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Somewhat limited offensive fantasy potential outside of leagues that have value for plus-minus, hits and blocks.


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July 2022 -Hayden Fleury signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning with a $762,500 cap hit. – Peter Harling
February 2022- Haydn Fleury hasn’t done much for fantasy owners this season, though that’s never really been expected of him. He’s been playing roughly 16 minutes a night, nearly all at even strength or on the penalty kill, and has produced two goals and a secondary assist in 25 games.  His peripheral game is minor, with two hits, just better than a block and a half and less than a shot and a half per game. Digging into his advanced stats, Fleury sees, unsurprisingly, less than half his shift starts in the O-Zone. He plays against weaker competition than his defensive peers, and has a negative Corsi to show for it. He plays the majority of his minutes with fantasy ice cubes Will Borgen and Jeremy Lauzon. If you have to make a choice between the Fleury brothers to roster in your league, you could make the argument that Haydn is playing NHL minutes, but I would rather hold Cale. Alex Wyatt

July 2021 – After a trade to Anaheim, Fleury finally got into an NHL lineup on a regular basis. At the NHL level he has yet to show any indication that he is anything more than a stay-at-home defenseman. Seattle made him their selection from the Ducks, so he joins his brother with the Kraken. – Dobber


March 2020 – Fleury has spent most of his season this year on the bottom pairing for the Hurricanes. Having scored 11 points in 41 games, Fleury will not ever be a great point producer, keeping both his floor and his ceiling low. He might have a chance to get to 20 to 25 points if he moves up the lineup card, but with the Canes desire to add defense depth, the likelihood of that is rather low. If you are in a super deep league, Fleury might be of interest. Jack LeGwin


April 2019 – The most inconsistent thing about Fleury’s 2018-19 season was his playing time. On most nights he was Carolina’s seventh defenseman, the next in line to crack one of the best defensive corps in the league. When he did he in the lineup, the former first rounder filled in fairly seamlessly, with consistent bottom pairing minutes in the NHL. He’s certainly not going to be the type of offensive player that he was drafted for in 2014, but Fleury has a solid defensive acumen, an increasingly physical edge and room to grow as he continues to develop on the offensive side of the puck. Kevin LeBlanc


May 2018 – Steady first NHL season for Fleury, who featured in 67 games for the Hurricanes in 2017-18. The club did a good job of managing his minutes count, regularly giving the 21-year-old nights in the press box if his play started to drop in quality. Not a lot of pop for fantasy owners, as Fleury only put up eight points, but there could be some upside as a blocks and hits blue liner in multi-cat leagues down the road. There is still more offense to come, which many times occurs around an NHL defenseman’s third or fourth campaign. Fleury will likely remain as a bottom-two pairing guy for the near future.  Kevin LeBlanc


September 2017 – 2017-18 could be the year that Fleury cracks the Carolina lineup for the first time. After a solid first professional season where he played in 69 games for the Charlotte Checkers and posted 26 points, the two-way defenseman is in the mix to be in the Canes bottom pairing as early as this year. The top four is locked in with Justin Faulk, Jaccob Slavin, Brett Pesce and Noah Hanifin, and Carolina acquired Trevor van Riemsdyk from Chicago in the offseason to try to improve their bottom pairing. The sixth defenseman right now is Klas Dahlbeck, who is servicable, but by no means dynamic. Fleury passed his first test in professional hockey a year ago, and will likely be worked in slowly as he continues to develop as an option for coach Bill Peters. He may not be a huge fantasy producer but could be a solid middle pairing points and blocks performer in the future.  Kevin LeBlanc


October 2016 – Fleury had a good developmental season with the Red Deer Rebels in 2015-16, and moves on to professional hockey this fall. He should be a main piece of the Charlotte Checkers blueline this season, and will have the opportunity to play a ton of minutes in all situations. The blueliner is still projected as an all-around, top-four, minute munching defenseman and will develop into that role over the next couple seasons. Kevin LeBlanc


December 2015 – Fleury was named to Canada’s 30-man preliminary roster for the 2016 World Junior Championships in Finland. After being disappointed by not making the team that won gold last season, Fleury appears to have a strong shot (if he’s not already a lock) to make the team this year. Kevin LeBlanc


