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AHL scorer who also racks up PIMs


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July 2021 – Vancouver has signed UFA Dries to a one-year deal. Hayden Soboleski

May 2021 – Dries saw his NHL games played drop yet again, getting into only 3 contests in 2020-21. The 27-year-old’s contract expires at the conclusion of the season and he is unlikely to remain on an NHL deal in the organization that is deeper than ever. If he lands a deal elsewhere he has some streaming potential for his PIM generation, but his most likely outlook is as a top-six AHLer. Hayden Soboleski

May 2020 – After 40 NHL contests in 2018-19, Dries was only used in 5 during the 2019-20 campaign. This is a not a good sign for the 26-year-old who has proven to be a capable net-filler in the AHL. Despite being able to do-it-all with the Eagles, he hasn’t stood out in his NHL stints, although to be fair his ice time has never been significant. He’ll be contention again for a 4th-line role when the next season begins, but he is getting leapfrogged for higher-scoring or higher-pedigree options which won’t get any easier to overcome. Mild streaming potential if he gets called up, but do not draft. Hayden Soboleski


September 2019 – Dries has been assigned to the AHL Eagles to begin the 2019-20 campaign. He showed signs of promise during call-up duties last year, however the added depth in Colorado proved too much for him to overcome in camp. He will likely be among the top candidates for a recall when injuries strike. Hayden Soboleski


July 2019- Dries has signed a one-year extension with the Avalanche. He will once again push for a depth role out of training camp, but given the many additions to Colorado this off-season he wil