Jonathan Marchessault
Jonathan Marchessault
27-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.
Makes impact against Devils
LWVegas Golden Knights
December 14, 2018
Marchessault picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Devils.
While the 27-year-old has cooled down a bit after his hot start to the season, he's remained a steady contributor for the Knights, scoring two goals and seven points over his last 10 games. His strong chemistry with William Karlsson -- both his helpers came on goals by the center -- should ensure that Marchessault keeps finding the scoresheet, even if he isn't matching last year's 75-point pace.
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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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Breaks scoring slump
LWVegas Golden Knights
December 7, 2018
Marchessault scored the game-tying goal Thursday in a 4-3 win over Chicago.
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Wreaks havoc on Oilers
LWVegas Golden Knights
November 18, 2018
Marchessault scored twice and also set up a goal Sunday, helping the Golden Knights to a 6-3 road win over the Oilers.
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Greasy goal in narrow loss
LWVegas Golden Knights
November 11, 2018
Marchessault registered his eighth goal of the season in Saturday's 5-4 road loss to the Canadiens.
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Notches power-play helper in loss
LWVegas Golden Knights
October 30, 2018
Marchessault tallied a power-play assist Tuesday in a 4-1 road loss to Nashville.
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Penalty shot hero
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October 28, 2018
Marchessault scored on a penalty shot in overtime Sunday, allowing the Golden Knights to skate off with a 4-3 win over the visiting Senators.
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