Nick Cousins
Nick Cousins
25-Year-Old CenterC
Arizona Coyotes
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Cousins parted ways with the Flyers and secured a two-year standard contract with the Coyotes in July 2017. Acting the part of a pest, he'd finish with 117 hits, 39 blocked shots and 31 PIM over 71 games last season. His offensive contributions -- including 12 goals and 19 points -- look vanilla from a fantasy hockey standpoint, though Cousins gets a free pass since he started roughly 60 percent of his even-strength shifts in the defensive zone after mainly being situated in the attacking area during his three-year tenure with Philadelphia. If that trend continues, there won't be enough chances for him to make a tangible impact in either DFS or season-long settings. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed two-year, $2 million contract with the Coyotes in July 2017.
First 25-point season
CArizona Coyotes
March 16, 2019
Cousins delivered an assist in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Oilers.
Cousins had gone 12 games without a point before setting up the second of Alex Galchenyuk's two goals on the night. Cousins has had a career year, with six goals and 19 helpers in 72 games, as well as 105 hits. It's unlikely, however, that most fantasy owners will have a need for the center, who has seen his offense disappear in the last month.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Dealt by the Flyers to Arizona over the summer, Cousins will look for a fresh start with his new franchise, and it merits mentioning that he’s only 24 years old with a sterling track record in the AHL that includes point-per-game production over 38 contests only two years ago. However, he never found a steady role in Philadelphia, managing just 26 points in 107 games over three seasons while mostly playing fourth-line minutes. Unfortunately, he's again set to face an uphill climb for ice time, as the Coyotes have decent depth at center.
Entering his second full season in AHL Adirondack, Cousins looks to show Flyers' brass that he has the ability to make an impact in the NHL. With only 29 points in his rookie season in the AHL, he was less than impressive -- perhaps his size (5-11) may be holding him back from playing the same gritty game that was successful for him in junior. At 21, he's still building strength and maturing his game to be able to play among the best. He's probably at least a year away from being ready for significant time in the NHL and that's not taking into account the fact he's behind a number of individuals on the Flyer depth chart.
Cousins has improved in each of his three seasons in the OHL, finishing third in points (103) last season. He played well despite looming sexual assault charges, which were eventually dropped last April. The 20-year-old will likely spend this season polishing his skills in the AHL, but could be an interesting late-round pick in keeper leagues.
This 19-year-old playmaker saw his first AHL minutes last year in one contest with Adirondack, but Cousins posted no points in the game. Although he may have fantasy potential in the future, he won’t make a splash in the 2012-13 season. Cousins did produce in juniors, posting 88 points in 65 games during last season with Sault Ste. Marie of the OHL. Keep an eye on him.
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Picks up two points
CArizona Coyotes
February 12, 2019
Cousins scored his sixth goal of the season and added an assist in a 5-2 win over the Golden Knights on Tuesday.
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First multi-point game of campaign
CArizona Coyotes
February 5, 2019
Cousins assisted on two even-strength goals in Monday's 5-4 loss to Dallas.
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Picks up power-play helper in loss
CArizona Coyotes
January 24, 2019
Cousins assisted on his team's lone goal in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Canadiens.
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Pots rare goal in blowout
CArizona Coyotes
December 1, 2018
Cousins lit the lamp en route to a 6-1 home win over the Blues on Saturday.
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Sets up goal in victory
CArizona Coyotes
October 31, 2018
Cousins earned his third assist of the season Tuesday, setting up a Brad Richardson goal in the first period of a 5-1 win over Ottawa.
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