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Karl Alzner

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Washington Capitals

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Alzner’s been an iron man for the Capitals for years, as he’s now gone six straight seasons without missing a game. Of course, there’s a price to pay for that – he played through a broken thumb, an oblique strain and a hip flexor injury last season, which ended with him depa...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 219   DOB: 9/24/1988   BORN: Burnaby, British Columbia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #5 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Karl Alzner Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $11.2 million deal with Washington in July of 2013.

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Alzner scored his first goal of the season and finished with a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Canucks.

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Karl Alzner NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2008-09 20 30 1 4 5 -1 2 31 3.2 0 0 19:25 0 0 0 0:13 23 54
2009-10 21 21 0 5 5 -2 8 16 0.0 0 0 16:23 0 0 0 0:07 15 21
2010-11 22 NHL WAS 82 2 10 12 14 24 64 3.1 0 0 20:01 0 0 0 0:26 98 132
2011-12 23 NHL WAS 82 1 16 17 12 29 56 1.8 0 0 20:52 0 1 1 0:04 74 139
2012-13 24 NHL WAS 48 1 4 5 -6 14 39 2.6 0 0 20:57 0 0 0 0:06 45 85
2013-14 25 NHL WAS 82 2 16 18 -7 26 95 2.1 1 0 20:32 0 1 1 0:04 73 158
2014-15 26 NHL WAS 82 5 16 21 14 20 72 6.9 0 0 19:26 0 0 0 0:01 120 165
2015-16 27 NHL WAS 82 4 17 21 14 26 75 5.3 1 0 21:23 0 0 0 0:04 135 207
2016-17 28 NHL WAS 22 2 2 4 7 10 25 8.0 0 0 20:01 0 0 0 0:05 25 34

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Karl Alzner – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

20:01

Average Time On Ice

On average, Karl Alzner was on the ice for 20:01.

0:05

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Karl Alzner was on the ice for 0:05 during power plays.

2:55

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Karl Alzner was on the ice for 2:55 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 19:26 0:01 2:29
2015-16 21:23 0:04 3:18
2016-17 20:01 0:05 2:55

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 1 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 17:43 0:19
Nov 26 @TOR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:29 0:00
Nov 25 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 3 19:44 0:00
Nov 23 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:48 0:05
Nov 20 CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 22:17 0:00
Nov 18 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 20:01 0:50
Nov 16 PIT 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 17:24 0:00
Nov 15 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 21:25 0:00
Nov 12 @CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 19:15 0:00
Nov 11 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 23:15 0:00
Nov 8 SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:04 0:00
Nov 5 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:14 0:06
Nov 3 WPG 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 21:03 0:07
Nov 1 @WPG 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 2 21:10 0:00
Oct 30 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:04 0:00
Oct 29 @VAN 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 20:09 0:01
Oct 26 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 19:26 0:00
Oct 22 NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 18:12 0:12
Oct 20 @FLA 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:45 0:00
Oct 18 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:59 0:00
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Oct 15 NYI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 19:16 0:13
Oct 13 @PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 2 20:46 0:00

Karl Alzner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Alzner (pelvis) was on the ice Friday for the start of training camp, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Alzner (pelvis) expects to be "100 percent" healthy in time for training camp, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington reports.

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Alzner underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia Wednesday and is expected to be healthy before the start of the 2016-17 season, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Alzner dealt with a broken thumb, strained oblique, and hip flexor injury during the regular season, before sustaining a groin tear in the playoffs, Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press reports.

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Alzner indicated after Tuesday's game that he exited early due to a groin strain, Chuck Gormley of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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Alzner departed Tuesday's Game 4 early with an undisclosed injury, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

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Alzner (upper body) will play in Game 1 against the Penguins on Thursday, Katie Brown of NHL.com reports.

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Alzner has missed the last two practices with an upper-body injury, but is expected to play in Game 1 against Pittsburgh on Thursday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

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Alzner picked up an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Flyers

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Alzner assisted on T.J. Oshie's empty-net goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Ottawa.

