Brenden Dillon
Brenden Dillon
28-Year-Old DefensemanD
San Jose Sharks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Dillon enjoyed one of his best seasons as a pro in 2017-18, setting career highs in goals (five) and points (22) while averaging 17:19 of ice time through 81 games. The 6-foot-4 blueliner is a high-end bottom-pairing option for San Jose, but he'll be hard-pressed to surpass the 20-point mark for a second consecutive season in 2018-19, and he doesn't rack up enough PIM to hold value in leagues that reward the gritty side of the game. Dillon is a rock-solid option for his real-life squad, but he doesn't have enough offensive upside to warrant consideration in all but the deepest of fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $16.35 million contract extension with the Sharks in June 2015.
Collects assist
DSan Jose Sharks
May 15, 2019
Dillon picked up an assist and four hits in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win against the Blues in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
Dillon has managed two assists, 59 hits, 18 blocked shots and 20 PIM in 17 postseason contests. He's also had 10 shots on goal and a minus-5 rating. The defense-first blueliner should not be counted on heavily for fantasy purposes.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The bruising defenseman play 81 games last season as a third-pair man, and he scored two goals and ten points. His main contributions in 2016-17 came from hits (174) and blocked shots (81) since he's yet to find legitimate power-play minutes.
Dillon performed well in his first full NHL season, putting up six goals, 11 assists, a plus-17 rating, 86 penalty minutes and 97 shots in 80 games. He's going to climb the depth chart a bit with the departure of Stephane Robidas, and his numbers should improve slightly as a result. But Dallas has plenty of young, hungry defensemen who will want to pass him, so that spot is Dillon's to keep or lose. We think he'll not only win that gig, but line up with Jordie Benn to form the Stars' shutdown duo. Sadly, there's not much fantasy value in that, unless you're in a super-deep format.
One of the true bright spots in Dallas' 2012-13 season was discovering Dillon. He's not going to be any sort of contributor on the offensive side of the score sheet, but he provided a nice anchor to Dallas' blue line and was the team's best defensive defenseman by the end of the year. Expect more of the same this season.
Dillon was the talk at the Stars' development camp over the summer, building on a nice season (six goals, 23 assists) for the Texas Stars (AHL). He has good size and is expected to begin the year on Dallas' third defensive pairing.
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Notches apple
DSan Jose Sharks
April 2, 2019
Dillon had an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Canucks.
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Gathers apple in loss
DSan Jose Sharks
March 14, 2019
Dillon earned an assist and added two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.
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Defense-first deployment continues
DSan Jose Sharks
March 7, 2019
Dillon has six assists over his last 22 appearances.
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Role increasing
DSan Jose Sharks
January 9, 2019
Dillon pitched in an assist in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Oilers.
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Emerges with rare assist
DSan Jose Sharks
December 7, 2018
Dillon produced an assist to complement a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 road loss to the Stars.
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