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Karl Alzner

29-Year-Old Defenseman – Montreal Canadiens

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

One of several key Capitals to punch his ticket out of town in the offseason, Alzner signed a five-year deal with the Canadiens in July, ending a decade in Washington’s organization. Known for his durability -- the last regular-season game he missed was in 2009-10 -- and def...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 217   DOB: 9/24/1988   BORN: Burnaby, British Columbia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #5 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alzner signed a five-year, $23.125 million contract with the Canadiens in July of 2017.

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Alzner failed to mark the scoresheet through 19:43 of ice time during Thursday's 3-0 loss to Minnesota.

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Karl Alzner NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2008-09 20 30 1 4 5 -1 2 31 3.2 0 0 19:25 0 0 0 0:13 23 54
2009-10 21 21 0 5 5 -2 8 16 0.0 0 0 16:23 0 0 0 0:07 15 21
2010-11 22 NHL WAS 82 2 10 12 14 24 64 3.1 0 0 20:01 0 0 0 0:22 98 132
2011-12 23 NHL WAS 82 1 16 17 12 29 56 1.8 0 0 20:52 0 1 1 0:04 74 139
2012-13 24 NHL WAS 48 1 4 5 -6 14 39 2.6 0 0 20:57 0 0 0 0:06 45 85
2013-14 25 NHL WAS 82 2 16 18 -7 26 95 2.1 1 0 20:32 0 1 1 0:04 73 158
2014-15 26 NHL WAS 82 5 16 21 14 20 72 6.9 0 0 19:26 0 0 0 0:01 120 165
2015-16 27 NHL WAS 82 4 17 21 14 26 75 5.3 1 0 21:23 0 0 0 0:03 135 207
2016-17 28 NHL WAS 82 3 10 13 23 28 81 3.7 0 0 19:47 0 0 0 0:02 105 162
2017-18 29 NHL MON 32 0 4 4 -3 14 28 0.0 0 0 20:35 0 0 0 0:02 65 56

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Karl Alzner – Playing Time Overview

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

20:35

Average Time On Ice

On average, Karl Alzner was on the ice for 20:35.

0:02

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Karl Alzner was on the ice for 0:02 during power plays.

3:03

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Karl Alzner was on the ice for 3:03 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 21:23 0:03 2:51
2016-17 19:47 0:02 3:04
2017-18 20:35 0:02 3:03

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 14 NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 18:29 0:00
Dec 9 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:09 0:00
Dec 7 CGY 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 3 22:02 0:00
Dec 5 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 18:52 0:02
Dec 2 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:12 0:00
Nov 30 DET@DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 20:37 0:00
Nov 29 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 4 21:01 0:00
Nov 27 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 25:21 0:00
Nov 25 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 22:59 0:00
Nov 22 NAS@NAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 18:21 0:00
Nov 21 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 18:55 0:00
Nov 18 TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 4 21:16 0:00
Nov 16 ARI 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 18:47 0:10
Nov 14 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 4 22:29 0:07
Nov 11 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 23:20 0:00
Nov 9 MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 4 19:43 0:00
Nov 7 VGK 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:21 0:00
Nov 5 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:58 0:01
Nov 4 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:52 0:09
Nov 2 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 2 23:50 0:00
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Oct 30 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 21:35 0:00
Oct 28 NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 3 21:03 0:01
Oct 26 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:45 0:20
Oct 24 FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 20:04 0:00
Oct 20 ANA@ANA 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 16:29 0:00
Oct 18 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 21:15 0:00
Oct 17 SAN@SAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 23:04 0:00
Oct 14 TOR 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:43 0:01
Oct 10 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:51 0:08
Oct 8 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 20:35 0:00
Oct 7 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:17 0:00
Oct 5 BUF@BUF 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:28 0:00

Karl Alzner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Alzner had a shorthanded assist, two shots on net, one hit and was minus-1 over 21:28 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Buffalo.

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Alzner will skate on the second defensive pairing alongside Jeff Petry when he makes his debut for Montreal on Thursday against Buffalo, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

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Alzner has fully recovered from the hand injury he sustained in the first round of last season's playoffs.

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Alzner (hand), as expected, signed a five-year, $23.125 million contract with the Canadiens on Saturday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

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Alzner (hand) is expected to sign a five-year, $23 million deal with Montreal on Saturday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

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Alzner (hand) will hit the free-agent market, effectively ruling him out as the Golden Knights' pick in the expansion draft, Pierre Lebrun of TSN reports.

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Alzner (hand) is not expected to be re-signed by the Capitals, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Alzner will not need surgery for a broken bone in his right hand, an injury that he sustained in the first round against the Maple Leafs, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.

