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Fantasy Summary

30-goal college scorer looking for similar output at the pro level


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September 2023 – Polin is day-to-day with an upper-body injury heading into Avs preseason. After a breakout college campaign, the winger managed just one point in 11 regular season and playoff contests with the Eagles, and his chances of becoming fantasy-relevant this season were very slim. With so many roles available under a new coach in the AHL this season however, training camp and pre-season showings will be having a big impact on what we see out of prospects in Colorado this year. Hayden Soboleski

 

March 2023 – The Avalanche have signed Jason Polin to a one-year ELC. The contract will take effect in 2023-24, the undrafted college free agent will join the AHL Eagles on a PTO for the remainder of 2022-23. Hayden Soboleski

 

Polin broke out in his senior college season for 30 goals in 39 contests, a total he last hit as a senior in the USHL. The Western Michigan captain jumped up from to 47 points after 26 the year prior. This was partially fuelled by a shooting percentage jump from 15 to 20%, but considering the shot volume increase of from 103 to 152 which also occurred this is still good news for fantasy purposes. The potential for turnover on the AHL Eagles next season means that Polin could be tried out in a variety of roles, however the one-year deal suggests that he should see at least some time in a prominent role so the team can see what they have in the soon-to-be 24-year-old winger. 30 goals in college is solid production, but wait for at least proof of concept in pro before putting him on your fantasy radars.

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 17, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Detroit Little CaesarsQC Int PW4 0 00 0|        
 2012-2013 Honeybaked 13U AAAHPHL 13U19 8 513 20|        
 2013-2014 Honeybaked 14U AAAHPHL 14U16 5 813 0|        
 2014-2015 Compuware 16U AAAHPHL 16U26 13 518 4|        
 2015-2016 Team Kelly USA-S165 2 35 0|        
  Victory Honda 16U AAAT1EHL 16U31 21 1334 18|Playoffs4 0 00
 2016-2017 Team Columbia USA-S175 2 02 -|        
  Cedar Rapids RoughRidersUSHL60 8 513 12|        
 2017-2018 Cedar Rapids RoughRidersUSHL38 12 921 12|        
 2018-2019 Cedar Rapids RoughRidersUSHL59 30 2050 37|Playoffs6 5 49
 2019-2020 Western Michigan Univ.NCAA31 7 29 8|        
 2020-2021 Western Michigan Univ.NCAA23 7 714 4|        
 2021-2022 Western Michigan Univ.NCAA39 16 1026 4|        
 2022-2023 Western Michigan Univ.NCAA39 30 1747 13|        
  Colorado EaglesAHL7 0 11 2|Playoffs4 0 00
 2023-2024 Colorado AvalancheNHL7 1 01 2|        
  Colorado EaglesAHL26 2 35 19|        

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