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Fantasy Summary

Still a project. 3rd line upside, but needs to adjust to the pro game


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

February 2019 – I could probably cut and paste last year’s updates here. 1 point in 22 AHL contests, but nearly point-per-game in the ECHL. The chances of Nantel becoming fantasy worthy in any regard are extremely slim. Hayden Soboleski

April 2018 – After being an ECHL phenom in 2016-17, Nantel had the chance to prove he was AHL-calibre this season. Unfortunately, in 48 AHL games he managed only 8 points before going back to the ECHL where he is once again producing well. Maybe another strong playoff run could give him another chance but he’ll be 22 when next season starts and needs to prove he can play against real competition. Hayden Soboleski


September 2017 – Nantel is among today’s cuts from the Avs preseason roster, and has been assigned to the AHL. His first attempt in San Antonio led to a long ECHL assignment, but this actually led to a very productive campaign and playoff run, where he was a post-season hero for his team. Hopefully that run kickstarted his offensive production and it translates in the AHL this season. He needs to score well in the AHL before he’s worth drafting in any keeper leagues. Hayden Soboleski April 2017 – The transition to pro hockey was not smooth for Nantel. In 59 AHL games he managed only eight points, which earned him a trip to the ECHL where he picked up two points in five games. This is the unfortunate reality for most average forwards coming out of junior, but its too early to give up hope. The 20-year-old may very well become accustomed to the AHL given time, but