Viktor Arvidsson
Viktor Arvidsson
25-Year-Old Left WingLW
Nashville Predators
2018 Fantasy Outlook
In 2017-18, Arvidsson delivered his second consecutive 61-point season with 29 goals and 32 assists, cementing himself as the Preds' No. 1 right winger. For fantasy purposes, Arvidsson is about as consistent a scorer as you can get. Playing on the top line with Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg – not to mention one of the league's best defensive corps behind him – the Preds have surrounded him with loads of elite-level talent, allowing him to maximize his offensive skills. At 25 years old, Arvidsson is now entering his prime years, which gives him plenty of upside – likely in the 70-75 point range. He is also signed through 2024, which means he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Overall, Arvidsson makes for a good mid-round selection in most fantasy drafts. Read Past Outlooks
Five points in last four games
LWNashville Predators
October 13, 2018
Arvidsson put up a goal and assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.
ANALYSIS
The winger now has five points, including three goals, in his last four games. The Preds' top line of Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen remain the team's primary source of offense. The winger is coming off consecutive 61 point seasons, so expect more of the same.
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Viktor Arvidsson 2018–19 NHL Game Log
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:39
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:36
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:33
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
17:09
2:00
1:04
2017–18
17:45
2:31
1:20
2018–19
16:39
3:36
0:33
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
Arvidsson was unquestionably the Predators’ breakout star last season, tying Ryan Johansen for the lead in team scoring with 61 points (31 goals, 30 assists) following a 16-point rookie season. The winger wasn't quite as productive in the playoffs, contributing 13 points in 22 playoff, but he and the Preds still made it to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history. An undersized forward at 5-foot-9, 180 pounds, Arvidsson can pass and finish with equal proficiency, and while he obviously doesn't play a physical game, his elusiveness and voluminous shooting are reminiscent of former NHL star Martin St. Louis. Arvidsson’s performance earned him a long-term deal, as he inked a seven-year, $29.75 million contract in July. Looking ahead, the 24-year-old Swede is expected to open the upcoming season once again on the Preds’ top line alongside Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg. That should allow him plenty of opportunities to take a run at repeating last year’s success, and an improvement in power-play productivity (just nine points despite exactly two minutes of average ice time last year) could boost his fantasy value to the next level.
A fairly prolific scorer in the minors, Arvidsson spent 56 games with the Preds in 2015-16 after skating just six games the season before. He didn’t really start seeing full-time minutes until December, when the Preds called him up from AHL Milwaukee due to a lower-body injury to Gabriel Bourque, but he became a lineup regular down the stretch, albeit typically in a bottom-six role. The undersized Swede didn’t set any hearts racing with eight goals (three of which were game-winners) and 16 points, but his non-premier line assignment and lack of power-play time are mitigating factors. Arvidsson enters this season with a projected spot on the Preds’ third line, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see the 23-year-old elevate his game in his second full season and maybe even pry some top-six minutes from disappointing second-liner Craig Smith.
After scoring 40 points in 50 games with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League two seasons ago, Arvidsson made the successful jump to the AHL last season, leading Milwaukee with 55 points in 70 games. Given his proven offensive ability, the Preds will probably give Arvidsson a long look in training camp this year. If he can secure himself a roster spot, Arvidsson could flourish under coach Peter Laviolette's up-tempo, attacking system and provide the team some scoring depth. In deeper fantasy formats, Arvidsson is one player to keep an eye on.
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Returns to game
LWNashville Predators
October 9, 2018
Arvidsson (face) returned to Tuesday's game versus Calgary, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
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Exits after taking puck to face
LWNashville Predators
Face
October 9, 2018
Arvidsson left Tuesday's game against the Flames after taking a puck to the face, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
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Nets spectacular goal
LWNashville Predators
October 6, 2018
Arvidsson scored two goals, including the game-winner, in a 4-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday.
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Primed for another excellent year
LWNashville Predators
September 22, 2018
Arvidsson set up both Nashville goals in a 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday night.
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Playing for Team Sweden at World Championship
LWNashville Predators
May 12, 2018
Arvidsson headed to Denmark to play for Team Sweden in the IIHF World Hockey Championship.
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