22-Year-Old Left Wing – Colorado Avalanche
Ryan O'Reilly Contract Information:
The Avalanche matched a two-year, $10 million offer sheet from the Flames in February of 2013.
O'Reilly scored the game-winning goal in overtime Thursday night against Phoenix.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 6||at CGY||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||0||16:11||1:39|
|Dec 5||at EDM||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||0||18:51||5:00|
|Nov 29||at MIN||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||1||21:35||1:22|
|Nov 23||at LA||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||0||19:56||2:53|
|Nov 21||at PHO||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||3||33.3||2||0||22:30||4:57|
|Nov 14||at STL||1||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||0||0||17:00||2:32|
|Nov 12||at CAR||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||0||18:47||1:09|
|Nov 1||at DAL||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||0||24:10||3:51|
|Oct 21||at PIT||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||1||24:45||2:28|
|Oct 19||at BUF||1||1||2||0||0||0||1||0||5||20.0||1||0||19:46||2:57|
|Oct 12||at WAS||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||0||19:55||2:48|
|Oct 10||at BOS||1||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||3||33.3||1||1||18:13||3:05|
|Oct 8||at TOR||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||1||0||18:52||2:33|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
OíReilly had an outstanding season in 2011-12, a year in which he finally came into his own as a top-six player following two seasons playing a checking-line role. With 55 points in 81 games, he led the Avs in scoring and more than doubled his output from his first two seasons. He also continued to show a solid knack for the defensive side of the game, leading the entire NHL in takeaways with 101. Still unsigned as of early August, itís expected the Avs will bring OíReilly back next year and give him every chance to build upon last seasonís stellar effort.
O'Reilly took some big steps forward last season, even though he scored the same amount of points (26) as he did in his rookie year. For example, his goal total went from eight to 13, and he spent much more time in a top-six capacity, filling in for the likes of injured teammates Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk. O'Reilly will likely start this season back on the Avs' third line, but last year gave us a glimpse of what he can do when put into a scoring role. Keep him on your list of possible waiver-wire acquisitions as the season progresses, especially if the Avs run into injury trouble again.
O'Reilly had a very successful season as an 18-year old rookie, considering he was not expected to crack the Avs' roster for another season or two. Instead, he stuck with the team right out of training camp and went on to score 26 points in 81 games skating mostly on the team's third line. With Paul Stastny and Matt Duchene expected to continue centering the top two lines, O'Reilly should fill a similar role to last year's. His fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues right now, but make no mistake - this kid's a scorer and has plenty of offensive upside, so keep an eye on him.