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Fantasy Summary

A grinder of average speed who offers puck support on the forecheck. Plays a depth role.


Observations

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April 2020 – Elie, now 25 years of age, has been offered several opportunities in the past to play in the NHL. He provides replacement-level forechecking at that level, but offers little else to distinguish himself from other options. His speed is average, and he is not a particularly agile skater. The AHL’s Rochester Americans have recently used Elie in a depth checking role alongside winger Brett Murray. His stock has fallen considerably since 2017-2018. This season, he did not play any games with the Buffalo Sabres. He becomes an RFA at the end of the current campaign. Kevin Wong

 

February 2020 – At this point, it seems that Remi Elie will be a career AHLer. He does not offer much fantasy upside. In 27 games played with the Americans this season, he has six goals and five assists. As of late, he has spent time playing with Casey Mittelstadt and CJ Smith. You would think that having a playmaker like Mittelstadt by his side that he would produce a bit more, but is not the case. Josh Tessler

 

August 2019 – Remi Elie signs a one-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres. The AAV is $700,000.  Elie has proven that he can produce in the offensive zone and that he can be an instigator. Also, he is not shy about dropping the gloves. Last season, the 24-year-old split his time between the Buffalo Sabres and the Rochester Americans. In 16 games played in Buffalo, he had 1 assist. His ATOI was extremely low as he had logged an average of 10 minutes a night, but it would have been nice to see Elie be a bit more productive when he was on the ice. During his stint in the AHL, he played in 25 games and posted 14 points (8 goals, 6 assists). Based on his performance last season, the Sabres migh