30-Year-Old Right Wing – Edmonton Oilers
Ales Hemsky Contract Information:
Agreed to terms on a six-year contract with the Oilers in July, 2006. Extended two years for $10 million in February of 2012.
Hemsky scored a goal and assisted on another in Thursday's 8-2 blowout of the Avs, giving him points in four straight games.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 1||at DAL||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||0||1||15:08||4:48|
|Nov 29||at CLS||0||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||20:26||8:23|
|Nov 28||at NSH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||12:42||1:44|
|Nov 16||at CGY||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||50.0||0||1||14:02||1:24|
|Nov 10||at CHI||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||3||14:57||0:00|
|Nov 9||at PHI||0||1||1||-1||0||0||1||0||1||0.0||1||1||16:55||2:14|
|Nov 7||at TB||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||1||18:31||0:00|
|Nov 5||at FLA||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0.0||0||1||19:39||3:09|
|Oct 27||at LA||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||0||17:30||2:41|
|Oct 26||at PHO||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||19:14||1:19|
|Oct 22||at MON||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||100.0||2||2||18:52||1:15|
|Oct 19||at OTT||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||16:11||3:19|
|Oct 17||at NYI||0||0||0||-1||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||14:23||2:12|
|Oct 15||at PIT||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||50.0||0||0||14:35||1:00|
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|Oct 14||at WAS||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||2||17:47||3:44|
|Oct 12||at TOR||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||1||0||22:42||3:06|
|Oct 5||at VAN||0||1||1||-2||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||1||16:27||2:41|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Hemsky's best days seem to be well behind him as his inability to stay healthy has prevented him from reaching the lofty heights both the team and he had hoped. He hasn't played more than 70 games since 2008-09 and although he did play 69 games last season, he only scored 10 goals. Hemsky is no longer the focal point of the offense and won't play on the top line or first power-play unit in 2012-13.
Hemsky was once untouchable, but after his second straight injury-shortened season the Oilers' patience may be wearing thin. He has offensive talent, very few doubt that, but that talent is not of much use if you can't stay on the ice as he has only managed to play 69 games the past two seasons. Hemsky is only signed through the end of this season and could be a target of trade rumors all season long. For now, Hemsky will once again ride the top line with Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff and should be able to post solid numbers, though the injury concern will always be there.
Hemsky only played in 22 games last season before suffering a season ending shoulder injury. He will be completely healthy for the 2010-11 season and is someone you shouldn't forget about come draft day. Hemsky seemed to be a player who was going to have the kind of season many pundits have predicted of him before the injury. His name has also come up in more than one trade rumor, but the Oilers have never admitted if they would be willing to trade what might be their most exciting player. Part of the problem with Hemsky is that the Oilers have been unable to find linemates that can keep up with him, often shuffling players in and out. Could No. 1 overall pick Taylor Hall be the solution to that problem?
Hemsky had a terrible 2008-09 campaign only scoring 23 goals. What really kills fantasy owners is that only four of those were power play goals. Hemsky never could find a rhythm no matter who was feeding him the puck and also played a good part of the season with nagging injuries including a concussion. Hopefully a new coach will energize Hemsky for the upcoming season as he does have the talent to be a 35-40 goal scorer, and the Oilers need him to be so to contend for a playoff spot in the ultra competitive Western Conference.
The Oilers top playmaker will play on the first line with Erik Cole and Shawn Horcoff. There is no reason for Hemsky not to continue to improve and put up good fantasy numbers. Consider him a #2-3 fantasy forward.
Injuries limited the Oilers' best playmaker to 64 games in 2006-07. He’s hopefully healthy now and ready to start racking up assists in bunches. He’s best when he has a shooter on his line, and Dustin Penner should fit the bill. We’re not confident he can bounce back to the 77-point range he hit two years ago, but he should be a safe bet for 60-plus points, albeit most of those will be helpers.
In his third year, Hemsky more than doubled his previous year’s production of 34 points by leading the Oilers with 77 points. He racked up 58 helpers, 11th most in the NHL. Of those assists, 35 came with the man-advantage, which was the 6th highest total in the league. We’re hoping he continues his development in ’06-07.
A great skater and skilled playmaker, Hemsky needs to learn to shoot more. He can put points on the board when given playing time, so don't be surprised to see him on one of the top two lines in the very near future.