Alexander Wennberg
Alexander Wennberg
Alexander Wennberg
Alexander Wennberg
24-Year-Old C
2017–18 NHL Stats
2018–19 NHL Projections
G
8
A
27
PP Pts
5
+/-
22
PIM
12
G
A
PP Pts
+/-
PIM
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
The slender Swede battled back from upper-body injuries last season, and while he showed a knack for quick recoveries, his production took a steep drop. Wennberg in particular was hit hard by the struggles of the Blue Jackets' power-play unit, managing only five points with... read more
The slender Swede battled back from upper-body injuries last season, and while he showed a knack for quick recoveries, his production took a steep drop. Wennberg in particular was hit hard by the struggles of the Blue Jackets' power-play unit, managing only five points with the man advantage after racking up 23 the season before. The 23-year-old is never going to be a prolific goal scorer due to his reluctance to shoot, but he's got the slick passing skills, vision and hockey IQ to be a reliable No. 2 center, assuming at some point the team can add or develop a true No. 1 to slot in ahead of him. Until then, Wennberg may find himself occasionally miscast in a lead role, but his strong two-way play -- he posted a career-best plus-22 rating last season -- will keep him in a prominent spot even when he's not generating points.
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6'2"   WT: 196 lbs.   DOB: 9/22/1994   Drafted: 1st Rd, #14 Overall in 2013Show Contract
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Alexander Wennberg Contract Info:
Signed a six-year, $29.4 million contract with the Blue Jackets in September of 2017.
Tallies pair of points versus Blackhawks
CColumbus Blue Jackets
September 18, 2018
Wennberg scored a goal and an assist in a 4-1 preseason victory against the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
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Alexander Wennberg NHL Stats
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Alexander Wennberg 2017–18 NHL Game Log
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Alexander Wennberg 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#2 Center
CLM Center Depth Chart
2017–18 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:08
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:34
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2015–16
15:52
2:10
0:42
2016–17
18:23
2:39
0:38
2017–18
18:08
2:34
1:01
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Alexander Wennberg 2018–19 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Alexander Wennberg 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
    Jarmo Kekalainen’s first ever draft pick back in 2013 as the new GM of the Blue Jackets, Wennberg took a big step forward in his development in 2016-17, staying healthy and playing a career-high 80 games while improving his production across the board. The young Swedish center remains a pass-first player in the offensive end, taking only 109 shots on the season, but his vision and hockey IQ make his linemates better. The coaching staff will continue to press him to be more aggressive in looking for his own shot rather than giving up the puck, as good things tend to happen when he keeps it, but the Jackets have more than enough talent around him on the wings to take advantage of his willingness to facilitate.
  3. Alexander Wennberg 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    Wennberg showed some growth in his sophomore campaign, doubling his goal and point totals while improving his plus-minus and generally looking a lot readier for the rigors of the NHL. The 21-year-old will be asked to make another leap forward in 2016-17, however, as the Jackets’ lack of depth up the middle has him penciled in as the second-line center to begin the season. That role would provide him with a much-improved supporting cast, likely including Brandon Saad, but while the young pivot’s already demonstrated that he can handle himself in his own end, Wennberg hasn't yet proven he's ready for that level of responsibility on offense. Assuming he uses this offseason to get stronger and avoid the various injuries that cost him 13 games last year, though, the Swede’s outstanding vision, passing and hockey IQ could allow him to challenge the 50-assist mark thanks to the snipers riding shotgun for him.
  4. Alexander Wennberg 2014–15 Preseason Outlook
    Last year's 14th overall pick has the skill and hockey IQ to excel in just about any role on an NHL roster, and the 19-year-old Wennberg will get a legitimate chance to earn a spot on the Columbus roster in training camp. His fantasy ceiling might be limited at the outset, but down the road, he could comfortably settle in on a second or third line and be the kind of player who contributes at both ends of the ice.
  5. Alexander Wennberg 2013–14 Preseason Outlook
    The 14th overall pick in this year's draft, Wennberg has the skill, smarts and drive to make an impact in every zone on the ice once he transitions over to North America. He's still a couple of years away from the NHL, but he should adapt quickly to the pro game and become a fixture in the Blue Jackets' lineup.
Alexander Wennberg News Updates
Back on scoresheet in return from injury
CColumbus Blue Jackets
April 21, 2018
Wennberg (upper body) returned to action Saturday and picked up an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Washington in Game 5.
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Ready to rock in Game 5
CColumbus Blue Jackets
April 21, 2018
Wennberg (upper body) will play in Game 5 against the Capitals on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
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Remains out with upper-body injury
CColumbus Blue Jackets
Upper Body
April 19, 2018
Wennberg (upper body) will not play Game 4 against the Capitals on Thursday, as Tom Reed of The Athletic Cleveland reports there will be no lineup changes for the Blue Jackets following Tuesday's loss.
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Status quo
CColumbus Blue Jackets
Upper Body
April 17, 2018
Coach John Tortorella didn't have any new information regarding Wennberg's (upper body) status, indicating he won't be in action Tuesday against Washington, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
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