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Fantasy Summary

Energy player and penalty killer, but unlikely to ever be an NHLer


Observations

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April 2018 – Girard’s fourth full AHL season ended with another step backwards in production without a notable increase in any other fantasy-worthy regard. He did not receive any NHL call-ups despite many injuries to the Avs lineup during the season. He remains fantasy-irrelevant. Hayden Soboleski September 2017 – Girard has been assigned to the AHL after being cut from training camp. He is likely never going to be an NHLer, even on a call-up basis, but he had some strong shifts on the PK in training camp that got noticed and may have earned him some points. He will clear waivers before joining the Rampage. Hayden Soboleski January 2017 – Girard has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche, where he has been assigned to the AHL Rampage. At this point he adds depth in the center position but will be behind Grimaldi when call-ups are required, and will be behind Jost if he chooses to turn pro after this NCAA season. He has been unable to build upon his moderately successful sophomore AHL season in which he scored 21 points in 76 games, struggling with 8-in-35 this season. In an organiaztion where there will be lots of recalls and reassignments in the near future, Girard will have to work hard to earn any chances ahead of players who have paid their dues. Hayde