Fantasy Summary

Playmaking forward who must learn how to dictate the pace of his line’s play more frequently. Does not exude enough grit


Observations

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February 2022 – Sikura has seen just four games of NHL action this season despite many paper transactions up and down from the AHL. In his few appearances in burgundy he is seeing roughly 11 minutes per night, which is more than other call-ups and even slipped into the top-six on one occasion for half a game. This usage should make him an option for single-game streaming but his output does not yet justify it. He is not shooting enough, doesn’t hit, and doesn’t take faceoffs. He is an excellent AHLer, but unlikely to be fantasy relevant. Hayden Soboleski

October 2021 – The Avs have recalled Sikura to serve as a depth NHL forward. This comes as the younger and higher-upside Newhook, Maltsev, Bowers, and Kaut all stew in the AHL, so it appears that Sikura has achieved veteran status (despite minimal NHL experience) that is playing in his favor. Based on his previous stints, expect just over 1 SOG/game, roughly 0.3 points/game, and minimal peripheral stats while he’s in the lineup. Hayden Soboleski

August 2021 – Sikura has signed with the Avalanche, where he projects to join the AHL Eagles which have lost some of the veterans forwards. Hayden Soboleski

April 2020 – After a brief stint with the Chicago Blackhawks in December 2019 and January 2020, Sikura was returned to the AHL Rockford Icehogs where he has tallied less than a point per game as a 24-year-old. Two years removed from his 2018 Hobey Baker nomination, he does not assert his presence on the ice regularly enough to impact his team’s success. He possesses good speed, but does not carry the puck confidently through the neutral zone. He sometimes takes too long to make plays with the puck. Kevin Wong

 

December 2018 – Sikura has been recalled from Rockford of the AHL where he led the Icehogs in goals and points. Taking the slow approach to his development will hopefully pays dividends for the Hawks, as they desperately need to infuse this lineup with skilled youth. Tony Carr

 

November 2018 – Sikura underwhelmed at the Blackhawks training camp and was sent to Rockford to start the season. He has rediscovered his game playing for the Icehogs and should see a call up to the big club soon. Tony Carr

 

March 2018- Sikura has signed an entry level deal with the Blackhawks and will report directly to Chicago with the expectation he will suit up for his first NHL game on Thursday against Winnipeg. A Hobey Baker finalist for the second year in a row, Sikura has made the cut down to the top ten vying for the award. The Blackhawks season is officially in tryout mode so look for Sikura to see ample minutes as soon as he hits the lineup. Tony Carr

 

December 2017- Sikura has been selected to represent Team Canada at the Spengler Cup held in Davos, Switzerland. He has chipped in with an assist through two games so far as Canada heads into the semi-final. Tony Carr

 

December 2017- After a great summer camp, where he was lauded as the best player on the ice, Sikura has translated that into another hot start for Northeastern University. Averaging well over a point per game, the senior is also an assistant captain for the number 10 ranked (USCHO) Huskies. Expect a stint in the AHL once his college career is done. Tony Carr

 

February 2017- Sikura has been the definition of hot lately, with 18 points in his last 10 games, including three games with three points and four games with two points. His strong season has been recognized as Sikura has been nominated for the 2017 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, the holy grail of college hockey individual awards. Tony Carr

 

January 2017- Sikura is a skilled forward who can play both center and wing. His on ice talent is above average, with good vision and mobility and a willingness to involve teammates with his unselfish play. Sikura will need to add some bulk to his frame to have a legitimate chance at making the Blackhawks roster.~ Tony Carr

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 1, 1995
Height 5‘11”
Weight 166 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 6; Overall: 178

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 South Central Coyotes U16 AAAETAHL U1654 19 2241 16|        
  St. Andrew's College Varsity BCAHS- - -- -|        
  St. Andrew's College CISAA2 0 00 0|        
 2011-2012 Aurora TigersOJHL44 6 1218 2|Playoffs9 2 02
 2012-2013 Aurora TigersOJHL46 8 2028 28|Playoffs6 0 11
 2013-2014 Aurora TigersOJHL41 17 4764 16|Playoffs21 10 1121 28 
 2014-2015 Northeastern Univ.NCAA25 5 27 0|        
 2015-2016