Haydn Fleury

Carolina Hurricanes

Fantasy Summary

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


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 8, 1996
Height 6‘3”
Weight 220 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 1; Overall: 7

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Camrose Red Wings Bantam AAA AMBHL 33 1 8 9 36 |          
 2010-2011 Notre Dame Hounds Bantam AAA SSMHL 21 7 19 26 30 |          
  Notre Dame Argos Midget AAA SMHL 3 0 1 1 0 |          
 2011-2012 Notre Dame Argos Midget AAA SMHL 39 6 15 21 60 | Playoffs 8 1 4 5
  Team Saskatchewan WCCC-16 - 0 0 0 - |          
  Red Deer Rebels WHL 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2012-2013 Red Deer Rebels WHL 66 4 15 19 21 | Playoffs 9 0 2 2
  Canada Western U17 WHC-17 5 1 2 3 14 |          
 2013-2014 Red Deer Rebels WHL 70 8 38 46 46 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 0 1 6 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 0 1 1 4 |          
 2014-2015 Red Deer Rebels WHL 63 6 22 28 63 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Charlotte Checkers AHL 1 1 0 1 0 |          
 2015-2016 Red Deer Rebels WHL 56 12 29 41 50 | Playoffs 17 4 5 9 20 
  Red Deer Rebels M-Cup 4 1 4 5 4 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 2 |          
 2016-2017 Charlotte Checkers AHL 69 7 19 26 8 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0
 2017-2018 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 67 0 8 8 14 |          
  Charlotte Checkers AHL 3 1 1 2 0 | Playoffs 8 2 2 4 14 
 2018-2019 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 20 0 1 1 2 | Playoffs 9 0 0 0
  Charlotte Checkers AHL 28 2 8 10 32 | Playoffs 11 2 4 6
 2019-2020 Carolina Hurricanes NHL - - - - - |          

Highlights