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Alzner (upper body) is back in the lineup Monday for Game 3 in Pittsburgh.

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Alzner (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Game 3Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports. A decision will be made based on how he feels in pregame warmups.

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Alzner (upper body) remains day-to-day ahead of Game 2 against the Penguins on Saturday, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. "He's getting close," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said.

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Alzner (upper body) will sit out Thursday's series opener against Pittsburgh, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

Alzner’s been an iron man for the Capitals for years, as he’s now gone six straight seasons without missing a game. Of course, there’s a price to pay for that – he played through a broken thumb, an oblique strain and a hip flexor injury last season, which ended with him departing the Caps’ playoff-elimination defeat after suffering a sports hernia, which required offseason surgery. He’s expected to be ready for the start of his age-28 season, though, and despite his bonding with Matt Niskanen when the two played together last year, it seems likely that Alzner will return to serving as John Carlson’s blue-line partner and defensive conscience. There’s not much fantasy appeal in that outside of specialty formats.

2015-16

Alzner is a no-nonsense crease clearer who provides more value on the ice than in the fantasy arena. Sure, he set new career marks in several categories last season: goals (five), points (21), hits (120) and blocked shots (165). But the latter two categories are rarely counted in fantasy. Does your squad need a 20-point, 20-PIM defender who gets no power-play time? Then Alzner's the warm body you're looking for.

2014-15

One of the more underrated shut-down defensemen in the league, Alzner remains an integral part of a rebuilt Capitals blue line. The 5th-overall selection from the 2007 NHL Draft, Alzner logged over 20 minutes of ice-time for his fourth straight season and recorded a career high of 18 points. However, his offense has never translated to the NHL game, so his power-play opportunities have been scarce during his career. Look for Alzner to bounce back as part of an improved Capitals defense corps, but he likely won’t see a significant increase in his production as his role remains largely of a defense-first nature.

2013-14

Alzner was a workhorse once again last season (20:57 TOI), playing in all 48 games of the lockout shortened season. Alzner had just five points on the season, which is consistent with his two full regular seasons prior to last year, although the drop to a minus-6 was surprising. He will continue to log serious minutes for the Capitals but fantasy managers shouldn’t expect much help from Alzner.

2012-13

Alzner is developing into a reliable stalwart on the Washington blue line. He's played all 82 games in each of the last two seasons, posting a career-high 17 points last season. He's not going to contribute too much defensively, but he's a valuable piece to Washington's team success.

2011-12

Alzner has become the shutdown defenseman the brass thought he would be when he was taken 5th overall in 2007. He just signed a new contract as his entry-level deal was up. He has the potential to put up 20 plus points, but being paired with John Carlson he takes a backseat to his offensively skilled teammate. Do not expect great offensive output, but you can expect around 100 blocks, 100 hits, and 60 plus shots.

2010-11

The 6-foot-2, 21-year-old defenseman showed his ability and why he deserved to be a first-round pick in 2007. Alzner is one of two young defenseman the team has molded and he should be on the Opening Night roster this season. He has great mobility and the ability to produce offensively. He also collected much needed experience after playing in 21 games Washington and should be a steady blueliner for years to come. We suggest that he will play a role this coming season and can very well become a breakout fantasy producer.

2009-10

Alzner is an up-and-coming star, and will probably be seen in more games this year than last. He is a young defenseman with great size and skill and played in 30 games last year. Look for Alzner to be a huge part of this defense in the next few years.

2008-09

The 6-foot-2, 19 year old defenseman was the fifth overall pick in the 2007 Entry Draft. He was named the Western Hockey League's Player and Defenseman of the Year for 2007-08. He registered 36 points in 60 games with the Calgary Hitmen. Many scouts believed Alzner was the most NHL ready player in the draft. He has great mobility and has the ability to be a good offensive producer. He is one of, if not their top prospect, and has a good chance of making the team, with the concussion situation Brian Pothier is suffering. We suggest to keep an eye on him throughout the season, especially if he cracks the roster.

2007-08

Alzner is a reliable, steady defender who has displayed offensive talent at the junior level. He projects as a shutdown, power-type defender in the NHL who'll be steady and pretty much unspectacular. He'll be better on the ice than in the fantasy arena, and is still a few years away from the NHL.

2006-07

Alzner is one of those guys you'd want your little sister to date. Steady, unspectacular and reliable, he's not going to do something stupid; in fact, he's probably the safest pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Fantasy owners should not be confused by his 47-point season in the WHL. Alzner will eventually be a 25 to 30 minute defender who'll be used against the opposition's best line. But he isn't going to hit the 30-point mark very often, if ever.