32-Year-Old Defenseman – Boston Bruins
Dennis Seidenberg Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $16 million extension with the Bruins in October of 2013. The contract also includes a no-trade clause.
Seidenberg (lower body) saw 24:43 worth of ice time in his return to action Friday against the Rangers.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Nov 27||at DET||Did Not Play|
|Nov 25||PIT||Did Not Play|
|Nov 23||CAR||Did Not Play|
|Nov 21||STL||Did Not Play|
|Nov 19||at NYR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||1||1:01||0:00|
|Nov 18||at CAR||0||1||1||0||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||1||21:11||0:00|
|Nov 15||at OTT||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||20:22||0:00|
|Nov 2||at NYI||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||4||22:28||0:03|
|Oct 30||at PIT||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||1||21:56||0:05|
|Oct 23||at BUF||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||19:44||1:27|
|Oct 19||at TB||0||0||0||3||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||1||22:31||0:05|
|Oct 17||at FLA||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||0||20:13||0:28|
|Oct 12||at CLS||0||0||0||2||2||0||0||0||3||0.0||3||1||22:54||2:03|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Seidenberg is a classic case of a player whose stats (23 points in 80 games) do not match up with his actual value to the Bruins. He's a rugged, dependable blueliner that chews up ice time and plays a sound and physical game in all areas of the ice.
Seidenberg's regular season performance (32 points in 81 games) was solid, but it was in the playoffs that he shined brightest, playing a sound, rugged shutdown brand of hockey, while recording 11 points in 25 games. He's probably more valuable in real terms than in fantasy, but Seidenberg has just enough offensive game to help those in deeper formats.
Seidenberg is coming back from a lacerated tendon in his forearm, but the Bruins were very pleased with his performance in 17 games after being acquired from Florida, as he recorded two goals and seven assists in that span, finishing with four goals and 28 assists overall while leading the NHL in blocked shots with 215. The solid two-way blueliner is now under contract with the club through the 2013-14 campaign, and he figures to be a top-four defenseman in Boston from Day 1 this coming season.
Probably a third-line defenseman, but he's not going to be to be sent down to Albany with a $1.2 million paycheck. He has shown that he can score at a good pace if given the chance, but with several offense-minded rearguards in front of him, he's not likely to break through.
Seidenberg will get more playing time this season, but he has not yet demonstrated the ability to produce any fantasy value. He'll probably be on the team's third defensive pairing when he does play.
A defenseman with some offensive ability, Seidenberg won't be asked to play that role. Any points he contributes to the Coyotes will be a bonus and fantasy owners would be best to select another defenseman unless the league is a deep one.