Evan Rodrigues
Evan Rodrigues
25-Year-Old CenterC
Buffalo Sabres
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The third-year pro showed plenty of potential with 25 points in 48 games in a limited role, averaging close to 14 minutes per game to cap off the 2017-18 season. Even though he hasn't played alongside Boston U teammate Jack Eichel with the Sabres, Rodrigues has proven that he's a capable third-line forward in his own right. However, he'll have to fight for his roster spot and cement his spot or otherwise face splitting the season between the NHL and AHL yet again. A 15-goal season isn't out of the question for Rodrigues, but he'll need enough ice time and the right linemates to do so. Rodrigues is a medium-floor, low-ceiling young player for fantasy owners. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Sabres in July of 2017.
Sparks offense in loss
CBuffalo Sabres
April 2, 2019
Rodrigues picked up two assists in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Predators.
ANALYSIS
The first two times the Sabres fell behind, Rodrigues helped set up the tying goal late in the period, but he ran out of time to do the same in the third period. The 25-year-old had only one point (a goal) in his prior 10 games, but his nine goals and 29 points on the season are still career highs.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:49
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    1:22
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:40
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
12:56
0:11
1:04
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
13:56
2:05
0:16
2018–19
15:49
1:22
1:40
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
Rodrigues provided a bottom-six spark for the Sabres in his second pro season, appearing in 30 games and totaling six points after a midseason call-up. Though Rodrigues averaged a little less than 13 minutes per game last year, he can play both center and wing, which will help him in his case to win a roster spot for the 2017-18 campaign. His versatility may also allow him to move up the depth chart in time, but there’s no reason to count on that, considering Buffalo’s many forward options. Still, the Sabres really like the speed, energy and tenacity he brings, so he has a good chance of filling a third- or fourth-line role with the big club come Opening Night.
As a senior at Boston University last season, Rodrigues was second in team scoring only to linemate and top Sabres pick Jack Eichel, finishing with 21 goals and 61 points in 41 games. Signed as an undrafted free agent, Rodrigues has some offensive potential, but needs to play with good offensive players in order to produce. The Sabres will give him a test run as a depth scoring winger with AHL Rochester and go from there.
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Rejoins lineup Sunday
CBuffalo Sabres
March 31, 2019
Rodrigues (upper body) will be in Sunday's lineup against Columbus, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
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Injury lingers
CBuffalo Sabres
Upper Body
March 30, 2019
Rodrigues (upper body) won't play against the Islanders on Saturday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
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Traveling with team
CBuffalo Sabres
Upper Body
March 29, 2019
Sabres head coach Phil Housley said Rodrigues (upper body) is "close" to returning and will travel with the team to New York ahead of Saturday's game against the Islanders, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
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Suffers upper-body injury
CBuffalo Sabres
Upper Body
March 28, 2019
Rodrigues is dealing with an upper-body issue that will keep him out of the lineup against Detroit on Thursday.
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Notches pair of assists in loss
CBuffalo Sabres
March 8, 2019
Rodrigues recorded two assists but Chicago prevailed 5-4 in a shootout Thursday.
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