Pontus Aberg
Pontus Aberg
25-Year-Old Left WingLW
Minnesota Wild
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.3 million contract with the Predators in July of 2017.
Struggles continue
LWMinnesota Wild
March 4, 2019
Aberg logged 12:42 of ice time and fired three shots on net in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Nashville.
ANALYSIS
The 25-year-old has been terrible since returning from illness, as he's been held pointless in his last seven games. Following a tough display, Aberg is now stagnated at 22 points in 49 games this campaign. One positive could be that Aberg received 1:49 of power-play ice time Sunday, which could lead to more scoring opportunities going forward.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:54
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:59
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:37
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:05
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
12:20
0:16
0:00
2017–18
11:06
0:02
0:01
2017–18
14:38
1:07
0:01
2018–19
12:54
1:59
0:01
2018–19
15:37
2:05
0:00
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
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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Fires one shot on net
LWMinnesota Wild
February 26, 2019
Aberg (illness) logged 14:25 of ice time and fired a shot on goal in Tuesday's win over the Jets.
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Expected to play
LWMinnesota Wild
February 26, 2019
Aberg (illness) is in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against the Jets, NHL.com's Scott Billeck reports.
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Departs Sunday with illness
LWMinnesota Wild
Illness
February 24, 2019
Aberg left Sunday's 2-1 win over St. Louis after falling ill, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Shows frustration in loss
LWMinnesota Wild
February 19, 2019
Aberg (lower body) had four PIM in a 4-0 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday.
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Activated off IR
LWMinnesota Wild
February 18, 2019
Aberg (lower body) has been taken off injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
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