23-Year-Old Defenseman – Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan Racine Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract with the Panthers in July of 2016.
The Panthers traded Racine to the Canadiens in exchange for Tim Bozon on Saturday.
To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Jonathan Racine – simply subscribe now.
Age is determined on October 1st of each season.No Yes
Jonathan Racine: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Jonathan Racine.
Racine fits the mold of a defense-first blueliner. In 70 games last season for AHL San Antonio, Racine didnít score a single goal while adding just seven assists. Instead, he chose to make his mark as an agitator, racking up 149 penalty minutes and a plus-8 rating. With a crowded field ahead of him, Racine will likely need more time in the AHL before getting the call as a full-time NHL defenseman, if he ever makes it to that point. Should he eventually receive an extended call-up with the Panthers, Racine's lack of point production at any level of hockey should put a damper on his fantasy prospects.
Racine turned pro at the end of last season, but failed to record a point in eight games with AHL San Antonio. He'll need to prove he can produce at that level before the Panthers give him a chance at the big league, so it's unlikely he'll warrant a fantasy roster spot in 2013-14.
Racine plays a solid all-around game with a quick shot and a defensive minded presence on the ice. The former third-round pick could use a little more seasoning and will look to work on his offensive game if he hopes to hasten his rise to the NHL. He accrued 107 penalty minutes and 13 points in 61 games with the QMJHL's Shawnigan last season.