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Alzner scored a goal and finished with a plus-1 rating in 20:51 of ice-time in Saturday's 2-1 OT win against the Bruins

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Alzner picked up an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Nashville.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

Alzner is a no-nonsense crease clearer who provides more value on the ice than in the fantasy arena. Sure, he set new career marks in several categories last season: goals (five), points (21), hits (120) and blocked shots (165). But the latter two categories are rarely counted in fantasy. Does your squad need a 20-point, 20-PIM defender who gets no power-play time? Then Alzner's the warm body you're looking for.

2014-15

One of the more underrated shut-down defensemen in the league, Alzner remains an integral part of a rebuilt Capitals blue line. The 5th-overall selection from the 2007 NHL Draft, Alzner logged over 20 minutes of ice-time for his fourth straight season and recorded a career high of 18 points. However, his offense has never translated to the NHL game, so his power-play opportunities have been scarce during his career. Look for Alzner to bounce back as part of an improved Capitals defense corps, but he likely won’t see a significant increase in his production as his role remains largely of a defense-first nature.

2013-14

Alzner was a workhorse once again last season (20:57 TOI), playing in all 48 games of the lockout shortened season. Alzner had just five points on the season, which is consistent with his two full regular seasons prior to last year, although the drop to a minus-6 was surprising. He will continue to log serious minutes for the Capitals but fantasy managers shouldn’t expect much help from Alzner.

2012-13

Alzner is developing into a reliable stalwart on the Washington blue line. He's played all 82 games in each of the last two seasons, posting a career-high 17 points last season. He's not going to contribute too much defensively, but he's a valuable piece to Washington's team success.

2011-12

Alzner has become the shutdown defenseman the brass thought he would be when he was taken 5th overall in 2007. He just signed a new contract as his entry-level deal was up. He has the potential to put up 20 plus points, but being paired with John Carlson he takes a backseat to his offensively skilled teammate. Do not expect great offensive output, but you can expect around 100 blocks, 100 hits, and 60 plus shots.

2010-11

The 6-foot-2, 21-year-old defenseman showed his ability and why he deserved to be a first-round pick in 2007. Alzner is one of two young defenseman the team has molded and he should be on the Opening Night roster this season. He has great mobility and the ability to produce offensively. He also collected much needed experience after playing in 21 games Washington and should be a steady blueliner for years to come. We suggest that he will play a role this coming season and can very well become a breakout fantasy producer.

2009-10

Alzner is an up-and-coming star, and will probably be seen in more games this year than last. He is a young defenseman with great size and skill and played in 30 games last year. Look for Alzner to be a huge part of this defense in the next few years.

2008-09

The 6-foot-2, 19 year old defenseman was the fifth overall pick in the 2007 Entry Draft. He was named the Western Hockey League's Player and Defenseman of the Year for 2007-08. He registered 36 points in 60 games with the Calgary Hitmen. Many scouts believed Alzner was the most NHL ready player in the draft. He has great mobility and has the ability to be a good offensive producer. He is one of, if not their top prospect, and has a good chance of making the team, with the concussion situation Brian Pothier is suffering. We suggest to keep an eye on him throughout the season, especially if he cracks the roster.

2007-08

Alzner is a reliable, steady defender who has displayed offensive talent at the junior level. He projects as a shutdown, power-type defender in the NHL who'll be steady and pretty much unspectacular. He'll be better on the ice than in the fantasy arena, and is still a few years away from the NHL.

2006-07

Alzner is one of those guys you'd want your little sister to date. Steady, unspectacular and reliable, he's not going to do something stupid; in fact, he's probably the safest pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Fantasy owners should not be confused by his 47-point season in the WHL. Alzner will eventually be a 25 to 30 minute defender who'll be used against the opposition's best line. But he isn't going to hit the 30-point mark very often, if ever.