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Tough bottom-pairing defenseman potential of multi-cat value


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June 2019 – Healey did not get a qualifying offer from the Flames which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

July 2018 – Healey went from being an in and out lineup player to being a consistent bottom-pairing D. He still remains a unique prospect who has the potential to play hard minutes in the event of injury. His play improved as he adjusted to the speed and skill at the AHL level. He will look to gain more minutes as he moves up Stockton’s lineup next season.-  Joel Henderson

Oct 2017: Nothing much has changed for Josh Healey except it can be noted that his skating is noticibly fine vs AHL competition but he has yet to move up the lineup. The reason to watch for him is that he brings a lot to the table that other CGY D prospects don’t in terms of his physicality and grit. I can’t see CGY pulling him up unless there are significant injuries to Stone or Hamonic and they feel Bartowski is struggling too much (which he is). Healey provides deeeeeeeeep fantasy value in roto leagues. That’s about it at this point. If you own him in a fantasy league, you certainly shouldn’t right now. – Joel Henderson

April 2017: The kid has edge and toughness which is severely lacking in the Flames system. Healey attended Calgary’s development camp in the summer of 2016 but had a difficult time truly standing out. Flames management kept tabs on him for various reasons including his ties to Alberta, his aggressive playing style, his work ethic, and the fact that his fitness testing was one of the best during that summer showcase. 

Josh has a lot of edge to his game. He shoots left and plays left which presumably fits a future opening for a bottom pairing spot at some point. He was dominating the game from a physical side of things, and had his best offensive campaign by collecting four goals and 21 assists with a whopping 70 PIMS. It would be surprising if he was in the NHL next year and with the Flames system it might be tough to hurdle the talent, but he is a super deep fantasy option to add significant hits, grit and PIMS. – Joel Henderson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 2.5
NHL Certainty 1.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 14, 1994
Height 6‘1”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 SSAC U15 AA 3 EMHA U1533 8 1220 14|        
 2008-2009 SSAC Lions U15 AAAAEHL U1533 3 1417 24|Playoffs11 0 55
  SSAC Lions U15 AAAJohn Reid Bantam7 4 48 6|        
 2009-2010 SSAC Bulldogs U16 AAAAEHL U1631 4 1216 22|        
 2010-2011 SSAC Athletics U18 AAAAEHL U1832 2 1113 34|Playoffs5 0 22
  Sherwood Park CrusadersAJHL1 0 00 2|        
 2011-2012 Sherwood Park CrusadersAJHL47 2 1012 59|Playoffs9 0 22
 2012-2013 Sherwood Park CrusadersAJHL53 10 1323 126|Playoffs10 1 34 11 
  Canada West U19