25-Year-Old Center – Buffalo Sabres
Tyler Ennis Contract Information:
Agreed to a five-year, $23 million contract extension with the Sabres in July of 2014.
Ennis and the Sabres had their scheduled game Friday against the Rangers postponed due to the extreme weather conditions in the Buffalo area, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
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|2014-15 Proj||24||NHL||BUF||80||Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Tyler Ennis|
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|Nov 11||at STL||1||0||1||0||5||1||0||0||5||20.0||0||1||16:14||2:08|
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|Oct 25||at SJ||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||17:25||1:59|
|Oct 23||at LA||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||1||21:45||3:12|
|Oct 22||at ANH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||25.0||0||0||17:07||2:23|
|Oct 14||at CAR||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||18:30||2:47|
|Oct 11||at CHI||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||50.0||0||0||18:14||4:23|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Despite not getting the coveted role alongside Thomas Vanek last season (that went primarily to Cody Hodgson), Ennis still managed to post 31 points in 47 games. Those who draft him should continue to expect wild swings in production, so he can be a nice spot start in daily leagues when heís hot. If regular line mate Drew Stafford is able to have a rebound year, Ennis should be a beneficiary, but in any case heís likely to reach the 50-point mark for the first time in his career. The Sabres could struggle this season, so donít expect Ennis to greatly improve on the minus-14 rating he posted last season, which should drive his value down in certain leagues.
Ennis' early-season injury troubles gave way to a torrid second half, in which he posted 29 points in 33 games following the All-Star break. The departure of Derek Roy means Ennis will have ample opportunity to take the reins down the middle, and will have some of Buffalo's top scorers on his wings. A crafty playmaker with a goal-scoring touch, look for Ennis to easily eclipse the 49 points he posted in his rookie campaign as he blossoms into a star in Buffalo.
Ennis had a 2010-11 that exceeded many expectations. The pint-sized wingers was one point shy of a 50-point season (20 G, 29 A) and big things are expected of Ennis entering 2011-12. A bump up to 25 goals and 35 assists is more than a reasonable expectation for Ennis, who will only be 22 when the season starts in October.
Ennis burst onto the scene in April and May of 2010, grabbing 13 points (4 G, 9 A) in the first 16 games of his NHL career, including six playoff games where he scored a goal and notched three assists. The under-sized center also hit the ground running with Portland of the AHL, winning the Rookie of the Year award with 65 points (23 G, 42 A) in 69 games. He should make the Buffalo roster for opening night, barring a bad training camp, and fill the void left by Tim Kennedy's departure. Ennis is definitely worth taking a late flier on, especially in deeper leagues.
This year Ennis signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Sabres. He is a quick skilled forward, but at just 5-9, he could use some time in the AHL to adjust to the higher level of physicality.
Ennis is a speedy, fearless, undersized center that Buffalo selected in the first round of the 2008 draft. He needs more seasoning and should spend 2008-09 in juniors.