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R.J. Umberger

32-Year-Old Left Wing – Philadelphia Flyers

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

For his second stint in the City of Brotherly Love, Umberger looks to find some consistency and success in a top-six spot. In order to do so, he will have a battle ahead of him -- Michael Raffl, Jason Akeson, Matt Read and Vincent Lecavalier all will be jockeying for playing...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 214   DOB: 5/3/1982   BORN: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #16 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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R.J. Umberger Contract Information:

Signed a five-year extension with the Blue Jackets in September of 2011. The contract is worth $23 million (AAV: $4.6 million).

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Umberger collected a goal, an assist and five PIM in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Penguins.

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R.J. Umberger 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
2005-06 23 73 20 18 38 9 18 138 14.5 2 0 5 0 5
2006-07 24 81 16 12 28 -32 41 134 11.9 1 2 2 0 2
2007-08 25 74 13 37 50 0 19 173 7.5 3 0 4 0 4
2008-09 26 82 26 20 46 -10 53 234 11.1 2 0 18:46 9 2 11 2:54 92 52
2009-10 27 82 23 32 55 -16 40 221 10.4 4 1 18:56 8 12 20 3:17 105 60
2010-11 28 NHL CLS 82 25 32 57 3 38 220 11.4 3 3 19:13 8 5 13 3:18 114 70
2011-12 29 NHL CLS 77 20 20 40 -10 27 200 10.0 3 0 18:11 5 5 10 3:10 102 70
2012-13 30 NHL CLS 48 8 10 18 3 16 96 8.3 0 0 18:29 2 3 5 2:41 51 45
2013-14 31 NHL CLS 74 18 16 34 -3 26 136 13.2 3 1 16:11 8 4 12 2:05 113 36
2014-15 32 NHL PHI 21 1 2 3 -8 11 24 4.2 0 0 14:10 0 0 0 0:56 24 15
2014-15 Proj 32 NHL PHI 76 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for R.J. Umberger

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R.J. Umberger – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Right Wing

Time On Ice Stats

14:10

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, R.J. Umberger was on the ice for 14:10.

0:56

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, R.J. Umberger was on the ice for 0:56 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 18:29 2:41
2013-14 16:11 2:05
2014-15 14:10 0:56

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R.J. Umberger 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 28 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 10:51 0:05
Nov 26 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:07 0:05
Nov 24 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 14:10 1:05
Nov 22 CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 13:56 0:00
Nov 20 MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 12:34 1:16
Nov 19 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 15:44 1:03
Nov 15 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 14:54 0:00
Nov 14 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 12:39 0:00
Nov 8 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 15:26 3:12
Nov 6 FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 12:35 0:00
Nov 4 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 16:59 0:00
Nov 1 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 9:41 0:00
Oct 30 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:04 2:07
Oct 28 LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 15:38 1:18
Oct 25 DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 18:01 2:58
Oct 22 at PIT 1 1 2 2 5 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 1 15:10 0:42
Oct 21 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:02 1:40
Oct 18 at DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:21 2:15
Oct 14 ANH 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:47 1:48
Oct 11 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:13 0:05
Oct 9 NJ 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:48 0:00
Oct 8 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 13:35 0:00

R.J. Umberger: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Umberger (shoulder) has been traded to the Flyers along with a 2015 fourth-round pick in exchange for Scott Hartnell, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Umberger (shoulder) has given the Blue Jackets a list of 10 teams to which he won't accept a trade, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Umberger (shoulder) has requested a trade, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Umberger played through the Blue Jackets' first-round series with a broken finger, separated shoulder and herniated disc, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Umberger (shoulder) will not play Monday against the Penguins, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Umberger (upper body) expects to play in Game 2 against Pittsburgh on Saturday, the Blue Jackets' team website reports.

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Umberger (upper body) says he's "close" to returning to action, and could be back in the lineup for Game 2 of the Blue Jackets' opening round series against the Penguins on Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Umberger (upper body) will not play Wednesday against the Penguins, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Umberger will miss a couple of weeks with an upper-body injury.

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Umberger went to the locker room early in the third period Sunday with what the Blue Jackets are describing as "soreness," the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Even with Nathan Horton sidelined, Umberger did not skate on one of the Blue Jackets' four lines during Monday's practice, and he'll likely be a healthy scratch again on Tuesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Umberger will be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Hurricanes, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Umberger was expected to step up and be one of the Blue Jackets' leaders in the wake of the Rick Nash deal, but instead he was nearly invisible for most of the season and posted his worst point-per-game pace in five seasons with Columbus. Given the influx of talent joining the roster, from both outside and inside the organization, Umberger will be hard-pressed to see even a sliver of top line time this year, and another disappointing performance could see him dealt away.

2012-13

Umberger had his worst season as a Blue Jacket last year, scoring 20 goals but totaling only 40 points, and, despite being the consummate team player, even he looked disgruntled at times by the direction the club had taken. With Rick Nash now gone, the team will likely try to re-brand itself as a scrappy, physical club, a style of shinny that should be a perfect fit for Umberger, but if he decides he'd like to follow his former teammate to greener pastures, there's no guarantee he'll play up to his usual 25 goal, 55-60 point level.

2011-12

Umberger has become the unquestioned heart of the Blue Jackets, contributing in every zone and providing some much-needed vocal leadership in the locker room. The addition of Jeff Carter might bump him out of a regular top-six spot, but if Ryan Johansen makes the club Umberger would be the perfect player to mentor the kid as a linemate on the third unit, and his production might not suffer much as a result. Draft him for 20 goals and 50 points if you can, but depending on his role he could still surpass those numbers.

2010-11

Umberger has become invaluable to the Blue Jackets in his two seasons with the club, emerging as a Swiss Army knife of a player who can fill any and every role he's plugged into. As the club's young studs like Jakub Voracek and prodigal phenom Nikita Filatov keep developing, Umberger may find himself more and more doing grunt work on the third line rather than getting the sexy offensive assignments. While he has a knack for finding the net on his own, last season's 23 goals and 55 points may be tough for Umberger to top given his potentially dwindling opportunities.

2009-10

Umberger ingratiated himself to coach Ken Hitchcock and to Blue Jackets fans right out of the gate, playing whatever position on whatever line as required and scoring 26 goals and 46 points in 82 games in his first season with Columbus. He's expected to help anchor a strong two-way second line this season along with Antoine Vermette and super soph Jakub Voracek and could easily top his previous best of 50 points set two seasons ago with the Flyers.

2008-09

Umberger set a career high with 50 points last season while skating on a checking line with the Flyers and got rewarded as a restricted free agent with a big contract from Columbus after they acquired his rights on draft day. Umberger is by no means a #1 NHL center, but he’s the best of what the Blue Jackets have in established talent and as a result should be a lock for a spot among the team’s top six forwards. His fantasy value will depend mostly on how much time he ends up seeing on Rick Nash’s line and on the power play, but the opportunity alone gives Umberger some upside beyond what he produced last season.

2007-08

Umberger's scoring potential is down, same as his depth chart position but it would be hard for anyone to progress in their second season if they played within the problems the Flyers faced. Expect him to bounce back into the 30 point range.

2006-07

Umberger came out of nowhere to have 20 goals and 38 points in 73 games in his rookie season. There's a chance he could play on the second line and maybe get up to somewhere between 25-30 goals.