Nic Dowd
Nic Dowd
30-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.
Erupts for three points Saturday
CWashington Capitals
March 7, 2020
Down scored two goals, one short-handed, and added an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
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It's his first multi-point performance since he notched two assists back on Dec. 3, and the first multi-goal effort of his career. Dowd remains an afterthought in most fantasy formats with seven goals and 14 points through 55 games.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    10:50
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:29
 
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
10:50
0:01
2:29
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Bags apple Wednesday
CWashington Capitals
March 5, 2020
Dowd tallied an assist while logging 13:08 of ice time during Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Flyers.
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Notches helper
CWashington Capitals
February 26, 2020
Dowd registered an assist, five shots and four hits during Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Jets.
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Tickles twine Sunday
CWashington Capitals
January 6, 2020
Dowd tallied a goal, two shots and two hits during Sunday's 5-4 overtime victory against the Sharks.
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Back with team
CWashington Capitals
January 2, 2020
Dowd (personal) returned to practice Thursday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
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On paternity leave
CWashington Capitals
Personal
December 31, 2019
Dowd (personal) will be out of the lineup Tuesday against the Islanders, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports..
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