Nick Ritchie
Nick Ritchie
23-Year-Old Left WingLW
Anaheim Ducks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year contract with the Ducks in October of 2018 worth $1.533 million annually.
Racks up 18 PIM
LWAnaheim Ducks
April 5, 2019
Ritchie received four minor penalties and a misconduct in the third period of Friday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
ANALYSIS
Ritchie became a familiar face in the sin bin in the Ducks' final game, and then his role in a kerfuffle at the end of the game put his count at 18 PIM. Ritchie had a career year with 31 points in 60 games, and he also set a new personal high with 82 PIM after Friday's festivities.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:00
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:49
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:32
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
12:59
0:34
0:03
2017–18
13:11
0:26
0:21
2018–19
15:00
1:49
0:32
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2014
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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Can't find scoresheet in return
LWAnaheim Ducks
April 3, 2019
Ritchie (upper body) posted three shots and two PIM in his return to action in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Flames.
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Good to go
LWAnaheim Ducks
April 3, 2019
Ritchie (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against Calgary, NHL.com's Dan Arritt reports.
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Expected to be cleared soon
LWAnaheim Ducks
Upper Body
March 29, 2019
Ritchie (upper body) should be cleared soon, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
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Not on trip
LWAnaheim Ducks
Upper Body
March 26, 2019
Ritchie (upper body) didn't travel to Vancouver for Tuesday's game against the Canucks, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
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Won't play versus Kings
LWAnaheim Ducks
Upper Body
March 23, 2019
Ritchie has an upper-body injury and will sit out of Saturday's game versus the Kings.
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