Sheldon Dries

Colorado Avalanche
image courtesy of Hill Country News

Fantasy Summary

Goal-scorer who also racks up PIMs

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 23, 1994
Height 5‘9”
Weight 180 lbs
Drafted No


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 will most likely serve as an AHL scorer and NHL injury fill-in.  Hayden Soboleski


December 2018 – The injury bug never left the Avs room and as such Dries has suited up 16 times for the Avs, getting recalled from the AHL almost every other week. 4 points in those games isn’t overly fantasy-worthy, and neither is his lack of PP TOI (or regular TOI for that matter with an average of 10:14). Serious injuries do mean that he’ll be a depth peripheral producer for a few more weeks at least. Hayden Soboleski


November 2018 – The injuries kept coming so Dries is amid another call-up with the Avs. He scored his first NHL goal after getting the call and another in the next game for good measure. With only 8 minutes TOI per game average this is likely a flash in the pan, but just like last call-up, this is excellent exposure for when he makes a push for a real role next year (or this year, at the rate injuries are piling up). Hayden Soboleski


October 2018 – Dries has been reassigned to the AHL as NHL roster players have been activated off IR. He got 3 games with the big club, but didn’t put up fantasy-relevant numbers in any category. Not worth a waiver yet even if more injuries hit, give him another season to develop. Hayden Soboleski


October 2018 – Against the odds and thanks to a couple injuries, Dries will appear in the Avs opening-night lineup. The AHL scorer won’t see a lot of ice, but still has a shot to impress the team if he can provide the offense and grit he’s shown at the lower level. Unlikely to be fantasy relevant now, but bodes well for making a full time jump in later years. Hayden Soboleski


July 2018 – The Avs have signed free agent Sheldon Dries away from the Dallas Stars organization. As an AHL rookie, Dries posted 19 goals and 11 assists in 70 games played – this combo of goal-scoring and making it into the lineup regularly is a great sign for anyone transitioning to a new league. In the AHL playoffs, he was a pure sniper, putting up 10 goals (but no assists) in the 22-game post-season.


His quick pro transition is extremely promising, and the fact that he weighs in at 180 lbs should make him a little less injury-prone than most 5’9″ players. Considering his strong knack for scoring over passing, he could put more pucks on net, he’s not truly a volume shooter yet. He drops the gloves on occasion and puts up a fair amount of PIMs, so  helooks like a multi-category prospect to watch as he continues his pro development. Hayden Soboleski



 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Honeybaked Bantam Minor AAA T1EMBHL 30 25 20 45 45 |          
 2008-2009 Honeybaked Bantam Major AAA T1EBHL 31 20 18 38 28 |          
 2009-2010 Honeybaked U16 T1EHL U16 36 28 12 40 50 |          
 2010-2011 Belle Tire U18 T1EHL U18 36 23 15 38 92 |          
  Green Bay Gamblers USHL 3 0 0 0 4 |          
 2011-2012 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 59 19 19 38 126 | Playoffs 12 1 6 7
 2012-2013 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 54 22 27 49 105 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
  USA U19 WJAC-19 4 1 6 7 4 |          
 2013-2014 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 39 3 4 7 43 |          
 2014-2015 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 37 14 15 29 37 |          
 2015-2016 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 36 11 7 18 22 |          
 2016-2017 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 36 16 14 30 34 |          
 2017-2018 Texas Stars AHL 70 19 11 30 53 | Playoffs 22 10 0 10 30 
 2018-2019 Colorado Avalanche NHL 40 3 3 6 26 |          
  Colorado Eagles AHL 25 3 8 11 19 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1
 2019-2020 Colorado Eagles AHL 15 6 6 12 16 |