Pontus Aberg
Pontus Aberg
26-Year-Old Left WingLW
Toronto Maple Leafs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Aberg signed with the Maple Leafs on a one-year deal after the Wild refused to submit him an offer sheet. Aberg would occasionally sit as a healthy scratch last season, but he found his way into the lineup more often than not and ultimately posted 25 points in 59 games between the Ducks and Wild. However, only six of those points came as a member of Minnesota, a stat that the team ruled wasn't enough to justify keeping him around. The 25-year-old still possesses crafty hands and skill to produce for Toronto, but barring an unforeseen turnaround, he shouldn't have much fantasy value for 2019-20. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Maple Leafs in July of 2019.
Waived for assignment
LWToronto Maple Leafs  Minors
September 28, 2019
The Maple Leafs waived Aberg for the purpose of reassignment to AHL Toronto on Saturday, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Aberg played for four different teams over the last two years, so it wouldn't be surprising if another squad scooped him off waivers. He had respectable success last year, totaling 13 goals and 25 points -- seven on the power play -- in 59 NHL games. Aberg has the potential to be the "next man up" if the Leafs run into the injury bug.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
 
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2017–18
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14:38
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Aberg will start the 2018-19 campaign clinging to his tenure with Edmonton. The Swede has one year remaining on his contract, but he lacks a clear role outside of splitting time on the third line. After being acquired in a trade from Nashville at last year's deadline, the speedy winger collected two goals and six assists in 16 games. While not a must-own for fantasy rosters, the 24-year-old is still intriguing based on how the Oilers have sampled him on the first line and power play.
After appearing in just 15 games for the Preds last season, Aberg re-signed on a two-year, $1.3 million contract in July, which pretty much guarantees he will see an expanded role this season. The Swede has significant scoring upside as he enters his age-24 campaign – he led the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals with 52 points in 56 games last season – so don't be surprised if he winds up getting a look on one of the Preds’ top two lines at some point, as the club is thin on the wings behind top-line studs Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson. As such, Aberg represents a good sleeper candidate in deeper fantasy formats; a steady top-six role could quite conceivably lead to him cracking 40 points.
Last season -- his first in the AHL since coming over from Sweden -- Aberg ranked fifth in team scoring for Milwaukee, recording 34 points (16 goals, 18 assists) in 69 games. Talent-wise, Aberg has good speed and a sound two-way game. He passes the puck well and possesses a hard accurate shot, although at 5-foot-11 and 187 pounds, he will likely need to add size in order to compete at the NHL level. Expect Aberg to continue his development at AHL Milwaukee this upcoming season.
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Returning Wednesday
LWToronto Maple Leafs  Minors
September 16, 2019
Aberg (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for the Leafs' preseason clash with Ottawa on Wednesday, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
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Lands one-year contract
LWToronto Maple Leafs  Minors
Undisclosed
July 24, 2019
Aberg (undisclosed) penned a one-year, $700,000 deal with Toronto on Wednesday.
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Not qualified by Wild
LWMinnesota Wild  Minors
Undisclosed
June 25, 2019
Aberg (undisclosed) did not receive a qualifying offer from the Wild on Tuesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
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Late scratch Saturday
LWMinnesota Wild  Minors
Undisclosed
April 6, 2019
Aberg (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Stars, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Non-existent Saturday
LWMinnesota Wild  Minors
March 24, 2019
Aberg logged 13:24 of ice time and was a minus-1 in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Carolina.
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