Tanner Pearson
Tanner Pearson
Tanner Pearson
Tanner Pearson
26-Year-Old LW
2017–18 NHL Stats
2018–19 NHL Projections
G
15
A
25
PP Pts
5
+/-
11
PIM
27
G
A
PP Pts
+/-
PIM
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
At 25 years old, the time has come for Pearson to step up and develop into a true top-six forward. However, that was supposed to be the case last year, and it didn't happen. While 15 goals and 25 helpers isn't a bad campaign, it's not the type of numbers that many were expe... read more
At 25 years old, the time has come for Pearson to step up and develop into a true top-six forward. However, that was supposed to be the case last year, and it didn't happen. While 15 goals and 25 helpers isn't a bad campaign, it's not the type of numbers that many were expecting for Pearson a year ago. As such, it's difficult to trust him to take that long-awaited next step. He's a name to monitor as a waiver-wire pickup in case the breakout comes this year, but on draft day, you can probably pass.
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6'1"   WT: 201 lbs.   DOB: 8/10/1992   Drafted: 1st Rd, #30 Overall in 2012Show Contract
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Tanner Pearson Contract Info:
Signed a four-year, $15 million contract with the Kings in May 2017.
Key player for coach Stevens
LWLos Angeles Kings
September 15, 2018
Kings head coach John Stevens is heavily counting on Pearson to perform this season, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
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Tanner Pearson 2017–18 NHL Game Log
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Tanner Pearson 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#2 Left Wing
LOS Left Wing Depth Chart
2017–18 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:58
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:48
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:02
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2015–16
14:28
0:58
1:11
2016–17
16:19
2:24
1:05
2017–18
15:58
1:48
1:02
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Tanner Pearson 2018–19 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Tanner Pearson 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
    It was a career year across the board for Pearson in 2016-17, and most encouraging in fantasy settings was his climb to 2:24 of power-play time per game. The 24-year-old winger only collected eight points with the man advantage, but that also doubled his 2015-16 production. His in-game intelligence likely trumps his physical skills, but Pearson is an excellent complement to both playmakers and shoot-first scorers. Entering his age-25 campaign this season, and with an offensive role locked up, Pearson has the potential to take another step forward.
  3. Tanner Pearson 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    Pearson’s first full NHL season was a successful one in that he stayed largely healthy while increasing his scoring rate, setting new career marks with 15 goals and 21 assists for 36 points, As he enters his age-24 season, though, the Kings and fantasy owners are looking for Pearson to settle in as a legitimate second-line left wing. It’s a tough task for him to replace both the toughness and the offense of his predecessor, Milan Lucic, but that’s just what the Kings need from him. No pressure. As a 2012 first-round pick, he certainly has the pedigree to deliver on that promise, but at the very minimum, Pearson’s one of the league’s better grinders who does the dirty work in front of the net and has real finishing ability. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him boost his point total into the 40s with a nice complement of hits and plus-minus.
  4. Tanner Pearson 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    Pearson, a first-round pick of the Kings in 2012, looked primed to fill a larger role heading into last season following his postseason breakout during the Kings' run to the Stanley Cup the previous year. In just 42 games, the winger got off to a great start with 12 goals, four assists, and a plus-14 rating that was good for second on the team. However, his season ended up being cut short due to a broken leg suffered in January, stalling his development progress. Pearson should be fully healed by the time the 2015-16 campaign kicks off, and figures to land a spot on the club's second or third line. Even in his light ice time (13:18 average TOI) last season, the 24-year-old showed he could be an effective sniper, converting on 17.6 percent of his shots. Expect Pearson's duties to be limited early on as he eases back into action following the serious injury, but before long, he could emerge as a contributor to fantasy teams in all formats.
  5. Tanner Pearson 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    Pearson opened eyes at AHL Manchester (17 goals and 32 points in 41 games) to earn a call-up with the Kings. He wasn't a huge factor in the regular season with just seven points in 25 games, but took his game up a notch in the playoffs to deliver 12 points in 24 games. He really seemed to click with linemates Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Carter during the postseason, so expect them to skate together again. Such an arrangement could boost the numbers for all three players.
  6. Tanner Pearson 2013–14 Preseason Outlook
    Pearson jumped straight from the 2012 draft to the AHL and had a very nice debut (19 goals, 28 assists in 64 games) at Manchester. He spent time on the team's top line and power play, as well as killing penalties, and may give the organization some top-six potential at the left wing spot. He'll most certainly get more time to round out his game at the AHL again this season.
  7. Tanner Pearson 2012–13 Preseason Outlook
    Pearson was a late-bloomer after getting bypassed in his first two years of draft eligiblity, but exploded last season with 91 points (37 G, 54 A) in 60 games in the OHL, earning him a first-round selection by the Kings in the 2012 Entry Draft. He'll likely head to the AHL to prove that last year's outburst wasn't a fluke.
Tanner Pearson News Updates
Second straight 40-point season
LWLos Angeles Kings
May 4, 2018
Pearson's 2017-18 campaign ended with 15 goals, 25 assists and 180 shots on goal.
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Nabs two assists in losing cause
LWLos Angeles Kings
March 24, 2018
Pearson collected two helpers in Saturday's loss to the Oilers.
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Big step forward has not happened
LWLos Angeles Kings
March 3, 2018
Pearson scored a goal in his second straight game in the Kings' 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday.
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In Saturday's lineup
LWLos Angeles Kings
February 3, 2018
Pearson (illness) will play Saturday against the Coyotes.
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