Todd Burgess

Ottawa Senators
www.ecachockey.com

Fantasy Summary

Bottom-six two-way centre.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 3, 1996
Height 6‘2”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 4; Overall: 103

Observations

March 2019 – Burgess has had a better though less than stellar season for RPI. He improved last season’s point production from .35 to .44 points per game this season. At present, Burgess appears to have little fantasy upside. Jordan Deshane

September 2018 – Burgess completed his inaugural college hockey season with an uninspiring stat line of one goal and 11 assists in 34 games for the RPI Engineers. If there’s anything positive that can be taken from that it’s that his 11 helper tied for the second most on the team. It’s not fair to call a fourth rounder a bust, but right now I’m declaring this 2016 selection a wasted pick. Brad Phillips

January 2018 – After missing the entire 2016-17 season due to injury, Sens fans are finally getting a glimpse of Burgess in action. Playing for the, quite frankly, terrible RPI Engineers Burgess has only one goal and nine helpers to show for his efforts in 19 games. He’s tied for fourth on the team and scoring and second in assists. No doubt there is an adjustment period after missing an entire year of hockey so he deserves a little bit of slack. But he’ll be 22 at the end of this year so there’s not a whole lot of time for this to catch up. Brad Phillips

February 2017 – In the fourth round Ottawa snatched up Todd Burgess from the Fairbanks Ice Dogs who was the leading scorer out of the Tier II NAHL. It was somewhat of a curious pick given the level of competition and that this was his third year of draft eligibility. The NAHL is not exactly known as an NHL prospect factory but they have produced such notable NHL players such as Mike York, Jim Slater and most recently Patrick Maroon. In fact Burgess’ numbers are very similar to Maroon’s in his draft year, albeit Maroon was one year younger. A right winger for two years prior to this season, Burgess made the switch to centre for the first time and flourished. Wearing the ‘C’ for the powerhouse Ice Dogs, he scored 38 goals and assisted on 57 others for 95 points, all three league highs, and a 1.58 ppg. The list of accoladed earned in 2015-16 is a long one;  All-Midwest Division Team, All-NAHL Team, NAHL Forward of the Year, NAHL Most Valuable Player and to cap it off NAHL Robertson Cup Champion. He clearly has some offensive ability but the true test of his skills will be how he does against a higher level of competition when he suits up for RPI in the NCAA. Unfortunately that will have to wait until the fall as Burgess suffered a knee injury in the summer that will cause him to miss the entire 2016-17 season. This raises some red flags as it’s his second knee injury in two years. Burgess will be 21 when he plays his first NCAA game and anything less than big offensive number would be concerning. Brad Phillips


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U16 T1EHL U16 22 4 2 6 4 |          
 2012-2013 Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U16 T1EHL U16 40 17 16 33 51 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 12 
  Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U18 T1EHL U18 5 1 1 2 0 |          
 2013-2014 Fairbanks Ice Dogs NAHL 39 5 11 16 16 | Playoffs 13 1 3 4
 2014-2015 Fairbanks Ice Dogs NAHL 46 15 21 36 48 | Playoffs 6 2 2 4
 2015-2016 Fairbanks Ice Dogs NAHL 60 38 57 95 42 | Playoffs 12 5 9 14
 2016-2017 RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.) NCAA 0 0 0 0 0 |          
 2017-2018 RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.) NCAA 34 1 11 12 22 |          
 2018-2019 RPI (Rensselaer Polytech. Inst.) NCAA 36 7 9 16 31 |          

Highlights