J.T. Compher
J.T. Compher
25-Year-Old CenterC
Colorado Avalanche
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Compher turned in another 30-point campaign with 11 goals, 20 helpers and 106 shots on goal in 2019-20. He's become an all-situations player -- five of his points came on the power play, while another three were shorthanded assists. Compher is once again poised to feature on the third line and second power-play unit in 2020-21. Even with a shortened season ahead, there's a chance Compher can reach the 30-point mark for a third straight year, making him worth a look in deeper fantasy formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $14 million contract with the Avalanche in July of 2019.
Breaks drought with goal
CColorado Avalanche
February 24, 2021
Compher scored a goal on four shots in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Wild.
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Compher's second-period tally snapped a six-game goal drought for the center. In his previous three games, he had failed to record a shot on goal. One tally isn't going to instantly turn things around for the struggling 25-year-old, who has just three points in 16 appearances this season. He's added only 14 shots, 15 PIM, 14 hits and 17 blocked shots -- he's provided defense and toughness, but Compher has reached the 30-point mark in each of the last two seasons, so he's certainly capable of better scoring numbers.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:04
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:46
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:15
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
17:29
3:07
1:53
2019–20
16:45
2:03
2:15
2020–21
15:04
1:46
2:15
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Sabres dished Compher -- a second-round (35th overall) pick from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft -- to the Avalanche in a blockbuster deal involving Ryan O'Reilly back in 2015. Fast forward four years, and O'Reilly is a newly minted Conn Smythe Trophy winner (for the Blues), while Compher lags behind as a promising forward, albeit one who could stand to refine his defensive chops. Unfortunately, the fourth-year American has a minus-37 rating working against his progressive output of 60 points (32 goals, 28 assists) through 156 career games. Compher typically lines up on the left wing, but he's versatile and takes the occasional draw as a supplement to his established power-play role. There's hope that Compher will break out offensively after signing a four-year, $14 million contract extension in July, and riding shotgun with captain Gabriel Landeskog and offensive wunderkind Nathan Mackinnon presents a dream assignment for him.
Following a promising 21-game stint with the Avalanche in 2016-17, Compher predictably bypassed those five points by a wide margin in his first full season by racking up 13 goals and 10 assists. His presence on the power play further solidified him as a fantasy candidate in deep leagues, though a minus-29 rating resulted in major drawbacks to those who invested. Another offseason under his belt and the addition of Philipp Grubauer should assist in the improvement of that statistic, but it's difficult to see him improving too much when he already averaged 16:00 of ice time in his sophomore season.
Compher fits in with Colorado's youth movement, given that he's just 22 years old. The 35th pick in the 2013 NHL draft can play either center or wing, but he didn't flash much offense in a limited sample as a rookie last season, netting just three goals and two assists over 21 games. That said, he was a stud scorer in his final college season (63 points in 38 games) and a solid performer in the AHL last year (30 in 41), so there's notable upside here. Compher is expected to reprise a bottom-six role, though a move into the more desirable second-line center spot isn't out of the question if 19-year-old Tyson Jost can't hold down the role.
Compher, the 35th selection in June’s NHL Draft, spent last season with the U.S. National Development Team, posting 24 points in 21 games. He’s a versatile forward who has seen high praise for his leadership and intensity levels. The long-term potential is there for Compher, but for now he’s committed to the University of Michigan, where he will begin his collegiate career this fall.
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Logs season-high ice time
CColorado Avalanche
February 3, 2021
Compher had two shots on goal, one hit, one blocked shot, and seven PIM over a season-high 18:48 of ice time in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Wild.
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Filling in for MacKinnon
CColorado Avalanche
February 2, 2021
Compher will center the top line Tuesday, replacing the injured Nathan MacKinnon (lower body), Kyle Frederickson of the Denver Post reports.
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Scores on power play
CColorado Avalanche
January 30, 2021
Compher scored a power-play goal on two shots in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Wild.
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Elevated to second line
CColorado Avalanche
January 25, 2021
Compher served as the second-line center for Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks. He had one hit and three blocked shots.
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Slings power-play assist
CColorado Avalanche
January 13, 2021
Compher had a power-play assist in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.
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