Nick Schmaltz
Nick Schmaltz
24-Year-Old Right WingRW
Arizona Coyotes
Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 8/5/2020
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, $40.95 million contract extension with the Coyotes in March of 2019.
Out again Tuesday
RWArizona Coyotes
Undisclosed
August 4, 2020
Schmaltz (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 2 against Nashville, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
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Schmaltz exited Thursday's exhibition with an undisclosed injury and at this point there's no telling how serious his issue is or when he might be ready to return to action. Derek Stepan will continue to center the Coyotes' second line until Schmaltz is given the green light.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:32
  • 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
17:41
2:41
0:33
2018–19
18:01
3:34
0:02
2019–20
15:32
2:15
0:01
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Won't play Sunday
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Undisclosed
August 2, 2020
Schmaltz (undisclosed) will not play Sunday's Game 1 against Nashville, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
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Done for night
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Undisclosed
July 30, 2020
Schmaltz (undisclosed) left and will not return to Thursday's exhibition contest against the Golden Knights, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
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Second in team scoring
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May 5, 2020
Schmaltz amassed 11 goals and 34 assists in 70 games prior to the suspension of play in mid-March.
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Scores pair in loss
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March 9, 2020
Schmaltz scored twice and fired three shots on goal in Monday's 4-2 loss to Winnipeg.
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Sweeps in rebound
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March 4, 2020
Schmaltz potted a goal on five shots in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Canucks.
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