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
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.
ANALYSIS
This is something of a hot string for Cousins, who has scored an assist in three of the last five games. That said, the fact that counts as a hot streak for him should have you looking elsewhere for offensive help.
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Nick Cousins 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Depth Chart Status
#4 Right Wing
ARI RW PP Depth Chart
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:51
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:38
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
12:00
1:11
0:01
2017–18
12:52
0:19
0:02
2018–19
12:51
0:38
0:00
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
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2012
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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Pointless in fifth straight
CArizona Coyotes
October 17, 2018
Cousins was held without a point Tuesday in a 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota.
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Carves out bigger role in 2017-18
CArizona Coyotes
April 26, 2018
Cousins scored a career-high seven goals and 19 points in 71 regular season games this year.
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Sets career high in points
CArizona Coyotes
March 13, 2018
Cousins reached a carer-high 17 points in Tuesday's shootout victory over Los Angeles, picking up a goal and an assist.
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Hit with minor fine
CArizona Coyotes
March 9, 2018
Cousins has been fined $2,000 for diving and embellishment, an incident that occurred during the Coyotes' 5-3 win over Minnesota on March 1, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
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Scores twice in victory
CArizona Coyotes
February 9, 2018
Cousins scored twice in Thursday's overtime win over the Wild.
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