25-Year-Old Center – Montreal Canadiens
Andrew Shaw Contract Information:
Agreed to a six-year contract with the Canadiens in June 2016.
Shaw has not yet heard from the league office regarding his late hit on the Rangers' Jesper Fast during Saturday's game, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports. At this time, it looks like Shaw will be available to the Canadiens for their Monday afternoon game against the Red Wings.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Playing against Shaw is like accidentally scraping your skin with coarse grit sandpaper and then pouring rubbing alcohol over it. It hurts -- a lot. The irritating little tick is hard to play against. And he’s the kind of player capable of delivering multi-categorical goodness to your fantasy squad. There probably won’t be much power-play production mixed into the 30 points or so Shaw typically provides, but there will be plenty of PIM, around 150 shots, and 130-plus hits over the course of the season. Those are complementary numbers on the cheap that can help you win a fantasy championship.
Shaw registered his first 20-goal season in 2013-14, tacking on 19 assists for good measure in his first full campaign in the NHL. The grinder has speed to burn, and his strong results have hiked up the Hawks' expectations for him this season. The team hopes this is just the beginning of some great things to come, perhaps making Shaw a 50-point sleeper for the upcoming season.
Shaw translated a relatively quiet regular season (nine goals and six assists) into a warmer postseason (five goals and four assists in 23 games), and the Hawks would obviously prefer the playoff Shaw to show up in 2013-14. The team would ideally like to roll him on a pesky third line, but he could get an audition on the wing on the second line if Patrick Sharp is forced to move to center. And there's way more value in that than toiling on the PK.
Shaw will be looking for more ice time this season with the Blackhawks. He had an impressive debut last season with 12 goals and 11 assists in 37 games. He also skated in three games in the playoffs and was suspended for three games for crashing into Coyotes' goalie Mike Smith. If his offseason work is any indication -- he added 15 lbs of muscle this offseason -- Shaw will be staying with the Blackhawks when the 2012-13 season starts. Forty points, 150 hits and 100 PIMs are possible.