Micheal Ferland
Micheal Ferland
26-Year-Old Left WingLW
Carolina Hurricanes
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After spending his first four NHL seasons with the Flames, Ferland was dealt to Carolina during the 2018 offseason in a blockbuster trade. Taken in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot-2 winger broke out last season to the tune of 21 goals and 41 points, setting career highs in both goals and assists. He also skated just over 15 minutes per game -- a significant increase from his 11:50 career average heading into 2017-18. Ferland will slot into a similar middle-six role with the Hurricanes and should continue seeing a chunk of power-play time. There are far more exciting options, but he remains serviceable in most virtual setups. Read Past Outlooks
Extends goal streak with game-winner
LWCarolina Hurricanes
October 22, 2018
Ferland scored the game-winner on the power play in Monday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.
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His second-period tally extended his goal-scoring streak to four games, giving the 26-year-old six goals and nine points in nine contests. Ferland reached the 20-goal and 40-point plateaus for the first time last season, but his top-six role with Carolina has him on pace for a true breakout.
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Micheal Ferland NHL Stats
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Micheal Ferland 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:00
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:59
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
11:34
0:28
0:02
2017–18
15:01
1:51
0:02
2018–19
16:00
2:59
0:00
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A fifth-round pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, Ferland was never destined to set fire to the league immediately. That said, the 25-year-old has been improving steadily year after year and is beginning to understand how to score at the NHL level. In 2016-17, he posted 25 points, including 15 goals on a healthy 14.2 shooting percentage -- all of those figures were career highs, and the Manitoba native achieved them while averaging a measly 11:34 of ice time. Ferland ended up finding a home on Calgary’s top line alongside Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau, so if he can expand upon that role and perhaps earn some time on the power play, he could be a late-round steal or waiver-wire hero in fantasy this season. Even if that doesn't transpire, he provides enough hits and PIM to offer value in formats that reward physicality.
Ferland turned in his first full NHL season (more or less) last year, but it was far from an impressive one – he managed just 18 points and a minus-15 rating in 71 games. On the bright side, he showcased plenty of physicality with 207 hits, but his lack of defensive proficiency and subpar shooting ability will keep him in Calgary’s bottom six, where he won’t be able to offer much help to fantasy owners.
Ferland ended up seeing a large amount of ice time as a rookie for Calgary last season, tallying five points in 26 regular-season games and five points in nine playoff contests. He raised his performance in the playoffs despite dealing with a torn oblique, which likely had to impress his coaches and put him on the inside track to break camp with the big club in 2015-16. The Flames have a glut of talent on the offensive end, but Ferland solidly inserted himself into that discussion with his play last season.
Ferland had a solid season in the AHL last year before hurting his knee and he finished with 18 points in 25 games. The aggravated assault charge from mid-2013 is still haunting him, as he makes as many headlines off the ice as on it, but there's no question he has talent. He should start 2014-15 in the AHL. Watch and wait on him to make sure he can both clean up his act and grow his game.
Ferland spend 2011-12 in the WHL and will begin 2012-13 in the AHL. He scored quite a bit in the WHL and it remains to be seen what he can do in the AHL.
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Stuffs stat sheet Saturday
LWCarolina Hurricanes
October 21, 2018
Ferland scored for the third consecutive game Saturday against the Avalanche, recording his team-leading fifth goal of the season. He also chipped in three hits, five PIM and five shots on goal.
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Goal and assist in win
LWCarolina Hurricanes
October 7, 2018
Ferland registered two points in Sunday's 8-5 win over the Rangers.
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Two-point effort in win over Jackets
LWCarolina Hurricanes
October 5, 2018
Ferland scored a goal and an assist while adding a team-high six shots, two hits, a blocked shot and plus-1 rating in Friday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
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Looks fit to play in opener
LWCarolina Hurricanes
October 4, 2018
Ferland (lower body) played in Sunday's preseason finale, delivering a huge hit on Roman Josi of the Predators, Cory Lavalette of the North State Journal reports. As a result, Ferland should be good to go for Thursday's home opener versus the Islanders.
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New timeline set for Opening Night
LWCarolina Hurricanes
Lower Body
September 28, 2018
Ferland (lower body) resumed skating with the Hurricanes on Friday, but he's almost assuredly done for the balance of the preseason, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.
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