. His offensive upside has disappeared, so his (very) limited fantasy value is better observed through his PIM and physical nature. He is unlikely to be called-up to the Avs before options such as Gorley or Zadorov are given a better chance, and will have even more competition in the future with the development of Bigras and Geertsen. Siemens should not be on your fantasy radar. Hayden Soboleski May 2015 – The 2014-15 season in Lake Erie led to a disappointing six points (six assists) in 54 games for Siemens. He suffered two injuries during the year which limited his playing time, but earned a call-up for the Avalanche’s final regular season game. His offensive upside appears to be fading, however his gritty defensive game continues to slowly develop responsibility and consistency. Hayden Soboleski October 2014- Siemens was relegated back to duty with the Lake Erie monsters even thoughhe drew praise from coach Patrick Roy which is promising news for the young rearguard. It’s definitely a positive sign in his development and his stock should be trending upward. During the preseason games and training camp, Siemens brought a no-nonsense physicality to the blue line for the Avalanche. Although limited offensively, he could be a solid call up for his defensive ability if the injury bug hits the Avalanche blue line. Aron Arenas February 2014 – Duncan Siemens scored his first professional goal VS. Grand Rapids on February 5th. Siemens has struggled to develop as quickly as Colorado had hoped but the promise and potential are there for Siemens to be a true stay at home defensemen. Andrew Ward June 2013 – Duncan Siemens finished out 2013 with 32 points in 70 games and a very respectable plus-31. Siemens continues to develop in the WHL and as a prospect Siemens has a promising future. His play is been mean and gritty, and his defensive ability is exactly what the Avalanche are missing on the back end. With the Avalanche in a transitional period of sorts, Siemens might get his best shot yet in the next training camp. Andrew Ward April 2012 – Siemens didn’t see the statistical dominance that some expected after his draft year. Siemens is defense first player that is one of the hardest players to get by in one-on-one situations. He moves the puck very well. In the 2011-12 season he put up 28 points in 57 games. It was an alarming drop from the 43 points he had in his draft year. Siemens will challenge for a roster spot on the Avs next year, but if he can’t crack their top six, he will dominate Major Junior and be a big part of Team Canada at the U20’s and the Saskatoon Blades as they host the Memorial Cup. Zenon Herasymiuk December 2011 – After looking- and playing- like a spot in the NHL was likely right away, 2011 first round selection Duncan Siemens has not enjoyed the dominant campaign many expected of a player who posted 43 points, a +40 rating and 121 PIM in his draft year. Held to 16 points before the break, Siemens also failed to crack Team Canada. A long, luxurious skater who can ragdoll opponents in his own end, that Siemens’ offensive game has seemingly disappeared with the departure of Stefan Elliot is a sign his abilities in that department may have been overstated. Matthew Bugg

Fantasy Upside 2.0
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 11, 1993
Height 6‘3”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted 2011 Round 1; Overall: 11


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2006-2007 Sherwood Park Flyers U15 AAAAEHL U1529 4 48 86|        
 2007-2008 Sherwood Park Flyers U15 AAAAEHL U1532 14 2236 54|        
  Team Northeast Alberta Cup- - -- -|        
 2008-2009 Sherwood Park Kings U18 AAAAEHL U1834 5 1318 68|Playoffs11 2 68 24 
  Saskatoon BladesWHL2 0 11 2|        
 2009-2010 Saskatoon BladesWHL57 3 1720 89|Playoffs7 0 00 11 
  Canada Pacific U17WHC-175 0 00 10|        
 2010-2011 Saskatoon BladesWHL72 5 3843 121|Playoffs10 1 34 15 
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 23 6|        
 2011-2012 Saskatoon BladesWHL57 6 2228 91|Playoffs4 1 12 10 
  Cleveland MonstersAHL3 0 00 2|        
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 11 2|        
 2012-2013 Saskatoon BladesWHL70 3 2932 109|Playoffs4 0 11
  Saskatoon BladesMemorial Cup4 0 11 8|        
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
 2013-2014 Cleveland MonstersAHL46 1 34 45|        
 2014-2015 Colorado AvalancheNHL1 0 00 0|        
  Cleveland MonstersAHL54 0 66 57|        
 2015-2016 San Antonio RampageAHL53 1 67 90|        
 2016-2017 Colorado AvalancheNHL3 0 00 2|        
  San Antonio RampageAHL73 2 57 100|        
 2017-2018 Colorado AvalancheNHL16 1 12 23|Playoffs5 0 00
  San Antonio RampageAHL45 1 67 47|        
 2018-2019 Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL48 2 57 77|Playoffs5 0 00 12