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Fantasy Summary

A late-blooming winger. He comes attached with an impressive resume overseas and some potentially untapped offensive upside.


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August 2021 – The Blue Jackets have signed 28-year-old Danforth to a one-year “show me” deal. Although he enjoyed a respectable Collegiate career, the undersized winger went undrafted and was never awarded his true shot in North America. This resulted in a trip across the pond. He made the most of his move overseas, to say the least. In his debut season with Lukko (Liiga), he finished fifth in league scoring with 52 points over 59 games. Subsequently, he would follow this with a league-leading 60 points and patted his stat line with a solid plus-26 rating. This, in turn, awarded him a sniff in the KHL, where he wrapped up yet another successful tour, finishing sixth league-wide with 55 points. Quite the three-year run for an undrafted player. With a more potent offense serving as the immediate need, the Jackets take a shot with a low-risk/high-reward player. The question that begs is clear – can he complete the cinderella story and provide himself a solid NHL career? Dave Hall

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 15, 1993
Height 5‘9”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Oshawa Kinsmen U16 AAAETAHL U16- - -- -|        
 2009-2010 Oshawa Generals U18 AAAETAHL U18- - -- -|        
  Oshawa Generals U18 AAABig Nickel U185 1 01 8|        
  Cobourg CougarsOJHL3 0 00 2|        
 2010-2011 Cobourg CougarsOJHL47 13 2336 26|Playoffs10 2 13
 2011-2012 Cobourg CougarsOJHL41 22 2749 40|Playoffs5 2 35
  Canada East U19WJAC-194 1 01 4|        
 2012-2013 Cobourg CougarsOJHL43 22 3456 42|Playoffs9 3 11