Nick Schmaltz
Nick Schmaltz
25-Year-Old Right WingRW
Arizona Coyotes
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Schmaltz was arguably Arizona's best forward last season, but that isn't saying much, as he led the team with just 45 points (11 goals, 34 assists) in 70 games. The 24-year-old winger will likely spend most of his time skating on the Coyotes' top line and first power-play unit in 2020-21, but due to the absence of strong complementary pieces up front and Arizona's defense-first approach, he shouldn't be expected to outperform his 2019-20 scoring pace. He can still be counted on for double-digit goals, double-digit power-play points and 45-55 total points over the course of a full season, but that sort of production will make him nothing more than a depth pickup in the late rounds of this year's fantasy drafts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a seven-year, $40.95 million contract extension with the Coyotes in March of 2019.
Helpers in consecutive outings
RWArizona Coyotes
April 17, 2021
Schmaltz notched an assist and two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blues.
ANALYSIS
Schmaltz set up a second-period goal by Alex Goligoski to spark the Coyotes' comeback. Through nine games in April, Schmaltz has two goals and five helpers. The 25-year-old forward is at 28 points, 92 shots on net, 16 PIM and a minus-2 rating in 45 outings overall.
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2020–21 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:03
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:49
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:02
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2018–19
18:01
3:34
0:02
2018–19
17:41
2:41
0:33
2019–20
15:32
2:15
0:01
2020–21
17:03
2:49
0:02
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Schmaltz began the year with 11 points in 23 games for the Blackhawks before being flipped to the Coyotes for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini. The deal proved to be mutually beneficial, with Schmaltz adding 14 points in 17 contests before his season ended with an upper-body injury. The Coyotes were pleased with the 23-year-old forward, bestowing him with a seven-year contract extension. Schmaltz is versatile, as he's able to line up at center or on the wing. He will probably play on the same line as either the newly-acquired Phil Kessel or burgeoning star Clayton Keller -- he played with the latter prior to his injury last year. He's had some issues staying healthy in his first three seasons, but if he can stay out of the trainer's room, he could post 20 goals and 50 points while featuring on the power play.
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.
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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Sends power-play assist
RWArizona Coyotes
April 14, 2021
Schmaltz produced a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Wild.
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Nets power-play goal
RWArizona Coyotes
April 9, 2021
Schmaltz scored a power-play goal and supplied an assist in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Golden Knights.
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Riding five-game point streak
RWArizona Coyotes
April 4, 2021
Schmaltz produced an assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.
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Sparks push to victory
RWArizona Coyotes
April 2, 2021
Schmaltz notched a goal on three shots and added an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
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Generates helper
RWArizona Coyotes
March 31, 2021
Schmaltz recorded an assist, four shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 9-3 loss to the Avalanche.
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