Nick Ritchie
Nick Ritchie
24-Year-Old Left WingLW
Boston Bruins
Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 11/16/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A contract dispute early in the year and injuries later on didn't stop Ritchie from having his best season yet as a pro in 2018-19, posting 31 points (nine goals, 22 assists) in just 60 games. The 234-pounder also contributed 123 hits and 82 penalty minutes while settling into his role as the physical force on the Ducks' second line. The 23-year-old has yet to play a full 82-game schedule -- in part due to his heavy playing style -- but an increased role could make him an intriguing fantasy option this year. Expect the 6-foot-2 winger to approach 40 points, 200 hits and 100 PIM if he can stay healthy in 2019-20. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year contract with the Ducks in October of 2018 worth $1.533 million annually.
Out Monday
LWBoston Bruins
Undisclosed
August 31, 2020
Ritchie (undisclosed) will not be available for Game 5 against Tampa Bay on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Ritchie has a goal and 17 hits in four games against the Lightning this series. It's unclear why he's unfit to play Monday, but it could be related to him missed three games last series against the Hurricanes.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:49
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:49
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:23
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:42
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:04
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
13:11
0:26
0:21
2018–19
15:00
1:49
0:32
2019–20
12:49
0:49
0:00
2019–20
14:23
1:42
0:04
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A 6-foot-2, 234-pound frame gave Ritchie the confidence to lead the Ducks in hits for two straight seasons, dishing out 247 and 221, respectively. His size can hold him back in the speed department, but the Ontario native makes up for it with astute positioning and puck-handling, registering 24 goals and 31 helpers over the last two years. Ritchie accomplished this while logging bottom-six minutes, but the 22-year-old will battle Andrew Cogliano for the second-line left-wing spot this year. How Ritchie would respond to facing opponents' top defenders nightly is a reason for concern, and the return of Patrick Eaves (illness) could complicate things. Ritchie's undetermined role on the team is enough concern for fantasy owners to take a wait-and-see approach.
Ritchie’s 2016-17 results need to be viewed with the proper lens. Yes, his 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists) in 77 games look pedestrian at first glance, but the 6-foot-2, 232-pound power winger hit that value despite averaging a tick below 13 minutes per contest. Moreover, he has the attention of team brass having buried four goals -- including a pair of game-winners -- on last season’s playoff stage. Ritchie effectively uses his size to his advantage, and it results in steady production across the board. Entering his third season, Ritchie is the type of player you’ll likely want to pounce on before he becomes a household name in fantasy circles.
Ritchie, the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, is a big, nasty, skilled winger who is like a dog after a bone -- he never, ever gives up in his pursuit of the puck. And he’ll go through a wall to get it. He hits, he scores and he scares the snot out of opposing defenders just like Milan Lucic does. And it’s that combination that has scouts salivating. He has struggled through injuries in junior. And his weight is a bit of an issue (230 pounds). But he’s a potential multi-category fantasy stud...as long as he’s more Lucic than Nathan Horton.
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Game-time decision
LWBoston Bruins
Undisclosed
August 31, 2020
Ritchie will be a game-time call in Game 5 versus the Lightning on Monday due to an undisclosed issue, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
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Gets things started in Game 2
LWBoston Bruins
August 25, 2020
Ritchie scored a goal on three shots and provided three hits Tuesday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay in Game 2.
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Set to play Wednesday
LWBoston Bruins
August 3, 2020
Ritchie (undisclosed) is expected to be in the lineup versus Tampa Bay on Wednesday, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
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Won't play Sunday
LWBoston Bruins
Undisclosed
August 1, 2020
Ritchie (undisclosed) won't play Sunday against Philadelphia but is hoping to be an option for Wednesday's matchup with Tampa Bay, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
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Attending optional skate
LWBoston Bruins
Undisclosed
July 30, 2020
Ritchie (undisclosed) was on the ice for Thursday's optional skate.
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