Rourke Chartier

Unrestricted Free Agent
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Fantasy Summary

The gifted goal scorer is a work in progress, but is one of the more promising offensive prospects in the system.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 3, 1996
Height 5‘11”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 5; Overall: 149

Observations

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

November 2018 – Chartier was recently returned to the AHL after registering just a single point in 13 games for the Sharks. Chartier was averaging just over nine minutes per game in a fourth line role. Getting some more ice time in the AHL in all situations is probably the best thing for Chartier’s development, he is a goal scorer when he’s at his best. At 22 years old, it is fair to wonder whether he’ll ever be more than a bottom six forward at the NHL level. Chris Legg  

September 2018 – Rourke Chartier has been answering the doubters at this year’s training camp. Questions about his health have plagued his career after multiple concussions. So far this pre-season, Chartier is showing that the missed time hasn’t affected his game, posting five points in five pre-season games and appearing to have at least a chance to land the fourth-line center job. Should he hold down that job however, don’t expect this kind of flashy production to last. Once the going gets tougher in the regular season Chartier’s minutes will likely be limited this year. Chris Legg

July 2018 – It would be great if Chartier could become an NHLer based on his awesome hockey name alone, but his chance has been diminished somewhat by his concussion history. Chartier should be first in line for the Sharks’ vacant fourth line center spot; unfortunately he has likely been passed over for that spot by fellow pivot Dylan Gambrell. This isn’t to say it’s not possible that Chartier comes into camp and earns that spot, but after only suiting up for 28 games last season it may be to his benefit to take things slow. Chartier has good offensive upside, the concern is injury history and for this season, opportunity. If Chartier has another good season offensively in the AHL without another concussion, perhaps he’ll be ready to step into a scoring role on the big club when Jumbo Joe decides to hang them up. Chris Legg

December 2017 – Rourke Chartier suffered another concussion on Nov. 22 as he took a vicious elbow from Mason Geertsen in a game against the San Antonio Rampage. Chartier was only back from his previous concussion suffered in the AHL Playoffs last spring for five games before the latest head injury. He has been seen around SAP Center on game nights wearing sunglasses in the building, so there is no reason to think he is close to returning at this point. Zachary DeVine

October 2017 – After suffering a concussion in the AHL playoffs last year, Rourke Chartier is yet to return to action for the San Jose Barracuda. He is skating on his own and has seen at least two specialists but does not appear to be close to getting back into the lineup. Chartier was one of the better possession players for the Barracuda in his rookie season in the AHL, and his steady two-way game is sorely missed. He remains a prospect to watch for San Jose with a strong skillset that has translated well to the professional ranks. However, a concussion of this magnitude is concerning. Zachary DeVine

November 2016 – Chartier has been centering the San Jose Barracuda’s top line, and it’s evolving cast of wingers. Chartier started the season flanked by Labanc and Goldobin and was the glue down the middle with the offensively explosive. wingers. Chartier has shown excellent two-way ability in the middle and with decent size, also is comfortable with the physical side of the game. So far through 14 games, he has posted five goals and four assists while positionally playing the San Jose system to near perfection. Zachary DeVine

April 2016 – Chartier has had a challenging draft+2 season. The recently turned 20-year-old battled a lower body injury early on and struggled to find the elite scoring ability that he was so known for a year ago. He finished his regular season with 25 goals and 46 points in 42 games. A far cry from the 48 goals he scored last year. His Kelowna Rockets are currently down 0-2 to the Victoria Royals in the second round of the WHL playoffs and the Rockets will need Chartier to be at his best if they hope to make the comeback. His five points through nine playoffs games are good for just fourth best on his team. Chartier will most likely move on to the AHL next season where he hopes to rekindle his offensive supremacy while building strength in order to withstand the rigours of the pro game. – Cam Robinson

January 2016 – A disappointing finish to Chartier’s one and only World Junior experience, as the Canadian squad lost in the quarter finals. The Kelowna Rockets’ standout played in a mostly third-line capacity with limited power-play opportunities. He recorded two assists in five games. Chartier will look to stay healthy and regain the scoring magic he provided last year as Kelowna once again attempts to go deep into the playoffs. Cam Robinson

December 2015 – After sustaining an early season injury, Chartier appeared to be behind the eight-ball in his quest for a spot on Team Canada’s National team. Despite the slow start, Chartier showed very well at camp and during exhibition play, earning himself a spot on defending champions’ roster. Chartier appears set to start the tournament playing on the fourth line next to Islanders first rounder Anthony Beauvillier and draft-eligible prospect, Julien Gauthier. He will also get a look on the second power play unit. – Cam Robinson

November 2015 – Chartier has been sidelined with an undisclosed upper-body injury since October and has accumulated only four points in seven games this season. The injury forced him out of the Canada-Russia Super Series, making it even more difficult for him to make an impression on the World Junior Team brass. Chartier will need to get healthy and re-discover his scoring touch from a year ago in order to have a shot at making the National Team and continue his ascension as a player and prospect –Cam Robinson

September 2015 – Chartier was returned to the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL. The young pivot had a strong camp and was noticeable in the pre season games he suited up for. While it may be difficult for Chartier to exceed his lofty point totals from last season with the graduation of some elite talent from the Rockets, he should get a long look at the World Junior Canadian selection camp in December, with hopes of making the squad as a top six forward.  – Cam Robinson

August 2015 – Chartier wrapped up a fantastic age-18 season in the WHL. While his team fell to the Oshawa Generals in overtime of the Memorial Cup Final, he played well in a game that will be remembered for its intensity. The tournament also allowed him to add to his personal trophy case; he was named the WHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player as well as MVP of the Kelowna Rockets. His 48 goals and 82 points in 58 games were ranked on the team. Rourke inked a three-year entry-level contract with San Jose back in December. He will look to flex his offensive muscle at training camp in the fall. Expect him to be back in Kelowna putting up gaudy point totals. Cam Robinson

February 2015 – Chartier has added a bit of bulk and a lot of strength since his draft year and it’s resulted in a tougher player to get off the puck. He’s also improved his shot (both power and accuracy), as shown by his 41 goals which is tied for the WHL lead. Chartier has always been a smart player with excellent hockey sense, so adding these tools has made him dangerous. – Dobber


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Saskatoon Outlaws Bantam AA GSBHL 51 86 45 131 - |          
 2010-2011 Saskatoon Stallions Bantam AA GSHL - - - - - |          
  Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 7 2 0 2 4 | Playoffs 1 1 1 2
 2011-2012 Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 42 23 34 57 14 | Playoffs 13 8 5 13
  Team Saskatchewan WCCC-16 - 0 4 4 - |          
  Saskatoon Contacts Telus Cup 7 7 3 10 4 |          
 2012-2013 Kelowna Rockets WHL 58 13 17 30 16 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Canada Western U17 WHC-17 5 1 2 3 2 |          
 2013-2014 Kelowna Rockets WHL 72 24 34 58 8 | Playoffs 14 6 6 12
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2014-2015 Kelowna Rockets WHL 58 48 34 82 18 | Playoffs 16 13 7 20
  Kelowna Rockets M-Cup 5 2 2 4 0 |          
 2015-2016 Kelowna Rockets WHL 42 25 21 46 16 | Playoffs 18 7 6 13
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Canada U20 WJC-20 5 0 2 2 2 |          
 2016-2017 San Jose Barracuda AHL 67 17 18 35 10 | Playoffs 7 0 6 6
 2017-2018 San Jose Barracuda AHL 28 7 14 21 2 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3
 2018-2019 San Jose Sharks NHL 13 1 0 1 2 |          
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 26 6 12 18 4 |          

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