30-Year-Old Right Wing – Free Agent
Brad Staubitz Contract Information:
Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2014.
Staubitz was traded to the Maple Leafs on Saturday along with Peter Holland for defenseman Jesse Blacker and two 2014 draft picks.
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Staubitz knows how to use his hands; he just uses them with his gloves off, not on. He won't dress every game, but when he does, there are often fireworks attached. Remember his name and make him your Mitchum Man -- roll him on and off your roster via timely wire moves to earn your sin bin points.
Fantasy owners shopping for a forward to ring up a copious amount of penalty minutes should consider adding the 27-year-old Staubitz. The enforcer roughed his way to 173 PIMs this past season, good for ninth most in the entire NHL. He's the type of player that can energize a team at the drop of his gloves, but with career totals of eight goals and 10 assists, his value is severely limited in leagues that don't heavily reward for the rough stuff.
Formerly with the Sharks, Staubitz figures to pack a punch with the Wild in the upcoming season, and that is meant quite literally. Staubitz is an enforcer type who, in just 47 games, spent 110 minutes in the Sin Bin with San Jose in 2009-10. His value is completely tied up to his PIM numbers, however, so don't expect him to contribute in any other numbers in any other categories.
A young and tough man for the Sharks, Staubitz is quickly climbing the ladder towards a more consistent role in the NHL. He appeared in 35 games last season, scoring once and dishing twice. Stats probably mean little to Staubitz since point production is not a staple of his game. Instead, he’s far more likely to add penalty minutes while bidding for a full-time role with San Jose.
Never one to resist a fight, Staubitz’s game is all about physicality. No. 6 shows uncanny leadership qualities, beyond what is expected from a 23-year-old. In 2007-08, playing for Worcester, the Sharks’ minor league affiliate, he compiled 20 points (6G, 14A). He is an intriguing prospect, but needs more time to polish his skills.
Staubitz is another one of the Ottawa 67’s that the Sharks have been accumulating in recent years drafts. In the 2006-07 season with the Worchester Sharks he posted five points (one goals and four assists) and 137 penalty minutes in 51 games played. He will do battle for the sixth spot, but will more than likely be spent to Worchester in order to further develop. He is still a few years away from a full time job.
Staubitz will spend another year or two in the minors before the Sharks even think of bringing him up.