Nick Schmaltz
Nick Schmaltz
23-Year-Old Right WingRW
Arizona Coyotes
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Schmaltz began the year with 11 points in 23 games for the Blackhawks before being flipped to the Coyotes for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini. The deal proved to be mutually beneficial, with Schmaltz adding 14 points in 17 contests before his season ended with an upper-body injury. The Coyotes were pleased with the 23-year-old forward, bestowing him with a seven-year contract extension. Schmaltz is versatile, as he's able to line up at center or on the wing. He will probably play on the same line as either the newly-acquired Phil Kessel or burgeoning star Clayton Keller -- he played with the latter prior to his injury last year. He's had some issues staying healthy in his first three seasons, but if he can stay out of the trainer's room, he could post 20 goals and 50 points while featuring on the power play. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year extension with the Coyotes in March of 2019 worth $5.85 million annually.
Scores sixth goal
RWArizona Coyotes
December 12, 2019
Schmaltz scored a goal on two shots and had two PIM in Thursday's 5-2 win over Chicago.
ANALYSIS
Schmaltz found the net against his former team midway through the second period, giving the Coyotes a 4-1 lead. Always a pass-first player, Schmaltz has just two goals since the start of November. He does, however, lead the team in points (23) and assists (17) through 34 games this season.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:44
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:15
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
18:14
2:40
1:19
2018–19
18:01
3:34
0:02
2018–19
17:41
2:41
0:33
2019–20
15:44
2:15
0:01
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Schmaltz broke out during his sophomore campaign in 2017-18, racking up career highs in goals (21), assists (31), shots on net (118) and average ice time (18:14). The 2014 first-round pick will return to his role skating on the second line and top power-play unit in 2018-19, and he should only continue to improve during his third full NHL season. Schmaltz will likely have two high-end scoring threats flanking him in Alex Debrincat and Patrick Kane this campaign, and he could approach the 65-point mark as a result, making him a player fantasy owners will want to target when assembling their forward group during this year's drafts.
Schmaltz showed flashes of impressive talent in his first taste of NHL action last season, finishing with 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) in 61 games with Chicago. However, the 21-year-old winger only logged 66 shots on goal over that span, so if he exhibits more willingness to fire the puck on net in 2017-18, it wouldn't be surprising to see his goal total climb significantly this season. The 2014 first-round pick has the skill to skate in a top-six role, but the Blackhawks may prefer to have him center their third line behind Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov, a role that would cap his offensive upside. Either way, the Wisconsin native is locked in as a member of Chicago’s second power-play unit, which should provide him with plenty of opportunities to set up man-advantage goals. Schmaltz may be a fringe fantasy asset right now, but if he continues to improve as a two-way player in 2017-18, it wouldn't be surprising to see him have a major breakout in 2018-19.
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Dishes out two assists
RWArizona Coyotes
December 8, 2019
Schmaltz registered two assists and three shots with two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Chicago.
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Opens scoring in loss
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November 30, 2019
Schmaltz scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to San Jose.
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Helps out on power play
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November 24, 2019
Schmaltz recorded a power-play assist in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Oilers.
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Collects pair of helpers
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November 18, 2019
Schmaltz registered two assists, one on the power play, in Monday's 3-0 win over the Kings.
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Collects another assist
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November 14, 2019
Schmaltz finished Thursday's 3-2 loss to Minnesota with an assist.
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