31-Year-Old Left Wing – Buffalo Sabres
Steve Ott Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $11.8 million contract extension with Dallas in February of 2010.
Ott snagged a goal and an assist in Friday's win over Toronto, giving him his first goal since October 28.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 7||at MON||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||2||0||17:11||0:56|
|Nov 30||at NJ||0||0||0||-1||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||2||0||20:21||2:26|
|Nov 21||at PHI||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||5||0||20:40||3:45|
|Nov 16||at TOR||0||0||0||-1||7||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||1||16:30||0:00|
|Nov 8||at ANH||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||4||0||20:08||1:36|
|Nov 7||at LA||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||8||0||19:57||2:55|
|Nov 5||at SJ||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||1||19:25||0:41|
|Oct 31||at NYR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||0||22:02||1:06|
|Oct 26||at TB||0||0||0||-1||2||0||0||0||2||0.0||5||1||21:48||1:51|
|Oct 25||at FLA||1||0||1||1||5||0||0||0||2||50.0||3||0||16:15||0:05|
|Oct 15||at NYI||0||0||0||0||4||0||0||0||4||0.0||1||1||24:15||2:33|
|Oct 12||at CHI||0||0||0||0||4||0||0||0||5||0.0||3||0||17:33||1:07|
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|Oct 5||at PIT||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||4||0||15:59||1:31|
|Oct 2||at DET||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||5||1||17:36||3:31|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Ott will add some sandpaper to the Sabres' lineup after being acquired in an offseason trade with Dallas for Derek Roy. His goal total dipped again in '11-12, but he ranked sixth in the league in PIMs with 156, making him a valuable option in leagues that reward penalty minutes. Ott should contribute 30-40 points and rack up over 150 PIM while playing an important role with his new squad. Those in leagues that do not reward penalty minutes will want to pass on Ott.
Ott saw his goal scoring drop for the first time in four seasons, finding the back of the net just 12 times despite playing in all 82 games. He rewarded those in PIM-based leagues, racking up a career high with 183. He's a nice option for those in that format, particularly if he can approach the 20-goal level he showed in each of the past two seasons.
Ott finished the year with a flourish, netting six goals in the final six games to eclipse to 20-goal barrier, while still contributing plenty of PIMs and fighting majors. He's a lock for around 150 PIMs, and back-to-back solid goal scoring years (41G the past two seasons), makes him a rare bird in today's NHL.
Ott filled most of the void left by Brenden Morrow's prolonged absence, setting career highs in goals (19), asissts (27), PPG (5), and PPA (7) while still racking up 135 PIMs in just 64 games. His offensive role could dip a bit with a healthier forward group, and he'll need to earn the trust of a new coach. At a minimum though, he'll be among the league leaders in PIMs again.
Ott, who had all but played his way out of Dallas, enjoyed his best season and was one of Dallas' mopre effective checking-role players. His 147 PIMs were of value to those in some leagues, and he even managed to chip in 11 goals. He'll return in a checking role again, so expecting 10+ goals again is unwise.
Ott was limited to just 19 games with Dallas after suffering an ankle injury during one of his many fights. He's got some competition in camp for a spot on the fourth line, so there's expecting a repeat of 2005-06 (82 games, 178 PIMs) is risky.
Lots of grit, not much production from Dallas' fiesty center. He can play wing in a pinch, and sees occasional shifts on a scoring line to provide energy, but his sole fantasy value comes in the form of PIMs.
Whether he graduates from being more than just a pest for the opposition into a Brenden Morrow Lite remains to be seen. Ice time figures to be an issue, with Dallas' top two lines pretty well sealed shut. Gets rewarded during games with increased ice time when the team needs a spark, but it hasn't translated into any sort of meaningful production yet.