J.T. Compher
J.T. Compher
24-Year-Old CenterC
Colorado Avalanche
DL
Injury Lower Body
Est. Return 10/16/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $14 million contract with the Avalanche in July of 2019.
Lands on IR
CColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
October 14, 2019
Compher was placed on injured reserve Monday retroactive to Oct. 5, per the NHL's official media site.
ANALYSIS
This move rules Compher out for Monday's game against the Capitals but frees up a roster spot for the activation of Ian Cole (hip). Compher will be eligible to return for Wednesday's game against the Penguins.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:42
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:27
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:55
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
16:00
2:11
1:24
2018–19
17:29
3:07
1:53
2019–20
14:42
3:27
1:55
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
2013
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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Sitting out Saturday
CColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
October 12, 2019
Compher (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Coyotes, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
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Back at practice
CColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
October 11, 2019
Compher (lower body) was a full participant at Friday's practice, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
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Sitting out Thurdsay
CColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
October 9, 2019
Compher (lower body) won't play in Thursday's game versus the Bruins, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
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Pots goal Thursday
CColorado Avalanche
October 3, 2019
Compher scored a goal on his only shot and posted a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
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Inks four-year deal
CColorado Avalanche
July 17, 2019
Compher penned a four-year, $14 million contract with Colorado on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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