Mike Reilly
Mike Reilly
25-Year-Old DefensemanD
Montreal Canadiens
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Reilly heads into the 2018-19 season highly motivated after averaging more than 20 minutes per game in 19 contests with the Canadiens. Acquired from Minnesota, Reilly dished out eight assists, including two on the power play, and played a lot of top-pairing minutes. He looks like an adequate fit to pair with Shea Weber, but Weber will be out until December with a knee injury. It's less likely he lines up with Weber's fill-in, Jeff Petry, as it leaves the team lacking in its own zone. Reilly's brings offensive upside, and it should get him playing time on the second-unit power play, but he'll need to be paired with a responsible type during even-strength situations, likely Jordie Benn or Karl Alzner. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.45 million contract with the Wild in July of 2017.
Notches game-winner
DMontreal Canadiens
January 24, 2019
Reilly scored a goal on two shots along with a minor penalty in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Coyotes.
ANALYSIS
Reilly's third goal of the season was the game-winner for the Habs, who are 5-1 over their last six games. The 25-year-old blueliner has found a home on the second pair with Jeff Petry, who set up the goal after circling the net and teeing it up for Reilly.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:41
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:25
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:30
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
12:23
1:12
0:01
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
12:21
1:37
0:03
2017–18
20:12
1:40
0:09
2018–19
18:41
1:25
0:30
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Reilly will compete for a final spot on the blue line. The 2011 fourth-rounder is coming off a 2016-17 season in which he logged one goal in 17 games with the Wild and 30 points over 57 contests for AHL Iowa. He has some upside on offense, but he'll need to improve on defense to carve out a steady role.
Originally drafted in 2011 by Columbus, Reilly opted to go play college hockey at the University of Minnesota and thus ended up a free agent prior to last season. He stayed local, signing a two-year deal with the Wild, but the Hobey Baker Award finalist experienced a painful adjustment to pro hockey – he went a team-worst minus-27 (albeit with 23 points) in 45 games for AHL Iowa and managed only seven points over 29 games at the NHL level. That can be written off as an adjustment year, but Reilly’s college stats will only carry him so far; he has to show dramatic improvement in 2016-17 to earn a bigger, better contract when he hits restricted free agency next offseason. He’ll likely get the chance to spend this whole season with the big club, but could still be restricted to third-pairing duty with some power-play time. That makes Reilly much more interesting in keeper or dynasty formats than yearly leagues.
The Hobey Baker Award finalist was heavily pursued by a number of teams, but ultimately decided to sign with the Wild and remain in the state in which he played all three years of his collegiate career. Reilly, a two-time All-American, was stellar during his time at the University of Minnesota, leading the team with 42 points in 39 games as a junior. He has an excellent chance of making the Wild's roster out of camp.
A late growth spurt put Reilly on the prospect map, and the University of Minnesota blueliner now finds himself mentioned as a preseason contender for the Hobey Baker Award, awarded to the top NCAA hockey player. He's still a long way from the NHL, but Reilly has the skills to someday be an effective two-way defenseman for Columbus.
Offensively-talented blue line prospect Reilly will hone his game at the college level for the next few years.
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Healthy scratch Thursday
DMontreal Canadiens
January 11, 2019
Reilly was a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Blues.
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Returns to lineup
DMontreal Canadiens
December 14, 2018
Reilly had five shots, one hit and blocked two shots over 20:42 of ice time in Thursday's 6-4 win over Carolina.
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Season-low TOI
DMontreal Canadiens
December 10, 2018
Reilly collected an assist, two shots and a blocked shot in a season-low 9:42 of ice time in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.
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Julien lays down law
DMontreal Canadiens
November 26, 2018
Reilly is expected to be a healthy scratch Tuesday night against Carolina, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
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Loses ice time
DMontreal Canadiens
November 22, 2018
Reilly had 14:59 of ice time, a low among defensemen, in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Devils.
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