Nic Dowd
Nic Dowd
29-Year-Old CenterC
Washington Capitals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Signed to anchor the fourth line after Jay Beagle's departure in free agency, Dowd proved to be a capable pivot in Washington's bottom six during the 2018-19 season, posting a career high in goals (eight) while tying his career high in points (22) in 64 games. The 29-year-old is expected to reprise his role as the fourth-line center but is unlikely to match the 17 percent shooting rate from last campaign, so keep fantasy expectations in check for the defensive forward. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $2.25 million contract extension with the Capitals in April of 2019.
Supplies pair of assists
CWashington Capitals
December 3, 2019
Dowd had two assists and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
ANALYSIS
Dowd's assists came on both Garnet Hathaway goals in the contest. Dowd is up to six points in 18 contests. He's a decent fourth-liner, but he's averaged just 10:11 per game this season -- his contributions to the offense are too infrequent to interest fantasy owners.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    10:24
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:32
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
7:57
0:00
0:00
2017–18
11:34
0:02
1:35
2018–19
10:18
0:01
1:39
2019–20
10:24
0:00
2:32
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Dowd appeared in 40 games with the Canucks last season as a fourth-line center, scoring three goals and averaging 11 minutes per game, but he was not re-signed. Instead, the veteran latched on with the Capitals on a one-year deal where he'll play a similar role at age 28. He's capable of winning faceoffs and provides some value as a big bodied player who shoots right, but won't be anything more than a depth filler. Dowd provides some jump and grit but otherwise isn't expected to make any significant contributions.
Dowd's first full NHL season took place in 2016-17, and he posted a respectable six goals and 22 points through 70 games in a depth role. The 27-year-old center took advantage of his power-play opportunities -- 1:34 of ice time per game -- with eight power-play points, and he could build on last season considering his career trajectory through the lower levels. Dowd registered 89 points over his last 133 games in the AHL, and he also improved offensively in each season at St. Cloud State during his collegiate career. Dowd's fantasy upside is still limited, but if he receives an opportunity to climb into a top-six role, his playmaking ability could click immediately.
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Will play Wednesday
CWashington Capitals
November 26, 2019
Dowd (upper body) will be in the lineup against Florida on Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
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Targeting Wednesday return
CWashington Capitals
Upper Body
November 25, 2019
Dowd (upper body) is still awaiting final medical clearance but expects to be in the lineup versus Florida on Wednesday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Remains sidelined
CWashington Capitals
Upper Body
November 22, 2019
Dowd (upper body) won't suit up for Saturday's matchup with Vancouver, NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Designated for IR
CWashington Capitals
Upper Body
November 20, 2019
Dowd was placed on injured reserve Wednesday but is eligible to be activated ahead of Saturday's clash with Vancouver.
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Missing more time
CWashington Capitals
Upper Body
November 19, 2019
Dowd (upper body) won't suit up in Wednesday's road game against the Rangers, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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