25-Year-Old Defenseman – San Jose Sharks
Jason Demers Contract Information:
Signed a one-year deal with the Sharks in June of 2013.
Demers logged his seventh assist of the season Wednesday in a loss to the Kings, helping out on Logan Couture's power-play goal.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 5||at PIT||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||1||2||18:59||2:19|
|Dec 3||at TOR||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||2||17:35||2:00|
|Nov 29||STL||Did Not Play|
|Nov 27||LA||Did Not Play|
|Nov 17||at CHI||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||1||19:09||2:06|
|Nov 15||at EDM||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||2||14:57||2:01|
|Nov 14||at VAN||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||2||19:40||1:58|
|Nov 12||at CGY||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||1||17:17||1:16|
|Nov 10||at WPG||0||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||1||21:08||1:29|
|Oct 30||at LA||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0.0||2||2||17:24||2:33|
|Oct 27||at OTT||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||19:12||3:42|
|Oct 26||at MON||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||2||19:50||4:03|
|Oct 24||at BOS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||1||18:08||0:43|
|Oct 21||at DET||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||1||21:37||2:52|
|Oct 17||at DAL||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||2||19:13||3:01|
|Oct 15||at STL||0||1||1||-1||4||0||1||0||3||0.0||0||0||22:15||4:30|
|Oct 10||at VAN||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||3||17:50||2:50|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Demers will battle Justin Braun for playing time this year. Both have offensive upside, but neither will get many opportunities to show it off in the 6/7 spot. Braun may have the initial edge to start in the top-six, but Demers will be barking at his tail the whole season. The Sharks' defense is so remarkably deep this year. He'll get a chance to play on the second power-play unit (that is, if he earns the job). but with Dan Boyle and Brent Burns as locks to run both units most nights, that ice time will be thin, too. However, don't ignore Demers entirely as there will come a point during the season where he'll go on a little offensive burst. Your team will benefit if you can catch that lightning in a bottle.
With so many serviceable fantasy options making up the Sharks' roster, Demers tends to fly under the radar. But he took a big leap in 2010-11, notching 24 points (2 G, 22 A) to complement a shiny, plus-19 rating, the best of any Sharks skater. Also of significance, Demers saw his average ice time climb from 15:25 in 2009-10 to 19:29 last season. He's an emerging offensive threat on Team Teal's blue line and someone worth considering in the later rounds of standard fantasy leagues.
Demers is arguably the fastest rising player dressed in teal. He had 17 helpers in his rookie season, while averaging 15:26 of ice time through 51 games. Better yet, the team from the Bay Area secured his services with a two-year contract extension this past offseason, a likely indication that Team Teal has big plans for No. 60 in 2010-11. He has sleeper status written all over.