31-Year-Old Right Wing – Florida Panthers
Micheal Haley Contract Information:
Signed a two-year contract with the Panthers in July of 2017.
Haley collected a goal and an assist through just 6:59 of ice time during Thursday's 6-4 win over Winnipeg.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
After spending parts of three seasons with the rival Islanders, Michael Haley expected a fresh start. However, in a lockout shortened season, things were just more of the same for Haley who dressed for just nine games with the blue shirts, collecting 12 penalty minutes and 21 hits. The 27-year-old center's playing time is not likely to change with new head coach, Alain Vigneault, but who knows. For good measure, in 52 career NHL games, he has registered just two goals, one assist and 163 penalty minutes, leaving very little reason to monitor his progress.
Haley signed a two-year contract with the Rangers this offseason and faces tough odds to break camp with the Blueshirts as they begin the season. He is largely employed for his pugilistic skills, so while he may not be on many fantasy owners' radars, he is worth a look in leagues that count penalty minutes if he starts the season in the NHL.
Haley is sort of miscast as an enforcer as he is not the biggest of fellows, but is certainly not afraid to drop the gloves with anyone. What could make him valuable in fantasy leagues, especially late in drafts is that not only will he rack up the PIMs, but he will also add a little goal scoring as he was leading Bridgeport of the AHL in goals at the time of his call-up last season.
With 196 penalty minutes in 65 games for Bridgeport of the AHL last season, you can just guess what his value is to the Isles. That being said the Islanders are not short of this type of player and although he got a two game cameo appearance for the Isles late last season, Haley is ticketed to begin the 2010-11 season with Bridgeport once again.