November 2015 – Following a strong camp in Carolina, Fleury was returned to Red Deer for the season. He has carried the momentum from camp and his successful Traverse City Prospect’s Tournament over to the WHL season, compiling 15 points in his first 16 games, while adding 21 penalty minutes. His six goals scored have already matched his season output from 2014-15. If his strong play continues, he has a chance to be a top-pairing defenseman for Canada’s WJC team this season.  Kevin LeBlanc


June 2015 – Much was expected of Fleury when the Hurricanes selected him as the second defenseman overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. There were some bumps in the road, but the all-around blueliner improved this season in Red Deer. Although he will never be a fantasy force in terms of putting up points, Fleury is being groomed to be a first pairing defenseman in the NHL. With that comes a ton of ice time and the ability to contribute in other areas for multi-category leagues. His stat line this season included a drop to 28 points in 63 games, but there was a bright spot when he scored in his first and only AHL game in Charlotte after the Rebels were eliminated from the WHL playoffs. This season, the goal will be to dominate in Red Deer while continuing to develop the skills necessary to become a top defenseman in the NHL. He should play a prominent role on Canada’s World Junior Championship team in 2015-16. Kevin LeBlanc


October 2014- After a positive training camp Carolina has determined Haydn Fleury could use some more time in juniors. As cuts were made Fleury has been returned to the Red Deer Rebels. Look for Fleury to make almost an immediate impact next season as he has the size and game to play in the NHL. – Andrew Ward


June 2014 – The Carolina Hurricanes selected Haydn Fleury 7th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

January 2014 – Red Deer Rebels defenseman Haydn Fleury is trending upwards heading into the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. In a draft class thin at the top for defensemen, Fleury will be highly coveted due to his ability to serve as an effective shutdown defenseman. Fleury is a big mobile physical defenseman who is extremely intelligent reading the play accurately. He won’t blow anyone away with his offensive package but his ability to move up and down the ice and lead the rush with crisp breakout passes cannot be understated. Fleury was ranked 6th by TSN’s Bob McKenzie in his 2014 NHL Draft Mid-Term Rankings. Brendan Ross

Fantasy Upside 4.2
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 8, 1996
Height 6‘3”
Weight 220 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 1; Overall: 7


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Camrose Red Wings U15 AAAAEHL U1533 1 89 36|        
 2010-2011 Notre Dame Hounds U15 PrepSSMHL U1821 7 1926 30|        
  Notre Dame Argos U18 AAASMAAAHL3 0 11 0|        
 2011-2012 Notre Dame Argos U18 AAASMAAAHL39 6 1521 60|Playoffs8 1 45
  Team Saskatchewan WCCC-16- 0 00 -|        
  Red Deer RebelsWHL4 0 00 0|        
 2012-2013 Red Deer RebelsWHL66 4 1519 21|Playoffs9 0 22
  Canada Western U17WHC-175 1 23 14|        
 2013-2014 Red Deer RebelsWHL70 8 3846 46|Playoffs1 0 00
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 01 6|        
  Canada U18WJC-187 0 11 4|        
 2014-2015 Red Deer RebelsWHL63 6 2228 63|Playoffs5 1 12
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 0|        
  Charlotte CheckersAHL1 1 01 0|        
 2015-2016 Red Deer RebelsWHL56 12 2941 50|Playoffs17 4 59 20 
  Red Deer RebelsM-Cup4 1 45 4|        
  Canada U20WJC-205 0 11 0|        
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 2|        
 2016-2017 Charlotte CheckersAHL69 7 1926 8|Playoffs5 0 00
 2017-2018 Carolina HurricanesNHL67 0 88 14|        
  Charlotte CheckersAHL3 1 12 0|Playoffs8 2 24 14 
 2018-2019 Carolina HurricanesNHL20 0 11 2|Playoffs9 0 00
  Charlotte CheckersAHL28 2 810 32|Playoffs11 2 46
 2019-2020 Carolina HurricanesNHL45 4 1014 8|Playoffs8 2 02
 2020-2021 Carolina HurricanesNHL35 1 01 6|        
  Anaheim DucksNHL12 2 13 2|        
 2021-2022 Seattle KrakenNHL36 2 24 13|        
 2022-2023 Tampa Bay LightningNHL29 0 11 14|Playoffs1 0 00
 2023-2024 Tampa Bay LightningNHL3 0 11 0|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL5 0 00 6|