Jonathan Marchessault
Jonathan Marchessault
28-Year-Old Left WingLW
Vegas Golden Knights
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After spending time with the Blue Jackets, Lightning and Panthers, Marchessault appears to have found a home in Vegas. The undrafted winger was a revelation in his first season with the Golden Knights after being left unprotected by the Panthers in the expansion draft. The speedy forward set a career high with 75 points (27 goals) in 77 regular-season games and played a critical role in Vegas reaching the Stanley Cup Final. Marchessault became a staple in the top six and on the power play, earning himself a six-year, $30 million contract in the process. While it's hard to see him improving significantly on his 2017-18 totals, the 27-year-old is in the prime of his career and has put up back-to-back 25-plus goal seasons, making another productive campaign seem likely. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a six-year, $30 million contract extension with the Golden Knights in January of 2018.
Forces overtime with late equalizer
LWVegas Golden Knights
April 23, 2019
Marchessault scored a goal and supplied a helper in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Sharks in Game 7.
Marchessault's goal with 47 seconds left in regulation sent the game to overtime, where Barclay Goodrow sent the Sharks to the second round. Marchessault had six points over the last five games of the series, but it wouldn't be enough to save the Golden Knights' season. He added 25 hits and 26 shots throughout the series.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
An undersized and undrafted late bloomer, Marchessault exploded for a 30-goal, 51-point campaign in 2016-17 (albeit with a minus-21 rating), making him a rare bright spot for a Panthers club that struggled mightily. Now the question is whether that was a flash in the pan or a sign of bigger things to come. Claimed in the expansion draft, the 26-year-old will be one of the focal points of the Knights’ offense, and he may have to play a little center after being used sparingly down the middle by Florida. Only eight of Marchessault’s goals came on the power play, which is a sign that he can be highly effective at even strength, but he also rode a sky-high 15.5 shooting percentage, and that’s likely to regress some. Without any elite playmakers alongside him, it'll be very difficult for Marchessault to put on an offensive show, but last year's scoring didn't just come out of nowhere -- he was an All-Star and a nearly point-per-game performer in the AHL.
AHL sniper (45 goals and 131 points over the last two seasons) Audy-Marchessault likely doesn't have the size or physical game to translate his talent to the NHL, but he'll get at least another couple of chances to prove his doubters wrong.
A waterbug that made enough noise as an AHL rookie after going undrafted out of junior to get a look from the Blue Jackets. He's at least a year or two away from getting a look at the NHL level though, if he ever does.
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Scores in losing effort
LWVegas Golden Knights
April 22, 2019
Marchessault scored the Golden Knights' lone goal Sunday in their Game 6 loss to the Sharks.
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Tickles twine on power play
LWVegas Golden Knights
April 18, 2019
Marchessault scored a power-play goal on three shots in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 5.
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Snaps five-game goal drought
LWVegas Golden Knights
April 16, 2019
Marchessault scored his first goal of the postseason in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Sharks in Game 4.
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Breaks goal drought with GWG
LWVegas Golden Knights
April 1, 2019
Marchessault potted his 25th goal of the season in Monday's 3-1 win over the Oilers.
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Fills stat line
LWVegas Golden Knights
March 27, 2019
Marchessault posted an assist, five shots and four PIM in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche.
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