Sean Durzi

Los Angeles Kings
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Fantasy Summary

Big-minute defenseman with offensive upside

Fantasy Upside 6.2
NHL Certainty 7.2
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 9, 1998
Height 6‘0”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 52


October 2019 – Durzi was cut from the Kings training camp and assigned to the Ontario Reign of the AHL. He will be a part of a young blue line in Ontario and acclimate himself to hockey at the pro level. Durzi is part of a crowded Reign back end with nine defenceman on the roster. He should see regular playing time throughout the season. He sustained an injury in the first game of the 2019-2020 season and is now out week-to-week, which could put him behind the eight ball with other defenceman ready to seize their opportunity as he recovers. Julian Mongillo


April 2019 – Sean Durzi, who was acquired by the Los Angeles Kings at the trade deadline, has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the team. The right shot defenceman has plenty of offensive promise and strong puck-moving skills. He will finish out the year with the Guelph Storm as they continue their playoff run. He is poised to begin his pro career in the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Julian Mongillo


January 2019 – Durzi was traded from Toronto to Los Angeles as part of the deal where Jake Muzzin was dealt to Toronto.  Jokke Nevalainen


January 2019 – Durzi has been traded to the Guelph Storm who are loading up for the playoffs. This is a good opportunity to see how the point-per-game d-man fares on his first new team in over 3 years. Hayden Soboleski


October 2018 – Durzi will wear an ‘A’ for the Attack this season in the OHL. Minimal fantasy impact, but bodes well for character and being trusted by coaching staff. Hayden Soboleski


September 2018 – After a strong camp but average pre-season Durzi has been reassigned to the OHL for the 2018-19 campaign. He was briefly loaned to the Marlies, leading to speculation he may sign an ELC and play there, but the AHL blueline was too crowded so he will wait another year. After tearing up the Junior ranks last season, his goal this season will be bigger minutes. This isn’t a step back by any means, so don’t panic, he will step into pro just fine in 2019-20.  Hayden Soboleski

June 2018 – The Leafs have taken Sean Durzi with the 52nd overall pick. Like the Sandin pick, Durzi is a relatively safe bet to become a useful pro, but is unlikely to be more than a 2nd-pairing d-man. He had an outstanding OHL season as a 19-year-old (which is a big asterisk), including playing big minutes, and he has some good offensive weapons in his holster. Likely to be fantasy relevant one day, but not worth drafting yet outside very deep leagues. Hayden Soboleski


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Mississauga Rebels U16 AAA GTHL U16 31 4 10 14 8 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1
 2014-2015 Mississauga Rebels U18 AAA GTHL U18 24 1 5 6 8 |          
  St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL 2 0 1 1 2 |          
 2015-2016 Owen Sound Attack OHL 45 10 6 16 19 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
 2016-2017 Owen Sound Attack OHL 60 2 36 38 24 | Playoffs 17 1 8 9
 2017-2018 Owen Sound Attack OHL 40 15 34 49 12 | Playoffs 11 4 12 16
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 0 1 1 0 |          
 2018-2019 Guelph Storm M-Cup 4 2 5 7 2 |          
  Owen Sound Attack OHL 18 3 14 17 19 |          
  Guelph Storm OHL 17 8 12 20 6 | Playoffs 24 3 24 27 14 
 2019-2020 Ontario Reign AHL 39 2 12 14 20 |