Jake Guentzel
Jake Guentzel
25-Year-Old Left WingLW
Pittsburgh Penguins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
It was yet another banner year for Guentzel in 2018-19, as he set career highs in goals (40), assists (36) and shots (227) while posting a plus-13 rating in 82 games. The tenacious winger has improved every year since making his NHL debut in 2016-17, and has cemented his role skating on Sidney Crosby's wing on the Penguins' top line over the past two seasons. The one knock on the youngster's game has been a lack of productivity on the power play, however, it appears that could be at an end now that Phil Kessel is no longer in the picture. With a spot now open on the No. 1 power-play unit, Guentzel figures to see himself bumped up to the top group in 2019-20. The additional ice time and opportunity that will come with that role could help Guentzel surpass the 80-point mark for the first time in his career this season, making him an elite fantasy option in all formats. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $30 million contract extension with the Penguins in December 2018.
Goal sparks comeback
LWPittsburgh Penguins
November 9, 2019
Guentzel scored his eighth goal of the year and had four shots in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Blackhawks.
Guentzel got the Penguins on the board with a one-timer late in the second period, igniting Pittsburgh's rally from a 2-0 deficit. The 25-year-old had come into the night without a point and with a minus-7 rating over his previous three games. That mini-skid notwithstanding, Guentzel is off to another productive start with 14 points in 17 games.
Read More News
NHL Stats
Loading Skater Stats...
NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Yahoo DFS
Loading Skater Game Log...
2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
  • Average Power Play TOI:
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
Ice Time
Power Play
Penguins Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Penguins Power Play Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jake Guentzel
DraftKings NHL: Friday Breakdown
3 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin tees up Friday’s five-game offering, locking in a Penguins stack against the Devils.
Yahoo DFS Hockey: Thursday Picks
11 days ago
Chris Morgan looks over Thursday's slate and expects Andrei Svechnikov and the Hurricanes to blow away the Rangers at home.
Odds and Ends: Leftover Stats From Week 5
14 days ago
Jason Chen analyzes the week in the NHL, as the Logan Couture's Sharks are drowning. Can they turn it around?
DraftKings NHL: Tuesday Picks
20 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin recommends a Bruins stack Tuesday against the Sharks.
FanDuel NHL: Wednesday Targets
26 days ago
Jason Chen makes his picks for a light Wednesday slate, which features just two games.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Guentzel set career highs in goals (22), assists (26) and shots on goal (171) in 2017-18 -- his second year but first full campaign. While he's only 5-foot-11 and 167 pounds, the speedy winger is not afraid to throw his body around, as he dished out 142 hits last year. After trying out many different combinations, Pittsburgh may have finally found a long-term winger for Sidney Crosby in “Jake N Bake,” who provides a solid scoring touch, high-end skating ability and a strong hockey IQ. If he remains locked in on the top line, there is little doubt the 22-year-old will set another round of career bests this upcoming season.
After tallying 33 points in 40 regular-season games and following that up with a rookie-record 21 in 25 playoff contests, Guentzel is a near lock to join the ever-prolific Sidney Crosby on the Penguins’ top line to start the 2017-18 campaign. A natural center, the 22-year-old’s meteoric ascension could cause many a fantasy owner to overreach, but the savvier types know that he’s facing a limited role on the man advantage and his 19.8 shooting percentage from last year is not sustainable. While the speedy pivot starred in the AHL and doesn't seem like a candidate for a sophomore slump, breaking the bank on a player with less than a full season’s worth of NHL experience might not be the best course of action -- even with Crosby at his side.
The Penguins snagged Guentzel in the third-round pick of the 2013 draft. At 5-foot-9, 153 pounds, the smallish centerman will need to prove himself every step of the way. The 19-year-old scored 29 goals and 73 points in 60 games for Sioux City of the USHL last year. Guentzel is likely several seasons away from fighting for a roster spot.
More Fantasy News
Scores goal in rout
LWPittsburgh Penguins
October 30, 2019
Guentzel scored a goal on four shots in Tuesday's 7-1 dismantling of the Flyers.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Nets sixth goal in losing cause
LWPittsburgh Penguins
October 23, 2019
Guentzel scored a goal on five shots and had two PIM in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Two assists in loss
LWPittsburgh Penguins
October 22, 2019
Guentzel picked up two assists in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Shut down by Golden Knights
LWPittsburgh Penguins
October 20, 2019
Guentzel was held without a point in Saturday's 3-0 loss to Vegas.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Goals in three straight
LWPittsburgh Penguins
October 13, 2019
Guentzel scored two goals, including one on the power play, on three shots and was a plus-2 in Sunday's 7-2 win over Winnipeg.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.