Adam Erne
Adam Erne
24-Year-Old Left WingLW
Detroit Red Wings
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Erne never quite lived up to his promise with the Lightning, and at 24, time is running out for him to show he can be a steady NHLer. Erne played in 64 games in 2018-19, averaging just 10:33 in ice time and finishing with 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists). With the Red Wings, the Connecticut native figures to start on the third line, but could find himself jumping into a top-six role. Erne's abrasiveness could be the perfect fit in the Motor City, but he'll need to avoid the long droughts he suffered through last season or he could find himself dropped to the fourth line. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Lightning in July of 2018.
Eyeing key role
LWDetroit Red Wings
September 17, 2019
Erne has a chance to seize a top-nine role for Detroit this season, Ansar Khan of MLIve.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Considering GM Steve Yzerman drafted Erne in the second round (No. 33 overall) of the 2013 draft -- they were associated with the Lightning at the time -- and traded for him in August, it's likely that Erne will be given every opportunity to avoid a fourth-line role with limited minutes. Erne managed seven goals and 13 assists over 65 games with Tampa Bay last season, despite averaging only 10:33 of ice time. He's a deep sleeper in most fantasy drafts.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:32
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:17
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
10:07
0:05
0:01
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
10:33
0:30
0:18
2019–20
12:32
2:17
0:00
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Erne is a prototypical power forward with third-line upside. He can use his body to protect the puck and create space. However, he has been passed by a number of other young players in a poor Tampa feeder system. At 23 years old, Erne has played in parts of the last two NHL seasons. While he's excellent defensively, there are plenty of guys who can play good defense and deliver more than six goals and an assist in 49 games. Erne will vie for a fourth-line gig with Tampa in 2018-19. But even if he makes the team, he won't have any fantasy value.
Erne is ready for primetime, but Chris Kunitz's arrival might mean the prototypical power forward spends another year in the AHL. He skates well and is hard to handle in front of the net. Erne scored three goals in 26 games with the Bolts in 2016-17, but don't let those numbers fool you, as he didn't look out of place. He's in tough to break camp with the team, but could be an in-season call up who'll skate in the bottom six. Don't bet a keeper leaguer spot on him yet, though -- Erne's upside is on a checking line and there are plenty of those guys to go around.
Erne is lightning fast and tough, but he's best known for pile-driving fellow Bolts' prospect Jonathan Drouin head-first into the boards in a QMJHL game last December. Some scouts have come to question his decision-making skills, and there are whispers of the word "dirty" when Erne's name comes up. He probably tops out as a top-nine skater who will play close to the edge and be loved by his teammates and fans. There's fantasy value in being an elite super-pest -- just ask Dallas' Antoine Roussel. We think he's a "show me" guy -- don't draft him until he shows you what he can do.
Erne was once considered a potential top-10 pick for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, perhaps based on his skating alone. The guy is fast with great edge work and is strong like a bull. His 2012-13 season wasn’t as great as some would have liked, but he put in an impressive showing at the NHL Scouting Combine, opening a few eyes along the way. He doesn’t have the high-end offensive skill of some of the earlier picks, but he has good net drive and a solid defensive awareness. He’s probably the ideal third-line physical forward who’ll inevitably see time on the second line because of his doggedness. Watch for him in Tampa Bay in three years.
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Headed for Motor City
LWDetroit Red Wings
August 14, 2019
Erne was acquired by the Red Wings from the Lightning on Wednesday in exchange for a 2020 fourth-round pick.
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Handed qualifying offer
LWTampa Bay Lightning
June 25, 2019
Erne was tendered a qualifying offer by Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
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Sits out Game 4
LWTampa Bay Lightning
April 17, 2019
Erne was scratched for Game 4 on Tuesday night.
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Back for Monday's game
LWTampa Bay Lightning
March 11, 2019
Erne (upper body) will return for Monday's matchup with the Maple Leafs, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
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Upper-body injury surfaces
LWTampa Bay Lightning
Upper Body
March 9, 2019
Erne is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
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