Nick Schmaltz
Nick Schmaltz
22-Year-Old Right WingRW
Arizona Coyotes
DL
Injury Upper Body
Est. Return 9/1/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Schmaltz broke out during his sophomore campaign in 2017-18, racking up career highs in goals (21), assists (31), shots on net (118) and average ice time (18:14). The 2014 first-round pick will return to his role skating on the second line and top power-play unit in 2018-19, and he should only continue to improve during his third full NHL season. Schmaltz will likely have two high-end scoring threats flanking him in Alex Debrincat and Patrick Kane this campaign, and he could approach the 65-point mark as a result, making him a player fantasy owners will want to target when assembling their forward group during this year's drafts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blackhawks in June of 2016. Traded to the Coyotes in November of 2018.
Out for season
RWArizona Coyotes
Upper Body
January 8, 2019
Schmaltz (lower body) will miss the rest of the 2018-19 season.
ANALYSIS
Schmaltz had gotten off to a hot start in his short time with the Coyotes, racking up 14 points through 17 games with the club. He will enter the offseason set to become a restricted free agent, but Arizona will almost certainly look to lock him up for additional seasons. The 22-year-old winger will now turn his focus toward returning for the 2019-20 season.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:41
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:41
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:33
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:01
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:34
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:02
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
13:16
1:03
0:01
2017–18
18:14
2:40
1:19
2018–19
17:41
2:41
0:33
2018–19
18:01
3:34
0:02
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Schmaltz showed flashes of impressive talent in his first taste of NHL action last season, finishing with 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) in 61 games with Chicago. However, the 21-year-old winger only logged 66 shots on goal over that span, so if he exhibits more willingness to fire the puck on net in 2017-18, it wouldn't be surprising to see his goal total climb significantly this season. The 2014 first-round pick has the skill to skate in a top-six role, but the Blackhawks may prefer to have him center their third line behind Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov, a role that would cap his offensive upside. Either way, the Wisconsin native is locked in as a member of Chicago’s second power-play unit, which should provide him with plenty of opportunities to set up man-advantage goals. Schmaltz may be a fringe fantasy asset right now, but if he continues to improve as a two-way player in 2017-18, it wouldn't be surprising to see him have a major breakout in 2018-19.
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Given 'week-to-week' label
RWArizona Coyotes
Upper Body
January 3, 2019
Schmaltz (upper body) is week-to-week with his injury.
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Placed on injured reserve
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Upper Body
January 3, 2019
Schmaltz (upper body) has been designated for injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
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Injury feared to be long term
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January 3, 2019
Schmaltz (upper body) could be facing an extended absence, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
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Will sit out Wednesday's game
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Upper Body
January 2, 2019
Schmaltz (upper body) will miss Wednesday's home game versus the Oilers, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports.
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Dealing with upper-body issue
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Upper Body
January 1, 2019
Schmaltz is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
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