Marc Methot
Marc Methot
33-Year-Old DefensemanD
Dallas Stars
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A November knee injury sidelined Methot for over half the season, but when he was in the lineup the veteran blueliner was his usual, reliable stay-at-home self. The 33-year-old has never been the fastest skater and offers very little as a scorer, but over the years he's learned to use his size and reach extremely effectively and isn't afraid to get physical to clean up any messes in his own end, potentially making him a very useful partner for one of the Stars' young, offensively minded prospects on defense such as Julius Honka. With one year remaining on his contract, look for Methot to capably fill a slot on the second or third pairing. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $2.025 million deal with Columbus in July of 2009.
Back in action Friday
DDallas Stars
October 18, 2018
Methot (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Friday against the Wild, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Methot missed Tuesday's game against New Jersey while battling general soreness, so it's not too surprising that he's back in the fold for the Stars after some additional rest. The veteran blueliner has yet to capture a point this season and recorded just three over 36 games all of last season, so there's little upside with him in regards to fantasy leagues.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Methot enjoyed another consistent yet largely fantasy-irrelevant season in 2016-17, notching 12 assists while registering a plus-13 rating over 68 games with the Senators. The veteran blueliner will be suiting up for the Stars in 2017-18, but he'll still be a stay-at-home defenseman with extremely limited offensive upside despite his new surroundings -- though his new club will certainly appreciate his own-zone contributions. Methot can be ignored in the majority of fantasy formats in this year’s drafts.
Methot is an asset for the Senators, but not so much for fantasy owners. The 31-year-old has never put up more than 17 points in a campaign, and he had just five goals and seven assists in 69 appearances last season. The stay-at-home blueliner has never skated in all 82 games and is by no means an offensive threat, but he has never had a negative rating in four years as a member of the Sens. Even so, Erik Karlsson's defensive conscience offers minimal upside, so he can be ignored in most fantasy formats come draft day.
Methot missed nearly all of last season's first three months with a back injury, as he made a two-game comeback in early December, only to land back on IR until early January. Once he returned, he was a big part of the Senators' blue line, skating more than 22 minutes per game, but Methot saw his offensive efficiency decrease while his defensive prowess increased. He's projected for top-pair minutes opposite Erik Karlsson this year, but playing with such an explosive talent on defense doesn't necessarily lend itself to fantasy productivity. Methot is frequently going to find himself staying back and guarding the home front while Karlsson ventures into the offensive zone. Unless he sees an increase in power-play time this year, Methot probably won't see much of a spike in his scoring totals, but he'll help fantasy owners with hits, blocks and plus/minus.
Methot had a nice season in 2013-14, recording six goals and 17 assists while skating on the Senators top defensive pairing. Methot's partner, Erik Karlsson, has proven to be the most productive blueliner in the NHL, so even though Methot is a stay-at-home defender, he picks up some points just by playing with him.
Methot is largely a defense-first defenseman who the Sens will pair with Erik Karlsson to complement Karlsson's offensive style. Methot won't put up huge point totals, but he could see a slight increase over his rate of 11 points in 47 games last season since playing with a healthy Karlsson for a full season should result in some extra opportunities. Overall, Methot is a solid defensive defenseman, as evidenced by his recent team Canada camp invite.
The 27-year-old Methot was acquired in the offseason from Columbus for forward Nick Foligno and will bring some much needed defensive help to Ottawa's backend. Methot will likely be given an early opportunity during training camp to be Erik Karlsson's defensive partner. He should provide a much-needed defensive presense to back up Karlsson when he switches into offensive mode. Methot is big and strong, and has good skating ability for a 6'3" frame. The Ottawa native could benefit offensively simply by playing with Karlsson on a regular basis, so 20-plus points isn't out of the question, making him a decent target late in deep leagues.
Methot has emerged as a reliable stay-at-home defenseman, and actually posted a positive plus/minus last season despite the miserable fortunes of the team around him in Columbus. The Jackets locked him up with a long-term deal, and while he's no fantasy threat he should continue to be a stabilizing presence on the Columbus blue line for a few years yet.
Stay-at-home defenseman managed 2-6-8 in 60 games last season.
Career-best 4-13-17 in 66 games last season after carving out a regular role on the Blue Jackets blue line.
Depth defenseman.
Stay-at-home defenseman didn't look out of place in 20 NHL games last season. A good training camp probably earns him a top-six berth in Columbus.
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Unavailable Tuesday
DDallas Stars
October 16, 2018
Method won't play Tuesday against New Jersey due to general soreness, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Three points in first season with Dallas
DDallas Stars
April 30, 2018
Methot lit the lamp once and had an assist throughout 36 games in 2017-18, while averaging 17:53 of ice time.
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Will play Friday
DDallas Stars
March 23, 2018
Methot (hand) will rejoin the lineup for Friday's game against the Bruins, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
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Possibly returning Friday
DDallas Stars
March 22, 2018
Methot (hand) turned in a full practice Thursday, and there's speculation that he could return Friday night against the Bruins, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
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Remains sidelined
DDallas Stars
March 20, 2018
Methot (hand) will miss a fourth consecutive game Tuesday against the Capitals, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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