14-Year-Old Left Wing – Edmonton Oilers
Steven MacIntyre Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, two-way deal worth $625,000 at the NHL level with the Penguins in July 2012.
MacIntyre cleared waivers Friday, Ren Lavoie of the Montreal Journal reports.
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The Penguins surprised many by re-signing MacIntyre in the summer of 2012. The fighter suited up for Pittsburgh 12 times in 2011-12 and failed to register one fighting major, collecting six penalty minutes. He might have value in daily leagues, when the Pens play a rival like Philadelphia and fighting might ensue. Other than in those types of games, MacIntyre is safe to avoid.
MacIntyre will fight for Pittsburgh on an as-needed basis in 2011-12 as part of a two-way contract he signed in the offseason. He replaces Eric Godard but probably won't stick on the NHL roster all season because of Deryk Engelland's emergence as a fighter last year. MacIntyre might be worth owning on a game-by-game basis against the likes of the Islanders, but his fantasy value likely ends there.
MacIntyre's only value to the Oilers and your fantasy team is with his fists. If your in a league that rewards penalty minutes than MacIntyre is a player to keep an eye on. Problem is he will get his fair of scratches if he can't add something else to the lineup.
MacIntyre's only real value to a fantasy team is if penalty minutes are rewarded, but he may not play enough games to make him a worthwhile pick in your league.
With good size (6-6, 265 pounds) and mobility, MacIntyre can keep up with fleet-a-foot forwards, and strong enough to hold his own in a scrap. He's mostly in the mold of a stay-a-home defenseman, so don't expect him to often join in an odd-man offensive rush down the ice; he is also very solid in the zone and will sacrifice his body to block a shot.