jonas Siegenthaler -

Fantasy Summary

Siegenthaler is a defense-first defender but he does have experience in offensive situations after being thrusted into those roles internationally. He’s got a little bit of value offensively but he will be a better NHLer than fantasy player


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April 2021 – Jonas Siegenthaler was traded to the New Jersey Devils for a conditional third-round pick just prior to the deadline. A change of scenery could be good as there may be more opportunity in New Jersey. Tony Ferrari 


February 2021 – Siegenthaler has seemingly been pushed out of the Capitals six defenseman and finds himself the number eight defenseman behind Schultz, Chara and TVR. The Capitals do not want to lose him on waivers so he will likely be traded or will be stuck on the taxi squad all year, unless an abundance of injuries occur.  Pat Quinn


March 2020 – Siegenthaler has arrived as a solid bottom pairing defenseman. There would be a chance to see how far up the line up he could go but the Capitals have no room for him for the foreseeable future. As the season is currently paused Siegenthaler has nine points in 64 games, with a surprising amount of PIMS with 43 but those remain situational to his game as he is not a PIM-machine style player. Siegenthaler averaged 15:44 of ice time per game and was good at even strength and on the penalty kill. He only registered 51 hits, so od not expect much there ever, and he also had 105 blocks which can be attributed to being on the second PK and third pairing. With more ice time all stats can rise, but none will be at fantasy level except as a cheap source of blocks. Pat Quinn


September 2019 – Siegenthaler has made the Capitals squad as a bottom pairing defenseman who will occasionally slide up and down the line up. Do not expect many points, hits or shots from him but he may post good numbers in the shot blocks department.  Pat Quinn


March 2019 – Siegenthaler proved he is an NHLer with his 25 games in the big leagues. He still has no real scoring upside but is a great two-way player who can post between 20-25 points. Siegenthaler can play very well in his own end and has no problem transitioning the play out of the zone. For now he will have to help the Bears in the playoffs and if that team is eliminate he will be the eighth defenseman for the Capitals, though he should be the seventh because Orpik is bad. In 2019-2020 he will be a feature on the Capitals blueline. Pat Quinn


September 2018 – Siegenthaler has played very well for the Capitals in the preseason, making it very difficult on the team to send him down to the Bears. He has played a very strong two-way game which has always been his strength. However he does not require waiver to be send down and Bowey does, but what is keeping Siegenthaler up at the moment is an injury to Kempy, making Siegenthaler the number 6/7 defenseman. Depending on how the Capitals play Orpik, Siegenthaler could see a couple NHL games. Pat Quinn


June 2018 – Siegenthaler gave the Bears the type of season he will likely have going forward as a professional with 12 points in 75 games. He is a player who is more concerned with defending his own end than scoring int he other, but can at least skate and pass in today’s NHL. Think of him as a Karl Alzner but a better skater, passer, and shooter who puts up similar points. Pat Quinn


December 2017 – Siegenthaler is playing the steady mistake free defense you would expect out of him, along with not putting up many points. He has played in all 28 games for the Bears, and has just five points, but he has been shooting the puck as he leads Hershey defensemen in shots. The volume of shots is intriguing as it just seems like there is offense there, but in Hershey he is relied upon for 5 on 5 and penalty killing. Perhaps one day he will get a shot to show he can score but expect him to not be relevant in anything bu the deepest fantasy hockey leagues. Pat Quinn


January 2017 – The Swiss opened the tournament versus the USA and ultimately lost 3-2 but gave the Americans much more than they expected. Siegenthaler was a big part of the team on the back end ultmately winding up as one of their top three players of the tournament, as voted by the coaching staff. In th game against the USA Siegenthaler had one powerplay assist as he contuinued to put up points, perhaps it was a mirage or perhaps it was a sign of things to come. A full season in the AHL will give us an idea of what Siegenthaler can do. Pat Quinn


January 2017 – Siegenthaler has been one of the top defenders for a strong Swiss squad in the tournament. Currently he has five points, one goal and four assists, in four games and was shut out for one of those games. He is on the teams top powerplay and even scored a goal on a one-timer, the shot was still not strong enough but showed a good location with traffic in front. The tournament is a small amount of game, equating to a small sample size, but if he can put up this type of offense it will help him make the NHL. In the end I still do not trust him to provide offense for his NHL team but instead will provide strong transition on defenseive play. Pat Quinn


December 2016 – Siegenthaler was loaned back to the ZSC Lions of the Swiss-A League for the 2016-2017 season instead of playing in the AHL. Currently he has two points in 16 games which is in line with his usual low point per game average. There was talk that if he played in the AHL this year that perhaps he could grow his offensive game, but realy it does not look like much is there. Siegenthaler will likely still become an NHL defenseman, as he has the skating and passing to play, but his shot and offensive instincts are not developing well. He is on the path to be a better real life defneseman over a fantasy relevant defenseman. Pat Quinn


January 2016 – Siegenthaler was the steady presence for the Swiss at the World Juniors for their defense core but only put up one assist. In fact he has not scored a goal in the NLA for 73 total games, his entire career. The Capitals did not draft him for his offense and so far niether should any fantasy owner. Pat Quinn


Nov 2015 – Siegenthaler is currently playing in Switzerland’s top tier league, National League A (NLA), for the ZSC Lions. He has only two assists in 13 games but he was not drafted for his offense by the Capitals. He is a steady force in their top four defensemen group, routinely making the smart pass and defending well, it will take time to see if he can produce an offensive upside so his is a wait and see young player. Pat Quinn


June 2015 – Caps take stay-at-homer Siegenthaler at 57.


June 2015 – At 18 years young, Jonas Siegenthaler, already packs an NHL size frame at 6’3” and 220lbs. He really is a man playing amongst boys when playing in tournaments around his age range showing a solid plus-9 rating this past WJHC despite being on a team that finished 2-3-1. What you will notice with this prospect is his offensive game is virtually nonexistent so for him to make an impact at the next level it will be because of his shutdown ability. Therefore for those looking for fantasy prospects you should stop reading and look elsewhere. That being said for a player of his size, Siegenthaler is a great skater, defender and doesn’t make many mistakes which is what most GM’s will admire about this Swiss defender. He’s a projected to go as high as the second round in the upcoming NHL entry draft. Travis Watson

Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 10
Country SUI
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 6, 1996
Height 6‘2”
Weight 218 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 2; Overall: 57


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 ZSC III U15Mini B2 1 01 2|        
 2009-2010 ZSC U15U15-Elit7 0 22 6|        
  Urdorf U15U15-Top11 3 14 10|        
  Zurich SuisseQC Int PW5 3 14 4|        
 2010-2011 ZSC U15U15-Elit23 11 1425 16|        
  ZSC U17U17-Elit